Little E is obsessed with fairies. She knows all the names and talents of all of TinkerBell’s friends, thinks glitter is actually fairy dust, believes that Pixie Hollow is a real place and jingles bells to call the fairies to her room. So for her 5th birthday, what better theme than a fairy tea party??
I thought I’d start these posts by showing the decorations that I made first (VERY cheap and VERY packable…a must for those of us living abroad) then on the next post show off the fairy village I made for her. It took me so long, that I wanted to give it its own post!
The butterflies should be first! I love them so much, I might leave them up all spring! I got this idea from the bats I did for Halloween, which I got here from Dana on DanaMadeIt (one of my favorite blogs). And I thought, why not butterflies?
I actually got the idea for the color of butterflies from this picture in an Anthropologie window display:
Also among my decorations is this ballerina hanging from a little string, which I got here.
And then the paper garlands
do in ombre yellow. These are seriously easy to make, easy to pack, easy to hang and coordinate with other decorations. I got this garland
idea from Lindsay over at A Wooden Nest
. She’s actually a friend of my best friend AND I used Lindsey’s own wedding garlands for a baby shower I threw in Oregon a number of years ago…and my life has never been the same (thank you, Lindsay)
I have a couple different sizes of giant hole punches. I punch out my color of card stock and sew them together in a line with a coordinating thread color. So easy. You should make some. Like now. Go make some.
I reused this scrap garland from a baby shower I threw a month ago and I still love it!
I also reused this paper…thing. What would you call this?? I love that it adds texture to the wall. I actually love it so much that I want to make a huge orange one for one of my walls. I’ll let you know when that project gets done…
And then finally my paper lanterns which I get for 100 yen (like 80 cents in exchange) at the nearest Daiso.
Holy Cow I have a ton of hanging things in my house…I kinda like it.
Because I used fabric and paper that I already had on hand for a lot of these, and reused decorations from other parties (which I totally think you should do), I probably spent a grand total of 6 dollars on these decorations!
Hooray for reusing and recycling!!