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:

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!***


Leave a Comment


Ashlynn SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 10:57 am

Kilene SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

Allison SAYS:


Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

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!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

Ingrid Rhodes SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

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!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

Jennifer Powers SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:11 am

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!!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:13 am

Cory SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:15 am

Tina SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

yen p SAYS:

Of course I had been following the HWTM blog EVERYDAY. This site has cool and chic parties not only kiddie parties… had used some ideas for my baby’s baptism and my son’s birthdays. Thanks for all the sweet and wonderful ideas. It never fails to put a smile on my face everyday early in the morning. Thanks HWTM!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:17 am

Erin SAYS:

WOW! What an amazing idea! My daughter’s birthday is in August so the heat is always a challenge. Fun, unique ideas for indoors is fantastic! And my 3 year old little fairy loves to run around the house with her wings on so this is perfect! Awesome idea! Thanks!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

Elizabeth SAYS:

Love Love Love this party theme…the colors are absolutely adorable, love all the beautiful details!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:26 am

Maria SAYS:

I love this theme and want to do it for my daughters’ first birthday next month. I hope I can make it as magical and beautiful as this one!
Great Idea! thanks

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:29 am


Kim is such a talented inspiration for all things PARTY! Her ideas are practical yet unique and so fabulous!!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 11:31 am

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