Good idea. I might experiement this week with the running braid with pink plaited in and with the layered running braids. My other idea was a double running braid that runs into itself, which I've done before. Here is a picture of it. What do you think? I could braid ribbon in with it too, and end it with a big bow in the middle at the bottom.
It wouldnt be as messy as this of course. This was my first try xD
A better try at it:
I don't think I want to try dying it, that sounds complicated and messy xD
I could also braid it and just take it out the morning of the parade. Her hair gets super wavy and gorgeous xD no ribbon though, if I do that :(