A Fairy Tea

We’re in the middle of a Birthday Blitz. Since three of the four kids have birthdays within a month of each other, our parties are pretty low-key. We don’t rent anywhere out, or hire anyone to come here with jungle animals or anything — though we love being invited to those sorts of parties, thrown by other people. 
For my daughter’s eighth birthday, she invited four friends for a sleepover and tea party. And being mindful of my budget and my sanity, I kept it simple.


Jam sandwiches, cut into heart shapes.

Fruit salad, deviled eggs, orange slices.

We decorated with a fairy tea set she already owned, supplemented by my wedding china and whatever else we had around.

I made flower crowns for the fairy princesses out of fake flower bunches from the craft store.

fairy tea party

The Woodland Fairy Birthday Girl. I get that look a lot.

After tea, we made bead necklaces and bracelets, something my daughter has insisted on doing at every party for the last three years.

A fun afternoon, I must say.
Now, if anyone has advice on getting five chatty little girls to actually go to sleep…???
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  2. Oh, I think a tea sounds like a great birthday party! I bet the girls had a fantastic time.

    Thanks for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party.

  3. Oh, I am getting hungry looking at these!! I better start cooking dinner here. Meanwhile: really cute party idea for girls (and me)! Keep those great ideas coming… ~ Rose

  4. Looks like they had a lovely time! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  5. Way cute idea! Sounds like a blast! My girls love a good tea party for sure! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

  6. Sounds like a fun little party!

  7. LOL – we’ve had two sleepovers here this week so I can empathise! If you find the answer to the big sleep question, do let me know!
    I love the tea – it looks so beautiful with all your gorgeous china.
    Have a wonderful weekend! Lucinda

  8. I think the most memorable and enjoyable birthday parties are smaller, simpler parties because having a great time with friends is what makes a party special. Love the idea of a fairy tea. There are so many simple and sweet ideas to make it speical without it becoming stressful. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  9. That looks like a lot of fun. I love the crowns and the healthy fairy fare. Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.


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