Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Fairy Craft Birthday Party

I am going to stray from the bookish posts today to share a little snapshot of the party we hosted for my daughter's fourth birthday over the weekend. She chose a Fairy Dance Party theme! 

Since we have had a very busy few months with moving house, I kept the party fairly low key, minimal cooking, a simple craft activity and lots of dancing! 

Fairy Wings

All little fairies need wings! So with some gorgeous rainbow wings on, she was ready for the party! 

The main planned activity for the party was decorating fairy houses (or gnome homes). I found some awesome little mdf bird houses and with lots of sparkly paints, feathers, plastic gems and stickers they would make perfect homes for little fairies.

MDF bird houses ready to be turned into fairy houses

All the kids had a wonderful time decorating the houses. James decided that his would be a dragon den and proceeded to paint his all black. This simple craft activity kept the kids busy for a lot longer than I expected, which was great and many of them would return to the craft table to add more detail to their houses throughout the party.

decorating the fairy houses

Here are some of the stunning fairy houses that the kids made at the party. I am sure the fairies will love the bling house as much as we did! 

Fairy houses

After creating the magnificent fairy houses we spent the rest of the afternoon dancing to her favourite songs (basically the Frozen soundtrack on repeat!), eating and jumping on the trampoline. 

One of the things I love about my beautiful daughter is she knows exactly what she wants! She helped choose all the foods for the party, including the cake! She chose fairy bread (of course), strawberries, perhaps too many lollies and a sausage sizzle for lunch. When it came to the birthday cake, there was only one option and that was cupcakes, with pink icing and fairy sprinkles! Can I just say, hooray! No complex cake decorating, no stress, no late night panic trying to make the cake look presentable. Just slap on some icing and cover any imperfections with sprinkles. Sounds perfect to me!

We found this adorable little fairy to go with the cupcakes at Cockington Green Gardens, of all places. They have an amazing range of fairy figurines in the Rose Room, which also features some pretty spectacular dolls house items too.

Pink decorations for the fairy party

We were certainly blessed with some a beautiful winter weather for the party. Check out that magnificent blue sky! It meant that we could do our crafting outside (no indoor mess!) and the kids could do lots of running around in the backyard to burn off some of the ridiculous amount of sugar they consumed!

It was definitely a fun party and I think all the kids had a good time. Although I was asked by one of the older kids why there were no party games. She
 certainly had a wonderful time. It was so nice to see her being so confident and interacting with all the guests, including the adults, which is rare for her! My little girl is growing up.


  1. disqus_wMmZ3ypQfdAugust 7, 2014 at 4:10 AM

    As someone who adores all things faerie-related, I love this! Awesome job. And I love her wings. :) - Danzel, Silver Shoes & Rabbit Holes

  2. Thanks Danzel. It certainly was a fun afternoon and Emily loved the party. It was nice to take a more simple approach to the party :)

  3. Sara @ Happiness is hereAugust 11, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    This looks like such fun!!!!!!

  4. Bek @ Just For DaisyAugust 12, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Looks like a really lovely day! :)

  5. Thanks Sara. It was so nice to host a kids party where it was relaxed and everyone had fun, including the grown ups :)

  6. Fairies, crafting, dancing and a sausage sizzle all make for a very fun afternoon :) So simple to pull together and no stress! Thanks for dropping by Bek.

  7. what a fun and special birthday :-) where did you find the bird houses? would love to get some!

  8. Kate - An Everyday StoryAugust 13, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    I think my daughter might be requesting a fairy party next birthday. She LOVES fairies :) Looks like everyone had a beautiful day.

  9. Thanks for dropping by Kelly. I found the bird houses via the Clever Patch website. They have some amazing resources. The bird houses come flat packed and are easy to assemble (my 6 year old did it for me) and they just needed a small amount of PVA glue for the roof section.

  10. Thanks Kate, it certainly was a fun afternoon. Fairy parties are definitely the best :)