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Fun Activities for Little Girls

For those of you with little girls and boys, you know how different the two can be. Everything from the way they talk to the way they dress to the activities they enjoy varies. Boys are generally more active than little girls just because they enjoy exploring new territories, playing sports and thrill seeking. Little girls on the other hand are a (usually) a little more reserved and like to play it safe. A quality that is great, but it can make it harder to get them involved in different activities. So, today’s blog post is one that will hopefully help you find an activity that your little girl might enjoy trying out.

  • Ballet/Dance – Just because little girls don’t find climbing trees and paintballing fun and exciting doesn’t mean they don’t like to get out and move…they just prefer it to be more “ladylike.” This is one of the reasons ballet and dance classes have become so popular for little girls. And, the classes range from toddlers on up! The only thing you should be aware of with these activities is that there may be numerous outfits required, which can add up. You’ll also want some accessories to match the outfits such as ribbons, bows and other hair pieces.
  • Horseback Riding – If you live close to a stable, then your little girl may enjoy signing up for horseback riding lessons. Most children love horses and learning how to ride. Plus, your little one will learn a lot and can also move up to competitive riding if desired. As with most activities, there are some costs involved with this too. So, be sure you do your homework before signing your little one up.
  • Cheer/Tumbling – Finally, a lot of girls love to take tumbling and cheer classes. They love challenging themselves and competing with their peers. Additionally, they are still able to get “dressed up” and wear sparkles when participating in these activities…something all girls love! These activities teach girls how to interact with others in a friendly, yet competitive manner, discipline and what it means to be on a team, which are all important life lessons that will benefit your child throughout her life.

How to Find the Right Wedding Location

Finding the right location for your wedding is a critical decision that you have to make early-on in your planning. After all, without a location you won’t have much of a wedding, right? Before you put down a deposit for a specific location, you need to consider a few essential things.

  • How Many Guests Are You Planning On? Although you probably haven’t made out your guest list, you should have a general idea of how many wedding guests you are going to invite. This is important when picking the right wedding location because it will eliminate the locations that accommodate the number of guests you are planning on. So, always take into consideration how many guests you will be inviting
  • What about the Reception? The next thing you need to think about is your reception. Basically, do you want your reception to be at the same place as your wedding or do you have another location in mind just for the reception? If you know that you want the reception held at the same location as the wedding, this will limit your wedding locations even further – which can be very helpful.
  • What is Your Budget? Finally, you need to consult with your overall wedding budget. How much money have you reserved for the wedding and reception location(s)? If you are on a tight budget, then you should call the potential locations first and ask what their fee is for hosting a wedding there. Don’t go and view the location if it’s not within your budget.
  • Go and Tour the Location. Once you’ve narrowed down potential wedding locations down to three or four good prospects, it’s time to go tour them. Make sure you walk through each location and ask questions. This will help you determine which place is the perfect location for your wedding!

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

If you have been subscribed to our blog for long, then you know that Kids Formal does more than just provide customers with fine children’s clothing. We like to give advice in all areas surrounding kids’ formal wear too. As you can imagine, many of our customers are brides-to-be who are preparing for their big day. If you are also a bride-to-be, you may find yourself worrying over every little detail of the wedding on the night before/day of the wedding. While some things are very important and should be worried about, below are a few small issues that generally work themselves out and shouldn’t be stressed out over:

  • Tardiness to the Rehearsal: It is not uncommon for at least one member of the bridal party and/or family to be fashionably late to the rehearsal. Do not stress over this. If one of your groomsmen or bridesmaids is not at the rehearsal on time, then have someone fill in for them and continue on with the rehearsal. Once the tardy person arrives he/she will be filled in on what they missed and (s)he will have the role down perfect by the time the wedding arrives.
  • Dresses and Hair: Yes, you want your bridesmaids to look good for your wedding but there is most likely going to be some type of issue arise surrounding a dress or hair style for at least one of your bridesmaids. Again, don’t worry about this. Your bridesmaids want to look great for your wedding to and will do what needs to be done in order to get the dress or unruly strand of hair fixed before it’s time to walk down the aisle.
  • Wedding Favors: Okay, it’s understandable that you want your wedding to be perfect, especially the reception. However, if you made your own wedding favors, you may find yourself fussing over how they look on the tables. Don’t do this. Your guests will love the presentation of the tables, including the wedding favors. But, more importantly, their focus isn’t going to be focused on the table or the favors…it will be focused on the happy couple!