Our 3rd Annual Thrifty Fashion Show and Tea was yesterday. I am so glad it is behind us! I can't tell you how many sleepless nights I've had just trying to cover all the details. Anyway, it was sweet and the kids had fun so that's what counts.
The purpose of the show is for the kids to buy an outfit at a thrift store for the cheapest amount and model it. We started the idea when some of our kids seemed embarrassed over having to shop at thrift stores. I would say now about 80% of them have no options due to their finances so we had more models than in prior years.
I learned some things from this event: 1) I am too old to be doing events like this unless I. . . (2) delegate, delegate, delegate and 3) kids are going to do what they want to do no matter how you practice so enjoy the mistakes!
(I cover their eyes as a privacy issue.)
Some moved so fast, they were a blur in my camera lens.
Hamming it up with his reversible jacket!
Can you believe this dress for $3.99?!!!
Even the belt was found at a thrift store.
This beautiful dress had a label inside from a bridal shop...she got it for just $4.99.
Local businesses sponsored tables.
Trust me, the only time these two are shy is when a camera is near!
These kids really got into their speeches. They used body language and some of them even spoke with accents! The southern drawls were a hoot.
They all dressed up and looked so nice.
The finals were posted and everyone ran to see if they made it to the last round or not.
And then......and then...... the trophies and ribbons.
And tonight? We have company coming for dinner. Next weekend is a baby shower and something else I've already forgotten. In between I have to go to the dentist and the eye doctor. My eye is totally red - I think I get stressed out and it appears as this inflammation in my eye. It's okay... he only charges like $230 for a visit! Is that crazy or what? And yes, I have a huge deductible, just like everyone else I know. So it will all come out of pocket. It would be cheaper if I could learn not to stress over the details. But it is just how I'm made!
The good news is.... I'm down to 27 working days! Oh yeah!