I bumped into several mums in town also hunting high and low for white shirts, stripey socks, brown hats or whatever the case may be.
I had a sewing pattern all ordered for Julia, but it didn't arrive in time, and so one day before the event we were back to the drawing board. Not without a sense of relief, as I had envisioned an entire night of sewing for Snow White and her voluminous dress. Flicking through Julia's books, I thought we could pull off a last minute Pippi Longstocking. In the end we did manage using what we had on hand.
Our Wimpy Kid was easy enough once we found a white shirt in the op shop. With Dad playing hair stylist that morning.
Thank goodness for black texta. Wimpy kid logos and striped socks were drawn in that morning.
Of course it all tends to come together on the day.
The parade was full of colourful characters. The Man From Snowy River, a boy as Mrs Trunchbull from Matilda, another Pippi Longstocking and Paddington Bear, to name a few.
There was morning tea to eat and drink and then books to look at. I believe I'm guilty of having just as much fun as the kids searching through this years titles.
I guess you never really grow out of the joy that is a beautifully written and illustrated children's book.