17 Feb

REAL PARTIES: Fairy Sweet Birthday Party

fairy birthday party ideas

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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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!

Reply 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.

Reply 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!

Reply 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!!!!

Reply February 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Sugar & Spice Event Design SAYS:

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

Reply February 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Candy @ SoBella Creations SAYS:

What a cute party! My daughter had a Fairy party last year. We also planted a fairy garden.

Reply February 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Janneke SAYS:

ooohh, so many cute ideas!! awesome!

Reply February 22, 2010 at 8:18 am


I love the Pinwheel short sleeve wrap.

Reply February 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm


where did you get those paper plates from? this is an ADORABLE party!!! LOVE IT!

Reply February 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm


ADORABLE PARTY!!!! Where did you get the paper plates from, love them!

Reply February 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Genevieve Le Bel SAYS:

Just BEAUTIFUL! WOW! What a lucky little girl!

Reply February 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Rochelle SAYS:

Sooo cute! I love the cake and the birthday sign!

Reply February 28, 2010 at 7:12 pm

nicole SAYS:

I love this theme and have done a few takes on it.The little girl theme of
FAIRY LANDhttp://albums.phanfare.com/7199046/3361696#imageID=59929082
FAIRY WORLD:http://albums.phanfare.com/7199046/3268881#imageID=58478711


Reply March 2, 2010 at 11:55 am

Niina SAYS:

What a wonderful party! My 4 year old daughter and I have decided to host a fairy party for 6 friends of hers in June before the end of the school year (we live in Barcelona in Spain). So thank you, I´ve found so many great ideas for our party just looking at these great photos.

Reply March 24, 2010 at 5:08 am

grace SAYS:

Great idea and well executed! My daughter wants a similar theme for her party. Where did you get the tutus and wings? Did you have the girls bring their own or did you provide it for the guests?

Reply April 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

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