If you're still having Royal fever today, momstown has some great wedding themed crafts and activities to do. I've heard about a few momstown moms who used these ideas for Royal Wedding playgroups too – so much fun!!
Today is our (8th!) wedding anniversary and this afternoon I was trying to explain to my daughter what that meant. When I told her I married Daddy she corrected and told me that "actually Daddy married you".
She has a bridal gown that Grandma made her for the dress up trunk so I helped her get all dressed up in it with her veil and combed her hair and explained I wore a dress like this….
"Where's your princess dress now Mommy?"
My first thought was to say it's "away" but then I thought well, I never boxed it or did anything fancy to it so I pulled it out of the closet and MAN did the kid's face shine! She was soooo impressed that I had a real, true princess dress right there in my closet all this time! The magical powers of being a mommy…
Of course, then I had to try it on — it's been 8 yrs and 2 kids and well… it doesn't fit. Not that I expected it to as of course I was my smallest ever on my wedding day but I was secretly hoping it would do up.
Uh, no. But it looked nice from the front and the veil looked pretty good too once I removed my ballcap (!).
I spent an hour hanging out with Lauren in the dress (on the floor!) and dancing and eventually showed Daddy when he got home. When Andrew woke up from his nap he was not an immediate fan (who are you?? where is my casual mom?) But then loved stroking the fabric and looking at the beads.
Inspired? Hold a wedding dress party! momstown held one & it was such fun giving our dresses an encore and with a bunch of moms (& wine!) – no one can zip up the back either which feels good to be in such company!!
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