birthday princess. she had a great time at her fairy party and i learned a sweet lesson when i asked her what her favorite part of her birthday was. before i tell you her answer let me share my thoughts and actions that led up to the party...a couple months ago my sister gave me the best magazine ever. heart and home is the name of it. anyway inside it featured a beautiful fairy party, complete with fairy dust and everything. it was gorgeous and i had to do it. 2 weeks ago, kern and carrie came over and we spent all night making butterflies and flowers. the intention was to make 12 flowers to put in the yard (on dowels). i spelled her name out with cute pink flower stems and bought sheer curtains to hang in the patio. the week before, i started putting together the "fairy dust" and the sequin wands. i lost my momentum as i began to prepare for my dad's big surprise party that was this past weekend and that's when things went down hill fast. to make what's becoming a very long post short it didn't come together as "I" had planned. instead of 12 flowers we had 5, i ran out of time to make the tags for the fairy dust (which really bothered me) and i never even got around to making the centerpeices that were so stinkin' cute. i did get the wands done and with the help of two great gals the butterflies and flowers were hung with care (just in time for the fairies to be there) the fairies arrived as i was beat red from running around, my house was not picked up, the leaves were raked up but not put away, the cupcakes wern't frosted, the sandwiches weren't done, and the flies, oh' how i hate flies! needless to say, it didn't go as i had dreamt it would. i wasn't to pleased. that's how it began...here's how it turned out.
the fairies had a great time making flower wands and headbands with the wonderful help of mackenzie and emily (thanks girls, your awesome!) auntie carrie painted everyone's face like a fairy. they loved it. the dinner went well. the sandwiches cut out as butterflies and flowers were a huge hit and they all love strawberries! the timing was great and thet had enough free time to play.
they were so cute and they all got along. i got some great photos of all the girls and the baby was perfect. they all left with a smile on their face and some fairy dust. and what was the little princess's favorite part you ask...
swinging on the swing...yep...swinging on the swing that was her favorite part. not the pretty decorations, not the cute shaped sandwiches, and not the fairy dust. it's the simple things that make kids happy and all the other stuff is because i like it and it makes for a cute blog. happy party planning!