Event of the Week: Buzzy Bee and Lady Bug Kids Garden Party at Fairies in My Garden

7/05/2012

 Super Cute Garden Party for Kids

If you’re wandering around the Tyabb Art and Craft Village on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, you might just see a fairy. Especially if you happened by on 15 April, 2012, when the Buzzy Bee and Lady Bug Kids Garden Party was in full swing.

Fairies In My Garden is a fairy shop owned by Kim Anderson. Featuring fairy giftware, handmade soaps and candles, and other gifts “for the young and young at heart.” In addition to the retail business, Fairies In My Garden also offers fairy and princess tea parties for children. Children dress up and do fun activities and craft projects themed to the party package.

The Buzzy Bee and Lady Bug Kids Garden party was an event to promote a new party package “Buzzy Bees and Lady Bugs,” and provide a morning of fun for children.

The children were instructed to come dressed as their favourite thing from the garden, and they obliged. Some came as fairies, in tutus, wings, and floral garlands. Others came dressed as lady bugs and bumble bees and there was at least one spider. Anderson and her fairy helpers set a lovely table of treats under a tent. The children feasted on cupcakes and biscuits decorated with a buzzy bee and lady bug theme, and other festive fare. The event was held outside, perfect for playing games. “The highlight was just to see the children having fun,” said Anderson, “And the parents’ great feedback makes it all worth on the day.”

Thirty-three children attended the event. They ranged in age from two to eight years old. Anderson promoted the event by word of mouth, and put fly
ers in the store. She also announced the event on the Fairies in My Garden website, but she did most of her promotion through Facebook. “We would upload new photos of things we were getting, doing for the party,” she said.

Anderson used Eventgroove tickets for her party. “The event tickets were fantastic, easy to make online, and made it so much easier to keep track of entry.” She used the tickets for admission, but also creatively used them another way: “The tickets also doubled up as a lucky draw ticket, the kids popped the easy tear off stub into our big red tea cup and two lucky winners were drawn.” 

Anderson notes that time flew by during the party, but “everything ran to plan.” The  children had a lovely time, and the Buzzy Bee and Lady Bug Garden party was a hit. 


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