Because of our dearest friend, Laura Wadley ("Auntie Wad" as my family calls her), my mom was lucky enough to be the recipient of some coveted Provo Library Fairy Tea Party tickets. She gave them to me and Beth so we could take our little fairies Clara and Maggie.
Maggie was in love with the idea the first time I mentioned it. "And I have wings?" she asked. "And I wear sparkle shoes?" Yes, Maggie. And a crown.
She wasn't sure about getting her hair curled. Actually she was sure set against it. Nevertheless, she succumbed to the fabulous hair talents of Beth's sister Laura with darling results. Even as she sat there pouting I just couldn't get over her adorable fairy princess transformation.
Clara, on the other hand, was all for her makeover. She even begged for lipstick. Love that girl.
At the library they had a little book shop set up with every fairy book or treasure you could imagine. These girls plotted what they would later be asking Santa for (knowing their moms was broke).
I donned an enormous blue Mother of the Bride dress that I bought for Dan's Halloween costume 5 years ago. I know you're jealous. But Beth said my hot lipstick almost made up for the hideousness of the dress. The wings helped too I'm sure. And the large diamond centered bow on the hip.
Beth dazzled wearing her sister Trina's 80's prom dress. I still can't get over it. We were complimented many times by the poor mothers that chose not to Fairy-it-up. Next year if everybody's wearing 80's fashions along with their fairy garb, you'll know who inspired them.
Being a fairy is great fun.