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The Twelve Days of Pageants

Nov 29, 2011

pageant dressesIn the spirit of the holiday season, this week we decided to put our own special twist on a holiday classic. We hope you enjoy our parody of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

On the first day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the second day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
2 hairstyle choices, and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the third day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the fourth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the fifth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the sixth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the seventh day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
7 shots of hairspray, 6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the eighth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
8 different talents, 7 shots of hairspray, 6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the ninth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
9 beauty hints, 8 different talents, 7 shots of hairspray, 6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the tenth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
10 acrylic nails, nine beauty hints, 8 different talents, 7 shots of hairspray, 6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the eleventh day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
11 casting calls, 10 acrylic nails, nine beauty hints, 8 different talents, 7 shots of hairspray, 6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

On the twelfth day of pageants, my coach gave to me…
12 pageant dresses from Pageant Designs online boutique, 11 casting calls, 10 acrylic nails, nine beauty hints, 8 different talents, 7 shots of hairspray, 6 pairs of shoes, 5 days of dancing, 4 lessons in courtesy, 3 outfit changes, 2 hairstyle choices and a makeup bag overflowing with accessories.

Happy holidays from everyone at Pageant Designs!

2011 Winter Formal Dress Fashion Trends

Nov 28, 2011

With a dusting of snow on the ground, and everyone dressed in their formal best, your winter formal can be a magical night. With these helpful fashion tips, you’ll look fabulous and stand out amongst the crowd at this year’s winter formal.

This year’s winter formal fashion trends provide you with a variety of dress choices. From beads to feathers, here are some of the trends you’ll find when shopping for a winter formal dress this year.

  • winter formal dressesDresses with pick up hems are the way to go! Pick-up hems are the same style as bubble hems, with some added texture to make the skirt pop.
  • Whether you’re swaying across the dance floor or posing for a photo, a dress with an embellished neckline which make you standout from the crowd.
  • Create a feminine look with a feathered dress. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with feathers. Look for a dress with a feathered bodice or skirt.
  • Embellishments such as beading, glitter, embroidery, etc. make a dress interesting.
  • Sparkle on the dance floor with a sequined dress. Opt for a holiday color like a deep blue, a shade of red, silver or white.
  • Ruffled dresses can be found in many different styles. You can find a dress with a few ruffles on the sleeves, or take it up a notch and wear a dress with a long ruffled skirt. When it comes to this winter formal dress trend, the possibilities are endless.

You’ll be the belle of the ball when you’re wearing one of these winter formal trends. You can find these and other winter formal dress fashions at DressProm.net

Party Planning with Superior Events

Nov 25, 2011

Whether you’re planning a sweet sixteen or a Quinceanera, there are certain things you need plan ahead of time. With the help of both DressProm.net and Superior Events, you can prepare for an event ahead of time, so all you have to do on your special day is have fun! DressProm.net can help you find the perfect Quinceanera or sweet sixteen dress, while Superior Events helps plan and organize everything for your party. They have skills in decorating, vendors, planning and even finding the set up and clean up crew for after your sweet sixteen or Quinceanera. sweet sixteen dressmanysmilingfaces

Here are some of the ways you can plan ahead of time.

  • Before you begin ordering food or sending out invitations, sit down and make a list of everything that needs to be done. You can even designate a timeline of when you want certain things to be done.
  • Make a list of everyone you want to invite to your party.
  • Before you send out the invitations, decide if you’re going to have a theme for your party, and if it’s going to be a formal party.
  • Choosing the dress you’ll wear is a difficult task, and you should give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect one. At DressProm.net, we have dresses from popular designer collections such as the 2012 Mori Lee Flaunt prom collection, Mac Duggal prom gowns, and more!
  • Superior Events can help you decide on a caterer, what kind of decorations you want to use, the location of the party, and many other important planning factors.

Visit us at DressProm.net, and allow us the pleasure of finding you the perfect dress for your sweet sixteen or Quinceanera. You can learn more about party planning with help from Superior Events by visiting their website or to find out more about their Sweet Sixteen and Quinceanera services you can call760-686-6763.

It’s the Season of Giving and Volunteering

Nov 23, 2011

The holiday season is all about giving to those in need. Over the holiday break, take last year’s beauty pageant gown out of the closet, and start volunteering to help those in need. Here are some ways pageant contestants can give back during the holidays.Christmas Pageantry Giving

  • Soup kitchens are usually in need of help, especially during the holidays. If for one reason or another, you can’t volunteer, reach out to your local soup kitchen and find out if they need donations. Contact a local soup kitchen to learn about opportunities near you.
  • During the holiday season, you can see the signature red kettles of the Salvation Army outside of grocery stores, malls and other stores. Take a few hours out of your day and volunteer to ring the kettle bells to raise money for the Salvation Army. Each year, the money raised is used to help families in need. Contact your local Salvation Army to learn more about ringing the kettle bell.
  • In addition to their red kettles, every year the Salvation Army’s Angel Trees can be found in an assortment of stores. Choose a child or two from an Angel Tree, and improve their holiday, by buying and donating a gift they’re asking Santa for.
  • Even animals need love and care during the holidays. Volunteer at an animal shelter, and give animals that much needed love. Contact an animal shelter near you to learn more about volunteering and other ways you can help.
  • Be creative and organize an event to raise money and awareness for a cause you’re passionate about!

