Book Party: Flower Fairies
My sister and I grew up pouring over the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Baker, so it was no surprise to me that when her little girl requested a fairy party, it was heavy on Cicely Mary Baker!
There are few illustrators who have been able to match her exquisite fairies…though I do have a few suggestions below. We gave the birthday girl the following fairy books to add to her collection: ‘The Fairy Who Wouldn’t Fly’; ‘Lili-Pili’s Sister’ (lovely one for a pregnant mama like my sister!); ‘The Little Fairy Sister’ and ‘The Forget-me-Not Fairies’ which I’ve reviewed in full here.
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This Flower Fairy party had all the right ingredients and was a low key and relaxed family and close ‘village’ members event – given my sister is two weeks out from having a second baby! It had:
A cute as a button birthday girl in a fairy dress (grub roses added by her nan/great grandmother!)
Cousins (five female cousins in total) and friends and fairy stools. Not sure WHAT sort of face The Wild Thing is pulling but she wanted to be a dragon, not a fairy. Enough said.
Cicely Mary Baker bunting using book pages sewn together by my sister.
Healthy fairy food (sheesh even the chocolate crackles were healthy ones!) and nan’s passionfruit melting moments.
Nearby coffeeshop with Toby’s Estate Coffee for frazzled parents and grandparents.
Nonna to theme the tables, she is NOT happy with the additions to this tree that the children made BTW (one day my sister and I hope to be as well themed and styled as she!).
Papa to mind extremely cute bubs of village members.
Nan (great grandma) to make fondant flowers and biscuits, crochet daisies and provide underpants for The Wild Thing (who has taken to removing underpants in public), as well as provide sneaky lollies to five great granddaughters.
Ice-cream Duplo (am also coveting this BTW).
Balloons stolen from another fairy party at the same park (yes they DID score those balloons – WINNING).
There was also a rather excellent cake with a fairy archway – but for some reason I didn’t take a photo of it!
Happy Birthday Little Flower Fairy!
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