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Hi,<br>
I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but if it´s not someone will move me, right?<br><br>
I am planning a birthday party for my little big girl. Theme is "Fairies". I don´t want to have a lot of plastic and stuff, but I want a really cool birthday party. Unfortunately I kind of ran out of ideas...and it will be next week already!<br><br>
I wanted to provide costumes for the little girls, but I failed in building them, and to buy is not an option. I will have a selfmade cake (pink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) but I don´t have a lot of ideas for dinner. If the weather will be nice, maybe a fire and some barbecue, but if there is rain ...<br><br>
I wanted to build a fairy garden with the girls, but I am not sure if this works, I could not find tiny furniture or houses or anything like that...And what about games?<br><br>
I am a working mom, and I kind of need your creativity - please <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Thank you!<br><br>
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Here's a fun blog I follow<br><br><a href="http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/03/diy-pixie-hollow-from-aluminium-foil.html" target="_blank">http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/03...nium-foil.html</a><br><br>
maybe you can get some ideas from that? Pre-make a log thing for each girl ( in all your free time lol!) or just use as a center piece?
 

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Triniity, I did a quick search of your posts...is your daughter turning 4? My DD1 is about the same age and loves the story <a href="http://lookingglassreview.com/html/the_mole_sisters_and_the_fairy.html" target="_blank">The Mole Sisters and the Fairy Ring</a>.<br><br>
Basically, they find an empty fairy ring and dress up in flowers and grass skirts and dance and twirl. I bet group of 4yo would like that. Then they could have little finger sandwiches and little bits of veggies served on leaves (or in cabbage leaf bowls) and little cups of sparkily juice or pink lemonade.<br><br>
Could you buy a few yards of pink tulle at the craft store (Cheap!) and give each girl a length? They could tie them on as skirts or capes or twirl them in the air as they danced.
 

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Are you crafty?<br><br>
I think the current issue of <a href="http://www.livingcrafts.com/" target="_blank">Living Crafts magazine</a> , a Waldorf inspired crafting mag, has an article about building fairy furniture using twigs and other natural items (pine cones, walnut shell halves etc.) and a hot glue gun.<br><br>
You could build some basic fairy-sized "furniture" before the party - a few chairs, a table or two and maybe even a gazebo-type of structure. Then put out some crafting materials, like some scraps of felt and silk and cotton. Let the kids "decorate" the furniture and they can play "fairy house". If you have fairy-sized dolls (felt is good) for each of them, they can take a doll home as a treat, instead of a loot bag.<br><br>
If you don't mind serving sugar, then <a href="http://iatebrisbane.com/2009/10/fairy-bread/" target="_blank">"Fairy Bread"</a> , an Aussie/Kiwi favourite, would be fun. It's essentially white bread covered in butter and rainbow sprinkles.
 

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No-sew knotted tutus are easy to make, as are "wands" and wings are usually cheap (you can often buy them in bulk at party stores).<br><br>
Bubbles seem like they'd go with a fairy theme.<br><br>
Someone posted here once about "real fairies" they have at some Ren Festivals and my daughter would LOVE that. Do you have a particularly good-sport of a friend who would come in costume and do something similar?
 

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Sounds like a cute party!! I think Fairy Food could just be anything little. Like fairy pizza could just be little pizzas on english muffins or something. Fairy sandwiches just cut really small. And/or you could garnish the plate with real edible flowers.<br><br>
For a craft you could make fairy dust. I did that once at a party and it was really cute. It was natural enough to be sprinkled outside without being litter. We put out all the ingredients and the children got to mix their own concoction in a little tulle bag.<br><br>
The ingredients were:<br><br>
Epsom salt colored with food coloring (three different colors to choose from)<br>
Bird seed<br>
Cupcake sprinkles/colored sugar (if you add this younger kids might try to eat the fairy dust so be careful!)<br>
Crushed seashells (from the craft store)<br>
lavender flowers and chamomile flowers (from the bulk herb section of the natural foods store, you can also use loose tea)<br><br>
I think that was all. It was a fun project and we included a little poem for the children to say as they made their wish.<br><br>
Also, magic wands are a fun and easy craft. You can just buy wooden dowels and cut felt into stars, the children can decorate two stars and then sandwich the dowel in between with a generous glob of hot glue. Easy and cheap too plus it makes a fun open-ended toy to take home.<br><br><br><b>Have a fun party and be sure not to sweat the details! Cake plus friends equals good times</b> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Not sure how old your DD is, but check this article:<br><a href="http://familyfun.go.com/parties/very-fairy-birthday-party-844544/" target="_blank">http://familyfun.go.com/parties/very...-party-844544/</a><br><br>
I thought their idea of making fairy gardens as the activity and the take-home was awesome! Can't wait for my DD to be old enough for this.<br>
-e
 

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In the UK we have <a href="http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/Fairy-cake" target="_blank">fairy cakes</a> for special occasions. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/rosepetalsandwiches_74902.shtml" target="_blank">Rose petal sandwiches</a> would also be cool.<br><br>
Making fairy houses is a great idea and very simple. Just get lots of moss, twigs, shells, little flowers, etc and give them each a paper plate to put it on. Lightweight fabric or scarves can be tied on as wings or skirts as someone mentioned.<br><br>
Can I come? It sounds like fun!
 