What are some of your favorite ways to give to those in need during the holidays?

Celia Barrios Helps Plan the Perfect Quinceanera’s

Nov 21, 2011

Your Quinceanera is one of the most important birthdays you’ll ever have, and there is a lot of planning that goes into this life changing event. While DressProm.net can help you find the perfect Quinceanera dress, Tiaras & Tacones party planning can help you plan the perfect Quinceanera.

tiaras and tacones party planning

It’s great to have help making all your Quinceanera dreams a reality, and Celia Barrios, owner and party planner of Tiaras & Tacones party planning, is extremely passionate about planning Quinces. Celia will work with you to make you feel like a princess during your Quinceanera. She offers three Quinceanera party planning packages including a traditional package, a princess day package, and a fairytale package. Each package offers a variety of different options, some of which include:

  • Advice and guidance on the traditions and etiquettes of Quinceaneras
  • An emergency kit
  • Assistance with any last minute problems that arise with any party vendors
  • Coordination on the day of your Quinceanera
  • Help deciding which style is best for you
  • Hiring a choreographer or dance instructor for your court
  • Help designing your Quinceanera, providing you with creative ideas

These are only a few of the options available in one of the three Quinceanera planning packages.

Celia has been planning events for about five years, as a first generation American she enjoys combining Latina traditions with modern style to create a fantastic Quinceanera for every American Latina girl’s Quinceanera. To learn more about Tiaras & Tacones party planning visit TiarasandTacones.com, or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.

The Pros and Cons of Toddler Beauty Pageants

Nov 18, 2011

While many parents adore their pageant contestant toddlers, other parents and non-parents think it’s wrong to allow a young child to compete in beauty pageants. As with anything, there are many pros and cons involved in toddler beauty pageants.

toddler pageant dresses

Pros:

  • Through performing and speaking in front of a crowd, beauty pageants can give toddlers confidence.
  • What little girl doesn’t love getting dressed up! Pageants give toddlers a chance to wear beautiful toddler pageant dresses, get their hair and makeup done, and have fun.
  • Losing a pageant can teach children how to handle second place gracefully.
  • Most pageants have cash prizes, which can be saved towards their college fund.
  • Through pageants, they may become interested in taking dance or singing lessons, or discover something else they love to do.
  • Toddlers can form lifelong friends through pageants.

Cons:

  • Sometimes when a child doesn’t win, they take the loss personally, and become sad or upset.
  • Many people are turned off by the beauty aspects of toddler pageants. For example, glitz pageants require toddlers to have their hair and nails done, an extensive amount of makeup, and sometimes spray tans. Sometimes getting ready for a glitz pageant can take hours, but there are also natural beauty pageants!
  • Beauty pageants can become quite expensive. You have to pay the pageant entry fee, and buy a dress, accessories, pay for any hair or nail appointments, possibly buy a wig or a hairpiece, shoes and anything else your toddler might need.
  • In order to succeed and win pageants, toddlers must practice walking across the stage, facial expressions, even the way they talk and what they’re going to say.

If your toddler wanted to compete in a pageant, would you let her, why or why not?

We’re Fans of EliteFashionSwimwear!!

Nov 17, 2011

The talent, the question and answer portion, and of course the swimsuit section, all three are key to every pageant – making pageant girl’s winning ensemble include not just her pageant dress, but also her pageant swimwear. That’s what makes EliteFashionSwimwear.com such a great find. They carry fashionable finds, such as designer swimwear from designers Jolidon, Lulu Fama, and Sabz Swimwear – and there’s nothing we love more than designer names! They carry not just your typical swimsuits, but stylish one piece cut out’s called monokinis, triangle style bikinis, and ruffled one and two piece swim suits – all so hot!

maaji swimwear

Coloring is so important to a pageantry girl – we all know how the right or wrong shade, from your make up to your shoes, can make or break an outfit. So it should come as no surprise that one of the things we love about their site is the way they break down the swimsuits by size and colors – making it so much easier to find the perfect swimsuit for your winning walk down the pageant stage. We’re kinda crazy for the combination of coloring and shape of this Maaji monokini!

elite fashion swimwear

EliteFashionSwimwear.com offers some of the finest swimwear fashions we’ve seen, as well as lingerie from those same top designers – perfect for getting that form perfect shape under your pageantry gown as well! Check out EliteFashionSwimwear’s swimwear blog for tips on the latest swimwear and trends, as well as their Facebook and Twitter.

New Pageant Dresses from Mac Duggal’s 2012 Pageant Collections

Nov 14, 2011

Recently, Pageant Designs added new pageant dresses from popular Mac Duggal pageant dress lines to our vast collection of pageant dresses affordable Mac Duggal pageant dress collection.Mac Duggal pageant dress collection.

Dare to grace the stage wearing one of these colorful designs in brightly colored hues, such as deep fuchsias, lime greens, cardinal reds, royal blues, bronzes, cotton candy blues, bold tangerines, and other bold colors.

