Every day we see the same commercial on the television. It starts off with the song by One Republic, “this has got to be the good life” and my daughter gets all excited and tells me, “I NEED to go on vacation,” (we’ve been working on need versus want). I’m sure you’ve seen the commercial as well. It’s for the most magical place on earth (besides Nordstroms shoe sales).
One of the many smart money saving tips I’ve received from friends and experts is to get the princess dress before you arrive at Disney. If you buy one before you go, you can easily find them for less than $30, which is about the maximum I want to spend on a dress that will only be worn a few times. Since I consider myself a wanna-be crafter, I usually scour the blogs for a DIY tutorial on how to make whatever I need. I found some cute patterns but they were too advanced for my sewing level so I opted on the easy way out. I bought my toddlers costume online.
I found my daughter’s costume at Wholesale Costume Club. I knew I had to buy a pink princess dress because pink is her absolute favorite color. I decided on the Disney Ballerina Aurora dress. Unlike some of the other pink princess costumes, it wasn’t long and it didn’t have a high collar around the neck, two things that I knew would bother her. My warning to all parents who buy these costumes is to order 1-2 sizes larger than you think you need. I took my own advice this time and the dress fit. Also beware, glitter will be everywhere but that’s the best part of being a princess, leaving sparkles where ever you go.
Only 2 more weeks and we’ll be on our way to Disney. This mama is more excited for this trip than you can imagine. To see my daughter’s face the first time she sees Minnie, Mickey and Donald (she’s not too fond of Goofy yet) will be magical and we’ll have memories that will last forever.
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