Friday, September 20, 2013

International Fairy Tea Party Day


We like fairies in this house. Bug's 1st birthday party was fairy themed. We have various fairy toys and costumes. We have been attending the fairy festival at a local nature center for the past two years. I plan to continue to take Bug to it until she starts telling me she is too old

I was browsing Facebook and came across the International Fairy Tea Party Page, I jumped at the idea, emailed Bug's playgroup and started planning ours out for September 20th almost immediately!


I came across a lot of great ideas for Fairy parties and tea parties on the internet. I pinned some of our favorites to our Fairy Tea Party Board on Pinterest. Originally for our snack I was planning on making sugar cookies and having the fairies decorate them with colored sugar or fruit. I didn't have the time to pre-make the dough and didn't know how four- 2 year olds would fare in our tiny kitchen so I decided to serve some fresh fruit as Fairy Snacks instead. 


I set up a small fairy craft station on a storage bench. We had DIY Key chains, stickers, wooden beads and chenille stems pipe cleaners.


Here is a shot of the table I set up for the Fairy Tea Party. I decorated the table using bird houses that we painted over the past two weeks, wooden peg dolls, our rainbow acorns, fairy houses, flower crowns, gems, butterfly wings and fairy cutouts from a Fairy Activity book. 


I bought a bunch of wooden plant markers on clearance at the craft store and used them to make a wand for each of the children that attended.


I found these cute butterflies at the dollar store. I clipped one to each of the chairs. 


Here is a close up of the bug catcher I upcycled into a fairy house.


And here is the fairy house I made out of a foam pumpkin. 


I dumped out our wooden blocks into a shallow long cardboard box so the kids could easily access and build with them. I also set up our Bluebell Boot and Fairies for the International Fairy Tea Party celebration.


Here is a shot of one of the place settings. I was so happy to have found these great cups and plates for the tea party!


After all of the kids arrived, I served Iced Raspberry Fairy Tea to them. They loved it and so did the Moms! It is super easy to make! 

To make your own Raspberry Fairy Tea, you will need: 
  • 8 Cups Hot Water, I use it just as it is starting to boil.
  • 6 Raspberry Tea Bags
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 4 TSP Sugar
  • 1 Lemon, washed, seeded and thinly slice
  • Fresh Raspberries, for garnish

Steep Tea Bags in water for several minutes. Remove Tea Bags. Add Honey, Sugar and Lemon. Refrigerate over night for iced tea. Add several fresh raspberries in each cup prior to serving. Enjoy. 


We had a blast and plan to participate every year going forward! For party favors I gave each child two woodland themed sticker books and I made a fairy flower crown, wand, two peg fairy dolls and wooden mushroom table for each of them. At the end of the day even the cat was ready for a nap. 

Click the pictures below to read more about the crafts, activities and sensory play we had at our International Fairy Tea Party!

 

 

How did you celebrate International Fairy Tea Party Day? #InternationalFairyTeaParty #iftp


3 comments:

  1. wonderful to read and see how you celebrated International Fairy Tea Party too! Feel honoured that you joined in the fun too!

    Suzanne from Interaction Imagination

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  2. Perfect writeup of this whimsical play date. Bean had fun dressing up like a faerie and playing with her faerie friends. A week later and she's still wearing her beaded bracelet she made and plays with her peg faeries nightly. Great job with all the details and planning!

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  3. Perfect writeup of this whimsical play date. Bean had fun dressing up like a faerie and playing with her faerie friends. A week later and she's still wearing her beaded bracelet she made and plays with her peg faeries nightly. Great job with all the details and planning!

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