Book Party: Pearlie in the Park
This afternoon we celebrated PudStar’s sixth birthday with a ‘Pearlie in the Park’ fairy party and it was just lovely. Lots of funky little fairies running around and a good opportunity to catch up with parents from school – something I don’t do enough of.
I wrote yesterday about Wendy Harmer’s ‘Pearlie’ series and why PudStar chose it as the theme for her fairy party. The series is funky, funny and fast paced and each short chapter book is a fully self-contained story which can be read in one or two sittings – absolutely perfect for young ones starting on chapter books. PudStar loves them and it appears her friends do also.
At the last minute I decided to take all the copies of ‘Pearlie in the Park’ to the actual park for any little ones who may need a bit of quiet amidst the chaos – birthday girl maybe?! All the party goers in fact loved the reading mat and books, which rather warmed a librarian’s heart. Perhaps next year we could just invite all the girls to a party in the library and have silent reading for two hours?
I said yesterday that Pud had gone through all the books writing down food for her party. So at her request we had:
Three tiered cake – cooked by Dan after Pud said, “mummy. Why do you always cook the birthday cakes? Daddy can cook two minute noodles very well”. TWO MINUTE NOODLES?! So he cooked the cake.
Moudly popcorn – for ‘villians’ Scrag and Mr Flea. Salted caramel popcorn with melted green chocolate and green sprinkles.
Smelly cheese sandwiches – also for Scrag and Mr Flea.
Fairy bread – who knew it was so messy to make this stuff? Not going there again.
Watermelon and grape wands
Sunflower Snap biscuits
Daisy Fizz – silly-weak cordial.
We had a game of pass the parcel where the prize was surprise, surprise…’Pearlie in the Park’ books, colouring in sheets, the book corner and a scavenger hunt which Pearlie would have approved of. Green hills of grass and lots of bubbles kept everyone amused.
Book parties are the best. They are so easy to pull together as they have visuals, characters to dress up as and food to tie-in – and I do so enjoy a book and food tie-in.
Other book themed parties we’ve had include;
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