Saturday, May 18, 2013

Kate's Garden Fairy Tea Party

Kate turned 6 on May 3rd, and at her request we hosted a Garden Fairy Tea Party for her fairy and elf friends!  It was a gorgeous spring day for taking tea outdoors!

The kids went on a treasure hunt to locate items to take home and create their own fairy houses like this one.

Aunt Sherrill and Uncle Casey did face painting.

Grandpa made bow and arrow sets for our handsome elves.

I made flower wreaths for all the fairies.

Before the tea party, we had a short discussion on etiquette.  We talked about how good manners help show that you are thinking of others and not just yourself.  The kids were a little in awe of using real china and silver, and I think this helped them be on their best manners!  It was really something to watch 5 and 6 year olds having a very civilized tea party.  

Wonderful friends!

So thankful to family and friends for helping make Kate's birthday so special!