I am a Pinterest-party-planning wannabe.
No one in my family is born in the summer. Until my second daughter, Sabine, came along! Her birthday is the one chance I have all year of throwing a lovely garden party. And lucky for me, she is a happy collaborator when it comes to planning something particularly girlie and sweet. This year, Sabine and I trolled Pinterest looking for fun party ideas. Mermaids? Strawberry shortcake? Blueberry shortcake? Eventually, she settled upon a fairy theme. Very appropriate, don’t you think, for a 5th birthday party?
And Pinterest is a treasure trove of fairy party ideas! Unfortunately, many of them didn’t work for us in real life. Our fairy dust came out black instead of pink. I needed a net to ward bugs off the snack table. And our toadstool cupcakes, while wildly delicious, needed some explanation. But, in the end, I think we put together a beautiful party… on Pinterest. And in real life, we had a great time with friends who cared more about celebrating with us than about how red our icing turned out. All the big sisters did a beautiful job with the face painting. The boys made a super-fun train track. And Sabine and I spent wonderful hours licking that icing bowl together as we prepared for the big day! If you’re like me, you might want to call my party-planning-, party-designing- savvy friends at Hudson Valley Ceremonies, Cinderella4ADay, Floral Fantasies by Sara and A Night in Bloom, for whom I have *even more* renewed respect!