17 Feb

REAL PARTIES: Fairy Sweet Birthday Party

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Today’s Real Party feature looks like every little girl’s dream! This adorable “Fairy Sweet” theme was created by Erin Volante for her (equally adorable!) daughter Amelia’s birthday celebration.

The colorful party features a fabulous combination of magical fairies and dazzling sweet treats like pixie stix, a pink & purple toadstool cake, pink marshmallows, and more… what’s not to love?!

fairy birthday party ideas

Read on for all the details, as told by Erin, and TONS of beautiful images from photographer Sarah Maxey, who caught all of the magic on camera…


fairy birthday party ideas

“When Amelia decided she wanted a fairy party for her birthday (MANY months before the actual date) my brain went into overdrive… I was thrilled to have a theme that wasn’t based off of a particular show or character!  Leaves more room for imagination!

fairy birthday party ideas

We lucked out and got a beautiful fall day. We started the party off inside, and the girls each decorated little paper bags…

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

They used these bags for the party game that I’d planned – an outdoor “fairy scavenger hunt” complete with sweet little fairy doors. The girls were asked to find a glittery pinecone, an autumn leaf, a bag of fairy dust, a magic wand, a pretty feather, etc. (My back-up plan was to move the game indoors if the weather was bad.)

fairy birthday party ideas

When the girls had all gathered their goods, we also had a sweet little fairy tea party outside. We read a few fairy stories and they just played… lots of running, giggling and ring around the rosie!

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

The fairy doors were a big hit… the pink one is still on the tree in our front lawn and Amelia checks it every single morning to look for sleeping fairies!

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

We then went in to have cake (and LOTS of sweets!).

fairy birthday party ideas

A super-sweet friend made the cake for me, and although we had a slight disaster (my poor husband was tortured by this project), it turned out really adorable and Amelia could not have been more thrilled with how her request for a pink and purple toadstool turned out.

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

We also had cupcakes, “pixie stix”, marshmallows, m&m’s, all kinds of good sweets at the request of the birthday girl.

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

I made “fairy berries” with inspiration from an old Martha Stewart idea I found online (although mine were a MUCH simpler version… come on, these kids are 3 and 4! Do they really know the difference between whipped cream in a can and the kind you slave over the stove for?!)

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

Shopping Details & Resources:
I kept my eyes open for MONTHS leading up to the party, picking things up here and there as I found them on clearance racks, dollar aisles, and as I had ideas. This way it doesn’t seem so overwhelming the week of the party.

The fairy cake topper is from etsy seller Wee Cute Treasures
The fairy doors are from etsy/ebay seller Primitive Workshop.
I made the sign using scrapbook paper that i already owned.
I made the twine/flower pom vines based on this tutorial.
I made the butterfly headbands with wired glitter butterflies that I picked up at the floral wholesalers, but they were super easy to do!”

fairy birthday party ideas

Flowers by Erin Volante
Hosted by Julie Rush
Photography by Sarah Maxey

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas


Thanks again to Erin & Sarah for all the wonderful party inspiration! The party looks absolutely adorable!

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Kathryn SAYS:

This party is way too cute! I just adore the little fairy doors – so clever!

February 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Courtney D. SAYS:

Love the fairy idea! The cake is precious and so many neat ideas to inspire! Thanks Jenn for showcasing this darling party!

February 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Susan SAYS:

Beautiful pictures! And the treat buffet looks amazing – I’m sure the girls were going crazy over it!

February 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

WOW!!! so sweet love the idea amazing, love the cake

February 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Alisha SAYS:

omg, this is so cute, very creative, I loved everything. must have been one happy little birthday girl! =)

February 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Becky B SAYS:

What a dreamy party. The fairy door is so precious. What a great way to remember such a fun and special day.

February 17, 2010 at 2:40 pm

The WV Girls SAYS:

This is my dream come true! Thanks for sharing…I am 32 years old and I want this for my own birthday! LOL!

February 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Reagan SAYS:

Love it! Very nice job! It is all beautiful as always!

February 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Taylor SAYS:

This is the cutest party ever! I’m putting it in my to do birthday theme’s folder!

February 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Angelica SAYS:

Oh, if it’s not just the sweetest…!!!

February 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Laura SAYS:

love fairy parties..

February 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Tanya Munoz SAYS:

AH! LOVE IT! I want one for myself :)

February 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm

Kimberly B. SAYS:

I would love to have attended this party even as old as I am…..(a little over 30). Such an adorable party. Everything looks perfect.

February 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Prachi ( purplehomes) SAYS:

this is way too cute n pretty pretty pretty…I love each and every detail of the party! Especially the hunt!

February 18, 2010 at 10:06 am

Tina B SAYS:

This makes me want to have kids (just so I can throw a Birthday Party like this)!

February 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm

christie Cambio SAYS:

This party is out of control cute. I can’t wait for my baby girl to be able to enjoy festivities like this. My hat goes off to whoever planned this party and I LOVE the door on the tree! ADORABLE!

February 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

JDaniel4's Mom SAYS:

This party looks like so much fun. I love the wings and the cake.

February 20, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Lego Party, SLC SAYS:

This is a way cute party! I loved all the thought, work and creativity that went into it. It was picture perfect!

February 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Jason Fleischer SAYS:

Beautiful party!!!!! Thanks so much for the great pics of our fairy doors! I hope the girls loved them!!!!

February 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Sugar & Spice Event Design SAYS:

This is amazing… makes me wanna be 7 all over again!

February 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm
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