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Old 02-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #16
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My girls are both doing something different. The younger one already has her dress we are bringing from home.

The older one has decided she just wants to do hair/nails and stay in comfortable clothes for the park.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:33 PM   #17
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Our 6yr old DGD decided she did not want to dress in princess dress. She had an outfit that she loved to wear,and she had the diva style with the hairpiece.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:05 AM   #18
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Last time we did it we didn't do the dress b/c it was morning and I didnt think the dress was practical for all day wear. She did however put on her dress at night time for our reservation at Park Fare.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:34 PM   #19
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Our dd wanted a princess dress, but she didn't want to wear it at the parks. So, I just picked her up a dress at the Disney store to play in and to wear when she wanted to play dress up. I bought Little Mermaid material and made her a pillowcase dress out of the fabric for our trip specifically for BBB and she loved it. It was way cooler than a costume dress would have been in the September heat and it looked great with crocs. It was casual enough to wear through the summer as a sun dress, but I also put a black turtle neck underneath and paired it with leggings and it worked great as well this past winter/fall. I plan on doing the same for our upcoming trip in September. She wants to be Sophia the First and I think it would be so adorable...but I hope that I can find the material...if there even is any material in Sophia that is.

Your girls will definitely not be the only girls that don't do the dresses for BBB. I saw tons of girls made up with just princess tee's on, which I think are just as cute. I didn't have an issue with buying a princess dress or letting her wear it if she really wanted to, but she insisted that she didn't want to get hot, so I found an alternative. I'm sure that cooler weather is a lot more comfortable for the dresses, so really it's up to you. Regardless, if your girls decide to wear them ,I would pack a change of clothes just in case. I know that my dd would not want to wear one in the parks, no matter the weather, because she likes to be as comfortable as possible. She insisted last year, at age 3, that she couldn't wear her dress because it was to hot. I agree with her...we were roasting.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #20
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DD always did a dress until this year. The first year I bought ahead of time and took it with us. Then we started going to the shop right by the castle or on main street and picking out her stuff. At first it was an attempt to save money but by the time DH bought her all the accessories and stuff it probably came out about the same.

This past trip she was 9 and decided she didn't want a dress so we picked out a cute tween style cinderella t-shirt in a shop by the castle. She commented after her makeover that she was older than most of the kids and wasn't sure she would do it again.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:01 PM   #21
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DD always did a dress until this year. The first year I bought ahead of time and took it with us. Then we started going to the shop right by the castle or on main street and picking out her stuff. At first it was an attempt to save money but by the time DH bought her all the accessories and stuff it probably came out about the same.

This past trip she was 9 and decided she didn't want a dress so we picked out a cute tween style cinderella t-shirt in a shop by the castle. She commented after her makeover that she was older than most of the kids and wasn't sure she would do it again.
My 9 year old is over it at this point as well. Princesses are no longer "cool". She did the mermaid package at pirates league this year however and loved it. We saw more older girls doing the pirate's league.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #22
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My 9 year old is over it at this point as well. Princesses are no longer "cool". She did the mermaid package at pirates league this year however and loved it. We saw more older girls doing the pirate's league.
I think she's worried about being cool but I know that in her heart she loves doing it. I wouldn't tell her no if she wanted to. DS will be three on our next trip so maybe they could do the pirates league together. I think she would enjoy doing something like that with him. Despite the age difference they are best buddies.


Its kind of sad after all these years of watching her each year at BBB to know that she's getting out of that stage.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:07 PM   #23
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My 9 year old is over it at this point as well. Princesses are no longer "cool". She did the mermaid package at pirates league this year however and loved it. We saw more older girls doing the pirate's league.
What is the mermaid package?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #24
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Sigh...I gave in and ran to the Disney Store this afternoon to buy the girls a dress each! They are good girls and I think they will really enjoy the "whole package" so to speak.

The good news...Disney Store is 25% off through Monday.
My dd has done it three times and each time we bought our dresses from the disney store and brought them with.

Someof the pictures of my dd all dressed up are my favorite disney pictures ever
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #25
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Most girls do. But when my daughter who was 6 at the time did bring a dress from home. We were going to bring a dress from home this trip to the BBB but my daughter wanted to the tutu and shirt. I know it's a little more than just having her nails and makeup done but it's part of her birthday present. So not bad.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #26
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In October about 85% of the girls wore some sort of costume. We brought my daughters raggedy target rapunzel dress but my mother in law gave us money when we were there as a surprise so we got her one form the park, it's really lovely! Also got a small tiar which broke when we got home.....even if you don't purchase, you can go into the shop and get some pixie dust in their hair! Free...
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #27
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I have seen some girls come out with all the frills and some with just a basic skirt and top and they ALL were positively beautiful and beaming

I hope your girls like their new dresses!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:32 PM   #28
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I know this has been posted & asked before, but anyone have a quick estimate of the prices of dresses there? Just getting an idea......
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:00 AM   #29
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My girls always did BBB in a cute tshirt and shorts...they LOVE to dress up, but were too itchy in dresses at WDW to have fun.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:06 PM   #30
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There's no way I would buy one in the park....way to expensive. They have them at TRU or even walmart. I think a dress completes the experience but if you don't care for them to have one than, don't. But there are cheaper options. Have fun!
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