This year I convinced the kids to have a fairies and dragons party due to the most amazing costume that we got as a hand-me-down from one of my awesome friends. Aside from the whole “let them choose their own party” that I’m sure many are thinking, this was the best combination of girl and boy I could come up with to suit our joint party this year. We had over 40 people at the dragons and fairies party at Kidgredients this year, and held it in our sunroom, loungeroom and every other room in the house (lol- it was raining!).
I bought a lot of party supplies really early, in April when a local party shop was closing down and I stuck to simple purple and gold. Reuseable, customisable and easy to coordinate were my key reasons for the colours. Plus they were over 50% off, so streamers were 80c a roll, tablecloths ended up around the $2 mark and the plates, balloons and party bags brought the early spend to a grand $21!
I then added to the decorations with 3 purple honeycomb balls from Kmart, some purple bunting from Aldi and a castle battlements backdrop from the Party People. All in all, it looked very effective and didn’t cost a mint! I didn’t do any theme specific decorations apart from the battlements and I intend on using those for a knights party in a few years time.
Food? Well, I went healthier than most and had yoghurt dough scrolls, with ham and cheese, crunchy veggie wontons, sausage rolls, sweet potato and apple fritters, fruit kebabs, apple and marshmallow toadstools, chopped veggies, mini cucumber sushi and mini tuna sushi, smoked salmon toasts, sandwiches (cheese and ham and cheese) gingerbread fairies and dragons, yoghurt pots with berries and two colour jelly.
The cake was a 4 level white chocolate mud cake with a checkboard interior and white chocolate ganache. Mr Kidgredients made the dragon and I made the fairy who needed to lie down at the last minute due to “technical difficulties”.
I filled a kmart water dispenser with water flavoured with mint and cucumber and lots of ice and it was basically empty at the end of the party. No juice was on offer for the kids and they all either helped themselves to the water from the dispenser or from the water filter inside.
Party bags contained home made fairy play dough in two colours, one kinder chocolate and some bits and pieces: a fairy ring, mini slinki etc.