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I’m seriously blown away by the level of creativity in this adorable Woodland Fairy Birthday Party created by Kate Landers Events, LLC!

From custom fairy frocks and toadstool seats to fairy-friendly treats like “Gnome-Made Granola”, “Pink Acorns”, and “Chipmunk Chips” served in chocolate “nest bowls”, the attention to detail here is AMAZING!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Fun Extra: Kate has also offered to do a special GIVEAWAY for HWTM readers featuring her fabulous customized party products! See details on how to enter at the bottom of the post.

Read on for TONS of pics (nearly 40 of them!) and all the fun party details, as told by Kate

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

It thrills me to share this Woodland Fairy Birthday Party with you! The party took place in the “enchanted” woods of our client’s back yard, and the weather could not have been more beautiful!

The color-scheme was a mix of natural browns & greens, soft creams and whites, and the birthday girl’s favorite colors: pink and red.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The invitations were from Kori and Lindsey‘s darling new line, Paper & Pigtails. Kori graciously re-designed their original woodland fairy invitation into something custom for us in order to match our pink, red, green and brown color scheme – and also to mimic the type of trees the girls would be surrounded by during the party.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Needless to say, they did an amazing job (check out these scallop-edged return address labels!), and we couldn’t be more thrilled with such a perfect introduction to the party theme for the guests.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

All of the other other darling items from Paper & Pigtails that we used in this party – like name tags and custom fairy food signs – are available in their shop!

As with all of my events, I like the children to be encouraged to use their imaginations, and this party was no exception…

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

We wanted each guest to feel as if they were a woodland fairy themselves, so we had Henry & Grace Designs custom created fairy frocks, hair garlands and wands.

They girls would find these items hanging from the trees, standing in a green bubble-glass jug, hiding behind a rock in the woods, or even laying on their plate at the table…finding each piece of their own fairy costume was an activity in and of itself!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Each fairy frock and garland was created using the same materials, all with the lovely green silk vines and pink flowers, but the colors of tulle and ribbon were all unique, so no two were exactly alike.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Ireland’s fairy frock and garland was created using pale pink and ivory.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Violet’s fairy frock and garland was created in a vivid red and rosy pink.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Ava’s fairy frock and garland was created in a rich dark chocolate brown and soft pink.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Elle’s fairy frock and garland (not shown because this birthday girl was already wearing when we were setting up!) was created using the reds and pinks and ivory, and a hint of brown as well. Stunning indeed!

Girls were also each given a pair of our soft felt fairy wings, and let me tell you once they were on, they didn’t come off!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

We wanted a very whimsical feel, so strands of red felt mini bunting were strung casually along the tree branches near the table.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The tablescape was created using a floor length chocolate brown table covering, custom made toad stools were used for seating (yes, red with white spotted pillow tops and ivory “stems” straight to the ground!), and tableware consisted of our favorite Rice melamine soft pink tumblers and plates, along with red flatware and green cloth napkins folded under each plate.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The most precious trio of toad stools, which served as the table centerpiece, was created by the lovely Miss Jane. My personal favorite detail is the fairy door on the largest toadstool, and the pink butterfly on top. Simply charming!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

We created a darling wreath hung by beautiful double-faced pink satin ribbon to hang over the table. It added height to the design and tied the treetops and toad stools together!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Each girl found their name on a darling printed tag (which would also make for a charming cupcake topper!, inside the fairy garland on top of their plate.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The girls enjoyed the most spectacular fairy feast on a table that we designed to mimic the enchanted forest floor. The table was covered with a green moss table runner and personalized with wooden letters for the birthday girl, and food was displayed on wooden “stumps”.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

You might also notice the tall grass, bundles of twigs and flowers, and a couple of sparkling green butterflies, which would’ve blended right if it weren’t for their sparkled coating!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The menu was all sweets, but with an earthy, fairy theme of course!

