Once upon a time in the merry month of May a little Fairy Princess was born.
Each year the Fairy Princess grew rosier and happier, bringing delight to all who knew her. As the fourth month of May came near, she sent out invitations to all her favorite fairy folk.
On the day of the party, the sun shone brighter than it had all year. It seemed as though the grass was greener and the birds songs were sweeter too.
The Fairy Good Mother gathered armfuls of the pinkest flowers and spun them into cloth to spread out for the table. She painted blossoms on the tea cups and melted fuschias into tea plates. Then she sought out the most fragrant cherry blossoms and peonies to lay across the table. In the middle of all the blooms on a white pedestal sat the birthday cake.
“Is this my butterfly cake?” asked the Fairy Princess as she floated over to the table to wait for the guests.
Enchanted by the sweet, glittering blossom, the loveliest butterflies in all of fairyland had landed the Fairy Princess’ cake.
Soon the other fairies arrived, each carrying brightly wrapped surpises for the Fairy Princess.
The rosebud, periwinkle, lilac, sweet pea, and poppy fairies gathered to hear about the secret treasure that was hidden away for them. They each took turns leading the others up and down the mossy hill and looking for the secret treasure. Up by the castle, behind the great hedge they found a treasure chest full of birthday wreaths to wear for the celebration.
With flowers in their hair and ribbons streaming behind them, they played all sorts of fairy games.
They even found a butterfly pinata full of candy.
With hands full of sugary treats they floated over to the table to wait for the tea party to begin.
The fairy folk sipped lemon grass tea
and sampled fairy flora sandwiches.
They savored sweet baskets of berries.
The Fairy Good Mother put three candles on the Fairy Princess’ cake and asked, “Are you sure you need four?”
The Fairy Princess nodded and then took a deep breath. With the help of the wind, she blew out all four candles!
Now that she was truly four years old, the other fairies agreed that it was time for her to open their gifts. The Fairy Princess happily obliged.
Soon the ground the decorated with strips of pink and green paper, and the Fairy Princess was surrounded by all the things a fairy princess would want. Delighted with their kind gifts, the Fairy Princess gave each of her fairy friends a great big hug.
And then all the fairy friends fluttered one more time through the sand before they flew away to their homes.
The Fairy Princess’ party was the happiest birthday ever in all of fairyland!