Of course, we had to invite all Esme's fairy friends to her birthday so we needed an invitation. I was a bit particular about what sort of invite I wanted for her as I didn't want things overly 'girly' (although they kind of ended up that way by the end!) I found a template I liked and Chris did some work on photoshop to make it up.
We had lots of fairy activities planned for the party. When the kids arrived we had a craft activity for them to do. Chris had made up some fairy wings using coat hangers and stockings and the kids got to paint them (check out the wings in my other post). It was a little more messy and time consuming than I had originally bargained on (the kids kind of drifted away in the end and parents were left to finish their wings!) but still fun.
|Decorating their fairy wings.|
|Playing fairy pass the parcel - Gideon wants to help!|
|Playing musical toadstools after the party.|
Along with the regular party fare (sausage rolls, zucchini quiche, spinach and fetta rolls, ham and pineapple pizza - all homemade of course) we also served fairy bread. For drinks we had special fairy berry punch (aka berry cordial made in the thermomix!) For dessert we had cake, magic mushrooms,, fairy teacups (kind of like this picture) and fairy wands (fruit cut out in star/heart shapes and threaded onto skewers) I made up little fairy labels to put with each bit of food.
|Magic mushroom - unfortunately we didn't get photos of the other food|
Esme choose the cake which was a toadstool fairy cake. The original cake is from the Woman's Weekly cake book but instead of using their icing and colours Chris took a bit of poetic licensing.
|Esme's toadstool cake|
Instead of the usual party bags I decided to make each child a fairy skirt. We only had a few kids coming so it wasn't too much work to make them. Although, saying that, it did take me quite a few hours to get the pattern right and them all sewn (see my other post to find out more). But the kids all seemed to like them which made it all worthwhile!
|Four fairy skirts ready to go!|