Simple and Sweet Fairy Tea Party Birthday6:51 AM
Is it just me or do siblings close in age always want what the other one has? A toy, a book, a plate, or even a party, and I don't just mean the presents either! It always happens at my house, the girl with the summer birthday chooses her party theme, and then the girl with the fall birthday wants the same thing resulting in much pouting and "it's not fair" whining. This year my older daughter had an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Birthday; unfortunately for the younger I would not have the same party twice, so we had to find another reason to have a tea party for her birthday. Enter her Fairy Tea Party Birthday!
To start with we used a clever little trick to make flower lights! Just take a green strand of twinkle lights (white would work too, but it wouldn't look like foliage), and pop colorful mini cupcake wrappers over each light. Make sure they lights are ones that don't get too hot!
We also hung nylon butterflies throughout the house. These are the same butterflies that hung in the girls nursery when they were babies. Yes, I have hung on to them for over 7 years just in case I needed them for a girly party one day! I don't have many pictures of them, but you can see some in the photo below along with the birthday girl and her tutu and wings!
And what is a tea party without tea pots and tea cups! My husband did not want me using my grandmother's tea cups, so I used my girls tiny tea sets instead. They set on the table with chocolate covered sunflower seeds in the cups. They were adorable and fairy sized! Wish I had remembered to use them for the Alice in Wonderland party too, but at least my younger daughter gained something from not being the first tea party!
The rest of our fairy themed food included snail shells (meat, cheese, dressing all wrapped in a tortilla) and fairy bread using Nutella and sprinkles rather then icing and sprinkles.
We also had fairy garden vegetables, twigs (pretzels), and mushrooms (cheese sticks with jumbo olives and cherry tomato halves on top) on the side.
And they owned it! They absolutely loved the end result of their cupcakes; really, I don't think I could have decorated a cake that they loved more!