The doodle read “International Fairy Day“. Frankly speaking I had no idea that a day like this existed and I don’t really “observe” these days. But then I thought why not? My little chefling is obsessed with fairies and it would be fun to make a fairy day snack for her when she returns from school today. I am going to have to think about what I am going to make for her but for now I’d love to share this Garden Fairy Birthday Party we had for her 5th birthday (five months back). Some of you lovely readers who also meet me at my other blog might have seen this before.
If you’re little girl like mine believes that there are fairies hiding in the garden and looks for them every evening or loves to read fairy stories and you’re planning to indulge in some fairy DIY today or planning a fairy theme party then you might enjoy reading this post 🙂
I think for just one day we too can pretend to be children and believe in the magic of fairies and the sparkle that the unknown holds.
I didn’t really have to buy anything for the party decor because one there was enough to “shop” from Sara’s room and two, I handcrafted the rest.
At the entrance we had Sara’s blackboard with the line, “Do you believe in fairies?” and fairy lights from her room. She also had a pinwheel that had a cute flowery print which added a whimsical touch to the vignette.
And the little fairies looked so cute standing around/on it. Each fairy was given a magic wand when she had to leave the toadstool to go to her Fairy Godmother (their respective mums). It worked for we had seven happy faces because everyone won and it was not a competition where only one took back the prize. The wands actually came with the wings that I had given earlier (sorry I don’t have pictures but they were just like the pink wings).
- Fairy dust (Bottle containing glitter)
- Shiny rocks (M&Ms wrapped up in some foil and made to look like sparkly rocks)
- Pixie kisses (Hershey’s kisses)
- Fairy clouds (little bags of popcorn)
- Gold coins (Chocolate gold coins)
- Sparkly hairbands (the set of wings that the girls got upon entering came with the magic wands (which I distributed during the musical toadstools game) and the fairy hairbands. So basically I used each of the three elements separately through the party. Once again for the birthday fairy I handcrafted her hairband. I used some tulle from an old torn tutu of hers and some beads I had on hand and handmade flowers; all on an old hairband of hers which she instantly recognized and said but this is my old headband! Kids I tell you!)
And finally the last clue that led them to the birthday cake itself that I carried to the table at the end of the treasure hunt
- Pixie punch (apple & orange juice for the kids and homemade mint lemonade for the mums)
- Snail sandwiches (cream cheese & grated carrot sandwiches with cucumber for the antenna)
- Toadstools (Cherry tomatoes sitting on cheese)
- Garden veggies with yogurt dip
- Butterfly Pasta (For no party is completed without pasta in the words of Sara. A simple farfalle in a homemade tomato, carrot and red bell pepper sauce)
- A patch of grass (Sliced baguette with labneh, dill, mint, coriander, cherry tomatoes and cucumber silvers and chilli flakes for the mums)
- Gnome bites with three kinds of dips (Falafel wraps with hummus and pickled cucumbers. Once again more for the mums than the kids. Though to my surprise the kids liked it as well)
- Fairy clouds (Store bought candy floss)