Fairy Festival 2017

Alert! Alert! It’s time for Fun With Fairies!  Saturday, October 7, 2017 • 10am-1pm

The Family Tree will become a fairy lovers dream! There will there be fun, games, and real fairies. Don’t forget to dress up in your favorite fairy or gnome outfit to attract even more fairies!
Check out the schedule of events below…

We want you to show off your creativity in our fairy garden contest! Bring your fairy garden creation and set it up in our special “fairies & gnomes only” arena anytime from 10:00 to 11:30 for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Winners will be announced at 12:15. All fairy gardens welcome! Whether it’s a tiny acorn garden, a shoe box gnome home, or an elaborate fairy city, we want to see where your fairies and gnomes live!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize will be awarded in each category. 
Categories will be: 
8 years old and under 
9-16 years old
17 and up years old.

In case you’re fresh out of ideas, here is some helpful background info on fairies and what they like. If you’re interested in what types of fairies you should plan your garden for or what kinds of food to provide, be sure you read these posts!
Types of Fairies
How to Attract Fairies
What do Fairies Eat?

Enjoy crafts, games, story time, and hunting fairy’s treasures. Don’t miss tea time at 1:00 pm with a special fairy. Taste fairy treats and tea will Fairy Grandmother teaching you proper fairy etiquette.

Here’s the planned schedule for the day:

FAIRY GARDEN CONTEST– Set up near the pink balloons (10am-11am)
         Categories – 8 & under, 9-16 years old, 17 years and up
CREATE Fairy Crafts A Fairy Door, A Fairy Wand, Fairy Bells, Fairy Crown, Pumpkin Painting
CREATE – a fairy garden – SOO fun take home activity! Purchase your plants, pots, accessories. We will provide the soil and help.
PLAY & CRAFT – Create fun fairy crafts 10am-1pm
PICTURE TIME – Wear your favorite fairy costume for photos with fairies 10am-1pm
TOUR our fairy garden full of fairies & homes 10am-1pm
♥ STORY TIME with Miss Story Fairy 11:00am
FAIRY TREASURE HUNT – meet at the green ballooms for instructions 11:30am
        Win a fun prize for participating!
FAIRY GARDEN WINNERS ANNOUNCED – 12:15pm
TEA TIME & ETIQUETTE – at the garden patio with Ms Fairy Grandmother 12:30pm.

Be sure to put The Family Tree’s Fairy Festival on your calendar; we can’t wait to see you and your gorgeous fairy garden!

Check-In For Charity at The Family Tree

We are excited to roll out our new donation campaign – Check In For Charity!  We have chosen local charities that we will support through our customers checking in on Facebook at The Family Tree Garden Center.  Starting in September, when a customer checks in on Facebook here at the store, we will donate $1 to the charity that we are sponsoring for that two month period.    

Our first charity is not local but we feel the people who have been affected by HURRICANE HARVEY are our priority right now.  So for every check in during September and October, we will be donating money to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.  This hurricane is affecting not just the people along the gulf coast but will essentially affect all of us.  This category 4 storm is the worst to hit the coast in over 50 years.  Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, injured, lost, and even dead.  Millions of dollars worth of damage will take years to recover.  The people there are in dire straights and need our help!

Here’s How it Works:
Starting September 1, check in to The Family Tree Garden Center on Facebook while you are shopping with us.  For each check in, we will donate $1 to that month’s designated charity. It’s that easy! **Make sure your check in is public so we and everyone else can see that you care!

We’ll have selfie frames available so you can snap a photo and add it to your check in on Facebook, as well as check marks that you can sign your name on and plant in our donation garden to watch the donations grow.

So stop by The Family Tree Garden Center for all your garden, landscape, and home decor needs and help us donate to a great cause!