Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Firefly Festival

Every year our local Botanical Garden has a Firefly Festival. The focus is on small creatures and fairies. We went last year not knowing that every little girl there would be dressed up as a fairy. So I of course promised to be better prepared this year and told my sweet girls this year they would have fairy costumes... I then promptly forgot all about it.
Fast forward 364 days later.... Grandma calls to remind me the Firefly Festival is tomorrow.... wait WHEN??
Ok fine I can make 4 fairy costumes in 24 hours, no problem. Just don't look at my house afterwards ;)

I am pleased to say my sweet girls were not disappointed.

I made them all a new leotard ( that they can also use at dance) a tutu, wings and a fairy bell necklace.
Then we did fancy nails, hair and makeup. The girls could not have been happier with the evening!

The littlest Fairy Anna :)

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Avery the Hot Pink Fairy

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Audrey the Sparkle Fairy

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Amelia the Eldest Fairy

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At the last minute Peyton constructed himself a Bat costume... I think he did a fantastic job and will have to remember to include him next year... I win the Bad Mommy award on that one :(

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Making Fairy Wands

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Making Fairy Houses

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The best parts I didn't get photos of. By the time they started I had an almost sleeping baby on me and couldn't get to my camera.
At the end of the festival they had a fantastic Fire Dancing Show and let off little lanterns with fires inside them. It was amazing!

Can't wait for next year!
Thankfully the kids have been having fairy parades and fairy picnics all day  because I woke up with a horrible headache... I'm thinking less sewing and heat and more water would have been my friend yesterday.

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