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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Candy @ SoBella Creations SAYS:

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

February 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Janneke SAYS:

ooohh, so many cute ideas!! awesome!

February 22, 2010 at 8:18 am


I love the Pinwheel short sleeve wrap.

February 22, 2010 at 8:20 pm


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

February 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm


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

February 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Genevieve Le Bel SAYS:

Just BEAUTIFUL! WOW! What a lucky little girl!

February 24, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Rochelle SAYS:

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

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


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.

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?

April 5, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Maria SAYS:

We celebrated my daughter’s six birthday at Fairies and Dragons and it was an absolute success!

August 17, 2010 at 11:49 am

Ysabel SAYS:

Omg too too cute.. Just wondering what kind of camara do you have the takes great pictures and also if you could help me with my son 2nd birthday like what creative things could i use

January 26, 2011 at 7:14 am

newborn photography kansas city SAYS:

very amazing and cute baby parties.i like it.

June 29, 2012 at 1:56 am

Maren SAYS:

Love love love your party photos! So inspirational!
I am curious what kind of headbands you used and how exactly you made them with the butterflies attached…they are so sweet?
Please let me know as I hope to do the same for my daughters bday party!

November 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm
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