A magical birthday party at the fairy forest and gardens of Willow Oak.
(I got the beautiful, reusable birthday banner on etsy at Rosie O's Boutique)
Zach, his best friend in the whole world Miss T, Baby Brother T, AuntyJlo, Mama, Daddy, tea, mini sandwiches, and loads of sweets.
This little gem of a place belongs to a local lady who keeps it as a nature preserve/ herb garden/ plant nursery/ and farm. The grounds are inspired by Cicily Mary Barker's classic Flower Fairies series. I remember being completely absorbed in these books as a child myself, and now Z loves them too.
Signs of fairies were everywhere... even in the pouring rain. The kids built fairy houses everywhere.
If you have a fairy loving child in your life, definitely check out the Cicily Mary Barker's Flower Fairy books, they are the most enchanting illustrations and poems that have charmed children for generations. Who can resist an opening line like, "The World is very old".
Having a birthday gathering with one best friend and a forest full of faeries was the perfect way to celebrate this special day.
(Fabulous wooden "fairy" tokens from etsy by the fabulous MamaRoots. This one had a fairy bite in it courtesy of a cheeky dog in our life)
Other Fairy Resources...
Kristin's Fairy House DVD (it's not often you'll find me suggesting a DVD. This one is a gem!)
Fairy Houses book
Fairy Boat (of course!)