12 May

REAL PARTIES: Fairy Garden Birthday

fairy birthday party ideas

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:

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…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!***


Leave a Comment


NicoleF SAYS:

I fell in love with TomKat studio when I first found it on Etsy. Love all of Kim’s stuff!!

Reply May 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm

ash SAYS:

If only I could pull off something so fabulous! What an inspiration!

Reply May 16, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Devon SAYS:

I am in love, LOVE with this party! I can’t get over oodeling over the pictures & trying to figure out how she did it all! This would be absolutely perfect for my daughter Audrey’s third birthday. Pick me please! :)

Reply May 16, 2010 at 9:43 pm

heather SAYS:

Love this! We are plannning a fairy birthday party for my daughter who will be 3 in November. I hope I win!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 5:42 am

Allison SAYS:

I love love love the fairy party. So cute. My princesses are 12 and 5. Even 12 wanted this theme..

Reply May 17, 2010 at 6:44 am

Shanna SAYS:

I absolutely LOVE the decorations and colors. My daughter is about to turn 1 and would love, love these decorations for her party. Thank you!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 7:06 am

Amanda Russell SAYS:

I absolutely love this party! It is such a dream party. So lovely. Thank you for the chance to win!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 8:56 am

Patty H SAYS:

This party would be fantastic for my granddaughters 2nd birthday since her 1st was the princess theme.

Reply May 17, 2010 at 9:08 am

Kate SAYS:

Thank you so much for posting– just getting started on planning a soon to be 4 year old’s fairy party!!! Such great inspiration!!!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

Billie SAYS:

I love this and not just for a 3 year old party!!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Tamara Morales SAYS:

Love this so much because it is fairies without the tinkerbell :o)

Reply May 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

shirlene SAYS:

This is too cute. I love everthing about it. It makes me want to throw my daughter another birthday party.

Reply May 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Carri Reddick SAYS:

What a pretty and fun party. Great job! I may need to do a party like this for my little girl.

Reply May 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Jaclyn SAYS:

I love this theme. I’ve been looking for a girly themed baby shower and this is just perfect. Thanks for the great ideas.

Reply May 17, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Elka Olivella SAYS:

So pretty, so cute, so beautiful. My little girl loves fairies…and I was looking a theme like this. Everything in this party is expressly for a real little fairy! With imagination you create a really beautiful party for your daughter. It’s so creative! Merci! Elka

Reply May 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

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