Photo: Charlotte Bird
With May just around the corner, I thought it was time for some wonder on display! Faeries remind me of the simplicity of childhood, and also keeping open to wonder in life. I was a lot like this little girl growing up, looking for the stars winking in the sky, waiting for something amazing to happen, or wishing all my stuffed animals would come alive at night.
One May tradition I want to try this year is leaving flower bouquets on neighbors or friends’ doors. Precious!
Host a Faerie party! Some gardens and locations have faerie parties this upcoming week. Be on the lookout in your area!
Photo: May Day Faerie Festival at Spoutwood Farm in Pennsylvania.
Buy a tiara and host a tea party! I got to interview some princesses recently at Disneyland, about the magic of wearing one. See it here:
I love Gail Carson Levine’s books. Whether dragons, fairy tales, or even a fairy quest, they’re terrific! You could read Ella Enchanted, then watch the movie, and discuss how they changed the story for a kids book club this summer.
If you just want a little faerie magic, try these pop-ups by Cicely Mary Barker which are so charming.
And my friend Ralene Burke has a new faerie series called Bellanok, too!
Visit my Pinterest here for more ideas with whimsy: