Today my son is celebrating the 100th day of school with his class. His teacher asked the kids to come to school dressed as if they were 100 years old. This is the outfit we put together – inspired heavily by Mr. Fredricksen in the Pixar movie “UP.”
I went a little overboard. Usually I just cobble stuff together from home, but I had the Mr. Fredricksen inspiration and I didn’t have any way to fake the four-pronged cane with the tennis balls, so I went to Goodwill to look for the cane. Is your Goodwill expensive like mine? The cane cost $7! But I was just sold on the idea of the cane, so I got it anyway. I also found the glasses at Goodwill – they were reading glasses that I popped the frames out of. Again, not a bargain at $4.
I got the hat at Wal-mart for $6 in the boys’ section (I love that dressing like you are 100 years old just makes you look like a hipster!), and the tennis balls 3 for $1.88. And we found the fourth ball out in the yard!
I made the necktie out of a dollar store elastic headband and a piece of black stash fabric and my hot glue gun. It is a little TOO big and floppy, but kind of cute.
The best part about it is that my son is SO excited about this. He has been asking to wear the outfit every day since we put it together, and has been “playing Mr. Fredricksen.” He also puts on the perfect character when he is in the costume (as you can see from the frown on his face!)
I don’t know when schools started celebrating the 100th day of school (although, any reason to party is fine by me!). I found some fun ideas over at RainbowsWithinReach for celebrating 100th Day.
I love this idea – having kids bring a baggie full of 100 somethings and then hanging them up on a bulletin board! Check out the post for several other really cute ideas.
What have your kids done for the 100th day of school? I would love to hear!