As all the children arrived for Amelia’s birthday party we got the dressed up in their fairy gear! I had it set out and ready to go on the ‘costume table’, later to be known as the ‘Fairy Feast Table’.
I loved how this table turned out! I borrowed the garland idea from Prudent Baby. I used all different sized butterflies (I just cut them out freehand), but next time I would stick with the smaller ones. The big ones sorta flopped around more than I’d have liked. But I thought it looked pretty! I covered the table with brown craft paper like I always do, but I trimmed it close around the edges before taping it down with packing tape. Then I looped lengths of crepe paper all the way around and covered the edge with another piece. I love the skirty look it has! And it was cheap and easy, always a big plus in my book! Next time instead of individually taping each piece of crepe paper on I am just going to run lengths of double sided tape around the edge and stick the crepe paper to that. I figured that out halfway through and it made it go a LOT faster! (Made the post-party cleanup easier too!)
The girls each got a tutu. (Lengths of multi-colored tulle knotted around a long ribbon. It tied in the back so I didn’t have to worry about waist measurements.)
And pixie ears on a flower crown.(I found the pattern for the ears at Make and Take. But my kids had a hard time keeping them on so I just cut two little slits in them and threaded them onto the headbands.)
A sparkly wand! (Tutorial coming soon, I promise!!!)
And fairy wings! I ordered these from Oriental Trading Company and painted them with acrylic paint. Of course, the birthday girl’s got an extra splash of glitter!
Here’s the Birthday Girl!
And a few of her fairy friends!
We had almost as many boys attending the party as girls, so of course they needed costumes too! They received their wands and wings, and they also got pixie ears. . . .
Pixie hats. . . .
And elf pouches!
Aren’t they cute!
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