Thursday, April 2, 2009

Woodland Fairy Party: The Scene

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Anna's Woodland Fairy Party was an intimate gathering that allowed for great crafting and dining with her best friends. I may never go back to a big bash again. Mark my words.


I'm a sucker for details. With a small group, my obsessive tendencies become more manageable. Inside, the dining table was a very simple and sparse setting with bamboo plates and utensil. The girls were old enough to enjoy sparkling pink lemonade from real glasses with butterfly straws. And, at the start if the party, their place settings had their fairy houses waiting to be made into homes.


Outside was the 'enchanted forest'. We live in a Southern California suburban beach town. Our yard is very small. With a few extra tress we spruced the place up to feel more green. I set up an area for food and drink (appetizers) near the girls' crafting area. The young ones enjoyed berry punch while the mamas had a spiked version that was quite refreshing. My favorite part of the outdoor set up was Parker's sound machine playing a whistling bird in the background. It felt like a forest--at least to me.

More posts to come on the menu and most importantly the activities. Stay tuned.

3 comments:

mybelle68 said...

Can't wait for more.....

Traci Fleming said...

Hi - would love more details on the fairy houses - what were they made of? Thank you!

Pittsy said...

Traci: I made the fairy houses out of peet planters (from your local garden or hardware store). I used an exacto knife to make a door and glued the 'house' on cake rounds (from Michaels). I put them at the back of the round so there would be room for a pebble path. I used cardboard from old boxes around the house for the roofs. I liked that they were slightly different and imperfect. The begininning of something charming...