Do you dress your kids up for Easter? I remember how much fun it was to put Princess in an adorable dress when she was a toddler and little girl–like playing dress up. Now the kids are older, and I like them to look spiffy, but I don’t want to spend a fortune. At 10 and 13 they are both growing like weeds, and anything that I buy them for Easter isn’t likely to even fit them by the end of the summer!
That’s why I think it’s a great idea to buy your Easter clothing for the kids from Walmart. I can get great looking clothes that won’t cost a fortune. This year Walmart challenged me to outfit the kids for Easter for $40 or less.
Finding things in the boys department that would look great on Buddy wasn’t hard. They had dressy boy clothes in all sorts of color combinations–classic blues and blacks, but also lighter tans and some sweater vest sets in great shades like purple! All for under $20.
The girls stuff was a bit more challenging. If Princess was still a toddler or a little girl I would have had no problem–the beautiful fluffy Easter dresses on display were almost enough to make me want another baby!
Princess however isn’t a little girl anymore. She is 13 and in 7th grade. She’s a young LADY. However she’s a young lady who is extremely petite still. We aren’t big people to begin with (I top out at 5’2″ and I’m taller than two of my sisters, my mom, and my MIL) and she hasn’t hit her growth spurt yet. Size wise she still fits into the “girls” department, but style wise she wants to wear stuff in the Juniors department. In our store those dresses were all too big. So we went online to Walmart.com and were able to find something perfect.
For Princess we chose together (because she’s 13 now and not about to wear clothing her mom picked out without consulting her) the NO Boundaries Juniors Lace Top Dress for $14.88. It has a white eyelet lace type top and comes in 3 different colors for the bottom; pink, mint or black. I decided to go with the black because then the dress can be used for chorus concerts (where the uniform is always a white top with a black bottom) and for any other event where a dress would be appropriate. She could also change it up a bit by using a sweater or a different shirt over the top.
For Buddy I chose the George brand boys 4 piece set in tan with the robins egg blue colored shirt for $19.88. Sharp eh? I love the lighter “springy” color of this suit. I’ve been making the kids dress for church for the last 6 months or so, and although he probably won’t go full blown “suit” for church he could easily wear the pants, shirt and tie again in different combinations with other pieces he owns.
I think they look just great, and I spent less than $40 for both outfits! As an added bonus, we have my niece’s Christening to attend in June and they will be able to wear these outfits again for that event as well.