Friday, July 6, 2012
Favorite Photo Friday ~ Her Very Fairy Birthday Party
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.
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.
So for her ninth birthday we created 'fairy land' in our back yard.
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.
I wanted it big enough for the table and chairs to be inside the Enchanted Forest.
And for the entrance to be really magical.
I had so much fun decorating the table inside the Enchanted Forest.
A peek looking in from the entrance. If you look really hard in the trees you can see some fairies!
Here's a close up...
My favorite part of the day was watching Anna see it all together for the first time.
And one happy little sister
We were all pretty excited about the party and how it all came together. I LOVE all this little girl party stuff!
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)
More set up pictures... a fairy house.
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!
You never know what might be flying around...
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.
They planted Fairy Flowers.
A game of Mushroom Ring Toss. Just the right size for my bigger fairies.
I think this one was Anna's favorite; and maybe a favorite with all of the girls.
We had a Fairy Photo Booth inside the Enchanted Forest.
And we had an assortment of Fairy Food.
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!
A close up on the detail!
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!
Love this one of Anna! My favorite photo! Love her oh so Chinese eyes in this one!
Make your own fairy wings! (my favorite)
And a parting gift to all of the little fairy girls... Enchanted Fairy Bath Beads!
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!
For more fun photos check out my fiend Lisa...