We planned and executed a Fairy Ball.
My wee fairies started arriving about 12:30. There was much to do. Actually, I planned a bit too much. You're shocked I know. I failed to consider that I usually have a minion or two to do my bidding, but it was just the girls and me (well, Handy Man was reading a book and taking a nap, but did jump in at the end).
So my hope was to have fun, but also pass along some training in entertaining and preparing for a party. First, we made a list and then got down to business. Lots and lots of pictures.
We created fairy wands from grapes with a kiwi star on top. We made the beloved mints in a fairy shade of violet.
Goodness, after working and working all afternoon, it was time to get ready for the ball. My yard was transformed by their beauty and all aflutter with flying fairies. You know I think playing in make-up and dressing up is all well and good, until I look at them and they look nineteen and it about gives me heart failure. I want to order those dresses off and that make-up off their face. I fight it and give them their night.
I felt they needed proper fairy names and this was a subject of much conversation, as you can't figure out your name until you know what kind of fairy you are. That decision was tough when one wishes to be an animal fairy and the spring fairy. Antebellie finally decided to be Preparation Fairy- crack up. Considering all the preparing they did, I am not at all surprised. Can't say as I recall a Preparation Fairy in any of Cicely Mary Barker's illustrations. I do love the Willow Fairy.
Guests were welcomed and all our yummy food enjoyed.
Much dancing followed the feast. What a big time!
And of course, I wonder how much longer such pretend play will be something they enjoy. I never tire of it.