It's become a bit of a blog tradition here that I post about my kids birthday parties. I've mentioned it before, but Lu is QUITE a party planner. So much of this party came about because of her ideas....in fact, if anything I'd say that I toned them down a bit! So the rainbow arch of balloons never happened. Or the giant flowers she wanted to scatter all around the backyard...but I still think it was a super fun birthday party!
The party was very loosely inspired by the Rainbow Magic Fairy Books, which my daughter LOVES. We didn't pick any particular storyline from the books, but we did let the books influence our color scheme and the idea of going on a fairy adventure!
I'm excited to share all of the details with you today! We had a fairy adventure, a photo booth, a "make your own" fairy garden station, a puppet making station, and food and cupcakes of course! I know it's going to be a LONG post, but I'm going to share all of the details with you today, including all the links to free templates and tutorials.
So let's get started!
When the kids arrived, we had them immediately start by making their own fairy/elf puppets. You can read all about those puppets here (including the free puppet template and tutorial).
Then we began our fairy adventure! Lu helped me make up the clues. (Honestly, a rather painful process for me as she tried to rhyme every other line...and type them herself). Here's the first one.
Oh N0! Jack Frost has captured the rainbow fairies and he destroyed fairyland. We need your help to find the fairies and rebuild their homes. Here is your first clue to help you find the fairies:
Into the garden you must go, but before you leave,
There is something you must know.
The garden is only for small magical creatures,
and to enter you must listen closely to the potion making teachers.
My husband and I helped the kids add kool-aid to their water bottles to make a "shrinking" potion.
To have the power to grow and shrink,
A magic potion you must drink.
After a sip, look for a house with magical supplies,
Inside you will find your prize:
A clue, plus wings or a hat to make the perfect magical disguise.
Outside they found some "magical disguises". We had wings from the dollar store and felt elf hats. I made the hats by adapted this pattern that I found online. I made the hats larger because our guests were elementary school aged.
Your journey begins with a circle of flower pens,
Grab one, and use it to figure out your next clue.
With the help of your friends,
Circle only the letters in blue.
The kids had to find a circle of flowers in the lawn.
the flower pens that I posted about last Friday. In the middle of the pens was a clue with lots of multi-colored letters on it. They had to circle the blue letters to real the clue: POP THE BALLOONS.
I didn't get any pictures of this, but basically I had a bunch of white balloons filled with glitter. One of the balloons had the next clue inside. (Also, on a side note, if you're going to do this, I recommend putting the glitter in the balloons before you inflate them. Otherwise you'll get a face full of glitter. Believe me. I learned the hard way!
Here is the clue that was inside one of the balloons:
Gather the rainbow rocks from where flowers used to grow
Inside they hide magical crystals that Goblins love.
Throw the rocks in magical waters where their true colors will show
Then give them to the goblin to find the fairies above.
These rocks were really awesome!!! Basically what we did here was to mix some baking soda with some water, add food coloring, and then used the solution to cover up a plastic jewel. The kids had to find the rocks in the yard (where flowers used to grow...I don't have a green thumb!)
Then they had to put them in "magical waters" (aka vinegar) to release the jewels from inside. The kids really loved this!
My husband pretended to be the "goblin" who the kids had to chase down. They gave him their jewels in exchange for their next clue.
A great butterfly holds the fairies in the sky,
Release them, then make them new fairy homes,
A place to rest, and a place to fly,
a place to visit with friendly gnomes.
At this point, the kids got to release the fairies from the pinata. I was going to make a butterfly pinata like I did before for Lu's bug party, but instead I ended up purchasing this one from Amazon because I ran out of time.
Inside the pinata were the fairy dolls that I made the girls a few weeks ago. The kids each got to pick one, and then we went to make them a new home in a fairy garden.
The rest of the party was basic party stuff, pizza, rainbow jello, and cupcakes! The kids and I made the cupcake toppers. I made some fairies for them to color in and then I laminated them and hot glued them onto a toothpick.
If you'd like to make your fairy cupcake toppers you can download the free template.
Here are my kids versions!I think that's about it for all of the party details!!! I hope you all enjoyed a sneak peak into my daughter's birthday party! Let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great week everyone!
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