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Thanks for all the beautifull ideas! I really love them.<br><br>
I love the living craft magazine, but for outside the u.s. it is really to expensive, and there is no digital version, as is for mothering <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">.<br><br>
Does anyone know a place to look for how to build these houses online? I´ll guess we just give it a go, and see where we end up.<br><br>
Unfortunately there is no party supply store around this place, but I thought of just making little wings from tissue paper or tulle just bend together.<br><br>
And woodchick - yeah she is turning four. Such a magical age <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">.<br><br>
I am trying hard not to overdo it. But it is difficult. I am actually on call right now, and trying to sew a birthday crown while hoping and praying that everybody in town will be allright tonight ....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">. Maybe it has something to do with my own fourth birthday, which was a nightmare, since I got really ill just before and had surgery on my actual birthday - and I still have vivid memories of that day. Not nice ones... I want my little girl have the perfect birthday!<br><br>
And : Everybody is invited! I´d love to meet you guys! You´ll get cake, too!<br><br>
got to run...
 

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I would look for things at a thrift store you could cut up for fabric.<br><br><br>
I saw these two guys making sugared rose petals on the food network once. I bet that would be really neat for a fairy tea party. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I second the idea of the no sew tutus, if you're not having too many kids. If it's a lot of kids that might get tedious quickly.<br><br>
And making wands to go with them as an activity.<br><br>
I've never had good luck making wings, and I've tried many times. But I'm also not very crafty.<br><br>
How about making barrettes or something like that? Get some fake leaves or something similar from a craft store, and some huge bobby pins... add washable glue and some glitter, and you're in business.<br><br>
ETA: And I definitely agree that bubbles are a must!
 

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Fairy gardens are so easy! I make them with my boys and they love them! We just use twigs, ivy, flowers, sticks anything else they find around! 4yo DS1 places little twigs and stones and decides that they're going to be couches or whatever - at 4yo they have so much imagination you don't need anything else! Oh, and for a special magical touch you can sprinkle glitter on them! They look gorgeous!<br><br>
Bubbles definitely! You can buy (or make) a big bowl of bubble mixture to use at the party then give the kids a bottle of bubble mixture each to take home.<br><br>
If you have a dollar store equivilent you can usually find silky scarves. Pin the middle of the scarf to their backs and then take the corners down and attach to their wrists with a knot or even tie on a hair tie that they can slip over their wrists. Fairy wings done!<br><br>
Cheap fake flowers can be woven together to make flower crowns. Use a little thread, or even cellotape to hold them together.<br><br>
Find some twigs and get some glue and glitter and then the kids can make their own fairy wands. That's an activity for the party and also a party favour they can take home!<br><br>
And fairy bread! All kids seem to love fairy bread! That could be an activity too! Cut the bread into cute shapes or just triangle with the crust cut off, butter and then sprinkle with hundreds and thousands. White bread looks the best.<br><br>
You can also make cute flowers out of tissue paper for decorations. I haven't made them, but they look really easy. There's heaps of tutes online for them.<br><br>
I can think of so many things! I wish I had a little girl to do a fairy party for!!
 

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For the May Day festival at DS's preschool last week, I was on flower-crown-making duty. We took lengths of ribbon, stapled about 10 pieces of crumpled tissue paper on them, and then tied them onto the kids' heads like headbands. Easy as anything.
 

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For the twig furniture, <a href="http://www.bhg.com/gardening/fairy-chair/" target="_blank">here are similar instructions from Better Homes and Garden</a> . I also came across a <a href="http://themagiconions.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-fairy-furniture-chair-and.html" target="_blank">a blog</a> that used pebbles and flat rocks to make the furniture.<br><br>
I just googled "how to make fairy furniture" and "fairy crafts", and quite a few results popped up.<br><br>
I'm thinking with 4 y.o's, it will be easier to build the basic structures before the party. IME, hot glue guns and little ones needs direct supervision - hard to do in the middle of a birthday party. I guess you could let them use regular ol' white glue instead, but I don't think the finished result is as nice.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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I put together some fairy bread today for my contribution to our Mother's Day dinner. Thanks for the suggestion, whoever made it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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i believe hostessblog.com did a fairy party...good luck! i can't wait to have a fairy party for my baby girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My son had a fairy birthday when he turned 5. We did individual fairy gardens for kids to take home -- basically, we got small pots, some soil, some cheap small plants. Then we had things with which to decorate the garden -- gems (those glass half-beads folks often put in mosaics or in vases), clay to sculpt furniture or fairies, feathers, etc. There was tons of fun in decorating and also planting. And it was a living thing to take home and tend.<br><br>
Enjoy!
 

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2 wing ideas:<br><br>
1) shape 2 wire coathangers into wings and stretch nylons/hose over. White works well. Decorate with glitter and paint.<br><br>
2) take a playsilk or other fun fabric about 3ft x 3 ft tie stretchy ponytail bands to two corners . The child slips the bands over their hands and then they have "wings". You can experiment with folding it over in a triangle and putting the ponytail bands on the folded points or leaving it square. 4 year olds will be happy either way. They could decorate with fabric markers, stickers, glitter or leave it plain.<br><br>
have a great party!
 

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I've seen really cute fairy wings made out of willow branches and the insides woven into dream catchers.... if that makes sense...<br><br>
They looked really easy.
 
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