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!
All little fairies need wings! So with some gorgeous rainbow wings on, Emily 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.
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.
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!
After creating the magnificent fairy houses we spent the rest of the afternoon dancing to Emily's 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.
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. Emily 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.
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