Many little girl dreams of a real life fairy garden to bring magical moments to life. And if you’re daughter happens to be one of them, we’re going to show you how to create a fairy wonderland for a garden party with twinkling fairy lights, a fun garden activity and some table flutter.
One thing that sometimes doesn’t change as girls grow up is a love for sparkle and glitter. You just need to be mindful of the age range your party is for and this will drive your ideas.
For our fairy garden party we are catering for girls aged around six to 10-year-olds which leaves the fairy wings and wands behind. We have focused our theme on butterflies, fairy lights, flower crowns and ‘make your own fairy garden’ activity.
How to make flower crowns.
We decided to make our flower crowns everlasting, so we opted for craft components that looked amazing and natural without to much colour. We purchased paper stem wire (florist wire), and wove two pieces together to form a wider band. Then we used artificial long grass and wove this in between. A hot glue gun secured the ends, as well as the flowers, leaves and butterfly.
- 18 gauge paper wire, natural colour
- Artificial long grass, green (purchased on a stem)
- Artificial flowers with leaves, white with yellow centre (purchased on a stem)
- Hot glue gun and extra glue
How to make butterfly twinkle jars.
Simple mason jars with fairy lights for capturing butterflies made an amazing table decoration. Open a few lids and let the butterflies escape and add a few butterflies on the outside of the jars. Fairies love butterflies.
- Mason jars with built in fairy lights
- Fairy lights on a string
- A collection of butterflies from a craft supplier
How to make fairy fruit flowers.
A fairy garden party wouldn’t be the same if it didn’t have garden food to go with it, especially flowers made out of fruit.
Growing watermelons with kids is so much fun, they are such an impressive size, shape and colour. Making them into flowers is the easy part, keeping them on the plate long enough so they make it to the table is the hard part.
- Kiwi fruit
- Blueberries and grapes
- Flower cutter
- Thick BBQ stakes for stems
How to make glitter stones.
A little bit of glitter stays with a young girl for a very long time, the only thing that changes is where you apply the glitter.
A toddler will add glitter on top of glue to create shiny pictures. By the time they hit kindergarten the glitter moves to Easter hat parades and face painting. When they hit six, glitter can be found in nail polish and detailed artwork or even fairy stones.
- Natural decorative stones
- Silver glitter spray paint
How to make your own fairy garden activity.
Without question, a fairy garden is a place to treasure from a young age. This is an absolute winner at any age, but for the girls attending our fairy garden party, making their own ‘party gift’ is one sure way to put a smile on every face.
We used succulents, as they are super easy to grow and kids find them very easy to handle. Plus if you grow them at home, they are easy to make cuttings from so will save money too.
- 14 cm wide bowls
- Succulent mix
- Succulent cuttings
- Artificial moss
- Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies and accessories
- Decorative stones
- Water sprayer
A family garden can be enjoyed at any age, it offers so much in both enjoyment and education. Consider a fairy garden party for any occasion that needs a twinkling celebration.
Fairy lights make everything that little bit more magical.
Becky Searles is the founder of Family Garden Life and an expert in getting your family outdoors with fun ideas, activities and projects. You can find out more about Becky and her business on the Family Garden Life website and Facebook page.
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