"I close my eyes and count to five
To make the fairies come alive.
And when I open them, I see…
There is a brand new fairy, Me!"
Once again, I've copied someone else's great idea! My sister, ItyBty Frog, gave my niece a fun flower fairy themed birthday party last October, complete with darling costumes for all the guests. My daughter,Maddy, was lucky enough to get one of those costumes for Christmas and requested her party be about flower fairies, too. So, last Saturday our home was invaded by fairies!
The invitation was a small flower shaped card that opened with a pop up fairy inside.
Maddy, dressed in her fairy costume, greeted her guests and invited them to color flower fairy coloring pages we printed off the internet. After all the guests had arrived, they were invited to go to the Land of the Flower Fairies. After linking their hands in a line, with their eyes closed to keep the location a secret, Maddy led the girls upstairs to to Flower Fairyland. There, they listened to stories about the flower fairies. Then they were turned into flower fairies themselves by closing their eyes, saying the poem above, and being tapped lightly on the head by Maddy's fairy wand. (I, too, made each guest a fairy costume. Holy flower! Was that a lot of work!) The rest of the activities included "Land the fairy on the flower", and "musical fairies". (Thanks for the ideas, ItyBty!) They also danced and gathered flowers admidst bubbles and streamers at the Fairy Ball, and had a Fairy Tea with raspberry floats and a flower cake. The party was finished up with opening gifts and relaxing, watching a Sky Dancers video.
Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, especially Maddy!