Sugarwings has been wanting to host a play date, and asked me for help. We decided to turn it into a fancy tea party with crafting and a walk in the woods after.
She and Dewdrop worked on the food, making these grape caterpillars with googly eyes, after a mini lesson from me on how to do it. We used blackberries for the heads and simply pushed the googly eyes (meant for cupcakes) down into the berries after we had them on the sticks with the grapes.
And see how nicely the table is set? Sugarwings did it all on her own.
We made the the place cards together. I cut a strip of died coffee filter, rolled it up, pinched the bottom and added a staple to hold it in place. Then gave her two leaves cut from scrapbook paper. She wrote the names on them and stapled them onto the rose buds.
The guests seemed to appreciate the efforts. One girl kindly told me that the tea was "divine".
We used cookie cutters to make the french fries into flower, butterfly, and bird shapes, then cut the hot dogs to make octopi.
Of course, any food looks special when you use the best dishes.
And it all tastes better when eaten with friends.
The girls explored the Fairy Berry Trail, before heading across the creek for a walk in the woods.
The creek was low, it was a good day to cross.
For me, the cutest part of the day was watching them sit in the Fairy House and point out all the sprites they imagined flitting about. The girls had full descriptions and stories about the little winged creatures they saw.
It was adorable to watch them build tiny homes from twigs, leaves, and ribbons for their new imaginary friends to live in.
This part of the day was so much fun, we ran out of time to do any crafting.
Looks like we will have to invite them back for that part, huh?