9.08.2008

Woodland Fairy Party -- The Recap


I’m happy to report that Audrey’s birthday party was a success…the gaggle of sweet woodland fairies seemed to have a pretty swell time, and honestly I had a blast pulling it all together.

Here’s the run-down.
  • The guests arrived and each got outfitted with fairy wings and a handmade woodland fairy “crown” created by my brilliant friend Achlee (they were seriously cool and by far Audrey’s most special gift of the day.)

  • The girlies then moved to the face painting station for some serious fairy styling.

  • Then they embarked on a treasure hunt for flowers, pom poms, jewels and sequins that they would later use to fashion peat pots into little fairy huts to take home (idea courtesy of the genius Lynne -- I love internet friends.)

  • While the huts were drying, the girls tucked into their tea party and miraculously, instantly morphed into the most well-mannered group of five-year-olds I have ever encountered. Ever.



But the highlight occured when I was tucking Audrey into bed last night, and she declared that she’d like to make a list (be still my beating heart -- A LIST) of all the things she wants to learn this year…before she turns 6. I couldn’t resist sharing with you.

Herewith Audrey’s List: (dictated by Audrey)

Things I want to learn before I turn five and once I learn them my Mom will put a check next to them.

  1. To whistle
  2. To snap
  3. To read
  4. To ride a bike
  5. To play checkers
  6. To roller skate (and ice skate)
  7. To blow bubbles

She’s an ambitious kid that one...

39 comments:

Mary said...

Beautiful party and beautiful list! Good luck!

mary said...

What a party. And a LIST?! Bless that little Audrey! ;)

raquellabella said...

This is the most darling post I've ever seen. Ever.

karey m. said...

a list.

i love that girl. her day sounds perfect.

well done, you. xoxo.

Jane said...

RIDE A BIKE! Did I read that correctly? The boys are ready whenever she is! and it sounds as if she is! It looks like you had a great time yesterday! Kuddos for pulling it off!

Martha said...

Such a sweet party and a wonderful list...I'm still trying to learn to snap! :)

Martha B.

Jane said...

PS...i just read the list again...we could do that all in one day in Seaside. Just put Audrey with the boys for a couple of hours and there will be checks next to everything! Maybe, not the ice skating...but put her on a plane and we will have her skating in no time... in full hockey gear :)

You are my fave... said...

Such a terrific party. This now will be filed away in my, "How to be a perfect mother" folder.

alyson. said...

SOOOOO adorable.

I'm still trying to learn how to snap. :)

Modern Craft said...

what a beautiful day and a beautiful family you have .

Julia said...

What a magical birthday that was :) I loved all the sweet fairy wings and little huts! And I especially loved Audrey's List!

God bless lists!

Joslyn said...

jane -- that is a brilliant idea...i'm definitely putting the boys to work at seaside this year.

yes the bike thing was a surprise to me too, and that was all her...no cajoling at all from my end.

Sabina said...

How much magically fun - my daughters would have loved this!!

SimplyGrove said...

How adorable!!!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

that is kick ass~! I loved it all so much Jos! I think we need to post our lists soon for the big 35. xoxoxo
Could she be any cuter? Gawd!

Sara Christine said...

Just adorable! I love every little detail. The rock candy in particular caught my eye. What a party!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Oh Joslyn, everything looks so wonderful. This will be such a lovely memory for Audrey.

TRS said...

Oh how adorable - her little list!
Be sure and save that for her. She'll love to look back on it someday.

I found a list of my own that is about 8 years old - and really enjoyed finding/reviewing it.
Here's what I blogged about it: http://mylifeimprovement.blogspot.com/2008/04/life-checklist.html

Raina said...

I hope you don't mind my stealing every little detail for a future birthday party for my little one (she's only 20 months).

Mrs.French said...

yep, making me want a little girl to call my own.

Joanna Goddard said...

those wings are SO cute!!!

LobotoME said...

the most adorable party ever! i am totally stealing this idea for samme's 5th in the spring!

J :)

Monika said...

AHHH! I wish I could have been your photographer for this party!!!!!!!!
Fabulous and the list is tooo sweet!!!

Monika elena Photo

Kristin said...

That list is priceless. Puts a smile on my face.

Jackie said...

What a lovely party idea. Lots of inspiration for me to use soon for my daughter's third birthday. Thanks!

lynne said...

oh my goodness! what magic!! look at the little vases of white flowers - and those darling cakes and crowns... I am sure those girls had the time of their lives.

And I love Audrey's sweet list.

Pia Jane said...

man. i'm speechless. the girl is a treasure. and that party looked so unbelievably cool, i wish i was a part of it! px

Kerri Lynne said...

Awe! Just like her mommy! I've been following your blog for a while now and I think it's adorable that Audrey wanted to make a list just like you! :)

Jessica said...

Wow, that party looks lovely. And I wish I'd been as ambitious as Audrey- I still can't whistle!

Stephanie said...

That is so precious!!!

See, you are pretty much already doing the jar idea already. You are taking the time to document these special, once-in-a-lifetime moments. Well done!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Darling party!

Vanessa & Tyler said...

Oh wow how beautiful! I need to print this out so I can remember it for one of my daughters!

Vanessa from inevergrewup.net

Fifi Flowers said...

What an adorable post... adorable party! So FUN!

mikodesign said...

looks like a lovely party, the crowns are greatand I love the star sandwich, and the list oh so great that you wrote that down, it's a treasure to keep!

Stacey said...

just stumbled over from creature comforts. this party is so dreamy. to be 5 yrs old again...

Julia said...

My daughter is having a fairy party next week (how I found your post) and I am wondering about the treasure hunt. DId you make maps for the kids to find certain treasures or were they just strewn randomly around the yard? It looks like a great party. I'm hoping ours will be as nice! Thanks for your help.

Julia said...

My daughter is having a fairy party next week (how I found your post) and I am wondering about the treasure hunt. DId you make maps for the kids to find certain treasures or were they just strewn randomly around the yard? It looks like a great party. I'm hoping ours will be as nice! Thanks for your help.

Julia said...

My daughter is having a fairy party next week (how I found your post) and I am wondering about the treasure hunt. DId you make maps for the kids to find certain treasures or were they just strewn randomly around the yard? It looks like a great party. I'm hoping ours will be as nice! Thanks for your help.

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