April 2016

Interested in event planning, PR and marketing?  With the university semester coming to a close, I thought it would be great to begin interviewing for an internship.   Please read the below to see if you are a good fit for the position or if you know someone who would be a good fit!

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The ideal intern candidate:

  • is based in NYC and is able to work with me in the Financial District once a week (4hours)
  • has a laptop that they can bring in
  • is willing to commit to additional hours helping out at special events
  • is optimistic, flexible, dependable, reliable, punctual
  • has an interest in event planning, fashion, blogging, crafting and/or PR.
  • can organize and update Excel databases
  • has a specialty in one of the following: pitching/selling, photography, social media, graphic design, video
  • major plus if you are an SEO or WordPress expert

 

Internships MAY be done for school credit. You must work that out with your school.  June through August with potential to continue on through fall/winter semesters.

Additionally, we are always looking for people who can jump in at the last minute on special projects. If you’re interested in being a “back up” please email!  If you are interested in partnering up, please email!

fabgabblog@gmail.com

Please use the subject line “Internship” and include a resume and a few sentences on why you’d be the best candidate.

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If your daughter is obsessed with Disney princesses, you’ll want to read on for inspiration on how to throw your own Disney princess party or play date.  I threw this one at home last minute using some free printables, hand me down Disney costumes, and every princess-y toy we had in the apartment proving that you can have a posh play date without spending a lot of cash.  It’s simply about adding special details, elevating presentation, and adding stylish touches.

Here are 8 tips to host your own posh play date and celebrate the everyday in style.

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  1. Give your guests a special message by showing them you took extra care in inviting them over.  Whether it be a themed evite, a welcome sign on the door, a goody bag, or photos sent post-event, I think it’s always nice to treat them in a special manner and let them know you took extra care in welcoming and hosting them.how to plan a princess party, disney princess party, disney princesses for toddlers
  2. Play some princess tunes.  These days, you don’t even need to buy a CD.  Free themed playlists can easily be found on Spotify and Pandora.  In 5 minutes, I was able to customize and keep for future use, a Spotify playlist with all the popular Disney princess songs.  It cheerfully played in the background when guests came in and as kids were playing with the royal toys.  You may find that it quickly turns into an impromptu singalong with kids belting out ‘Let It Go’ so have those mics handy just in case!
  3. Play a Disney movie.  Having just hosted a Frozen screening in our theater with arts/crafts, toys and snacks (all Frozen themed of course), I decided to change it up this time with a Beauty and The Beast screening.  We had popcorn and ballroom dancing going on in the living room!
  4. Mommy and Me Manicures.  As you can see from the video above, we were lucky enough to be graced by my friend, Kyeongah who was a Jamberry specialist. She wrapped our nails in pretty patterns that were non-toxic and unchippable. Check out her site to see the full collection and order your own pretty ‘polishes!’   It was a total treat and such a fun way for moms and their mini-me’s to share in some girly fun!how to host a princess party for toddlers
  5. Display princess toys and castles.  Being that J and her friends are all toddlers, it’s important to offer another activity or two to keep them entertained.  They’re unlikely at this age to sit through an entire movie.  Disney magic clip dolls and castles are the perfect toys for their nimble fingers to play dress-up and imaginative play with.  I also brought out all her Elsa dolls, and princess Pez’s to carry out the theme throughout the space.toddler toys for girlsdisneyside princess party
  6. Encourage dress-up!  Guests arrived with their own princess dresses but also got to try on beautiful costumes, necklaces, tiaras, gloves and bippity boppity boo wands upon arrival.  It was a princess’s DREAM!SAMSUNG CSCprincess play date, disney princess party, disneyside
  7. Offer princess snacks and treats.  Fruits, sticker-ed princess applesauce, Olaf cookies, Little Mermaid lollipops, princess jellybeans, and first love (Hershey’s) kisses were popular amongst the little ones!princess party, toddler princess party, disney princess party, olaf snack b c f FullSizeRender
  8. Prepare a photo shoot!  What princess doesn’t want to pose in front of a camera?  Preparing cut – outs of the Beast and Disney princes would be a fun way to encourage selfies.  I gathered all our tiaras and had the moms gather for a quick group shot (we hardly have any pictures together since we’re all about the kids, so this was a fun change-up!)how to host a party for a princess

And that’s it!  For more ideas and tips on how to make your kids’ event stylish and special click here! If you’re a Disney fan and want more ideas on creating a budget-friendly Mickey/Minnie party, click here.

