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REAL PARTIES: Fairy Garden Birthday

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This new Real Party has got to be one of the cutest Fairy-inspired parties ever! And this is not at all surprising, considering it was put together by the ultra-creative Kim of The TomKat Studio for her daugher Kate’s 3rd birthday.

A gorgeous paisley-print fabric and “happy” color palette of vibrant pink, orange, yellow, and green sets the tone for this whimsical party, which manages to be simultaneously cute enough for little girls AND stylish enough to appeal to adults!

(I’m sensing come great girlie baby shower inspiration here too… especially with the fabulous “tutu branch” centerpiece!)

fairy birthday party ideas

Special bonus: Kim has also offered to do a GIVEAWAY for HWTM readers, featuring several elements from this party so that a lucky someone can recreate it at home! See details on how to enter at the bottom of the post.

Read on for LOTS of fabulous pics and all of the party details & shopping resources, as told by Kim

fairy birthday party ideas

“We decided on a Fairy Garden theme for my daughter Kate’s 3rd birthday party based on her love for Tinkerbell and all things magical.

I was inspired by other fabulous “fairy” themed parties seen on HWTM, including this one (Fairy Sweet) and this one (Enchanted Fairy) along with a few other ideas I was dreaming about!

For me, the party planning always starts with designing the invitation. I had my friend, Jess create the little fairy silhouette illustration for me, and then I designed the invitation in the bright, cheerful color scheme of pink, orange, yellow & green.

fairy birthday party ideas

I carried the silhouette & butterflies throughout the paper goods for the party, including cupcake toppers and dessert table labels.

fairy birthday party ideas

Inspired by Amy Atlas, I created a full dessert table with personalized cookies by Sweetopia:

fairy birthday party ideas

…custom oreos by Sweeties by Kim:

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

…a gorgeous cake and cake pops by local bakers:

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

…and cupcakes and cheesecakes made by yours truly:

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

The dessert table was accented with gorgeous bright paisley fabric, poms and a hand-cute butterfly garland.

fairy birthday party ideas

Bright colored butterflies, flowers and poms were hung throughout the house and outside.

fairy birthday party ideas

Inspired by HWTM, I created a centerpiece for my living room, using branches cut from my tree the day before, along with tissue paper flowers.

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

Kate wore a beautiful white tutu accented with ribbon in the party colors, along with a custom flower tank top from Modern Frills, flower hair clippies from Dolce Vita Mia, a crown from True Love Found, and fairy wings. She was a gorgeous little fairy!

fairy birthday party ideas

fairy birthday party ideas

As the little girl guests arrived, they were greeted and led to get dressed up in their own tutus, wings & wands. The girls were adorable!

fairy birthday party ideas

For an activity, all of the kids were given butterfly nets, and tulle “butterflies” were thrown from a second story window for them to catch!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

477 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Fairy Garden Birthday”

  1. Carol says:

    this is my FAVORITE take on a fairy party so far and i have been on the lookout since my daughter is all about “fairies” and already asking for a fairy party for her birthday which is still months away.

    love the vibrant colors. tomkat’s style is so chic!

  2. Jannine says:

    Just love the garden party theme! I am looking to do a garden party for an upcoming bridal shower! Great stuff.

  3. Kelly says:

    LOVE THIS! The colors are so bright and fun! A dream party for any little girl!!

  4. Mary Kirby says:

    Super bright and fun for summer or spring birthdays!

  5. Becky says:

    This is the CUTEST party!! I love fairy parties. My best friend’s daughter turns one in June, and this would be the perfect party to throw her!

  6. melissa says:

    I LOVE this party. My niece is turning 4 this summer and I would love this to throw her a party with. I am already a fan of tomkatstudio on facebook.

  7. Nancy says:

    GORGEOUS! Just got so many ideas for my own little girls party in december..thank you for sharing!

  8. Lora Joy says:

    I LOVE THIS PARTY!!! i love the colors and all the details!!

