Throw a Fairy Party
It's truly remarkable what can get accomplished when the residents of Pixie Hollow combine efforts to usher in a new season. This party, inspired by the magical talents of these little sprites, features cupcakes topped with sweet spring blossoms and a bouquet of charming flower fairies for guests to play with and take home. And because all pixies love to have fun, there's also a collection of fairy games to round out the festivities.
Spring Flower Cupcakes: Topped with vibrant red candy blossoms, these cupcakes make a great pick for a fairy party.
Fairy Party Decorations
When you're decorating for a fairy-themed party, anything that glitters or sparkles goes! Start by hanging strings of soft white holiday lights and tying sparkly ribbons to doorknobs, chairs backs, and other items around the house. You can also create some fairy-size flare by "planting" a few silk sunflowers or other extra large silk flowers around the room. Attach some paper butterflies to a curtain, or set them on a windowsill, and young fairy party guests will be all a-flutter.
Fairy Party Crafts
Flower Fairies: With their colorful flowery hats and curly locks, these fairy dolls will be the hit of the party. You can make a bunch of them ahead of time so they're ready to play with when the guests arrive. Or you can turn the craft into a party activity!
Silvermist's Dewdrop Bracelets: Being a water fairy, Silvermist is adept at putting dewdrops on spider webs. But, despite her best efforts, she just couldn't seem to help Tinker Bell get the knack of it. Luckily, these sparkly bracelets are a cinch for novice fairies to string, especially if you make the faux gem dewdrops beforehand. Guests can wear their bracelets during the party and then take them home as favors.
More Fairy Party Activities
Musical Mushroom Caps: This spin-off of musical chairs is played with paper plate "mushroom caps" for seats. Part of the fun is making the mushroom caps. Just give everyone a plain plate and let them use markers, crayons, and/or stickers to decorate them with bright spots. When you're ready, start the game with all the spotted mushroom caps so everybody will end up with a seat when the music stops during the first round. Then remove one cap at the beginning of each new round. The winner is the fairy who sits on the last mushroom cap.
List the "Lost Things": Inspired by Tinker Bell's talent of using "lost things" in clever ways, this party activity is a fun memory challenge. Place a dozen or more household objects in a shoebox or another covered container. For example, you might include a thread spool, a key, a bottle cap, a coin, and a pencil. Open the box and let the group take a look for 15 seconds or so. Then put the cover back on the box and see how many of the items the little fairies can name.
Rainbow Scavenger Hunt: Being a particularly talented light fairy, Iridessa is always looking on the bright side of things. That's what this challenge is all about -- spotting objects that are the colors of the rainbow. To set up the hunt, collect a bunch of objects that qualify (they might be assorted buttons, bows, painted stones, bottle caps, or anything else you have on hand) and hide them outdoors or in a certain room of the house for guests to search out during the party.
Sprinkle Pixie Dust: Wrap handfuls of birdseed in squares of tulle and tie the bundles with pretty ribbon. Hand them out at the party and invite the little fairies to sprinkle the seed around the yard.