Last November 19, 2010, Chloe's school required them to dress up as a Human Christmas Tree out of non-biodegradable items. We thought that the school wanted them to come up something creative and not to spend on their costume. I had a hard time thinking of what to do with my daughter until finally I decided to have her hair looked like this (where I can put the plastic caps that served as Christmas balls):
For her costume, my daughter protested because she said that a Christmas tree is colored Green not White! But since I cannot find anything green around the house, unless I have it sewn, I settled for something white. I told Chloe that we used to have a white Christmas tree before so she agreed. I put on some discs, some plastic Christmas balls and few poinsettia flowers and made a star out of straw. Well, I was trying to be creative but when we arrived at their school, whoa! A lot of parents went out of their way to really look for a seamstress and have all the plastic materials sewn together so that they would look like a real Christmas Tree! I guess they were after for the prize, huh. Some don't looked like a Human Christmas tree anymore but a beautiful flower, others looked like they were going to dance salsa, hehe. What we only wanted for our daughter is compliance to the school's requirement and enjoy the experience.