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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!

Photos by: Vicki Lynn Photography



The Fairy Garden Giveaway Includes:
• 20 printed invitations/envelopes
• 12 cupcake toppers
• 1 five-inch cake topper (as shown on Kate’s cake)
• 12 favor tags
• 6 dessert table labels
• 6 hanging butterflies with ribbon (shown on chandelier)
butterfly garland (as shown on front of dessert table)
• 6 flower wands
• printable fairy garden happy birthday banner

How to enter: (enter twice if you like!)
1. Post a comment here OR
2. Become a fan of The TomKat Studio on Facebook

***Giveaway ends: Tuesday, May 18 at midnight PST. Good luck!***


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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.