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15+ Best Birthday Looks

by Sasha Emmons


15+ Best Birthday Looks

Just for birthday boys and girls! Special dresses, personalized tees and hats to get the party started

Take the traditional birthday crown to a whole new level. This Mad Hatter-esque cupcake crown is held steady with elastic under the chin.

Cupcake Hat by CrashCanStudio.etsy.com, $18

What could be sweeter than this cupcake print? We love how this flouncy skirt works for b-day and everyday. It can be made in sizes newborn to 8.

Cupcakes Are a Girl’s Best Friend Party Skirt by 3LilMuses.etsy.com, $15

This hand-stitched birthday crown also makes a nice addition to the dress-up trunk (whip it out at Halloween too!). We love the muted, unisex colors shown here, but you can choose other colors, too.

Crown 8 by GirlGirlBoy.etsy.com, $55

Want to celebrate the fact that she’s not bald anymore? These mini clips stay put even in superfine baby hair.

Birthday Party Hat Clippies by Baby K Designs, $6

Slumber party! Whether it’s a true overnight, or just a pajama party, this comfy PJ set will let everyone know who the guest of honor is.

Personalized Stripe Birthday PJ’s, available at chasing-fireflies.com, $48

He’ll have a blast (sorry!) in this number applique tee, which comes in white or gray, and long sleeves or short sleeves.

Rocket Custom Birthday T-Shirt by Planet Pudge, $26

Got a winter birthday to celebrate? This cupcake hat is a festive topper for a skating or other outdoor party.

Baby Blue Cupcake Hat by NinisHandmades.etsy.com, $20

This funky little headband keeps hair out of her face for photos — and for the big lean over the cake to blow out candles.

Little Cupcake Poppy Headband by SillyMeBaby.etsy.com, $9

The plain old birthday hat gets a makeover with these embellished toppers. They look like something you could have made… just smile serenely when guests wonder how you’re such a crafty Supermom.

Birthday Bash Hats by TheSpiffyGrape.etsy.com, $15

A cooking party’s a sweet way to celebrate, and this apron and chef hat are beyond cheerful.

Yummy Pink and Chocolate Cupcake Apron and Matching Chef’s Hat from Key2Life.etsy.com, $35

Go over the top with this head-to-toe birthday look. Your child’s age is illustrated on the top by the same number of soon-to-chomped clown-fish. Live someplace cold? You can order flannel lining for no extra charge.

Birthday Clown Fish & Sharks Birthday Outfit, available at liliputians.com, $99.95

The princess-for-a-day needs a crown fit for her majesty. This handmade number has gorgeous details like layered petals and glass beads.

Pink Flow Fairy Crown by ShandySparks.etsy.com, $25

He’s a super kid, right? Make it official with this superhero cape, customized with his age.

Little Hero Birthday Cape, available at Mahar Drygoods, $45

Pink, tulle, and cupcakes are the stuff of her birthday fantasies. Done, done and done! A shirred back and the adjustable halter top mean this dress might see next year’s birthday too.

Cupcake Cutie by SweetPlume.etsy.com, $65

This comic book-inspired tee will knock you out. Bonus: the fabric is already broken in and super-soft.

Kapow Boys Number One Shirt, available at TheSillyWagon.com, $28.95

Grant her wish with this magic wand, embellished with layers and layers of tulle and ribbons.

Fairy Princess Wand by ZuzuGirl.etsy.com, $15

Wouldn’t it be nice to hire a party planner? You can at least look like you did with this personalized, photo-op-worthy hat.

Birthday Party Hat by StylishCelebrations.etsy.com, $10

Not many people can pull off ruffled bell-bottoms, but your cutie can. Let her unique style shine through with this flirty, birthday-number shirt-and-pants set.

Ruffled Blue & Red Dots Pants Set, available at liliputians.com, $99.95

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