Every now and then our children just need a little bit of magic in their lives and as a creative spirit, I also need a bit of make believe too!
One of my favourite things to do is do a ‘themed day’, so that could be a pirate day, a superhero day, a tea party day and make the whole day based around that theme.
My girls favourite is doing a FAIRY DAY and there is just so much you can incorporate into this day, that will leave your kids wowed.
This 24th of June 2017 is FAIRY DAY, so this is my guide to help you create your own!
What you need:
Glitter (or chopped up sparkly paper if you don’t want glitter everywhere (I hear you!)
Pink juice drink
Click for FAIRY TOYS
My Fairy day plan:
The night before:
I will prepare the breakfast table, this just has to be as sparkly and fun as possible, get your creative heads on and be childlike. this means cutting out pictures of butterflies, fairies, elves, flowers, drawing them too, maybe you cut out hearts, make fairy name cards.
Breakfast can be anything your kids like, but if you can think of a way to make it more ‘fairy’ like, all the better.
Perhaps get creative with toast and the pink juice, is of course the perfect fairy drink (this could be something healthier like cranberry juice)
Write out a note, from the fairy explaining that today is fairy day and there may be a few surprises in store.
In the morning:
Head downstairs before the kids and put on some fairy music CLICK HERE
Outfit time. Now it’s time to get dressed, fairy costumes at the ready (* this can be another surprise and could be hidden or wrapped by the ‘fairy’ just for them) *Ours are from WHAT2BUY4KIDS
Face paint ideas. I love face painting because I’m a Face paint nerd, but you don’t have to be any kind of expert to get this right, a few flowers on their heads and off you go.
Mum’s and Dads you MUST join in here, get involved, be silly, let yourself go, you can blame the kids, while secretly loving it!
Fairy names are essential! Make your own up or pick from the list below:
Lunch time ideas:
Fairy picnic at the park
Indoor ‘floor picnic’
If you have a tent, eating their lunch in the ‘fairy tent’ will be exciting!
Food wise, stick with things they like, but add in a fairy twist! My youngest daughter tells me that marshmallows are a fairy MUST.
Although you can also check out some of these brilliantly inventive food ideas!
Games and fairy day ideas:
A fairy treasure hunt with clues (FREE PRINT OUT HERE)
Fairy crafts (making cards, pictures, decorations)
Going looking for fairies in the park – I’m pretty lucky there is a park (LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS PARK HERE) next to me where a parent has made little fairy doors and popped them around the park, I have seen a few of these springing up over the last year, so check locally or start your own. GRAB YOUR OWN FAIRY DOORS HERE
Fairy story time . My oldest also enjoyed writing her own fairy story.
Making daisy chains or flower pictures
Painting glitter nail varnish
Bead bracelet/fairy jewellery making
Fairy bath time
Fairy bath time is a calming time where you decorate the room with candles, pop on some pretty fairy music, get out the bubbles, tons of bubble bath and possibly even bath glitter (CLICK HERE TO GRAB A FAIRY BATH SET)
Fairy bed time
While the kids are in the bath, pop a note on their pillows from the ‘Fairy’ to say thank you for a fun day and that they hope you enjoyed it.
To do your own fairy day , grab all your Fairy day toys here: CLICK FOR FAIRY TOYS
I would love to see your pictures of your own fairy days and whether you have used any of these ideas. Kids love days like this and it’s a really fun way to immerse yourself in their worlds (and also totally tire them out!!)
At the end of your ‘Fairy Day’ it is probably time for a big, fat ‘Fairy’ glass of wine, or cup of tea!
A big thank you to What2Buy4Kids for supplying us with the amazing FAIRY TOYS and making our day fabulous!
FAIRY DAY 24th June 2017