Fairytale Party...

(5 Posts)
curiousgeorgie Wed 12-Mar-14 14:17:19

I'm planning a fairytale party for my daughters first birthday... It's in 3 months.

I've hired a marquee for the garden, have softplay, a princess carriage bouncy castle, a magician / clown who comes dressed as a fairy and have started on decorations.

I've got lots of 'jewels' ( beads) in the party colours that I'm stringing into bunting, and have made book pages into bunting too... I'm going to do vases of gold wands and roses in the tables and have 'glass slippers' to fill with sweets.

I've got a lot of pink voile to create an 'entrance' into the marquee and to tent a large gazebo we're going to have the softplay under...

I want to do themed food and have 'snow whites poison apples' (apples, toffee apples) 'Cinderellas glass slippers' (biscuits in that
shape, iced with sparkly icing) and then I'm a bit stuck. Maybe a big basket of sandwiches with gingham trim and make them red riding hoods picnic?

I think I'm going to make the 'entrance' a big old fashioned mirror, with 'mirror mirror on the wall' written on it.

I need to do a few more foods / decorations / party bags / anything else people can think of?

I have about 30 children and 40 adults coming and I really want it up be special smile

Any ideas?

Guitargirl Thu 13-Mar-14 19:01:08

Did you say first birthday?

curiousgeorgie Thu 13-Mar-14 19:49:05

Yeah, it's her first birthday but the children are all my friends children and family so a variety of ages...

bakingtins Thu 13-Mar-14 19:56:28

It sounds amazing, but way OTT for a first birthday. how are you going to top that when you get to the birthdays she'll remember?
I love doing parties but have stuck to small tea parties until they are much older, doing my first themed party for Ds2 this year when he'll be four, now he's old enough to have some ideas what and who he wants, look forward to it, remember it, and enjoy being the centre of attention. Ds1 got a Harry Potter extravaganza for his 7th birthday, but all done at home on a small budget.
Pinterest is fantastic for stealing other people's ideas, just search for "fairy tale party" for lots of links.

curiousgeorgie Thu 13-Mar-14 20:12:11

I have an older daughter, she's had big parties like this until this year, when I'll just do a party for her class, rather than having a big family celebration.

I think the 1st birthday is really special!! grin

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