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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:

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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



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. Laurie says:

    What a cute idea for a party!

  2. Constandina says:

    OMG….love it! Colors, edibles…everything is beautiful

  3. Rachelle says:

    Love it! Such a cute idea!

  4. Rebecca Chelmick says:

    Magical! Kim is amazing! I love her blog!

  5. Margie Brown says:

    This is so cool and makes me happy everytime I look at it. The colors are so great! Pretty…Pretty!

  6. Kaleigh Rider says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kate’s birthday theme. I hope I win since my daughter’s 1st birthday is in less than 2 months! Thanks HWTM!

  7. esther says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! The bright colors, silhouettes, wings and tutus…I just love it all! I can’t wait to try this for my daughter’s 3rd birthday. You’re so creative…thanks for sharing.

  8. Anabel says:

    I was left breathless when I saw all of the pictures. I had this vision of your party in my dreams for my daughters baptism because i love butterflies. Wish I could win your giveaway!!!!

  9. Nikki says:

    LOVE the Fairy party … too cute not to share – I am directing all my girlfriends to this post!

  10. Elisha Akram says:

    Love this party! It’s so very cute!

  11. Julieanne Raica says:

    I would love to give my daughter a party like this. If I won it would be great because I wouldn’t feel guilty for not being able to afford it.
    Was actually looking for something like this to get inspired and get good ideas for a cute party on a budget for my daughter’s upcoming third birthday. Sooo sooo cute. Hope whoever wins it really enjoys/appreciates it.

  12. Nadia says:

    I love this party! So versatile! I have a baby shower coming up for twins and would love to use this!

  13. Suzan says:

    My daughter turns 5 next month & we’re planning on a fairy party. My inspiration board is almost all from trawling through TomKat’s blog & facebook. Yep, I’m a stalker!
    Would LOVE to host a TomKat fairy party in NZ!!!!

  14. JennyLove says:

    Just love all the decorations. Using the candleabra as a cupcake holder was clever!

  15. Alisa says:

    LOVE the party decorations! A little girl’s dream ♥

  16. Wanda says:

    So beautiful would love to be the winner of thiis great giveaway!

  17. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous!! Such talent and eye for lovely detail! Huge fan!

  18. Jennifer Brown says:

    I love this party!!!!! So cute! I’m trying to talk my daughter into having a fairy party!

  19. Erin says:

    Wow…spectacular…and a bit overwhelming (in the kindest, most envious sense)!! Now I’m hooked on the TomKat Studio…amazing!! With this as my inspiration, I can’t wait to plan my little girl’s 2nd birthday!!

  20. Annette says:

    i’d love to have this party for my daughter’s 3rd birthday too. i’m a fan of tom kat studio in FB