What little girl doesn’t love fairies?
The idea of colorful, beautiful little dressed girls is easy for their imaginations.
It’s the perfect time of year to run with their imaginations and make a day of it by hosting a fairy party.
In this post, I want to share a lot of my fairy party details with you, so you too can host a party for your little girl. I started with making an invitation. I wanted to let my guests know what we would be doing, but I used some of the elements from our activities in the picture rather than giving an example. I was hesitant to stop their imaginations or element of surprise for when they showed up.
Next, come up with your activities and crafts. This was my schedule.
2:00pm-2:30pm Welcome guests, start them on a fairy wand craft while others arrive.
2:20pm-2:30pm Talk about fairies, what movies they are in, etc.
2:30pm-3:00 Paint fairies/fairy houses
3:00pm-3:30pm Snack/fairy games
3:30pm-4:00pm Create fairy gardens
It turns out I had a lot packed into my party, but we got it all in. I just had to watch the clock. Now, don’t hold too strictly to timing because you are working with little kids. Fun always takes precedent over getting everything in.
Now, if you are thinking of hosting a fairy party, you must definitely have a little girl or love one that you know a lot. Let them help you! We shopped for supplies together and then I let my kids help set up! They placed glitter/sequins in their containers for the fairy wand craft, decorated the concrete with chalk, organized things for me, carried things outside for me, hung fairy wings, and a lot more.
I painted my guests each a little wooden butterfly name tag. They were pretty cute and would make great bookmarks after our event.
As my guests arrived, we started creating our fairy wands. I had attached a painted wood heart to a dowel rod prior to the event and placed them around the table, so every guest could find a seat and have a wand ready to go. It was so fun to watch the kids personalities come out in how they decorated their wand. Some made patterns with the different colors and others tried to get as many sparkly things on it as they could.
Once we had finished with the wands, we talked about fairies. How beautiful they are…how small they are…how colorful they are…what movies they are in, etc. They girls were really animated and excited. It was so fun. We then painted their fairy houses (small craft bird houses) and fairies that they would later use for their fairy gardens.
While we waited for the paint to dry, we had a snack and played some fairy games. We created an obstacle course that the girls had to run through to “earn” their own fairy wings. We also squeezed in a few rounds of fairy-fairy-fly (which was simply a remake of duck-duck-goose). They were excited to run around, and it was fun to see them cheer one another on.
Finally, I showed them an example of a fairy garden creation that my Caleb had made for the party. We talked about how the rocks could be used to create paths, the moss to create a forest, and so on. They were all so eager to start. I then showed them all the materials I had out and they went at it.
Each girl was so proud of her garden. It was so fun to watch them carry them around and keep adding to them but also proudly show them off. I loved watching their imaginations come alive. One little girl thought to sprinkle glitter over her rocks like fairy dust. Another girl made a pool of blue sequins for water. How creative is that!? I have so much to learn from these girls.
Each of their creations was so beautiful and fun. These girls had a blast, and I had a blast helping them have a fun afternoon. At one point I asked my Reagan if she was in her happy place and she smiled proudly and said yes. There is something truly special about creating and hanging with friends.
While the girls waited for their parents to pick them up, the played with their gardens and it made my heart want to explode. I mean seriously. How cute is this!?
You too can host a fairy party and make some girls’ days. The feedback from this event has been so fun.
One little girl wore her wings the whole next day, including into a pool…
One little girl was more excited about the fairy party than a sleep over that night…
One little girl said it was more fun than going swimming (which is a lot to say on these hot days)…
and two little girls currently have their fairy gardens in their house to keep them safe.
These are the moments and memories these girls will remember and look back on about their childhood. What an honor to help create such lasting moments and build into them as they continue to develop a love for creating.