Have the fairies been visiting your house lately?
If you’re expecting a visit from the wee winged creatures, you might want to stock up on some fairy supplies. After all, you wouldn’t want to make a fairy cry, would you?
In all seriousness, if you’re going to host a birthday party and you have a fairy fanatic in the house, chances are that the idea of a fairy party will emerge at some point. Be prepared for the fairy invasion, and get your loot bags organized!
Here are a few very simple ideas to place in your fairies’ bags.
Crystals are magical to children. Go to a rock store and collect a number of different-colored crystals, especially those in pink, white and blue. Fool’s gold is also wonderful to sneak into a fairy package. Also, place a geode in each child’s container, along with instructions about how to smash it to reveal the lovely crystals hiding inside.
A Woven Fairy Crown
Collect pieces of old or discount ribbon or long strips of colorful fabric. All of the pieces should be smooth, and definitely not itchy! Get three pieces of fabric, and tie a knot at the top. Braid a simple braid, then tie a knot at the end, leaving some fabric beyond the knot. Use that fabric to tie the crown on your fairy’s head! Make this into a party craft by adding flowers, glitter, and fancy rhinestones to the woven crowns.
A Fanciful Fairy Shoe Kit
All fairies need fancy, magical shoes! We had great fun this past summer creating glitter shoes. Ours are red, and my daughter and I look like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz when we put them on.
Get a big package of glitter and divide it into smaller bags. Give each child a paintbrush and a small white glue. Give the children the following instructions:
Take one pair of old shoes that don’t look very good any more. Clean them and let them dry. Now, cover the shoe with a layer of glue diluted with a little bit of water. Shake the glitter over top of the glue, and let it dry. Then add another coat of diluted glue to seal the glitter. You’ve made fairy shoes!
A Fairy Garden
I’ve already described how to create a fairy garden of your own. It’s even easier to make a garden in a bag to give to another person. For my daughter’s last birthday party, we had a forest and garden theme, and each little gardener got a miniature garden kit to take home and build for the fairies.
What will you need for your garden in a bag?
A bag or a box to keep supplies in
A tiny pot or a teacup to contain the plants and the soil
A smaller Ziploc bag of potting soil
Rocks and shells for fairy ponds and paths
One or two small plants, if desired
Doll house decorations like miniature tea cups and bells, if desired
Zip all of these items up in a bag, and give the children the instructions in the fairy garden blog.
Have you hosted a fairy party?