This past weekend we had my twins 1st birthday party. The theme? Tinkerbell and Periwinkle! For anyone who is not a Disney Faries fan, Tinkerbell has a sister who was born from the same laugh. One ended up in Pixie Hollow and one ended up in the Winter Woods. In my head, if you are born at the same time, you are a twin. So, Tinkerbell and Periwinkle are twins. A perfect theme for my girls.
We were supposed to have an outdoor party at my parent’s community lake, but the weather wasn’t the best, so I moved it to my house. Because of this, I don’t have many pictures as I was running around like a crazy person trying to get everything ready, but I’ll still talk about my ideas.
The food is always the most important part of my parties. I wanted a food that represented each of the different fairy types that are represented in the movies. So, here was my menu.
Tinkerbell Party Menu
Water fairy – Blue Kool Aid
Water fairies work with water. Clever. I know. They are able to move water and do things like put dew drops on spider webs. I chose blue Kool Aid becauue it was blue, and a liquid. I had considered doing blue jello instead, but stayed with the blue Kool Aid idea. There was also the option of water. But what fun would that be!?!
Animal fairy – Robins Egg (Deviled Eggs)
Animal fairies take care of animals. They help teach birds to fly and paint the colors on butterflies and ladybugs. For their dish, I decided to use eggs. I started boiling eggs for deviled eggs, but the eggs just wouldn’t peel. Typically, you want beautiful eggs that don’t have giant holes in them. Mine wouldn’t separate from the membrane so I had to find a new plan. Plan B was a deviled egg potato salad. So, thanks to Pinterest, and The Gracious Wife, I found a recipe for Deviled Egg Potato Salad. It was really yummy, and a good substitute for Deviled Eggs.
Tinker Fairy – Tinker Salad
I made a ‘tinker salad’ out of corkscrew pasta – a tool a tinker would use – and kind of invented my own salad, just like what a tinker would do. I added peas and corn, and then made an onion honey mustard sauce. It was pretty yummy! I haven’t perfected the recipe yet, but you can be sure I will post it when I am happy with it. 🙂
Light Fairy – Rainbow Fruit Tray
Light fairies work with things that deal with light. Rainbows, lighting fireflies bums, spreading sunshine. When looking for inspiration on Pinterest, I found rainbow fruit skewers, but that was a lot of work, so I just put all the fruit in a tray and put it in the proper order. Here is the food I used.
Red – Raspberries
Orange – Cantelope
Yellow – Pineapple
Green – Honeydew
Blue – Blueberries
Violet – Purple Grapes
As I didn’t have a lot of time for prep, I bought a fruit tray that had most of the fruit in it, and then added my extras. It was SO easy! I was quite proud.
Garden fairies are in charge of flowers, plants and anything that grows in the ground. I would have loved to do something with flowers for the garden fairy food, but instead, I decided to make boccochini and tomato mushrooms. I used an image I found on pinterest, and did my own thing. I used boccochini balls and smaller tomatos on top. Then I put some spinach on the bottom of the tray, along with a balsamic vinegar and basil dressing on the bottom for the cheese to soak in. They were delicious! For a more detailed recipe, check out by Boccochini Toadstool recipe!
Frost Fairy – Winter Woods Dip
Frost fairies are winter fairies that coat the world with frost during the winter months. There is lots I could have done for this, but as I didn’t have much time, I went with something simple. I made my standard layer dip. Instead of topping it with the standard orange cheddar cheese, I topped it with a white garlic and herb cheddar. I think this cheese is my new favorite. It is SO GOOD.
Fast Flying Fairy – Chicken Wings
I found it a challenge to figure out what to do for a fast flying fairy. They work with the wind, and I didn’t know how to go about it. Then, one day, about a day before the party, it hit me. Chicken wings. I feel like I’m super clever for thinking of flying chicken wings. I had my dad make them, and they were super yummy.
Other food we had included:
Sweet and Sour meatballs (reminiscent of Tink’s temper)
Tinkerbell and Periwinkle Cake
I love doing the cakes for birthdays. It’s so much fun! I made vanilla cakes for the circular tiers and a chocolte cake for the flat. There is this really cool blue gel icing that works GREAT for water on cakes. All the icing was buttercream as I didn’t have anywhere really cold to put the cake after I made it, so I left it in my basement until the party. I had really wanted to use gum paste with this cake, but found it challenging to use in molds I bout, so instead, I made snow balls for Periwinkle to throw and a snow man for the winter side. I also used fake flowers from the dollar store for Pixie Hollow, as time was not on my side. Despite all the short cuts I took, I was very happy with the end result. It’s one f my favorite cakes I’ve ever made!
For the loot bags, I decided to do fairy jars. I bought colorful jars (plastic water bottles) from the dollar store and filled them with fairy themed stuff. I would have loved to use big glass jars, but it did not seem like a good idea to give glass jars out to children during a one year old’s birthday party. Inside the jars, were Tinkerbell stickers, a Tinkerbell pencil, little animal erasers that were “fairy friends”, pixie sticks, a container of glitter that was “pixie dust”, some bug searching stuff in order to find the fairies, and a glow in the dark bracelet so that the kids could glow like Tinkerbell. I was really happy with how they turned out!
It was a great birthday party, and I was really happy with how it all turned out. Can’t wait until next year for my next themed party!