Friday, September 19, 2014

A Pirate-Fairy 6th Birthday Party

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.
 With more presents than she knows what to do with, Jayci is one lucky little girl.
 The older guests were also obviously delighted with the pirate fairy theme. Or else they just wanted cake.
 Make your own fairy-wands and pirate-patches, also a hit.

The food mostly involved small sandwiches, chicken nuggets, and a make-your-own party mix (so easy and such a crown-pleaser). 


  1. What a sweet party. I have never heard of a pirate - fairy theme but it sounds perfect for a six year old wanting to live with abandon. I guess that is part of why Jesus asks us to be child-like..

  2. Of all of the good, the bad and the ugly learn this here now people, you are the one with the birthday. Happy Birthday. On this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today,


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