The Perfect Outdoor Party

You may have heard recently, it was pretty big news, I had my 5th birthday! Yes, I am FIVE! To celebrate, me and a few of my besties had a woodland party. If you are looking for something pretty cool to do for your next birthday then read on to find out more about the perfect outdoor party…

Woodland party

On the hunt…

Wild in the Woods

After a LOT of deliberating, I decided on a bush-craft party run by Green Aspirations near Balfron. They are a woodland-based social enterprise with a mission to inspire outdoor learning so we are completely on the same wavelength!

Green Aspirations birthday party

Hanging about being 5!

You can choose what sort of activities you want to do at your party and there are lots to pick from such as den building, bow and arrow making and bush-craft arts. We picked a treasure hunt for our main activity which was loads of fun! We had to find lots of cool “treasures” in the woodland and what a beautiful setting it was too with babbling rivers and carpets of snowdrops everywhere!

Green Aspirations woodland party

A beautiful carpet of snowdrops

We then had to hunt for a box of wood cookies which we then decorated and made into special birthday necklaces which my friends all got to keep and take home with them.

After some yummy snack we then toasted marshmallows on the bonfire which was LOTS of fun.

Birthday treasure hunt

Finding treasure!

Thank You Gifts

And finally, to thank my friends for coming I gave each of them a cool “Grow Your Own Tiger Stripes” seedbom from Kabloom to help brighten up a gloomy corner somewhere.

Kabloom seedbom

A seedbom from Kabloom

Pop along to the website of Green Aspirations to read more about cool party ideas and workshops for everyone to enjoy. There is also the lovely cafe, shop and holistic centre at Tir na nOg to visit while you are there.

Hugs & kisses

Lulu x (aged 5!)

Make Your Own Fairy Door

All good gardens have fairies living in them. As expert gardeners, we know a thing or two about fairies too. So we thought that we would share some of our knowledge with you and show you a really easy and cheap way to make your own fairy door and make sure fairies come to live in your garden too…

Lulu & Tilda's fairy doors

Lulu & Tilda’s fairy doors

Fairies, a bit like us, come in all different shapes, sizes, colours and like lots of different things. So whatever theme, colour, accessories you choose to put on your fairy door there is sure to be a fairy out there who will LOVE it and come to live in it. But did you know there is a very special way of knowing if there is a fairy living in your garden? Well read on and I will tell you how…

Lay out your sticks

Lay out your sticks

To make our own fairy door we used:

To make:

1. Take your lollipop sticks and make a row which is the same length as one stick on its side.

Add glue

Add glue

2. Put glue on 3 more sticks and put one across the top, one across the bottom and one diagonally in between. Leave to dry.

Lay the sticks across the rows to hold them together

Lay the sticks across the rows to hold them together

3. Make hinges out of pieces of foam sheet and stick these to your gate. Do the same for a door knob. Then decorate your door in whatever style you think your fairy would like. It could be a woodland theme, sporty, glittery, rockets, whatever you like.

Decorate your fairy door

Decorate your fairy door

4. Find a special place to put your door.

Find somewhere special for your fairy door

Find somewhere special for your fairy door

We put ours at the bottom of an apple tree, beside our tree house so we could be close by. Where will you put yours?

If you don’t have a garden to put your fairy door in then don’t worry as there are also indoor fairies who would love to come and share your home.

You can also make a whole fairy garden for them to enjoy with features like ponds, decking, clothes lines for their sparkly clothes and lots more. We show you how to do that in this blog we wrote earlier.

Now, we promised to share with you the secret of how you know if a fairy is living in your fairy garden didn’t we? Well, if you put a button beside the door, once a fairy moves in that button will disappear until they move out again. Clever huh?

Love & sparkles

Rose River & Glimmer Thistle (AKA Lulu & Tilda)