  • You’ll find an assortment of necklines including plunging, sweetheart, and v-necklines.
  • Choose from one-shoulder dresses, halter dresses, strapless dresses and more!
  • Some of the decorative dress features in our new Mac Duggal dress collection includes sparkling gems and sequins, different styles of ruffles, a variety of floral patterns, cutouts on the sides and backs of dresses, lace, mid-thigh slits, and ruched accented waists.
  • You’ll find dresses with a-line skirts, slim fitting curve hugging skirts, full layered skirts, ruffled skirts and more!

You can find these and many more Mac Duggal pageant dresses online at PageantDesigns.com. What are some of your favorite pageant dress trends for the 2012 pageantry season?

Bold 2012 Prom Fashion Trends

Nov 10, 2011

Prom 2012 fashion trends have us looking forward to skin revealing dresses that boast bold colors, long sleek designs, a variety of necklines, mid-thigh slits, cutouts and many other smoking prom fashions! Our selection of 2012 prom dresses includes designer lines such as plus size Cassandra Stone prom dresses, 2012 Mac Duggal prom collection, Mori Lee prom dresses, and many more! 2012 Mac Duggal prom collection

Our line of Dana Mathers prom dresses incorporates many of this seasons popular prom trends. Many of our Dana Mathers prom dresses are strapless, halter, or one-shoulder dresses, including other popular prom trends. Here are just a few examples:

  • The Paradise prom gown has a strapless top with a sweetheart neckline, decorated with beaded sequins, and a floor length feather layered skirt, which will hug every curve of your body. This elegant gown comes in a bold pink or yellow.
  • The Desiree prom gown combines a v-neckline and skin revealing side cutouts on each side of your waist. You’ll sparkle in this form fitting, floor length silver gown.

The 2012 Mac Duggal Flash prom collection features many styles including strapless and one-shoulder gowns, dresses that have cutouts, v-necks, mid-thigh slits, high low skirts and more! Here are a few examples from Mac Duggal’s Flash collection.

  • Available in a bright yellow and deep red color, the chiffon dress from the Mac Duggal Flash prom dress collection, mixes a variety of prom trends including, a back cutout, one-shoulder strap and a high low skirt.
  • Shine in the peacock one shouldered sequined Mac Duggal Flash prom dress! The back of this dress has cutouts in the shape of tear drops, while the side of this sparkling dress features a mid-thigh slit. Choose from a emerald green color and a deep royal blue.

Some of our other 2012 prom dress collections include Tony Bowls Le Gala collection, Blush prom, Night Moves Prom collection, 2012 Cassandra Stone prom dresses, 2012 Mori Lee Flaunt prom collection, and many more! You can see all of our new 2012 prom dresses online at DressProm.net.

Party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen: CustomCandyBarWrappers.com

Nov 4, 2011

While we love our proms, quinceaneras, and birthday parties we only handle the dressing up side of things, which is why it’s great to find CustomCandyBarWrapper.com, who not only gets our passion for parties, but has a great party planning perspective that they share on their blog. They were great enough to share with us their party favors expertise, which you can read below. What are your favorite party favors?

All of us love to give and receive gifts. The idea of giving out party favors to the guests at a party or birthday bash is quite new and innovative. Giving out party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen has become a common practice. Today, a number of customized party favors as well as party favor ideas can be found in many online party supplies stores. From cute prom party favors and packs of yummy sweet sixteen chocolate favors to personalized quinceaneras party favors and glazing sweet sixteen candy bar wrappers, the online party supplies market has a plethora of choices to offer.

What kind of party favors to choose?custom candybar wrapper
When it comes to choosing the right kind of party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen birthday parties, many of us go baffled. Occasions such as sweet sixteen birthdays and proms are one-of-a-kind celebrations which leave long-lasting impressions in our minds. To make these occasions rather more memorable, you need to plan unique party favors for your guests. Choice of party favors certainly depends on your party’s theme and the expected guests. Party favors can also be inspired by the season and they can be themed too.

Do-it-yourself party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen
The modern trend of personalized party favors is a blessing. All kinds of customized party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen are available in party supplies stores at reasonable prices. However, do-it-yourself party favor ideas are a great hit among party lovers. DIY favors, which are made by hand, can be personalized and themed. Popular DIY party favor ideas for prom and birthdays include homemade goodies such as jams, cakes or marmalades, tiny potted plants and lovely flowers, candies, chocolate treats, lollipops, sweet-smelling candles, greeting cards, cookies, pens, photo frames, mugs, 16 themed gifts and so on. These gifts can be personalized with a name tag or quote and wrapped in colorful wrappers and ribbons. Needless to say, such custom made party favors are much cuter and affordable than shopped favors.

How much to pay for adorable party favors?
The trend of giving out party favors to the guests is quite modern but elegant party favors are often mistaken for useless, expensive gifts. Breaking the bank to buy costly throwaway party favors for prom, quinceaneras and sweet sixteen is undesirable. Ideal party favors do not imply extravagant treats, but impressive little gifts which are often handmade. Such simple party favors may not be rich by their price, but certainly are, by their value.