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Planning a Fairy Garden Party

It’s my sister’s birthday today and she has been excited about it for ages. She had been planning her birthday Fairy Garden Party for months! We had it on Friday and she said it was the best party ever! I promised her I would write about it because she was too busy enjoying herself to take photos!

The Fairy Garden Party invitations were made by Diana Evans Artist and each was a tiny glass bottle with a fairy charm inside a jewellery pouch- inside the glass bottle was a glittery scroll with the party details on it, Lottie loved giving these out because they were so unusual and all her friends were excited to get a secret message in a bottle.

It was easy to decide where to hold it because the best place for a fairy garden party has to be in the garden. It did take quite a lot of work getting our garden tidied up and ready but luckily one of our family friends loves gardening and had lots of great ideas and did loads of work to make sure it was safe for everyone.

With garden looking nice we didn’t need too much in the way of decorations, just a few banners but we also wanted something eye catching that showed it was a fairy garden party rather than any other party. We were so pleased with the balloons we were sent from Qualatex UK as they really helped with the theme. We are going to review them in a separate post but they are definitely essential to anyone planning a fairy garden party and made the whole garden look amazing.

Lottie was only having a few children come so it meant we could get a few extra treats and activities for each of them than we would normally do. We got fairy wings and wands for the girls and an elf hat for the boys for when they arrived which they all loved.

We started off with making fairy gardens, we had got some large flat pots and mixed some top soil with sand. We put a little bit of gravel in the bottom for drainage and then added the soil and sand mix. The grown ups helped the children plant their plants- marigolds and little alpine plants. Then the children were able to choose from a selection of fairies, elves, houses, bridges, signs, benches, little creatures, ponds, and sparkly stones to decorate their gardens and had a lovely time doing this. They all looked amazing and everybody had make them different.

It was soon time for some food so the children all had lots of party treats and a few special fairy garden foods including twigs and berries (pretzels, blueberries and strawberries) snails (homemade cheese twists) and toadstools (strawberries on marshmallows). They then all tucked into ice-cream factory which isn’t very Fairy Garden but is really popular with all our friends!

After the children had eaten we got out lots of other fairy arts and crafts we had ordered from Baker Ross. They were able to colour in stain glass creatures, make fairy mirrors, decorate heart shaped boxes and do fairy scratch art. The children stayed busy for ages doing their crafts.

Then it was time to sing happy birthday. We had planned to make Lottie a toadstool cake but found a really nice Woodland one from Tesco which we ordered in the end. It was really tasty!

We used our own text on the cake!

 

We then had a fairy treasure hunt in the garden and it was soon time for the children to go home. They loved their party bag treats- they all got a fairy book and some sweets and were able to take home their wings and wands, all their arts and their fairy gardens which will grow so went home with lots of goodies- they even had a beautiful fairy balloon each to take thanks to Qualatex UK!

Lottie loved her party- she said it was her best one ever and all her friends seemed to enjoy it. I had fun too because when I didn’t have to help I got to have an Xbox tournament with the other older brothers!

 

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Party Planning

Party Planning


Birthdays are big things in our house. My Dad says it is because my Mum’s birthday is near Christmas so she always makes a fuss when it is ours as she always felt lots of people forgot hers when she was little.

My 2nd birthday cake- Bob the Builder on the building site


It’s not long until my sister has her 4th birthday and they are planning what to do for her party. I tried to help but my sister wasn’t too keen on my ideas of a Nerf party or a football party and seems adamant it needs to be a Frozen party so I have gone back to planning my own birthday. Sadly even my Mum thinks more than 6 months before the birthday is too soon to plan the party. I don’t agree as they have said this year I am going to do something smaller but special like going out with just a couple of friends so I really need to think carefully about what I would like to do.

In the past we have had parties at the village hall (age 1,2 and 4), hired out soft play centres (ages 3 and 5) visited the ‘race room’ for simulated driving and done the climbing wall (age 6) and been to Spy missions (age 7) so I know I have been really, really lucky but I can’t help wishing I could have just one more proper party- there are so many things I would still like to do like the football party or the nerf party but perhaps it is now time to enjoy the party my little sister will have and perhaps one day, my baby brother’s birthday parties- at least he might go for the football idea! Mum and Dad will still find a way to make my birthday special and I do have a little bit of time to decide who I want to spend the time with which is the most important thing.

Mastering the climbing wall at my 6th birthday party


In the meanwhile I will perhaps help with planning Lottie’s 4th birthday party- they have decided a Frozen theme with a disco and lots of traditional party games. We have thought of pass the parcel, musical bumps, musical statues, sleeping lions, pass the balloon, limbo and an air guitar competition so far but Mum is worried that if some children don’t like dancing they might be bored… do you have any great ideas for discos or traditional party games you like to play? 

We would love to know about the best birthday celebrations you have had for yourself or been invited to for somebody else.

My 4th Birthday cake- this one wasn’t homemade!