My daughter loves the woods, animals and magical creatures. We decided to celebrate her 8th birthday with a Woodland Tea. We cleared a little patch in our woods and set things up outside. We used an old pie safe, our kids party table and we strung a wire between two trees to hang the grapevine chandelier I made. It was decorated with flowers made from paper doilies. I fell in love with a vintage clip art (from the Graphics Fairy website) of a little gnome and woodland animals which we used for our party printables and invitation. I made two (very amateur!) mushroom shaped cakes by baking cake batter in pyrex mixing bowls. My sister (the professional baker!) made a wonderful gluten free cake with a fondant gnome and fox for our g-free guests. Crafts were a big hit and the girls spent a lot of time working on their fairy house creations. We had a wonderful time with our good friends and were blessed with perfect weather. All our little gnomes had a wonderful time.
Activities / Games
Pass the present, making Fairy Houses
I was so excited that all the girls were eager to put on their "Gnome Hats" - soon they will be too cool for that!
What People Ate
Hot dogs, Squirrel Mix (nuts), S'more Pops, Hedgehog donut holes, Cheese and Crackers, Fruit Salad served in waffle cups,
What People Drank
Lemonade, Sweet Tea and Water, served in mason jars