To answer the question, let me present this photo mosaic from the Red White and Tacky party on Saturday…
As you can see, Inara’s dress turned out to be a bit more adorable and a bit less tacky (although she gave it a good go by wearing her pink crocs with her Patriotic get-up). I used this tutorial from Joy’s Hope to design and sew her outfit, it was super easy and turned out positively adorable (and for cheep I might add) so you may very well start seeing more bandana dresses on our little girl in the near future. I went with my favorite skirt how-to to sew up my Obama skirt and did the head scarf on a whim and without any real guidence.
The party was great, and the Elkins (Ben in particular) stole the show I think the feux hawk compleated the short shorts and 100% american ensamble nicely. The food was great, the games of Washers looked fun (though I never got to play myself) and despite the heat (a record setting 4th and the air conditioner went out too, don’t worry Kadane’s it wasn’t that bad really!) I think everyone had a really good time – I know we did!
Next year for sure though, I want to find a parade to take Inara to, I’ve seen way too many posts about 4th parades this week not to miss them!