Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: Ruby's Fairy Princess Party

The date was April 11, 2011. My daughter's 4th Birthday. It was a study in pink.  Pink tulle, pink roses, and pink satin, combined with fairy wings, glitter, and pom poms. (It was the start of my party planning and pom pom making...only I didn't know it yet!) 

There were pink butterfly cookies, pink marshmallows, and pink popcorn. Strawberry cupcakes with pink icing and a pink toad stool cake. Even the veggie dip was pink! The girls filtered in one by one taking in the magical scene, totally in awe their surroundings.

1st order of business was to fairify them. (Yes, that is a word... in MY world, anyway!) Each girl received a pink tutu, wings, and fairy halo. It was so cute to see the transformation from street clothes to fairy. You could tell they all felt special. And they were.
My sweet Ruby, in her fairy costume
It was precious watching all the girls get dressed up. I had a pretend make-up station, faux jewelry and a large mirror in the play room.

Adorable little Brie has a tough time decided which necklace to wear!
Next up, was the making of fairy wands.  I picked up wooden star wands at ACMoore and painted them in pastel colors. I put them out for the party with glitter glue, paint brushes and lots of gems. They were a big hit! My daughter still plays with hers, a year later!
A make-up artist was on hand for face painting. Each girl chose the same thing- a pink butterfly. Sweet.
This face melts my heart.
Had to have pink roses for the table!
Fairy Princess place cards by Chickabug. Tulle pom pom by Pretti Mini. Tea cups: compliments of my late great grandmother. :-)
After face painting, they headed to the table for a royal fairy princess tea. The little princesses drank pink tea or pink lemonade served in real porcelain tea cups. They nibbled on flower & butterfly shaped fruit kabobs and two kinds of tea sandwiches, along with yummy pink confections from the sweet table.
Home made marshmallows are so much more yummy than the store bought kind! I got the recipe here.
Pretty place cards from Chickabug.
Fairy cupcakes!
 Ok, it's not perfect, but I was very proud of this toad stool cake! My little girl loved it, too, and that's all that mattered.
The cutest water bottle labels every from Chickabug.
Sweet party guest, Ava. I just love this shot.
Another close friend, Brie, enjoys a cupcake.
A sweet shot of another "guest" perfectly captured by awesome photographer, Sarah Zimmerman.

Carefully placing candles in toadstool cake (and praying it wouldn't collapse). It didn't!

 What every birthday party is all about: seeing your child's face light with a big, happy smile.
Make a wish! 
After lunch and sweets were served,  there was a winged horse pinata', song and dance, and games to play. And magic. Lots of it. Pretty, pink, sparkly magic. A beautiful day for a beautiful Fairy Princess.
A very happy day for our family, celebrating our very sweet little 4 year old!


Party Credits:

Party Design/Styling - Jen Kitzmiller, Pretti Mini
Photography - Sarah Zimmerman
Printable paper goods - Chickabug
Tulle Pom Poms & party decorations: Pretti Mini on Etsy

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