Even though I have a lot of plans for a party with a Woodland Fairy theme - I figure that it never hurts to get MORE ideas because hey, they might be better! Besides - I don't have favors figured out yet so..........
Here's the outline:
-it'll be an inside party (Massachusetts in December ya know) - a room will be transformed into an enchanted forest
-the guests are 7 -9 years old
-it is a WOODLAND fairy (not pink fairy princess) party
-foods will either have woodland animal names (toad-in-the hole) or look like woodland plants and/or creatures (acorns, leaves, mushrooms, mice, toads, etc.)
I think that I have most figured out but I'm always looking for more menu ideas - especially ones that don't involve candy or sweets
For the craft - I'm pretty sure that I'll have the girls make Fairy Houses. We'll go on some hikes in the next few months (before cold weather sets in) and collect natural items to make them.
I saw some ADORABLE toadstool "stools" for party decor and seating but no way am I trying to sew up and stuff 6 large mushrooms! I also thought to use some stumps (bug free hopefully) so I'll have to keep my eye out for people offering downed wood.
I may do a "quest" because DD LOVES LOVES LOVES quests and hunts.
I don't have favors planned yet but won't be doing bags of pixie dust. Last year for our Halloween Party I had the girls (pretty much the same guest list) fill muslin cloth bags with potpourri and say a special "spell" over them. And the pixie dust was done at another party.
Wands have been done (we did unicorn horn wands from homemade dough last year at halloween).
So - feel free to weigh in with any thoughts!