This past Saturday was our community's Relay for Life event. Last year I was involved with my Zumba group and we did a cake walk to raise money as well as Zumba demonstrations. This Grace was involved through my sister's company. The theme for the entire event was Carnival of Hope. My sister's company ran with this theme and did a vintage circus sideshow. Her fellow employees were dressed as a strong man, bearded woman, tattoo lady, snake charmer (my sister) and Grace was the mermaid lady. They built her a great cave made with shells as a backdrop.
The mermaid costume and wig (she has a red wig to be Ariel) is actually part of her Disney princess costumes that she is collecting to do Disney princess birthday parties. This was a good trial run for her even though she wasn't technically dressed up as Ariel. The little girls that attended all wanted to take a picture with her.
This is my sister dressed as the snake charmer in Grace's Genie costume from Aladdin.
My sister's team won 1st place for their unique theme, everyone that attended thought it was a great idea and put together well. We all wished there had been a better community turnout, but all in all it was a good night. Each year we do this in memory of my aunt that passed away from breast cancer a few years ago and our mom who is a cancer survivor with recurrent thyroid cancer.