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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!

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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. Leah says:

    would love to do this for my little girl who is turning 3 this year!!

  2. Beth says:

    beautiful and amazing work once again by Tomkat Studio. Love it.

  3. Lisa says:

    I just recently stumbled across The TomKatStudio’s site and was instantly amazed at all of the things one can do for a party. My granddaughter will be turning 3 on Monday and we are planning a party similar to all the wonderful projects i’ve seen on both TKS and HWTM sites. I just love what you ladies can do.
    Keep it coming


  4. Megan says:

    This will be the theme for my daughter’s third birthday this year! I am so inspired by the use of color, great party and ideas!!

  5. Gina S says:

    I LOVE this theme. Definitely thinking of doing it when my little girl turns 4.

  6. efrat says:

    its so lovely and inspiring. thanx for sharing and for thee chance to win this lovely kit. hope to get it :)

  7. This is beautiful and so colorful! Even my 11 year old, who thinks she has outgrown her love of fairies and princesses, would LOVE to have a party like this! :)

  8. Katelyn Jordan says:

    So STINKIN cute love every single part of this party! great job

  9. Melanie Moore says:

    Love it!! Love your hair, love the bag, love the shoes…..just kidding! I love it all! The best colors I have ever seen for a fairy party….you have my mind working in overdrive about how we could try this at church for our little girls!

  10. Nashua says:

    GoRgEoUs :)

  11. Andrea Worley says:

    So cute!! Love, love all of her stuff and this is just beautiful.

    I’m also a FAN of her’s on FB!

  12. Kylie says:

    I am so glad you featured the Tom Kat Studio again! Kim is so talented…she constantly provides inspiration and ideas on her blog. HWTM and the Tom Kat Studio are my go-to resources for fabulous party-planning! :)

  13. I just love this!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and thank you for the giveaway!

  14. Debbie says:

    I love this party. What a thrill if my daughter could be so lucky as to win it.

  15. Anne says:

    Fairies are popular among little girls and ever adults. Peter Pan is popular among people of all ages. I would probably add some elements that are welcomed by boys with this theme as well.

  16. Mandi says:

    This theme is absolutely precious, and I love how it’s carried out through all the party element. This would be perfect for my niece’s second birthday!

  17. Nina Jones says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this party theme!!!! I hope I win!!!! LOVE TOMKAT’s ideas…always inspirational!

  18. Annie says:

    Awesome! I am a big fan of all TomKat’s designs.

  19. Anita says:

    What a sweet theme for a girls birthday party. My daughter would just love it!

  20. Jada Brock says:

    Oh my goodness how stinkin ADORABLE!!!! My daughter will only be 1 in September but I’d sooooo do thi fairy theme.

  21. Jeanie Johnson says:

    I love Kim’s designs and through her have found your wonderful blog. You two are both so crafty and creative and have been a huge inspiration for my parties!

  22. Susan says:

    I am in LOVE with this party theme. The colors are beautiful! Can’t wait to recreate this for my little girl.

  23. Angela Winkler says:

    What a fabulous party theme! I’d love to do this for my daughter’s 2nd birthday!!

  24. Judy A. says:

    I’m completely IN LOVE with this party theme!!! TomKat and HWTM always rocks my socks!

  25. Lindsay Lee says:

    Oh my gosh! This is my favorite giveaway! Fingers crossed! Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway! :)

  26. Sunny says:

    This is THE CUTEST idea ever!!! We are so excited to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday! After years of fertility treatments and an adoption later, our hearts are full as we celebrate our sweet little girl turning one! Thank you for the AWESOME idea!!!!!

  27. Steffany says:

    Absolutely love this theme! Kim has an amazing talent to dream up all the wonderful details. I just know someday she will end up on Martha Stewart!

  28. Jenna says:

    How lucky is Kate??
    Kim’s fairy theme is so special and sweet.
    Kim is an inspiration ~ this theme is my favorite!

  29. Lynnelle says:

    I love this!! Oh I seriously want to celebrate for no reason at all!

  30. shannon q says:

    I love TomKat’s party ideas. I always get great ideas and she does amazing work!!!

  31. Meghan says:

    So precious!

  32. Michelle says:

    Absolutely love all the bright colors. Going to incorporate them into my daughter’s 1st birthday in July! Thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Tracy says:

    I read Kate’s blog every single day! Love this party and everything else she does!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely love this theme. Going to try to recreate some of the elements for my upcoming baby shower!

  35. Kim Chekan says:

    This party has to be the cutest and most gorgeous thing I have ever seen! Come October I hope to be hosting my own little fairy garden birthday for my little sweetheart!

  36. Maegan Hall says:


    Maegan Hall from Canton, GA

  37. Maria Villaruel says:

    Amazing! Honesly, I don’t have talent for this kind of spread — my kids’ birthday parties usually consist of dominos pizza and juice boxes. My girl’s 7th bday is in July. Would be beyond magical for her to have this kind decor.


  38. lura baker says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!
    thank you for hosting the giveaway!
    I look forward to daily post

  39. dana says:

    OMG – love this theme – my daugher is turning two in July and would love this theme..PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!

  40. gina, crush. says:

    SO pretty!! My youngest is turning 6 in July – this would make the PERFECT party!!!