October 01, 2012

A faerie birthday party . . .

Last week I had an extra special, most magical treat
for not only was it my birthday but unbeknown to me
my amazing family had secretly been planning a surprise.
The most perfect woodland faerie party, oh they know me so well!
 When I arrived home so unsuspecting I found a troop of
fabulous faeries with delicate wings & intricate makeup,
several long eared wizardy folk and a little cheeky elf.
 Marquees had appeared in our garden & garlands of twinkly lights,
  pretty paper butterflies & paper streamers hung with tiny stars
old gnarly logs lit with candles & dotted with sea shells galore, 
 Ivy was twined everywhere even around the throne they made for me
and I was given a faerie crown, a wand & my own butterfly wings!
& 2 cakes! A chocolate one with 50 star & faerie candles and
 a sponge one with fae folk & woodland things painted all around.

As evening fell on this perfect & sunshiny blue sky day,
by lantern, candle & moonlight we had a delicious feast & barbeque
I was surprised and bought to tears again and again
as my dearest friends & family kept arriving to share the evening.
And then finally, as if by magic and specially ordered so my Sister says,
a huge most incredible meteor sparkled right over head.
A magical & perfect day planned to mark my big 50th birthday!
( I number i was so pleased to celebrate as life just keeps getting lovelier )
I just had to share as I'm so amazed at all the hard work and imagination
my precious family put into making my day one I will never forget.


  1. What an amazing family you have! How special they made your day for you! For days/years to come you'll remember and smile so big at this magical time.
    Happy Birthday to you!

  2. So wonderful, and to top it off with a meteor, perfect!
    Happy belated birthday, are you a fellow Libra?

  3. How wonderful of you to share your surprise, how wonderful of your family and friends to give you so much joy.

  4. How beautiful!
    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday!

  5. Oh wonderful, Ruthie! And Happy Birthday too!

  6. Happy Birthday Ruthie!!
    Wasn't that just a lovely thing to do for you!!
    Just as well you don't live in town - the townsfolk would think they were hallucinating - fairies at the bottom of the garden!!
    I didn't see a photo of those lovely purple boots!
    Margaret xx

  7. Belated birthday greetings Ruthie, I guess you're a Libran like myself.
    I love those burning candles, they'd give the Olympic flame a run for it's money.
    Have a wonderful week.

  8. What a fabulous surprise, it looks like a wonderful party.

  9. Beautiful .. so beautiful so magickal so heart warming and so deserved :) xxx

  10. Happy Belated Birthday Ruthie...what an awesome family and special friends you have to celebrate in 'joy' a most auspicious day with you!

    You're going to love the 'fifties'...it just keeps getting better from here. I know cuz in January I'll be 60, lol.

    Many Blessings and Abundance to you in your new birthday year...

  11. Fantastic, I love it. And the fairy wings do become you! :)

  12. Wow, What a fantabulous party in your honor!! Looks amazing! Wishing you all good things, and happy Birthday tidings!

  13. Oh my. How gorgeous! Belated birthday wishes - although it looks as though you got all the wishes you could want!

  14. Thank you all for my birthday wishes x

    Valerianna & Jim, oops Im a Virgo, my actual birthdate is 21st, i had a loong celebration ;)

    Margaret, can you just imagine the looks of folks faces, they would have looked twice thats for sure. Im glad to say my faerie boots were out in force on the day ;)

  15. What a beautiful and special event! Love the photos ...

    Happy Belated Birthday! (although I think I wished you happy birthday on Facebook! :)

  16. Oh Ruthie.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    What a wonderful surprise birthday party.. how lovely and thoughtful

  17. A belated 'Happy Birthday'. What a wonderful way to celebrate too.

  18. What a wonderful way to celebrate your special birthday, or any birthday really. It's lovely that everyone joined in with getting dressed up as well,
    Sue Xxx


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