Peyton has been into fairies ever since we bought A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess a couple of years ago. It is the sweetest book. The illustrations and poetic phrases about how to build a fairy garden and make fairy friends is a dream. We made our first fairy garden after reading it and I wrote a post about it – you can see it here. We’ve purchased fairy items at craft stores and recently bought the cutest house and fairy from a vendor at our farmer’s market. We’ve loved visiting her booth.
Our sweet P turned four last week and we got to celebrate with some of our family and friends on Saturday with a fairy-themed party. Peyton has been talking about this party for several months now, so the pressure was on for me – haha I’m kidding, but really, I wanted to make this a super magical one for her and the little ones at her party.
Everything turned out quite perfectly except for the humidity not cooperating. The heat definitely got to poor P and she had her moments of exhaustion. In her defense, I think she was also pretty hangry. She was way too excited to sit down and eat anything.
A Fairy Special Atmosphere
Our backyard provided the perfect scene for our fairy garden festivities. Like I said, it was extremely hot outside, but the kids didn’t seem to mind it most of the time. I rented tables and garden chairs, and topped the tables with fairy houses I bought from Michael’s (80 percent off – score!), wood slices, tin watering cans and moss. I also used some sticks we had collected from a fallen tree. I was able to salvage a lot of decor thanks to Mother Nature.
I bought plastic white plates with gold plastic silverware (all from Michael’s) and placed an excerpt from the book on top. The girls had fairy wings hanging from their chairs that I bought off Amazon and hot glued flowers to, and I made the boys gnome hats out of brown felt.
I also created a fairy door out of two old doors we had sitting in our garage and covered them in moss with some glue and lined the top and bottom with sticks (thanks again, nature!). I found some antique toad stools at an antique store a couple of months ago and snagged them, painted them and put them next to the fairy door.
Fairykin & Fancy-free Activities
Gotta keep those kiddos occupied (especially because we don’t have a ton in our backyard to entertain them). During the party, each little guest made a fairy garden, my cousin did some face painting and we did a scavenger hunt, which I downloaded off Etsy.
Each little fairy and gnome went home with a jar of glittery homemade play dough from Heart Made Dough.
Food was obviously an important aspect of the party and we included some of P’s favorites, as well as suggestions she made. We had pasta with ricotta, pancetta and peas (her favorite meal), a cheese board, focaccia, fruit salad, this salad from Half Baked Harvest, prosciutto and provolone croissant sandwiches, and veggies with dips. For dessert, we had cake, cupcakes, chocolate-covered oreos and pretzels, and some delicious desserts our neighbor made.
I can’t thank our family enough for helping us with so much leading up to and during the party, and both our family and friends for celebrating our P. Seriously, it was the perfect evening.