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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. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Elizabeth says:

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

  4. 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

  5. Mia says:

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

  6. morgan says:

    I was trying to plan a fairy themed party for my daughter’s bday in November…This would be perfect!!!

  7. morgan says:

    And I’m a fan on facebook!

  8. Aimee Lester says:

    I LOVE this theme. I had decided on the lollipop theme by TomKat studios for my daughter’s 4th birthday but my other daughters birthday is coming up in July, and she would drool over this! Adorable theme, and beautifully done!

  9. heather says:

    I love the combination of colors, the paisley, and of course the butterflies! So adorable! And so chic!

  10. Andrea says:

    Absolutelygorgeous. We have been thinking about our daugters second birthday. We’ve been leaning towards butterfly fairies and beautiful, bright flowers. You have totally inspired me with this party.Thanks!

  11. Naomi says:

    Gorgeous! Wow!

  12. Amber Eilert says:

    Like a fairytale wonderland come to life! A perfect party for my daughter Ruby who turns 7 in June. Fingers crossed!

  13. Diana Sanchez says:

    Love this party!! Especially the flower wands!

  14. ANNA says:

    Love the cake pops!

  15. Wendy says:

    I LOE this party! That’s why I featured it on my blog and then tried to recreate certain features in a baby shower I hosted!!!

  16. Sarah says:

    this is a beautiful party! I am currently decorating my daughter’s room with a fairly garden theme so this provides some great inspiration! Thanks for the great giveaway, too!

  17. Wendy says:

    I’m already a TomKat Studio Follower and Fan!

  18. pili says:

    I love i t!!! I’m planning the first birthday of my little girl and I’m going to use some of your wonderful ideas.

  19. lisa says:

    Perfect for a girl’s party!

  20. The vibrant colors add so much depth to this affair. I am already a follower but am always amazed by the new concepts. Keep ’em coming.