Fairy tea party
Would your little girl love a tea party where she can dress up as Tinker Bell, Buttercup, or the Sugar Plum Fairy?
Here are 10 ideas for a little girls teaparty. But adults can enjoy the occasion also.
Remember, you don’t have to be young to love the wee folk.
1. Let the party girl select a flower fairy color and ask her friends to try to wear something that color. Have extra scarves or hats in that color for those who forget or don’t have something available.
2. Try homemade invitations. Have the party girl turn construction paper into fairy paper with glitter, stickers, and paint. Then cut them into stars and glue them onto the invitation information.
3. Your fairy tea party decor can be simple. Any sheer fabric like gauze or nylon net can be dyed and used for drapery. Lots of dangling ribbons can also create an enchanted effect. Partly hidden blinking lights can encourage magical sightings into the world of faerie.
4. Find an inexpensive sheer fabric like chiffon so each girl can make a fairy cape with glitter, sticker stars, and ribbons. No need to hem the fabric for this play clothing.
5. Every fairy needs a magic wand so this is one of the best craft activities for this party. Have a selection of sticks, water-based child-safe paints, ribbons, feathers, glitter, string, and beads. Can everyone say Abracadabra? Other crafts might include head wreaths, face painting, and “wishing boxes.”
6. Storytelling can only be fairytales, of course. Choose the best stories for your age group. Remember, they all lived happily ever after.
7. Time to eat? Table settings can be the selected fairy color. Add natural accents beloved by the fairies like potted moss with a stone mushroom to sit on in a tiny faerie glen, a bunch of twigs to build a little house, dried leaves for flying carpets, nuts in the shell, flowers, fresh fruit, crafted bumblebees, dragonflies for the dragon faerie, and ladybugs.
8. Food should be light, pretty, natural, and small (fairy bite-sized). Keep your tea sandwiches and scones small by using a cookie cutter. Select smaller cookies (chocolate chip ½ teaspoon drops) or mini-muffins. Honey is a favorite of the sweet visiting fairies. Reminder: always check with parents for specific food allergies before planning your menu.
9. What tea will do? Try a delicious flavored green tea or decaf version, but make it ½ strength. Serve at a comfortable temperature in tiny ceramic cups with one drop of honey.
10. Finally, everyone can “follow the twinkling faerie trail” for an inexpensive treasure hunt leading to flower fairy paper dolls. This will work both indoors and outdoors (on a lawn to avoid spiders).
Remember that young children generally have a rich imagination. You don’t have to do a lot before you begin hearing “did you see that one?” with a lot of giggles. At that point, your fairy tea party has become a complete success.
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