Tea and Craft Party

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Spring has definitely sprung in Arizona, and I thought it was a perfectly good reason to throw a party for my daughter and her girlfriends. Since Sawyer loves tea parties, crafts and all things “fairy,” we decided to theme this party accordingly.

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Here’s how it all went down —

  1. Punch floats and make your own fruit tarts
  2. Game time
  3. Fairy house nightlight craft
  4. Sawyer’s Nail Salon

I made the girls punch floats with fruit punch and rainbow sherbet. While I worked the girls decorated their cups with flower stickers.  Then we moved on to making our own fruit tarts. I bought sugar cookies and had the girls spread frosting on them. I then laid out several kinds of fruit for them to top the sweet treats with.

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We moved onto game time while they had their snack — I found these adorable printables online and the girls had a magical time singing in their best princess voices and working together to see if they could figure out the answers. Then we had a ring finder contest. I got large packs of compass rings at the Dollar Store and hid them around the living room. The winners got bubble microphones (also found at the Dollar Store) and the girls loved filling up their fingers with the rings when they were done.

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The main attraction at the playdate was making our Fairy Nightlights! I found this wonderful tutorial online at http://craftsbyamanda.com/plastic-bottle-fairy-house-night-lights/. The nightlights teach the kids to recycle and they were easy and beautiful.

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Here are the materials you’ll need:

  1. Arrowhead waterbottles
  2. Craft knife
  3. Moss
  4. Battery powered tealights
  5. Blue and green multi surface paint
  6. Foam paint brushes
  7. Silk flowers
  8. Butterfly stickers or plastic butterflies (found at Dollar Store)
  9. Glue gun
  10. Scissors

Directions:

  1. Cut top portion of bottle off with craft knife.
  2. Remove the lid and set aside. Cut off the plastic band around the neck of the bottle.
  3. Paint both halves of the bottle with colors of your choice. Allow to dry 30 minutes then repeat for a second coat.
  4. Cut a window in the bottle half of the bottle, large enough to fit the tea light inside.
  5. Cut slits halfway up the top half of the bottle, about 1-inch apart. Bend the ends of each slit upward so that they stick out.
  6. Decorate the outside of the house with silk flowers and butterflies.
  7. Cover the bottle lid with silk leaves or flowers. Place lid back on the neck of the bottle.
  8. Add some hot glue to the inside of the bottom half of the bottle and line the bottom with moss. Add tea light candle.
  9. Place “roof” on top of the “house.”

These were the most amazing little take away gifts and the girls loved lighting up their rooms with them that night! The best part was while the first layer of paint was drying, we set up Sawyer’s Nail Salon and all the girls painted eachother’s nails and toes. It was adorable watching them bond. 🙂

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This playdate works really well as either a girl’s get together or a birthday party! I hope it inspires you to have your own spring time fun with the little ladies in your life.

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