How do the years go so quickly? This princess is one whole hand. A nickel. Five just seems so big. I wish I could freeze time.
Because time keeps ticking, I really try to celebrate the moments that are special and important. I am
beyond excited to share with you all the details of this little gems fairy tea party.
My little girl and I greeted each guest at the party with our fairy wands in hand. With the wave of the birthday girl's fairy wand, each of her friends magically turned into a fairy. As each girl spun around, I placed a set of fairy wings on her back and a flower crown on her head.
I found these darling fairy wings at the local dollar store, but Amazon is a great place to look as well.
The first activity that the little fairies did, was creating their very own fairy wand. I found my fairy wand kits at the local Target. You can find ones similar to these on Amazon HERE.
Once the wands were made, we played music and the little fairies danced and danced their little hearts out. I just about died seeing all of my daughter's friends dancing with their fairy wings and wands. It was pretty darn magical.
After the little fairies were all tuckered out from dancing we gathered together and I read a darling book by David Shannon called Alice the Fairy.
Then it was time for cake.
While the cake was being cut, the little lovelies enjoyed fairy fizz with their very own glass tea cups, (found at my local thrift store). We talked about etiquette and how to properly sip, with our pinkies outstretched.
I'd say this party was a HUGE success. It was short, simple and sweet. It was so incredibly fun to throw, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching my little lady and her friends play in their little imaginations for an hour. It was beyond enchanting. I even spotted a few friends sporting their fairy wings the next day around the neighborhood. That certainly brought a smile to my face.
Things you might need for your own Fairy Tea Party
My little girl turned five recently. For her birthday party I decided to make her a beautiful flower crown, and each of her friends a little flower headband. Check out my super easy flower headband tutorial below!
I am an lover of books. There is something magical about cracking open a brand new book, and being transported to a different place and time. I love getting lost in the pages and taking a step away from reality for a bit. It's something I look forward to nearly every night when the children are finally asleep.
I can hardly wait to share with you the books that I have loved so far this summer. From novels to inspirational, spiritual to motivational, I have got all the bases covered.
My favorite read as of late has been The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. Wow! What an incredible read. I really can't even put into words how I feel about this book. It was so intense, filled with bravery, heroism, and even love. How incredibly eye opening. It is amazing what the human spirit can endure. I will be thinking of this story for a long time.
When you find good books you just have to share them! I basically just handed this stack of books to Steph, and made her pinky promise to read each and every word of each and every book.
She got started right away!
Happy reading friends!!
We had 2 lovely parties for our birthday girl! Now, usually my kids don't get 2 parties, but in our family, I let them go bigger on their 5th and 8th birthdays. So we decided to have a friend party and a family party to celebrate our lovely girl. So let's get the party started!
We had a lot of help from GlamLoveParties to make our party a reality. She made us gorgeous custom garland, straws, confetti, and flower crowns.
We enjoyed wonderful gifts from sweet friends.
And of course, what's a garden party without a flower piñata?!
The girls enjoyed a little picnic. They especially loved the mini forks and colorful straws. They felt so special!
We ended the party with a classic game of Red Rover as we waited for parents to arrive.
And then the family party. This party was a lot more relaxed. We brought the decor inside, added some balloons and a pretty cake, sang happy birthday, and opened gifts.
Everything was perfect! We could not have had a more beautiful day. Thank you GlamLoveParties for the beautiful decor. It was better than I could have hoped for!
We recently celebrated the 8th birthday of this lovely angel. She was baptized in our church, and I absolutely love her baptism dress! It was uniquely beautiful. We made her a pretty fresh flower crown for her photo shoot. She couldn't be more beautiful, inside and out. See the video tutorial below for details on the flower crown. Have a wonderful day!
Wire Cutters or Old Scissors
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