Almost all the fairy guests are in this shot, some were a little camera shy. As the girls arrived we helped to top up their fairy accessories with extra wands, wings, tiaras. All guests received a colourful popcorn necklace that my hubby & I had painstakingly threaded a few nights before. I think they make a pretty cute bunch. Aunty Susi painted their little faces so beautifully, with most asking for a butterfly.
While waiting to get their face painted they could practice a little fairy craft, decorating paper cutout fairies with sparkly stars, flowers & glitter textas. I can't believe just how quite they all were colouring & sprinkling. They created masterpieces.
When they were done decorating their fairies, there were a lot of yummy fairy sweet treats to devour. The cup cakes & butterfly shaped fairy bread were definite winners along with fresh watermelon wedges & home made sausage rolls.
My hubby once again out did himself with another cake extravaganza. I think he is feeling the pressure more each year as he tries to better his last effort. He nailed it this time as the Birthday girl couldn't decide between Barbie or a fairy cake, so she got both rolled into one. My favourite part of this cake was the little grassy knoll fairy garden, complete with flowers & butterflies.
This shot gives you a bit of a feel for what was happening around cake time & shows off my paper decorations nicely. Note the tissue paper pompoms & garlands of stitched together paper doilies blowing in the breeze. Talk about looking like a mum with too much time on her hands.
Hard to keep those little picky fingers away from the cake while lightling all the candles. Ooh the temptation.
Got to love a bit of dedicated fairy wand waving...go girls, and Happy Birthday to my baby, you are growing up way to fast.
Although our life goes on & we enjoy our good times & celebrate what is important to us, those who are suffering are not forgotten. There has been an overwhelming run of natural disasters of late...let's do what we can to help those in need.