Monday, January 28, 2013

Emmy's Snow Fairy Party



Over the past few years, I have always shared Emmy's birthday party with you all. Sawyer's birthday is in the Summer, so it's generally somewhere outside. Emmy's is in January, so we have always had it at out house and chosen a different theme. There has been a Pinkaliscious party, a candy shoppe party, a winter woodland party, and then this year it was a snow fairy party.  We called all snow fairies to the snow fairy castle, where they would be presented with a sparkly aqua crown.  We asked them to wear wings and tutus if they wished!  he girls were invited over for some crafting, necklace making, and cake eating!

I kept it fairly simple this year, and also chose to keep it smaller, too- girls only, and just friends from school because there is only so much fairy girliness this house can handle!  Emmy and I worked together to create decorations for the party- snowflakes were made from coffee filters and hung in the windows of the dining room and strung from the light fixture.  We also used some of the snowflake Christmas decorations we had on hand and decorated some silver branches and laid some on the table.  The centerpiece of the table was the cake.  Let's take a peek at what it all looked like before the party started....

The table was all set for their first activity, which was to decorate their own snow fairies (which were really foam shaped angels I bought on clearance after Christmas.  But they had skirts and wings, so I decided they could be fairies, too!)


 The sideboard had all of our necklace supplies, drinks, forks and plates, as well as the crowns which Emmy handed out to each of her friends as they arrived.

Some coffee filter snowflakes dangled above the table.
 And the chalkboard was adorned with  Snow Fairy greetings...

The cake remained as the centerpiece of the table.  I am NO cake decorator, so we embraced the very homemade look on this one.  The cake was a mix, I admit- Devil's food cake, but the frosting and the clothespin fairy on top were homemade.  I also made some white chocolate snowflakes for it, and added some crystal sugar for fairy shimmer.
 Before I show you the rest of the cake pictures I have to tell you this funny story from the party.   Emmy's friend asked me a question and the conversation went like this....

Friend: Why does the cake have a hole in the middle?
Me: It's a Bundt cake.
Friend:  It's a butt cake, eeew.... (and tons of little girls giggle).
Me: No, no no, it's a type of cake- it's the shape Emmy chose... but then I start giggling, too!

And now more pics of the cake.  As I said, I made the fairy out of a clothespin.  I colored it with markers, added silver pipe cleaner wings, and a blue tulle tutu made out of tulle ribbon, and then we added a pink sash made with ribbon.


We had necklace making ready for the girls.  Each girl got a silver chain, a cup filled with blue and clear beads, and a silver pinecone.

 And of course we had the fairy decorating all set up for them to do when they arrived...

Before the party, I snapped some pictures of my own snow fairy...

And then had Chris take a picture of me and Emmy, and of course, Jake wanted to be in the picture.


When the girls arrived, they all piled in with their wings, tutus, and crowns, and got to work on their fairies.



I lined up their finished products so they could all see them.

After that the girls all made their necklaces.  I was too busy helping them to take any pictures, but you will notice in the next pictures that the girls are wearing them.
After that we headed to the playroom for a few rounds of musical chairs, which was a HIT!  I always loved the game but I had no idea how crazy these girls would all go for it!  They were hysterical!

Once that was through we headed upstairs to the dining room again for cake and presents!  These are some of my favorite shots from the party.

I absolutely LOVE this!  I had her head in my frame, and then she took such a big inhale, that all I got was her mouth, and I love it!  Such vigor!


After cake and presents the girls all wanted to play musical chairs again, so back down for about 10 more rounds!  Then we finished with hide and go seek until the parents arrived to pick up their sparkly sugared up fairies!
Emmy and I had so much fun planning this party, and I can honestly say I think this was the thriftiest party I have ever thrown her!  Now, it's time to recover this week and try to rid my ears of the ringing sound from all the high pitched squeals they were bombarded with! :)
Photobucket

46 comments:

Catherine said...

What a cute party!! Love the little tiaras for the girls, they all look lovely. And I love your plaits too :)

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

So sweet -- I think the simple home parties were always the best for my kids, too. Fun, fun, fun!
xo Heidi

Terri said...

How fun...a true princess!

The Far Fifty said...

cute, cute, cute! Happy Birthday, Em!

Julia Konya said...

Aww how sweet, now Lilly wants a snow fairy party too :)

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Emmy looks SO happy...who wouldn't with a Mommy that does such a special party! The girls look like they had such fun!

Paulette said...

What a fun party!

Cathy Wall said...

Just darling and love that it was not only a clever party, but thrift and simple! Emmy makes an adorable snow fairy....

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Very cute party idea - and she is adorable!

Janel from NellieBellie said...

so so sweet!! Love the cake, it's precious!! And your little snow fairy is adorable!! I just got done doing a tea party for Katie this weekend. 15. I kind of remember her being as young as Emmy....kinda. tear.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Such a pretty party! Love the cake and the decor is perfect.

