Children Parties Los Angeles

How to Catch a Leprechaun

March 25th, 2011

It is very difficult to catch a tricky Leprechaun, but you can sure have fun trying! The first thing you need to do is build a trap… That’s what we did…

And guess what?! We almost caught a bunch of leprechauns! Of course they eventually escaped, but left us some chocolate coins and some other fun things.

Fairy Houses

March 24th, 2011

Here, in our magical forest, we like building fairy houses. We build them often and from all different kinds of materials, and I think that’s why fairies like us, they keep coming back to see what else we’ve made for them and sometimes they even move in for a little while. We often find fairy dust around the houses that we’ve previously built….

So, this month we gathered some children around and started creating…

fairy house workshop

You can build fairy houses anywhere but they are especially fun to build outside –  for inspiration I recommend these books, they are filled with beautiful pictures of most amazing fairy houses.

Daddy and Daughter Tea Party and Sing Along

March 22nd, 2011

We’ve been really busy lately! We started this month with our new event – Daddy and Daughter Tea Party.

All of the little princesses were exceptionally well behaved and all the daddies were exceptionally attentive to their little princesses.  We were really impressed with what great sports the Dads were!  They all sat down with the girls to have “tea” and were a great help decorating the crowns.

Our talented Fairy Alina played guitar and sang, and we even danced a little bit.  And of course we read a story!


Teddy Bear Tea Party

February 23rd, 2011

Teddy bear tea party last Monday was fun! Everyone brought their favorite teddy bears, and one purple bunny was in attendance too! We dressed up, made crowns for our plush friends, listened to a story, sang along with fairy Alina, danced a little and sat down for tea.


Dinner with Tinkerbell

February 23rd, 2011

This month Tinkerbell visited us in our magical forest. Check out the videos of her visit on our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairies-and-Dragons-Parties/76392569551

Gingerbread houses!

December 22nd, 2010

So we made them at Fairies and Dragons today and they turned out pretty good! Not as many pictures unfortunately… Too busy decorating! (for instructions see the previous post below).

and then we went on a boat ride to Gingerbread Land!

How to Make a Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

December 17th, 2010

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

Graham crackers (get a name brand, generic ones break easy)

Frosting in a decorator bag

Assorted candies

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.Mix 1pack of confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 spoon cream of tartar and 3 egg whites thoroughly in a bowl. When the frosting is smooth and glossy (about 3 minutes), it is ready.

2.Make a basic house shape by cutting two graham crackers so that they have a point at one end like the peak of a roof. Work slowly so that the cracker doesn’t break. Sometimes it helps to draw a line with the knife, cutting partially through the cracker first. Then run the knife along the line again to cut the rest of the way through. Take three more graham crackers and break them in half so that you have 6 squares. If your cracker breaks, don’t worry! Put icing along the broken edge and “glue” the piece back together. making gingerbread walls

3.Pipe a line of icing along the bottom and two sides of one pointed graham cracker. Pipe along the bottom edge of a square graham cracker. Place the pointed graham cracker and square cracker onto the plate so that they form two sides of a square. Add the second pointed cracker and another square cracker to complete the square, adding icing along the edges to hold the crackers together. Make sure that the pointed crackers are attached to the inside of the square crackers or they will be too far apart to hold the roof up. Pipe along the top edge of the house and add the roof.

assembled graham cracker gingerbread house

4.Let the structures dry on the paper plates for at least an hour. The frosting will dry into a hard and edible “glue.”

DECORATING THE HOUSE:

1.After the graham cracker structure is hardened, you can begin decorating. Simply pipe the frosting wherever you want it, and press candy into the frosting before it sets up.

2.Use your imagination with decorating. Create shingles, window shutters, doorknobs and more with different kinds of candy.

3.Try using bits of graham cracker for other features of the house, such as a door or chimney. Attach these to the cracker structure with frosting and decorate accordingly.

4.Don’t limit yourself to the graham cracker house alone. Use the “yard” around the house to complete the scene. Try using upside-down ice cream cones for trees, or licorice ropes for a fence. There is no end to the creative things that can be done to a graham cracker gingerbread house.

5.Those with a steady hand can create frosting icicles on the candy house. Simply start at the roof eaves and gently squeese a bit of frosting out, then pull downward until the frosting hangs like an icicle.