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Previous Frolic with the Fairies Events

Frolic with the Fairies Royal Garden - 2016

2016 Was full of lush greens, flowers and more as the Par-A-Dice Ballroom was transformed into a Royal Garden.

From petal table runners and lighted candles to hanging chandeliers of moss and crystal.

DJ Ryan Hogan help keep the party going with a continuous dance party, leading up to the one and only...Julie K.

This year Cornerstone Dance Academy was also welcomed back as they are truly magical to watch perform.

Frolic with the Fairies Under the Sea - 2015

Guests were welcomed "under the sea" with bright coral, jelly fish hanging from the ceiling, a rainbow of colors and more.

Frolic with the Fairies Enchanted Forest - 2014

Enchanted Forest Complete with Water Fall, Lily Pads and More.

Frolic with the Fairies at Rainbows End! - 2013

2013 was Full of COLOR!
Frolic with the Fairies at Rainbows End has been the largest event to date.

Over 900 guests attended the three Saturday Teas.
Guests were delighted by the color and whimsy of the Rainbow as they entered the ballroom.  The event space featured a full size rainbow made from balloons. 

Local Singer Julie K once again had the fairies out of their seats and dancing to her latest tunes.  The event ended with a balloon drop sure to make every fairy smile.

Local Photographer Patricia Mingus was on-site to capture memories of all their fairies in their finest costumes. 

In addition to the Annual Fairy Style Show, guests were also treated to several performances by Water Street Dance Company.

Frolic with the Fairies in a Winter Wonderland - 2012

The Fourth Annual Mother Daughter Tea was held on March 10, 2012 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel Ballroom.

Guests were enchanted as the ballroom was transformed into a Winter Wonderland by Beth Maxwell at McKinley Park Events.
Along with the help of Sound & Light Creations.

The Fairies that joined us at 9:30am seating enjoyed french toast sticks, fruit and mini donuts while the adults faired on quiche and yogurt with fruit & granola.

The afternoon Fairies enjoyed star-shaped sandwiches, tater-tots and cupcakes.  Their adults guests were served seasonal soup, salad and bread.  And yes, the adults enjoyed cupcakes too!

Entertainment for the day included performances by the Sugar Plum Fairies of the Peoria Ballet.

The Highlight of the Event was a Concert by Award Winning Children's Artist Julie K.  There was hardly an inch left on the dance floor as all the fairies danced and sang to Julie K's most popular songs.

Patricia Mingus Photography was onsite at the event to capture pictures and photo packages were available for purchase.

Also on-site was Ingrid from While Lily Productions.  Ingrid put together a professional DVD of the overall event and captured each of the fairy fashion shows.

Additional Event Highlights Included:

-Fairy Fashion Show
  -All Models had their hair done by Objet d' Art Hair Studio
-Face Painting Provided by The Zoo Lady
-Raffle Prizes.  Each Ticket Purchased Included a Snowflake Wand
   An American Girl Doll & Playhouse were awarded to winners
-Unique Local Vendors Selling all things Fairy & Girlie

Frolic with the Fairies Aside the Babbling Brook - 2011

The 2011 Frolic with the Faires Event was held at Mt. Hawley Country Club in Peoria.
The intimate setting allowed guests to be seated around the dance floor and "Aside the Babbling Brook."

Beth Maxewell of McKinley Park Events went over the top with her 15' tall babbling brook complete with real water, magical chandeliers, life-sized trees and unique table decor.

A seperate room offered guests an opportunity to have photos take by Nellie Photography and Shop from Local Vendors.

Guests enjoyed Poems and a Sit-Down Story Telling from local author Sandra McCone.

In addition to the annual Fairy Fashion Show, there were also performances by the Isle of Irish Dancers.  Our little fairies flooded the dance floor and fluttered the wings.

Frolic with the Fairies - 2010

2010 was a big year for Frolic with the Fairies.  It moved from an intimate tea once hosted at the Balance Herschel House to a much larger affair.

The 2010 Event was Hosted at Wildlife Prairie Park.
This was the first year that we had the pleasure of working with Beth Maxwell at McKinley Part Events.  She transformed the event space into a beautiful enchanted garden with over-sized trees and flowers hanging from the ceilings. 

When lining up entertainment for the day, we were lucky to have Julie K at the event.  As always, the fairies were frolicing on the dance floor and enjoying the song and dance.

In addition to the first annual Fairy Fashion Show there were also performances by a few fairy ballerinas

The menu was designed to be fit for a fairy.  Mini sandwiches, fruit kabobs, chocolate dipped pretzel sticks and punch.

While Blissful Images Photography was onsite offering take-home pictures of the event, the above 2010 Fairy Images are courtesy of Nellie Photography.