Quinby turned three and we had a fairy princess birthday party for her last Saturday. It was nice because it was one of the first smaller parties we’ve done. (PZ always wants to invite EVERYONE. No joke, she actually invited an old man we met on the bus when we were visiting Seattle last year. She was genuinely disappointed and confused when he didn’t show.)
I had the idea to do a wigwam type natural structure in the yard. Hubs made it for us out of our apple tree branches, bamboo, and some scrap metal. We’re growing our peas on it, which I love! I added the parachute we used as a shade for the trampoline last summer. I’m glad to find a second repurpose for this. The structure made a great fairy tea house once I put some tables and chairs out beneath it and is something we can keep up year round.
We made these tissue paper flowers with pipe cleaner stems and dotted them around the yard and food table. I love how big and colorful they turned out.
Hubs and I had a glue gun date finishing up these star wands and making these clothespin fairies. (He did the hair!) Each girl got a different color ribboned wand as a take home gift and I placed the clothespin fairies all around the wigwam and surrounding garden. Right before the little girls went home, I had them search for a fairy to take with them. They hadn’t noticed them before so it was really cool to see how the little hidden fairies put a magical shine on the whole party. It was also cute to see how many of the fairies actually resembled the little girl who had chosen it.
My girls and I made some bubble wands out of chenille pipe cleaners and beads from my stash and I made bubble solution using this recipe.
- 3 oz earth friendly dish soap (I used Mrs. Meyers)
- 1 oz glycerin
- 24 oz distilled water
Add all the ingredients together and let them sit uncovered over night. I put mine into little colored glass jars with cork tops and each fairy princess got to have her own with the bubble wand of her choosing.
The cupcakes actually were repurposed from the Coca-Cola cake
I made for her a few days before on her actual birthday. I made two sheet cakes and had one left over for the fairy princess party. I simply used my biscuit cutter to make cake rounds, put them into flower cupcake papers and put a sliced strawberry on top for garnish. The cake was just as good the second time around!
The food could probably be a post in and of itself. Remind me and I’ll do that later in the week! I got all my mismatched china tea cups and saucers, little rose covered plates, strawberry sugar bowl, lemon tea pot and china serving trays from Goodwill and yard sales a few days before the party. I think all the little three year olds and even the big five year old girls had a great time drinking from the little china cups.
(first picture) I made using two wire hangers, contact paper, and flower petals from our garden with two pink satin ribbons to secure them to her body.
When the girls weren’t running around blowing bubbles or daintily (yeh, right!) sipping tea, they played on the see-saw I scored at a garage sale at the beginning of the summer. They also jumped on the trampoline (no wings on the trampoline was quickly established as the rule), made fairy rhythm music on our permanent banging wall, and of course opened presents! I’ll tell you about the handmade ones later on in the week. Over all I think the party was a success. Now, what to do for MY birthday? It’s only a week away!