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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!

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. Kim Stockton says:

    I am throwing a fairy party for my own Kate this summer!! I love love love this party theme and Kim’s party for her Kate looks spectacular.

  2. Katina says:

    Awesome party!! Love love it

  3. Emilie says:

    I love the idea of having a fairy party for my daughters 2nd birthday! You are so inspiring-I wouldn’t even coin myself as being crafty, but am so motivated to attempt new endeavors since I started following your TomKat blog. <3

  4. Jessica Humes says:

    Too cute for words!

  5. Brandy says:

    I really love your stuff! Such an inspiration!

  6. Shelly Hanson says:

    The fairy party was one of the most adorable I have ever seen! Little Kate is a very lucky girl. Kim does such a fabulous job and is an inspiration to all of us here.

  7. Jessica says:

    I ABSOLUTELY love this theme! My daughter’s birthday party is May 30 and I would love to do this color scheme/theme!

  8. Vicky A says:

    Beautiful! This would be fabulous for my niece’s 6th birthday party. She’s planning a garden theme with butterflies, lady bugs & bumble bees!

  9. Kristi says:

    Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors, theme, decor! My baby girl would love this!

  10. Diane Clements says:

    So beautiful!! My granddaughter wore her pink tutu to preschool and she was beautiful. Her mother is looking for ideas for her 2nd birthday party and this is it!!

  11. Linda says:

    Just love it. My daughter just turned two and I’m already planning to use this theme for her 3rd bday! =)

  12. alison says:

    I just had my daughters 2nd birthday last week.(used the candy land theme from HWTM site) but I am already thinking about doing this part next year! LOVE IT!

  13. Valerie T says:

    Kim, This is SO ADORABLE! I am planning my daughters first brithday and LOVE this idea! Thank you! I was going to do a flower/butterfly theme but will add these ideas in!

  14. Stephanie E. says:

    What a fabulous party! Love the fairy theme and the gorgeous use of spring colors!

  15. Michelle B says:

    Kim is so talented! She has inspired me to return to my creative zen!!!!!!

  16. Kimberly says:

    How absolutely darling! My daughter turns 4 this July and she is also in love with all things Tinkerbell and Fairies!

  17. Stefanie Richter says:

    I love this beautiful fairy party. I am planning my girls bday party for next month and they would love this.

  18. Erika says:

    LOVE TomKat Studio and already am a loyal follower! This party is so inspiring, as is everything Kim does!

  19. Danielle says:

    I love the chandelier look of the silver cupcake stand. It really is beautiful. I saw one of those at HomeGoods and so regret that I did not purchase it at the time.

  20. Megan says:

    Incredible! I know three little girls who would find this to be a dreamy party!!!!!