Celebrating birthdays with Fairy Bread #WOYP

It’s Party Time

We’re just back from almost 5 weeks away visiting our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter in England – it was just the best time!

The main reason for going when we did was because Dottie turned 3 and we wanted to attend her birthday party, She was born at 25 weeks in August 2019, her 1st birthday was spent in isolation due to Covid, her 2nd birthday she was in hospital with RSV (not good with her little lungs) and so her 3rd birthday was a VERY special occasion! Her first real party and while we all enjoyed it immensely she was a bit overwhelmed at times – but not in this photo below!

Dottie turned 3
Dottie turned 3

As my daughter is Australian and Dottie( by default) is half-Aussie we had to have Fairy Bread at the party, and I was in charge of making this delicacy! It’s sooo hard to do 🙂

Fairy Bread


  • White bread
  • Butter/margarine
  • 100s & 1000s


  1. Spread bread with butter/margarine
  2. Sprinkle 100s & 1000s onto bread
  3. Cut bread into triangles
  4. Serve and enjoy!!
Fairy Bread for the party
Fairy Bread for the party

Very delicious and quick to make – it went down a treat with all the little ones (and big ones)!

We’re off to our eldest granddaughter’s 4th birthday party this weekend so rest assured more Fairy Bread will be consumed! So much fun seeing the grandchildren enjoying their birthdays and helping to celebrate their big day – along with their parents! We actually had to plan our trip around these birthdays so we could attend both – the things we grandparents do!!

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It’s also fun looking at what others are making and how they do things, where they get their inspiration from….

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I’m also joining Denyse, as she’s started a new weekly link-up Wednesday’s Words & Pics – she’d love to have you join in.

I’m back from a blogging break, due to my trip to England, and am happy to be back with you all.

Hope to see you soon 🙂

Deb xx

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31 Replies to “Celebrating birthdays with Fairy Bread #WOYP”

    1. Hi Janis, yes they’re called sprinkles here as well! Dottie had a blast and fell asleep in my arms later in the day exhausted from all the fun. So I can’t tempt you with fairy bread then 🙂

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  1. Hi Deb – now that’s a WOMP recipe I can actually accomplish! And what I love about fairy bread is that it’s always associated with a party and small children. Served with love and eaten with it too. I love all your Dottie party pics and I’m sure the 4yr old party will be a blast too. Grandparenting is the best!

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    1. I know, I felt like I was cheating using this as a post but it was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw it was time for WOYP. You’re right, fairy bread is something that says love, children, fun and happy grandparents to me, so I just had to share!


    1. Oh that’s so sweet of you to say Sue, she had an absolute ball all day, as did I, and she was so tired she fell asleep in my arms later in the day, of course I didn’t mind that at all! xx


    1. Oh thanks Donna, it really was the best trip and I am genuinely happy in each and every photo, apart from the farewell hugs one!! I’m a bit early for WOYP but will link in with yours later on.


  2. Debbie, I’m so glad you had a wonderful time with family in the UK. Dottie’s adorable and you all have a beautiful smile in the pictures. Fairy Bread looks perfect for a birthday celebration. #WW&Ps.

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  3. Not sure about the fairy bread but love the smile on Dotty!! As to the squished birthday life as a grandparent – I get that as Feb 7 and Feb 28 are days I just don’t want to be away on unless we are out skiing in the mountains with birthday kids!

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  4. Hi Deb it’s wonderful Dottie looking so healthy and growing so fast. I have a nephew who was born at 26 weeks so I understand the concerns your family have had. My nephew is now 21 and it the time of his birth was the smallest sieving baby at the Royal childrens hospital in Melbourne. So many memories come up when I think of fairy bread.

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  5. Fairy bread – a favourite of young and old! Dottie’s mum would have known about….I take it nobody turned their nose up at this delicacy from ‘the colonies’?

    It was so lovely to (via the photos you shared) see how your relationship with each other blossomed over those weeks…..the airport photo of you clinging to each other was a very emotional one – for you two as well as us onlookers. Thanks for sharing. Cathy #WW&Ps

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  6. Hi Deb, how fabulous that you’ve been back over to the UK to see little Dottie again. Fantastic you were there for her birthday. That is such a joyous photo of her – just beautiful! Thanks for the fairy bread recipe – it looks quite complicated but if I concentrate hard I might be able to do it! 😉

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  7. Hi Deb. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with family! I’m so happy for you. I love that photo of Dottie. I’m sure she is a real joy. We haven’t seen our granddaughter, who lives in the Netherlands, since she was born, in 2020. We visit often, on Skype, though. She is so precocius, and seems beyond, her 2/2 years. Glad you are back to blogging. It’s always a treat to read your posts. xxx

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  8. Great fan of fairy bread here. White bread, butter AND you dip the bread triangles into the plate of 100s and 1000s to avoid the “over sprinkle” affect!! And you get to do fairy bread again this weekend for your Miss 4. Such joy on Dottie’s face. You two are mirrors of each others!!

    Thank you so much for joining in the first week of Wednesday’s Words & Pics Link Up!

    I am glad to have reconnected a lovely blogging community here and look forward to more sharing as we move forward.

    See you next week, on Wednesday 14 September 2022 if you have a post to link up!

    Warmest wishes and appreciation from


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  9. I’m so happy for you (and Dottie) that you could be there for her 3rd birthday and that she finally had a good birthday party! I’ve followed your trip on Instagram and it looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  10. It is our granddaughter’s 4th birthday soon, I think I may have to make some fairy bread for the party, it looks just the thing she would enjoy! I loved seeing your photos of your trip but could honestly have cried when I saw that photo of your last hug with Dottie before you flew home.

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    1. Yes Deb, fairy bread is a must for the party!! Oh the goodbyes were awful and I’m still missing my Dottie cuddles. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed seeing my posts while I was away – thank you!


  11. Little Dottie looks such a bundle of happiness. Her radiance shines out from your photos. You all look like you had a fantastic time at her third birthday and sharing fairy bread must have been the icing on the cake 😀. Your posts are always uplifting, thanks for sharing

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  12. The sheer delight on Dottie’s face in this picture alone must have been worth your visit. I’m glad you got to spend this precious time with her and your daughter’s family.
    Haven’t heard of fairy bread, but I can see how it would be an absolute winner at childrens’ parties!

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