what do 4/5 year-old girls wear to birthday parties? DD is dead set on wearing the only "party" dress she has, which is VERY summery (ie white cotton, pale blue flowers sleeveless). I feel guilty that she hasn't got a winter one so I'm a bit tempted to get her one tomorrow morning, but am reluctant to get something if she's going to get there and find everyone else in spangly sparkly jeans (which I'm afraid I can't bear). The only winter dres she has is a denim pinafore - it's nice but not very party-like.
I think it really depends on the party, if its a physical party then jeans are best, but if its within a home then a dress would be fine. Kids grow up to quickly, little girls look lovely in dresses, plenty of time for sparkly stuff. What does she want to wear?
They wear a whole variety of gear IME. I let dd choose her own party outfit which is normally highly eclectic & unsuitable but she is always thrilled with her get up...dressing up box clothes will not look out of place!
And parties are normally very hot, especially if there is a disco - so winter clothes not necessarily a good idea anyhow!
tbh, she would be prefectly happy in her summer dress - she's already got it out and hung it on the back of the door. She know's it's what mummy calls "summery" and told me she'd wear a t-shirt underneath and bright red tights. She's also got a nice cardi she can wear with it...I am sure she'll be perfectly happy it's just I feel a bit guilty that she doesn't have a more suitable one (and balk a bit at the thought that anyone might think I'd had anything to do with the pale cotton print and red tights). shallow aren't I?
I'd let her choose her own outfit if it made her happy. My friend's dd of the same age always - winter or summer - wears one of two charity 'princess' dressing up dresses (suspect one may be Belle!). She's very happy and couldn't care less what anyone else wears. I think they don't at that age. Don't houses round your way have central heating then?
My dd (also 4, nearly 5) wouldn't be seen dead in anything other than a dress, the prettier the better. Shame she isn't older than your dd or I would have some hardly worn dresses to hand on to you. Sometimes, girls wear dressing up clothes to parties. Could she do that?
alright, alright, the real point is not that I care what she looks like (that was an aside really) it's just my own guilt that I'm a mean mum who's dd hasn't got a suitable party dress that she can choose to reject in favour of unsuitable summer dress/grotty dressing up outfit (we only do the grotty variety). I'll live with the guilt.
You're lucky my DD2 will only wear a very pink Cinderella dress to parties. She likes to wear it with lovely summer sandals whatever the weather. She was threatening to wear her Fiona (from Shrek)costume, complete with mask the other day. lol
Just put a cardi on her. She'll be fine. Hope she enjoys the party.