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The newest movie to hold this household hostage in the land of imagination is Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. A magical tale surrounding the misunderstanding and fear of the NeverBeast, this movie captures all of the fairy dust it can to entrance my girls. The day we got the movie, we watched it. When they requested it again I thought it would be a great movie to center a viewing party around! Using tips and ideas I have seen through the last few months, I created a Magical Fairy Wand Craft and Flower Cupcakes, along with a Tinker Bell inspired party for my girls and their friends. If I don’t say so myself, everyone had a wonderful time! I thought I would share with you how to do this easily in your home too!
I am the first to admit that I am not a hugely crafty person. But when shopping at Walmart looking for the Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast movie and complimentary toys and books, I came across some fun ideas I had to try! The Flower Cupcakes I saw on Facebook a while back and decided to try to emulate. Usually a task that goes array for me, I was impressed with how easy and fun these were to make.
But my true from scratch idea of Magical Fairy Wands seemed a dream until I hit the craft department! Check out the how to’s below for the tricks I used on the cupcakes and wands and create them for your next party!
MAGICAL FAIRY WANDS
I started with the idea of having each little girl make her wand from scratch. But when I realized that the putting together of the wands would take way too much time for little hands, I decided I would put them all together and they would decorate them at the party! Below is what you need!
10 -12 1/4″ to thicker wooden dowels
2 packs Prism or Glitter Duck Tape
10 – 12 wooden stars
pink and purple glitter paint
jewel stick on packs of choice
2- 3 colors of thin ribbon
Lay the stars out on a trash bag in the area you will paint. Using the paint brushes and glitter paint, paint each star with a thin layer. Be sure to get the edges of the stars. Let dry 2- 4 hours. While the stars dry, measure and cut the tape about 8″ longer than the dowels. Remove some of the backing and starting on an angle, wrap the dowels in the tape all the way down. I kept the backing on and slowly slid my fingers down the tape as it wrapped for the fastest and best results. Wrap all of the dowels.
Once the stars are dry, heat up the glue gun. Put a thin stream down the back of the star and affix the dowels to make the wands. Hold tight for 20 seconds and then lay to dry.
When the kids arrive, lay out the wands and the jewel sticker sheets. Cut ribbon as long as you would like. Let the kids decorate the star and tie as many ribbons as they want around the base.
Now that the craft was done, it was time to move onto the food! To make my table pop with Tinker Bell fun, I added some pretty glass looking flower stars with streamers to hang down. I laid out a light pink tablecloth and a short, green flower felt mini-runner. To the table I added pink bowls I had found and placed popcorn with sprinkles and chips in the bowls. I then added a fruit tray, veggie tray and meat and cheese tray. I used small pink decorative chalkboards to label the items and let me girls write out what each thing was. From ‘Beast Meat” for the meat tray to “Pixie Popcorn”, their imagination came up with some good names!
The topper on the table, though, was the Flower Cupcakes. I saw this idea a few weeks ago while scrolling through Facebook. I honestly never thought I could what the video showed but I wanted to try. I figures if I failed, little girls would not really care anyway! It turns out, this was a lot easier than I thought! Check out how to make Marshmallow Flowers for the tops of your cupcakes below!
- 1 box white cake mix and ingredients to bake
- 1 canister white icing
- 1 bag large marshmallows
- 2- 3 colors of color mist food spray
- Mix and bake the cupcakes according to directions. Let cool and ice. Take a large marshmallow and food scissors. Dip your fingers into the cornstarch before working with the marshmallows to keep them from sticking to you. Cut 4 deep slits in the marshmallow, one all the way through for the middle of the flower. Using your cornstarched fingers, spread the 4 pieces of the marshmallow to make a flower. I pulled the two ends around to stick and spread out the 'petals' as I worked. Affix to icing. Take the 5th piece of marshmallow you cut off and wrap it into a tight roll for the inside of the flower. If you are having a hard time getting the marshmallow to stick, use a small food brush and water to make it sticky. Using the color mist, gently spray the marshmallow flower, making it a deeper color towards the middle. Let dry and enjoy!
A few tips on the cupcakes. My FAVORITE tool ever to ice with is the Wilton Decorator Pro. It ices in a matter of minutes, is dishwasher safe and make every cupcake perfect. I use it all the time! Another tip is to make sure you have some cornstarch on hand to dip your fingers in before forming the marshmallows. It helps keep them from sticking to you. In addition, use a small brush and water to help the marshmallows stick to one another as you spread them out if that is an issue.
These cupcakes came out so pretty that I almost did not want to serve them! But the kid’s ate them up and that made me happy!
Throwing a Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast viewing party was so incredibly fun! From the food to the cupcakes to the wands to the friends, everyone had a wonderful time!
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Have you seen the movie yet? How would you make the viewing party even more fun? I would love to hear all of your ideas!