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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

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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!

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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

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

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. Lori says:

    This is my dream party! What a beautiful job – I’d love to be entered in the giveaway! My big girl turns 6 this summer and she’d be tickled by a party like this. Thank you!

  2. Lori says:

    PS – TomKat FB follower! :)

  3. alison says:

    I just used the candyland theme I saw on HWTM blog for my daughters 2nd birthday last week. I am already inspired to do this for next years party! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  4. Heather says:

    Love the fairy garden theme! Would be perfect for my daughter’s upcoming 2yr party!! Love it!

  5. Cherie B says:

    I’ve been a fan of TomKat Studio for awhile now.
    What a cute theme. Love the tulle around the chair…adorable!

  6. Ashley says:

    I LOVE this collection, it is adorable!

  7. How adorable! I love all of the paper crafting ideas– so simple, affordable, and you can easily personalize them.

  8. Tara says:

    I am a follower of TomKat and when I saw this party I fell in love with it! Everything was so detailed and thought out! It was precious and I would love the chance to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  9. Lisa L says:

    Love it! I’ve been a TomKat follower for awhile, and this is my favorite yet! The colors are to die for. I am hoping to recreate as best as I can for my youngest daughters birthday.

  10. Stephanie says:

    OMG, this is exactly what I had in my mind (but couldn’t quite visualize) for my daughter’s first birthday. This is incredible! I love it!

  11. Jen says:

    I am absolutely in LOVE with this party theme! The colors, the little embellishments, EVERYTHING! This would be perfect for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. Thank you for sharing this amazing giveaway!

  12. Jamie says:

    This is the most beautiful party I have ever seen!! The colors, the details, the yummy treats, PERFECT!!

  13. Tais says:

    I’m sorry I don’t have a daughter to give her so beautiful party, anyway,I can make a gorgeous 32th birthday party for me!!!!!!!!

  14. Ann-Marie says:

    LOVE!!!

  15. Ann-Marie says:

    Already follow on FB

  16. Stephanie Garvin says:

    Love this party and Kim from Tomkat Studio!!!!

  17. aubri Griffeth says:

    I just love this collection! My little girl will be turning 3 very soon and I have been drooling over it for weeks!!! I love your site, it is an inspiration to me.

  18. Amanda Capps says:

    oh my fairyness!!! I would love to win this, my daughter is turning 4 and her theme is – you guessed it fairies! I love the crown – it gives me that warm fuzzy feeling everytime I look at it – my Nana use to make us all sorts of beautiful fairy crown from felt when I was little. I had forgotten until I saw your photo!

  19. Amy says:

    You have just made my day! This party is the cutest I’ve ever seen :) My daughter would love it since she LOVES fairies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. caitie baldock says:

    My little cousin loves fairies and would love this! Her parents even built her a fairy garden in their backyard!

  21. susie says:

    What a great party!! I love the colors. Please count me in on this great giveaway.

  22. rachel caporale says:

    She is beyond amazing!

  23. Lacey says:

    Gorgeous! I love every little detail!

  24. Marcy says:

    I love the fairy theme…there is so much that can be done with it! What cute ideas!
    I recently threw a fairy birthday party for my daughter come check out our spin on fairy parties…
    http://thegrauerfamily.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html

    Invitations at:www.marcylauren.etsy,.com

  25. Claudi says:

    Loved this! THanks for all the inspiration!!!!!!!!

  26. Mayra says:

    This party is awesome! I am planning the same type of party for my niece. My sister and I are so excited about this theme and decor.

  27. Lisa says:

    I am doing a fairy garden party for my little girl’s 1st birthday, this is perfect!!!

  28. Jessica F says:

    This is sooo cute!!!

  29. erin says:

    this is the cutest ever! my daughter has been begging me for a fairy party for her 4th birthday and i must say this would be perfect!! love it!

  30. Stefanie Richter says:

    I am a FB fan!

  31. Sarah S. says:

    What a fun party! My little girls would love one like this!!!

  32. shira simms says:

    Absolutely breathtaking!!!You guys inspire to actually get hands on in planning a birthday party or event.Love it!!!!!

  33. Vanessa R says:

    This is truly an ADORABLE party! I love each and every detail and I’m sure the party girl did too!

  34. SM says:

    This would be so cute for my daughter’s 2nd birthday this September!

  35. Lynda Clark says:

    Such an inspiration and oh so cute!
    My little fairy is turning 4 next month and she would LOVE to celebrate in true fairy fashion.
    Thanks for sharing the sweet pictures!

  36. Destini says:

    Looking at this gorgeous party totally makes me hope my expecting sister is having a girl. **plotting and planning of ways to use this theme for the shower**

  37. Didi says:

    This would be perfect for my 3 year old.

  38. Tanya says:

    My little one would LOVE this for her party!

  39. Mom of Multiples says:

    So cute! Count me in on the giveaway.