A while ago (many moons/years), I banned Tinkerbell for Jayci because she developed a habit of folding her arms and stamping her foot at me, which mirrored exactly the little tiny sassy pixie. But it turns out the futility of trying to stop Jayci's love for Tinkerbell ended instead with an agreement not to stomp her feet OR cross her arms with a sassy look in her eye when she's upset with me. So her love continued unabated, and I was not surprised when she announced she simply MUST have a Pirate-Fairy birthday party this year. I agreed, and concocted a complicated spread-sheet to try and figure out when all the family was available. Finally, we settled on a date just before her birthday when only 2 members of the family couldn't be there (sorry Sarah and Hash!), she handed out invitations and we went a little crazy at Michael's. Adam, as per usual, made an amazingly delicious cake. And we ended up with a remarkably easy, low-key, still fun and glitter-filled birthday party.
For favors, bags of their very own pixie dust. With apologies to parents for sending their kids home with hand-stamped bags of what basically amounted to glitter and confetti. Thankfully, I had Samaya to help, with strict instructions not to hand over the glitter to any of the six-year-olds.
The cake (oh the cake, I wish I had some leftovers right now), was this pink lady cake from Smitten Kitchen, and Adam made a chocolate buttercream icing covered with glittery silver sprinkles. Jayci, if you cant tell, was delighted.
The food mostly involved small sandwiches, chicken nuggets, and a make-your-own party mix (so easy and such a crown-pleaser).