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!***


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Angela SAYS:

I love the fairy theme! I’d love to throw a fairy party for my daughter’s 1st birthday!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Jessica SAYS:

I fell in love with this dessert table and part theme…I will be using it as inspiration for my daughter’s second birthday next month! I would love to win this package and use it as well :)

Reply May 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Jessica SAYS:

I am also a fan on FB.

Reply May 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Sharla SAYS:

Found this party after I decided to do a fairy garden theme for my daughter’s first birthday. It’s all so perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Sharla SAYS:

I’m also a fan on Facebook!

Reply May 17, 2010 at 9:10 pm

katie SAYS:

that is so ridiculously sweet!!! I love it! i love it! i have been dreaming of having a little girl to throw her a fairy party and now i have my little 18 month old i want to start planning for her second fairy birthday party.

Reply May 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Laura Ora SAYS:

Great ideas for a fun party. I really love the pink picture frames!

Reply May 18, 2010 at 1:13 am

heather SAYS:

This is what I exactly want for my three year old’s birthday-beautiful and stunning!

Reply May 18, 2010 at 5:22 am

Becca SAYS:

This is just so fun! I love the ideas!

Reply May 18, 2010 at 6:21 am


Lovely decorations. No fine detail has been overlooked by the look of it.

Reply May 18, 2010 at 8:04 am



Reply May 18, 2010 at 8:17 am

Zuania SAYS:

What a beautiful theme! We are looking to do a fairy party for our daughter’s first in August, and this would be fabulous. Great job!

Reply May 18, 2010 at 9:59 am

Holly SAYS:

This is soooo adorable! Would love to win! Thanks!

Reply May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

Megan SAYS:

OMG- this party is beyond words. Absolutely stunning.

Reply May 18, 2010 at 10:09 am

Josie SAYS:

So beautiful. I had a fairy party for my two girls last year and it was so much fun!

Reply May 18, 2010 at 10:26 am

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