Little Betty’s Fairy Tea Party

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.

IMG_1547I 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.IMG_1548I 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.IMG_1545For activities, we had a station to make fairy flower headbands:IMG_6126                     We had a really amazing face painter too:IMG_1575

IMG_6190                       And of course everyone left with a new pair of fairy wings:IMG_6263               Wouldn’t you know, though, the jumpy castle was the biggest activity attraction:IMG_6132             Although the playhouse saw it’s share of adorable wee fairies fluttering in and out of it:IMG_6211Fairy food was of course in abundance, like chocolate pretzel fairy wands:IMG_6220                     And fruit fairy wands:IMG_6242                      We also had raspberry and cheese toadstools and cucumber, cheese, and bread fairy houses:IMG_1560Not a crumb was left over so I’m going to count that as a success.


In all it was a magical day.IMG_6281









IMG_1554In the end we had a very happy 5 year old fairy, and a very tired mommy.  But it was worth it.