Fairy {Tales} …

“Child of the pure, 
unclouded brow and dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet and thou are half a life asunder,
thy loving smile will surely hail the love-gift of a fairy tale.” 


Our precious Tarzan Jane turned three years old today … so in honor of her big birthday, I threw her a fairy party for her and all her cute little friends… I tell ya … I just ABSOLUTELY LOVE having three litle girls in my house! Not only do I get to plan fun little, girlie parties, but I get to photograph them! I am so luck! Hee hee!

Lyla was thrilled with the happenings of her little fairy party and she loved being the centre of attention (if anyone knows Lyla, it’s that she LOVES to be in the spotlight.)


“Who me?! You want to honor me?!

Yes, you, Lyla. We love you!




dancing in her fairy tent …. I am so using this for sessions. If you want it for next Gigi session, make sure you e-mail me so I can haul it around in my car for you! 🙂




A big thank you to Leanne Button of She Takes the Cake, my sweeeeeeeeeet BFF, who stayed up into the wee hours of the night, creating a darling fairy cake for the party …







a pretty flower chair for the little fairy …




supplies to make pixie fairy necklaces … I got the idea here … 


The making of the necklaces by one of the fairies … 




We even had a live fairy fly into the party – she lost her fairy crown and wand so the little fairies had to help her find it in the garden …



The girls truly believed she was a real fairy … I love the magic of childhood!






Ahhh, the highlight of Lyla’s life – CAKE!!






Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly! 

~Author Unknown







July 23, 2009 - 3:19 am

Michele Hey…LOVE your work!! And sigh…love this party set up…thinking I need to do this for my daughter one day.

July 13, 2009 - 7:59 pm

Melanie Like I said before that last photo is AMAZING…truly capturing the spirit of childhood. It’s so great that you do this for your children Gillian! They are very lucky to have a Mom like you!

July 13, 2009 - 9:18 am

Shannon Littrell As a mommy of a boy, I will never get a chance to throw a fairy party! I thoroughly enjoyed this post. GIRLY in every way!

July 13, 2009 - 12:09 am

FawnDear I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Thanks for visiting mine. So glad you could use the necklace idea. Oh my twinkling stars… you’re fairy tent is amazing. What a beautiful party and such a talent to capture it so wonderfully with your photography. Wish I lived closer and could bring my girls over for a session.

July 12, 2009 - 10:10 pm

Mom What a special party for Lyla (Tarzan Jane) She is a “spoiled” and LOVED little girl, that’s for sure. Now, how are you going to top this party, Gillian? LOL Yes, I love the pic in the tent, the one with the cake and of course, the one where she is “flying”. Such great pics! xo

July 12, 2009 - 9:55 pm

Angela Awww… so cute! Happy birthday, Lyla! Hard to believe that you’re three already! I remember watching you come into this world… how time flies! Looks like you had fun flying today!Great job, Gillian. You always do such amazing Birthday Parties!

July 12, 2009 - 9:35 pm

shelleysomers OH, these pics are adorable, I love them!!! I just had my first baby girl 2 1/2 months ago after having a boy and I am SO looking forward to the girlie/pink/sparkly things in life, these pics are awesome, I am sure your little girl had an amazing time and will remember it forever, especially with these pics!

July 12, 2009 - 9:32 pm

Sherri Adorable photos Gillian!!!

July 12, 2009 - 9:15 pm

Lisa Piellusch Such a fun, fantastic party!! Great pics! You’re so lucky to have little girly girls 🙂

July 12, 2009 - 8:58 pm

Barb those pictures are just precious…I love the one of Lyla on the swing…too cute!

July 31, 2009 - 12:33 am

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