12 May

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!

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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Tara SAYS:

ADORABLE!!! I love how girly this party is and the color combo is breathtaking!!!! I know a precious lil angel that is turning 4 soon that would LOVE thes party accents!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Mollie SAYS:

Oh my goodness…how I would love to be amazing like her! Every single detail is beautiful!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Havalynn SAYS:

My daughter turns 4 in June….this party would be perfect!!!! So cute!!!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Rozey SAYS:

Oh so beautiful!! If only I had found this a month ago, my daughter’s 7th birthday party would have gone VERY differently…

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Suzie SAYS:

I love Kim’s work. This party is too cute!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Joan SAYS:

Fairies, tutus, and yummy colors! What’s not to love about this party?

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Heather SAYS:

I absolutely adore Kim’s Fairy party. She did such an amazing job. I have twins that turn three in November and how great it would be to have their own fairy party.
I’m already a fan of Tom Kat Studio, Kim is the best!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm

SusanP SAYS:

Beautiful! I am definitely using this for my daughter’s next birthday. Hope I win!! :)

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

jackie SAYS:

Love, love, love the colors. You did a fantastic job!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

jackie SAYS:

I’m a faithful facebook fan!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Laurie SAYS:

What a cute idea for a party!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Constandina SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Rachelle SAYS:

Love it! Such a cute idea!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Rebecca Chelmick SAYS:

Magical! Kim is amazing! I love her blog!

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Margie Brown SAYS:

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

Reply May 12, 2010 at 2:39 pm

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