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So my one and only baby is about to be five...ok in 9 more months...but I'm a big-time planner and am already working on the party of her (my) dreams. I am on a budget and prefer to make a lot of the decorations using my handy cricut and the internet (God I love pinterest!!). So anyway, I gave Fifi several choices of all her favorite things and she came up with her own theme...Flowers and fairies. So we are currently in the planning stage of a woodland fairy party. She has lots of little friends that are boys so a pink fairy party wasn't in the cards. Can't see a lot of these four year old boys sitting down for tea wearing pink fairy wings.

So...here's the initial list:

Fairy wings with flower wands (my cricut is all set for the paper flowers)
Wizard Hats and Wands
Paint your own Fairy house (mini birdhouse)
Woodland Dessert table (Totally Pinterest for this one)

I'm already a big crafter and starting so early will allow me to make tissue flowers and find fairy wings to decorate...any additional ideas are welcome!


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Jan. 27th, 2013 05:31 am (UTC)
SOunds like great fun!!
Jan. 27th, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)
Wow, my daughter wil be 5 in 9 months too! But only now have I realized that's really time to start thinking about her first jubilee.
If your party is about fairies and boys are coming - what about Peter Pen theme?
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:00 am (UTC)
I was about to mention Peter Pan too, it would look so adorable!
Jan. 27th, 2013 06:23 am (UTC)
What about elves or sprites? They're gender neutral - you could let the kids all pick which ones they want to be... sounds like so much fun.
Jan. 27th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
I agree with this. Just make the wings in bright colors and let everybody pick. Otherwise, you're going to have girls who want to be wizards and boys who want wings--unless you're willing to let everybody do everything (i.e. all the kids do wizard hats and wands as well as wings and wands), pick one. Let them all decorate their own wings.

(Please, for your own sanity, avoid giving children glitter at this age, unless you want to find it in the carpet for the remaining time that you live there.)

In the UK, cupcakes are called "fairy cakes" or "fairy buns." You might play with that for the party.
Jan. 27th, 2013 07:44 am (UTC)
Not entirely helpful, but just a question, you're going to give a bunch of four and five year old kids paint? Make sure you tell the parents so they don't dress them up. I just had my daughters sixth birthday party today and we had issues with the markers ad glue sticks they were using on their paper crowns.

Other than that, if you do it right then boys might wear wings or other things that don't look too girly. I had a three year old brother crash my daughters princes party and he was happy to make a crown when he saw the monster scrap book paper that my daughter had picked out for the other girls to decorate with.
Jan. 27th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
As far as painting goes and keeping clothes clean, you can cut the collar off of old mens' shirts and have the kids wear them backwards, or you can cut head and armholes in garbage bags unless you're one of those people who screams POTENTIAL SMOTHERING! NO!, even though you'll be supervising.

Also, I have seen a butt load of homemade glow in the dark glittery fairy dust in Mason jars on Pinterest that the kids can put together, and which makes me wish I was six again. See it here.
Jan. 27th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
For the girls, maybe tutus as well? I don't have any comparable suggestion for the boys, though.
Jan. 27th, 2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
How about a Hobbit theme; you can add that to the fairies and flowers. There's also a whole lot out there about the "Green Man" That's the male counterpart to Mother Nature

My boys had a Knights and Robin hood party one year; we did a quest (little rhymed clues led them from place to place, where they picked up glass gems to put in their grails (plastic champagne coupes, spray painted gold) and we had a nerf bow and arrow competition. (Boys made crowns, girls made princess hats...though really everyone made whatever they wanted.)

For your theme, you can make little cups with 'bark' covers, like fairies would drink from, cupcakes with flower frosting, 'leaves' wrapping food (lettuce wraps) flower garlands draping the dining area... or suspend a hula hoop outdoor or in over the table, then hang garlands of leaves or flowers to make a canopy.... Face painting is also fun. add little crystals for 'dew drops'
Whatever you do, have a couple of extra activities set up and put aside for the moment when you realize that they've done everything you thought of, and there's still an hour till the parents come to pick them up!
Jan. 27th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
Such a cute idea for a party. I like the wizard hats for boys.
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:06 pm (UTC)
A blogger I follow just recently posted her about her own daughter's fairy/woodland party here! She also later posted about making fairy gardens with her daughter here. I thought that garden was absurdly cute and maybe more fitting for a 5 year old. Hope those give you some ideas!

Edited at 2013-01-27 11:07 pm (UTC)
Jan. 27th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link to the other party! Looked so charming! I found those little birdhouses at Michaels today...they look like miniature castles. Am so excited already!
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