Once again, February finds me frazzled and knee deep in birthday party planning mode! I was sure I would have lovely weather this year, since the last two years totally boned me and my party plans. So, ever the optimist, I planned a Fairy Tea Party for sweet Little Betty’s 5th birthday party. If I do say so myself, it was everything I’d hoped.
I spent weeks cleaning out every thrift store in a 25 mile radius of all their teacups, saucers, and dessert plates. My vision was mismatched shabby chic. Not original, I know, but so lovely.I was expecting about 25 children, so instead of borrowing every child sized table and chair I could find I decided to improvise with a piece of 4×8 plywood, some bricks, and grass seating. It worked like a charm.
For the traditional photo op (you know I can’t have a party without one) we did a fairy throne with breezy fabric, flowers, and a fairy house all decorated for a party. It certainly wasn’t my best photo station, but we did get some good photos out of it.For activities, we had a station to make fairy flower headbands: We had a really amazing face painter too:
And of course everyone left with a new pair of fairy wings: Wouldn’t you know, though, the jumpy castle was the biggest activity attraction: Although the playhouse saw it’s share of adorable wee fairies fluttering in and out of it:Fairy food was of course in abundance, like chocolate pretzel fairy wands: And fruit fairy wands: We also had raspberry and cheese toadstools and cucumber, cheese, and bread fairy houses:Not a crumb was left over so I’m going to count that as a success.