I have been trying to talk my girl into a fairy tea party sort of birthday party for the last couple of years, mostly because of the tiny food, but she has been staunchly disinterested. Last month, though, her brother was in a school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, & she was glued to her seat with wide-eyed fairy love the entire time (2 hours!). So then there was plenty of fairy talk for the next few days, & one day in the car I said "You know what I think would be fun to do sometime? Have a fairy party." And she said "YES! FOR MY BIRTHDAY!" And I said "Oh, wow, that's a terrific idea you just had!"
And then, after a triumphant phone call to my husband in which I gloated about having PUT ONE OVER on my four year old, I immediately started plotting.
We've just discovered the Flower Fairies chapter books, so this skirt is specifically modeled after Wild Cherry Blossom,
with her red bow in back.
She took it for a test run this morning, & it seems to hold up ok.
This one, she says, is "for regular," when she's a "workity fairy," which is different than the fancy birthday party fairy, & which implies that she has BIG PLANS for her fairy wardrobe. Probably I'm going to need some more tulle.