Over the years, people have often asked me the question, ‘how did you become a fairy?’ Here is my little story of becoming a children’s fairy entertainer and why I created a kids party entertainment business.
Finding my Fairyland…
Ever since I was a very little girl, I adored make-believe and magical stories! It was truly an obsession.
It was during my first year at Macquarie University studying Early Childhood Education in 2000 and being a young ambitious 18 year old full of dreams, I stumbled upon the idea of wrapping my two loves in one package….storytelling and children….why not become….. a fairy? As you do…
I had no one to train me on how to run children’s parties- I created it as I went. I do vaguely recall walking into my very first party and my mind was racing as to what I was exactly supposed to do, as a crowd of children raced in my direction with their arms waving madly in the air. My mother and I purchased a sparkly soft tulle wedding dress (as back then fairy dresses weren’t exactly the most common costume around to find) and this became my gown for all my original parties.
My mission was making sure that every party I did exceeded expectation and that I was leaving the children with an experience they had never encountered before. I wanted the children to continue thinking about their adventures long after the party had ended.
Driving around Sydney in those years before smart phones and GPS, was extremely daunting and stressful at times. I’m sure plenty of other kids party entertainers from that era would understand what I am talking about here! I would be sometimes hosting up to 4 or 5 different parties in one day and managing to get from one end of Sydney to the other whilst making costumes changes along the way with very little time to spare- all while glancing back and forth at a Gregory’s street directory!
I am forever grateful for everything that this business and for what the character Fairy Princess Diamond has given to me. By 2015 I had personally performed in over 4000 events and had become one of the busiest and best kids party entertainers in Sydney. For many years we branched out to Melbourne, Gold Coast and Brisbane. Our performers over the years have become great friends who I am still in touch with today. I look back now at photos of past performers and it always makes me smile and laugh- bringing back great memories. I am so thankful for everything they did for Finding Fairyland.
In 2015 my long awaited dream of creating a magical Fairyland venue for children’s parties came to life. Since then we have been hosting some incredible parties for some very lucky little girls and boys at our Sydney party venue. The venue would never have happened without my husband, Guillaume. Together we now manage the business and make a great team.
Thank you to all our old and new clients who have supported me and Finding Fairyland over the past 18 glorious years. I hope our team can keep making children’s dreams come true and hopefully leaving them with that magical feeling I received in my childhood from those who I was truely inspired by.