A Fairy Teaparty was the first party Mrs Fox was asked to create.
Having thrown some great parties for our own little foxes, and helped friends out with theirs, Mrs Fox's was asked if we could put together;
"a fairy party that isn't like all the other fairy parties, not too much pink if that's possible..."
With these words ringing in my ears I decided to use yellow and lavender, with just a touch of pink. I made a few fairies to get into the mood; wooden peg fairies, pom pom fairies, bead and pipe-cleaner fairies...
and finally came up with a rather nice paper craft fairy for the children to do at the party and take home in their party bags too.
I'm a bit of a bunting fan, so to create a fairy arbor I made large crepe paper flowers and machine sewed them onto bias binding strung them from the ceiling to help create our magical fairy realm. This is still one of my favourite, although perhaps the most fiddly, buntings I have made.
I've tried to write up how I made it in another blog post here. Inspired by the amazing Disney art director Mary Blair, I'd been watching Alice in Wonderland at the time, my flowers were huge magical monsters...
The next thing I came across were great fairy cake toppers. The cup cakes can be made and decorated before the party and used for the party tea. Or make the cakes and let the children ice and decorate their own at the party, wrap them and tie with a pretty bow for them to take home.
The tea table was laid with yellow, lavender and pink paper plates and cups with fairy napkins that match the cup cakes. For a table centrepiece Mrs Fox made a magical giant mushroom. Made from Papermache it stands on a cake board so is nice and fim, but it has a secret. The base is hollow and can be filled with sweets and the mushroom cap forms a bowl into which the sweets can be decanted.
Our ice cream van ice cream cups coordinate beautifully with the rest of this tableware. You don't have to use the little bowls for ice cream, we used them for fruit cups at our last fairy party.
And the great thing is the ice-cream van box looks beautiful on the table, you can make holes in the top and use it as a stand for lollipops. I made some great marshmallow lollipops with the little foxes the other day, they are easy peasy!
And of course we have the fairy party bags; cotton drawstring bags contained a paper fan, fairy glider, felt-craft accessories kit, myo paper fairy and sweeties. The little guests were thrilled with their hoard.
This party was Mrs Fox's first and created the pattern for our Fairy Tea Parties. We've changed the party bag a few times and added a few games, but, this is the template for our Fairy Party Box, which is available here on our website. It contains everything you need for a fairy tea-party of your own.