Also, here are the free printables that I used from HappyandBlessedHome.com and Hostess With The Mostess.  Please leave links with your princess play dates if you decide to have one too!

NY mommies, make sure to sign up for my Fab Kids invites with your name, email, neighborhood and ages of kids.  I’m currently planning a patriotic picnic play date for June 25th, a white party and another back to school geek chic event.  Please follow Fab Kids on FB and IG for more information!

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When renowned photographer, Danny Weiss asks you to collaborate on a kids’ project, you don’t say no.  I was so excited that I didn’t fret about having to charge all these clothes on my card and then have to return and pray that everything credited OK post-shoot…well almost. haha Luckily, all the borrowed clothes stayed in perfect condition and everything went just fine.

We aimed for a Valentine’s themed look, with lots of reds, some hearts and a lot of fun thrown in!

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I want her to stay this little forever!

Keeping in line with the black, white and red color story, we shot the below series and danced along to some music.  The kids were too much!

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What was your favorite shot?

To see another photo shoot that I styled with Juliet as our mini-model, see my shoot with Molly Magnuson here. 

If you or someone you know needs a kids stylist for photo shoots, collaborations or for a closet makeover, feel free to contact me at fabgabblog@gmail.com!  It’s my passion!

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PetitePARADE, the bi-annual event and children’s marketing platform is something Juliet and I look forward to each fashion season.  Now that she’s a seasoned front row veteran (at age 3), she really enjoys anticipating seeing all the kids on the runway.  You can see her around the 14 second mark if you look closely at the above video!  And this time around she even told me, “When I’m a big girl, I want to walk in a fashion show too.”  Little does she know (or remember, I should say) that at age 10months, she did actually crawl down her first runway for Old Navy.

Anyways, this season, I was happy to find so many darling bows on the runway.  I found it was definitely a fall/winter trend for 2016!  Imoga, Little Creative Factory, Baby CZ, and Sen-35 all featured this feminine frill.

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So what do you think? Is this a trend that your tot will take on? I’m a girly girl so both Juliet and I have lots of bows in our closets!  Stay tuned for more kids fashion show coverage coming soon!  Click here to read on about our past experiences with Petite Parade’s Kids Fashion Week!
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If your child loves to soar through the air and play superhero, or if your child’s school has an upcoming superhero theme day, or if you have a superhero party coming up, read on for outfit inspiration!   Of course you can go the easy route and buy / wear a superhero costume.  There are plenty to choose from.  But if that seems too Halloween-y or generic for you or if you’d rather creatively transform what’s currently in your child’s closet with a few key accessories, the below examples should inspire you!  With a simple cape, mask and wrist piece set from somewhere like Everfan for instance, your son can go from blah to wow in a NY minute!

 

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Plaid Shirt
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Embroidered Anchor Short
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Shoes
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With the metallic trend being so hot right now why not start with a neutral dressy base and accessorize with some shiny add-ons?

 

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This superhero outfit may start out preppy but it sure packs a punch with the coordinated accessories!

 

For the princess-y superhero wannabe, a wand may be the necessary weapon of choice.

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The whimsical, edgy girl might enjoy a black wig and some winged light-up sneakers to complete her make0ver.

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And finally, the vibrant vixen, will want the below set lightning fast!

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For those of you super MOMs with crafty super powers and an ambitious Pinterest drive, here is a template with instructions on how to create your own customized hero cape, mask and arm bands.

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Kaboom bam pow, it’s party time now!  For those of you parents with Fab Kids in NYC, join us at Gymboree for a super fun time at this year’s superhero themed, baby prom!

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The popular party has been featured on People.com and it’s one of those too-cute-for-words things that you just have to see to believe!  Click below to RSVP at any one of their NYC locations!  And click here to see our recap of their proms from the past!

Upper East Side (June 3, 4pm)
Tribeca (June 7, 4pm)
Upper West Side (June 10, 4pm)
Murray Hill (June 11, 3:30pm)
And for super ideas on how YOU should dress to a superhero party or plan your own superhero themed party, click here!
This was a sponsored post in partnership with Gymboree but as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
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