How to Host the Perfect Fairy Party!

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Is your little one obsessed with fairies? We recently hosted a birthday party for a little girl who picked fairies as her theme. We had so much fun creating her birthday and think it would be an easy party for anyone to recreate in your home. For the decorations we bought strands of fake flowers from the dollar store. We also printed out a little saying we came across, which matched our theme perfectly. All you need is Faith, Trust and a little Fairy Dust!

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Loot Bags: For the loot bags we made little jars of fairy dust. We bought mini glass jars from the dollar store and covered them in clear tape just to be extra cautious. We filled each jar with water a few drops of glycerin and lots of sparkles. We then hot glued the cork back into the jar to prevent spilling. We tied a purple ribbon around the jar so that it could be worn as a necklace.

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We also made fairy cookies, the sky is the limit on how you make them. You could simply use a fairy cookie cutter and then ice the cookies or you could get as detailed as your baking skills allow you.

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Craft: Our guests each got to make their own fairy puppet. Almost all the supplies can be purchased from the dollar store or found around your house. We used toilet paper rolls for the body and Styrofoam balls for the head (available at the dollar store). We covered the Styrofoam balls in paper mâché so that the paint would adhere better to the ball. 

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Cupcake Bouquet

 

Ever wondered how to make a cupcake bouquet? Wonder no more! Go check out HerMagazine for complete details on how to! It’s actually much easier than you think. It’s the perfect centerpiece at your next brunch, not only is it beautiful but it’s also delicious! 

 

Great Toilet Paper Roll Crafts!

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The sky is truly the limit on crafts you can do with a simple roll of toilet paper. One of the biggest advantages of using toilet paper rolls is that you’re reducing, reusing and recycling them! Here’s a couple of ideas we’ve made with our tiny tots over the past couple of months.

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Easter Egg Cookies

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If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll remember these cookies from Valentines Day, they were quite the hit. I decided to do them again for Easter, since they’re so easy and fun to make! Here’s the recap on how to make them:

1 batch of Sugar Cookies

1 batch of Royal Icing

Icing Gels – colours of your choice – I used purple, sky blue, kelly green and yellow.

An off-set spatula

5 squeeze bottles

Lots of toothpicks

Egg Shape Cookie Cutter

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I used Ms.Field’s Sugar Cookie recipe. I made the Royal Icing with 4 cups of icing sugar, 3 tablespoons of Meringue Powder, 9 tbsp of water and 1 tsp of vanilla. I separated the icing into 4 bowls and coloured them with the icing gels. I used squeeze bottles as I find they are the best for flooding cookies. I flooded each cookie with white and then made   little dots or lines in a contrasting colour. To get the different designs I simply dragged a toothpick through the icing. I’ll be honest the first couple ones weren’t nearly as good as the later ones, but once I got the hang of it, it was really easy and fun.

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