Friday, July 6, 2012

Favorite Photo Friday ~ Her Very Fairy Birthday Party

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Scott and I always joke that Anna is nine 'going on 6'. She's 'young' in her tastes, likes, dislikes, playing, dressing, everything. And we like it like that of course.

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So when she wanted a Fairy Birthday Party with all of the 'magic' we could think of I was over-the-moon. And I can say that every trip to the craft store, every poster colored, every ribbon tied was worth it.

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So for her ninth birthday we created 'fairy land' in our back yard.

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Using sticks and ribbon we made a circle around the tree. You know how little girls are... once there is ribbon to 'tie off' and area it really is fairy land.

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I wanted it big enough for the table and chairs to be inside the Enchanted Forest.

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And for the entrance to be really magical.

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I had so much fun decorating the table inside the Enchanted Forest.

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A peek looking in from the entrance.  If you look really hard in the trees you can see some fairies!

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Here's a close up...

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My favorite part of the day was watching Anna see it all together for the first time.

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And one happy little sister

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We were all pretty excited about the party and how it all came together. I LOVE all this little girl party stuff!

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I made posters and had them all over. This one was my favorite. I had it hanging out front and created a flag banner using fabric. (all matching the birthday girls dress)

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More set up pictures... a fairy house.

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And my favorite of all... we had these pink feathers scattered all over the backyard. The fairies must have left them at night to wish Anna a Happy Birthday!

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You never know what might be flying around...

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When her friends arrived they spent the afternoon going from one fun fairy activity to another. I only wish that I made the party a bit longer.

They painted Fairy Houses.

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They planted Fairy Flowers.

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A game of Mushroom Ring Toss. Just the right size for my bigger fairies.

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I think this one was Anna's favorite; and maybe a favorite with all of the girls.

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We had a Fairy Photo Booth inside the Enchanted Forest.

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And we had an assortment of Fairy Food.

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And this AMAZING cake that Anna's Auntie Cindy created for her. AMAZING! Thank you Auntie Cindy for all of the love you poured into it!

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A close up on the detail!

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There was even a door entering Fairy Land that said, "Welcome Anna"! Wowza!

My Dad surprised all of us with a huge box of glittering fairy dust. He had all of the girls take huge handfuls of it and throw it into the air!

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Love this one of Anna! My favorite photo! Love her oh so Chinese eyes in this one!

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Make your own fairy wings! (my favorite)

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And a parting gift to all of the little fairy girls... Enchanted Fairy Bath Beads!

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I didn't want this birthday party to end.  Please stay little for a lot longer girls... please...  Happy ninth birthday Anna. We adore you!

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For more fun photos check out my fiend Lisa...

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  1. I loved looking at all of these pictures! This is like every girls dream party! You did a great job with the decorations and your little one is just adorable!

  2. such lovely photos - looks like such a great time!

  3. wow! you really made her 9th birthday special!! looks like an amazing party with incredible attention to every detail!! i love the idea of planting the flowers and making the fairy dust! your photos are beautiful!

  4. Wow! That was one beautiful party. I just loved everything. Those pictures are so pretty. And that cake was awesome. What a great memory she'll have of that day. Happy birthday to her!

  5. Happy Birthday Anna! What a magical birthday it was!! I love everything about this post! My girls love fairies also and making houses in the woods for them :-) Great job to mom and dad for all their hard work and love that went into setting this up! Have a wonderful Sunday!



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