Kristen @ Sophia's Decor said...

So cute! She looks just like you! What a good idea for a party...I'm always stumped on winter themes as two of my girls' birthdays are in December. I'll remember this for next year :)

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Cassie. I loved it. I wish I was 6. How creative and what an adorable party. I love the decorate the Fairy idea. The snowflakes were cool too. BTW you should link to Blue Monday today at Smiling Sally's since your post is Blue. Thanks for sharing a fun day.
Blessings,
Sherry

Jennifer Rizzo said...

So cute! We have a princess tea party here in a few weeks. I am going to have to remember musical chairs. I have to start getting the games together.

Mary said...

Sweet. The cake is so adorable and I love the little conversation about it!

Dana Frieling said...

What sweet memories you're creating for Emmy! Kuddos to you for putting in the elbow grease instead of paying someone else to do it all for you like so many parents do these days.

pam {simple details} said...

I can just hear the high-pitched, snow fairy, giggles! And, I've never met any bunch of kiddos that didn't love a friendly, competitive game of musical chairs! Adorable!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Cassie this is The BEST! It will be a wonderful memory for Emmy.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Fun fun fun!!! What a cute theme for the party and it looks like all the sweet little guests had a blast….especially that adorable birthday girl of yours!!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

SO cute! I bet each of those little girls are still talking about her party. :)

Tiffany said...

Ha! Butt cake. Love it! What a fun little party. I bet she loved it.

Lauren said...

Looks like fun!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh Cassie, what a darling party! Love the sweet theme, the craft activities and musical chairs - how fun! The girls look so cute and Emmy sure knows how to blow out her candles. I hope her wish comes true! ... And girl, you are still rockin those bangs!

Kelly said...

That is the sweetest little butt cake I've ever seen. :) What a fun party and a beautiful birthday girl!

Ange said...

What a cute cute party. We never had any luck with musical chairs when the girls were younger, no one ever wanted to be out, they would cry. Butt cake, how funny. :) And your homemade cake was perfect!

decorumdiyer said...

What a sweet party theme. Very whimsical. You did a lovely job taking pictures of the event. I am always too busy and stressed to take pictures.

Holly Browning said...

What a super cute theme party!

Ali Richardson said...

Adorable!!! Such a perfect party for your sweet little fairy :) Looks like fun was had by all! xo

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

So so so cute! What a fun idea! Sometimes filling the day with girliness is much needed :) Lucky girl and lucky mama to have such a precious peanut to celebrate! Happy birthday party Emmy! xo

17 Perth said...

Okay Cassie--I am literally laughing out loud at this post. Bundt cake..hilarious. And those shots with Emmy blowing out the candles. Just precious! She WANTED those candles OUT! Love it.

On another note, the theme is awesome. Crafting, necklace making and cake? I want to come! Hahaha. She looks beautiful! So glad she had a great day!

Shannon Fox said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! I even crinkled my nose up in the pure sweetness that was that cake! So cute :))) What a perfectly fun little party!!

PS-still trying to get used to the new buffet. LOL!!!!!

Gretchen said...

Looks like so much fun! And it's totally okay to use a mix for the cake if you make homemade frosting. The frosting's the most important part ;)

Hetty said...

What a nice party..your little one will remember this forever! I have to say, Cassie, I adore your clothespin fairy. She makes me laugh!

andrea@townandprairie said...

Every single bit of this is filled with sweet angel fluff. Love your post!

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

Very sweet. Love those photos!

DecorandtheDog said...

Nice work on the butt cake. Very cute!

Emmy is so stinking cute. Seriously. Cutest ever.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

YOu two look just alike! What a great party. I love nothing more than seeing a big group of happy girls in crowns. :)

Jamie said...

how fun!!! I love the cake toppers :)

Allison said...

What a pretty snow fairy Emmy is and a darling theme for a girl's party. How fun! The girls look like they had a ball and I bet Momma is worn out from all of the activity. Hope you got a little R & R today. Funny about the "butt" cake! I love the photo of you and Emmy.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

precious...I love the picture of her with her cake! You did good mom!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

So adorable!! It makes me look forward to all these things when my little one gets to be a few years older! Take care, Caroline

Joanna B said...

What a cute party! I love the decorating and creating stations! Super cute!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

You're such a great momma - looks like she had a blast! What a fun theme for a January party! She looks so grown up - tear!

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

Love the simple decor for the party! I'm planning my son's first birthday party right now....it is fun to see what others have done! I may have to do snowflakes one year!!!

Your dining room is gorgeous.

New follower.

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

I'm back....having trouble trying to find the Follow You via GFC. Is that an option??

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

This is so sweet! I love the theme...love me some fairies. Everything looks darlings and emmie and her friends look like they had a blast! Emmie will have sweet memories of this for sure. Love the picture of you two!!