  9. jenn says:

    please pick me :)

  10. Moniqur says:

    I adore this theme and everything about it. Oh how I would love to throw a fairy princess party too :)

  11. Kendal says:

    What an awesome idea. Any little girl would LOVE this!!!

  12. Betty Islas Velazquez says:

    This is tooo cute and so adorable!! Love the bright colors!! For my daughters 5th bday we are doing all fairies…. this has given me lots of cute ideas.

  13. hollie moore says:

    I love all your work, you’re so creative! I hope I can give my daughter an awesome party like this one. I love all the little details included.. great job!!!

  14. Rachael says:

    Sooooooo stinkin’ cute!!!! I’m planning a tea party for 1 week from Saturday – I LOVE all the ideas!!!!! Thanks for all your great posts – I love the pictures and the ideas. Of COURSE, I’m a FB fan!! :D

  15. Jessica P says:

    I LOVED this party. We had talked fairy theme for her 4th birthday this year and ended up with princess but this has got to be the best fairy theme I’ve ever seen. I will be keeping your ideas in mind for our next party! Thank you!

  16. Mitzi says:

    This is the cutest. Love all the bright colors and the whimsical things. Getting ideas for my little girls first birthday coming up.

  17. Kelli says:

    I love this party and would love to have it to throw for a baby shower!

  18. Kelli says:

    Oh and I am a fan on FB too!!

  19. Dawn S says:

    This was the cutest little girl’s party, ever!

  20. Jennifer W says:

    I love this party, all the fresh colors and attention to detail! I’d LOVE to do a copycat for my daughter.

  21. Melissa Irvin says:

    She did a beautiful job on this party. If I were 3 I would be thrilled – heck, I’d be thrilled at my upcoming 42nd birthday! :)

  22. Melissa Irvin says:

    Oh! And I am already a fan on FB!

  23. Amanda B. says:

    I adore the colors and garlands! So many sweets not only made my mouth water but made my tummy hurt a little LOL. Thanks for so many inspirations!

  24. Brooke Saccente says:

    LOVE IT!

  25. Maritel Mariano says:

    Absolutely adorable! So whimsical, fun, and sweet!

  26. Kim says:

    I am loving all of your ideas for this fairy party. I plan on using alot of them for my daughter’s 5th birthday in June. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  27. Jamey says:

    I LOVE this! This would be perfect for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party.

  28. Elisha says:

    Beautiful – my daughter would drool over that party!

  29. Anne R. says:

    What a great party theme! I would love to throw a party like this for my neice :)

  30. I absolutely adore this. The butterfly cutouts are super cute!

  31. Ashlynn says:

    Fan on FB & my little one would love a party like this!!!

  32. Kilene says:

    I’m already a fan on Facebook and love this!!!

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  34. Aimee says:

    I love this idea!!! I love the colors and the tutu, really just everything! My daughter is turning 3 in June and I was looking for something like this for her party. We are getting our backyard redone and the Fairy Garden Party will be PERFECT! Thank you!

  35. Adorable, as always. Love everything, especially the use of the paisley print!

  36. yen p says:

    Adorable fairy party for a sweet little miss! Had been checking tomkat’s blog everyday since january. Told my husband that I had been wanting a fairy party since I saw this.. his eyes almost doubled in size because of shock (we have 2 little boys) hahaha. He was able to breathe better when I told him it’s for our niece Annika (the only one… all are boys) This party would be perfect for her since princess and fairies are her favorite. Thanks tomkat for sharing this party and as always kim your parties are fantabulous!

  37. Jennifer Powers says:

    Would love to host a fairy garden party! This theme is just precious.

  38. Karen says:

    This is one adorable party! Wait until Kate looks back at these pictures in a few years. What a wonderful and talented mom Kim is!!

  39. Cory says:

    i LOVE the party theme!! I may steal the idea for my little Cate’s 3rd birthday party!!! LOVE IT!

  40. Tina says:

    Beautiful! A dream come true for all fairy princess’.