What to Wear to a Kid’s Birthday Party

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A while ago I published this post about going to a toddler’s birthday party, and I featured this mom’s great designer style.  She threw a luxury little party for her daughter complete with  gourmet food they had catered!  That post has remained one of the TOP posts on my blog, with so many moms searching for inspiration on what to wear to a kid’s party !

 

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We’ve been making the rounds at birthday parties this season so I thought I would share what I wore, what some of the other moms and dads were wearing and also offer you another fantastic giveaway for the Cocktail Dressy crossbody in real leather by artisan brand Be*Why Accessories. And of course this week’s linkup with my great co-host Madaline from Pretty Thing & Co !

 

So, I suppose to answer the question “What should I wear to a kid’s birthday party?” the answer is ….. “whatever you want!”

I wanted to share these pictures from two recent kid’s birthday parties where everyone is dressed “normally”, meaning not dressed up in anything overly fancy.  You’ll notice:

  • They are all in jeans!
  • They aren’t sloppy
  • Many women accesorized simple outfits with bold necklaces
  • Even the dads look good!

 

 

Wear Your Best & Get It Dirty

 

In the comments of this blog I’ve heard the same theme from my readers a few times; that they would like to wear nicer clothes but are worried about ruining them.  I hear you.  There is nothing fun about spending time with children if you fear them touching you, wiping, smudging, smearing something on you or destroying an outfit you once hoped to wear to an awards show.

 

The solution is to only wear clothes that you can easily wash and not to worry too much about!  HOWEVER, that being said – what good are clothes if they just sit in your closet?

I actually recommend that you wear something nice to a child’s (especially YOUR child’s) birthday party since there will be LOTS OF PICTURES TAKEN!!

Think about it.

We are moms now, so the chances of the black tie dinner become slimmer, but the occasion to have your photo taken at a birthday party is a given!  Even though you may risk a stain at least you will have a few pictures of you and your family looking your best.

 

The same goes for kids!  As long as they are comfortable go ahead and dress them in their nice clothes!  My son gets totally dirty, but I love dressing him in his “Sunday best” all of the time.  Dirt washes out, but the payoff is that at least I have a few photos of him in his nice clothes before he outgrows them!  After all those clothes cost money, even if they were gifts and clothes were meant to be worn!

 

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What I Wore

 

I follow my own advice and used this birthday party as an occasion to dress up my jeans!  I wore my super pointy asymmetrical Zara flats in a mirror silver finish, a military green button down and oversized pocket utility wrap.

 

 

 

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I tied the silver shoes into my look by pairing them with my new Be*Why Accessories silver leather crossbody from their new “Cocktail Dressy” collection!  You may remember this crossbody from a while ago,  I featured a similar one in gold for my Holiday giveaway!

This month I will be featuring Be*Why Accessories as part of my Hand Made series and they have offered another great prize for an international giveaway!  Please feel free to show them some love by visiting their facebook page.  There will also be extra entries for this giveaway soon to be announced on my facebook page.

 

Good luck!

 

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 This week I am ecstatic to have Madaline from Pretty Thing & Co as my lovely co-host!

 

If you haven’t visited Madaline’s blog YOU MUST!  She is an American expat living in Rome and her lifestyle blog about fashion and travel is a must read. She is beautiful but so is her daughter, photography and poetic way of writing.  One of my absolute favorite reads, you will fall in love with Rome through her eyes.

 

Here are a few of my favorite looks from Pretty Thing & Co!

 

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  • Merci

    Very appropriate outfit. I love your shoes.
    Merci
    http://www.chic-on-thrift.blogspot.com

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  • http://www.funkyjungle.it Alex B.

    That pocket wrap/belt is awesome! I want one, so I can actually not wear bags, hah. That said, I wouldn’t mind winning that little silver darling and you know me, I’d style it any way and with anything that comes to my mind in the moment.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

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  • Porcelina

    Those silver accessories, swoon!! You look fab. Thanks for hosting, and what a fabulous giveaway!! x

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  • http://www.rachelthehat.com/ Rachel

    you look amazing!! LOVE this bag so so much!! thank you for hosting this wonderful linkup, happy to join in xx

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  • http://giftedgabber.blogspot.com/ The Gifted Gabber

    I agree that jeans are the best for a birthday party as you never know exactly what type of activities are planned in which you must assist your little one. Thanks for the link up! My first time to visit! Amy @ http://www.thegiftedgabber.com/

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  • http://prettythingandco.com/ Madaline

    That bag! Those shoes! Love them both. Your son looks just so adorable! I love that kids around there dress ‘normal’. I actually bought the stupidest dress from home with like pantalons or something to go underneath because moms here dress their kids in frilly socks – it’s like mini weddings here or something!

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  • Susan Jeffries

    I love that these moms feel like they can dress nicely and still have fun with their kids! You all look lovely! I love that handbag. I am a huge fan of cross body bags so I can have my hands free. I think I would style it with a crisp white dress for summer! Thanks for the link up! Susan

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  • RedTagChicLA

    What an adorable crossbody – I’ve been crazy about them since last year for its functionality & style!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  • http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/ Daenel T

    Seriously, most stylish kid’s party guests ever!!!! Even the toddler was well dressed. Love it!

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  • http://amyscreativepursuits.blogspot.com/ Amy Johnson

    Great post! Love all the fun pictures!

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  • http://stylediarybyosy.blogspot.com/ StyleDiaryByOsy

    Love both outfits.I believe i can style the silver bag with almost anything. My first look will probably with a little black dress and metallic heels.
    http://stylediarybyosy.blogspot.com/2015/04/celeb-style-steal.html

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  • Happinessatmidlife

    Looks like a fun party! I always wear a cross body at a kiddie birthday party since they always end up giving you their unwanted food.

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    I have never seen layering like that with a skirt-like piece over jeans but you nailed it. Such Urban Chic Italian style right there. Your silver purse and silver shoes are divine. And just like you Madelaine is another very chic European-living mom. I love her style and fun mommy posts.

    Looks like the birthday was a succes, for sure! Pleasure linking up as always, friend. <3 Ada.

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  • http://garaytreasures.com Rachel Garay

    Cute outfit, and what a great post too. I would style the bag with flats, blue jeans and a chambray top.

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  • http://kiddingherself.com/ Mama Herself

    I must say I have no patience with worrying about whether or not kids clothes get a little roughed up by the great outdoors. Mud usually washes out, and if it doesn’t, well, they’d have grown out of it soon enough anyway. Must try to remember not to let the kids paint in their best outfits though.

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  • http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com jess

    Hi Angie ! Wanted to say that you look lovely! I love that all the ladies are wearing jeans and you dressed yours up with those pretty silver flats and bag! Your son looks like he is having a great time too.

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  • Christy DuBois

    I would style it with anything I wanted to use it with. I think silver goes well with most everything. It would go well with my everyday casual style.

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  • Carolyn Lefournour

    You looked great and I love the silver shoes and the bag is so cute! Thanks for hosting this link up :)

    Carolyn
    http://stylishmemories.com

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