Each girl was given a chocolate “bird’s nest” to eat out of–incredibly realistic looking, and delicious!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The nests also served as “bowls” for the “create your own trail mix” station.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

“Fairy Flakes”(coconut), “Chipmunk Chips” (banana hips), “Gnome-Made Granola”, “Wrinkled Grapes” and “Chocolate Dew Drops” were among the selection of goodies for the girls to use to make their special mix.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Other treats, such as pink “acorns” and “pink feather dust” (cotton candy) were also available for the girls to nibble on during the party.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Darling “Ladybugs” were crafted carefully out of apples and chocolate frosting and were definitely a favorite to look at by all the guests.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Snail Sandwiches” (created of strawberry cream cheese and jelly) and “Woodland Smores” (pre-melted smores served on a wooden “stump”) were other delightful treats guests enjoyed.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Instead of a traditional birthday cake, the birthday girl opted for cupcakes that she saw at Whole Foods with her mom–pink frosted flowers and deep raspberry-red “toadstools” with upside-down white chocolate chips.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Dandelion Milk” (Milk) was the beverage of choice, in chocolate, strawberry or plain, as all three matched the color-scheme of the party!

The toadstool cupcakes were also an activity. The girls were given a leaf-shaped bowl full of raspberry pink/red icing, a mini chocolate cupcake and mini white chocolate chips, where they could craft their own toadstool cupcake to enjoy or take home. A messy but fun activity and tasty treat!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

Special white-chocolate (colored pale pink) dipped strawberries added the birthday girl’s favorite colors of red and pink to the fairy feast, and a nest of “Fairy Berries” added beauty and natural texture to the table.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The whimsical wands were all personalized with tags tied to their streaming raw silk ribbons.

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

The fairy dust bottles were carefully displayed in a bell jar and handed out by an adult at the end of the party for the girls to take home and use as a decoration in their room.

These personalized fairy dust jars were a tremendous hit, and the girls had all sorts of ideas of how to use them! (We offer the custom tags used for the fairy dust, wands, frocks and garlands for special order. Just send us an e-mail with your request to [email protected]!)

Activities included “Musical Toad Stools” using the same toad stools the girls sat on while at the table, and a dance around a “Fairy May Pole” (a natural wooden rod stuck in the ground, with long streaming ribbons carefully adhered at the top). More than anything, the girls just enjoyed prancing around in circles, weaving around each other–not really making any sort of pattern at this young age, of course!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

In addition to decorating their “toadstool cupcakes” the girls were also given little birdhouses to take home to decorate. Each guest was given a moss-covered basket in which they were to use to gather butterflies, acorns and flowers (faux flowers and butterflies, real acorns), most of which were hidden behind “fairy doors” at the bottom of trees.

*This was a lot of fun, but we made sure to have bags full of pre-alloted decorations and goodies already to go, in the event one girl ended up with fewer decorations than another.

Along with being allowed to leave the parties in their fairy costumes, they were given a copy of an enchanting fairy pop-up book, customized with a small bookplate inside to remember the event. I was even given one of these books, and love it!

woodland fairy birthday party ideas

I hope our woodland fairy party may inspire and enchant you! Also, a very special thank you to Paper & Pigtails for the spectacular invitations and toadstool and fairy-themed imprintables, they added so much more charm to so many aspects of the event!”


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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.

165 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Woodland Fairy Birthday”

  1. Katie says:

    how beautiful! I would love to do a 1st birthday like this for my daughter!

  2. ghost chair says:

    I know several little girls who would love nothing more than a party just like this one! This is just one reason why I hope I have girls and not boys when it’s time to have kids..

  3. Sheena says:

    This is AMAZING! I want to do it for my 29th Birthday! :]

  4. Dee says:

    Love this fairy party! I included in my favorite for a party idea for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

  5. N'nuche says:

    Neri’s Birthday Dream Party! Absolutely beautiful!

  6. alexia says:

    i love love love everything about this! i have 2 little boys but i will definitely keep this idea for my twin god daughters. What font was that? its sooo nice!

  7. Denise says:

    Truly magical in every way. What a lucky little fairy! Love the felt details.

  8. Heather says:

    I love fairies….what a great idea for a party, whether it be for a child’s birthday or an adult “magical” party. I loved the pictures and awe-inspiriing details. I want to do it for my 35 birthday :)

  9. Reilly says:

    Great party. I have a 1st b-day party to plan, so I’m hoping I win the giveaway!

  10. Pam says:

    What a great party idea for a nine year old

  11. Clare says:

    What a lovely, lovely party!!! What a lucky little girl. She will cherish it in her heart forever! I will definately be using some of your ideas for my daughters “tweet” party. Perhaps adding a twist of woodland whimsy would be a good fit! :) Thanks for sharing!

  12. erika says:

    oh my goodness, AMAZING! we would be thrilled to win!

  13. erika says:

    i just became a facebook fan! FuN!!

  14. Meagan says:

    Gorgeous party idea. I can’t wait to start planning my little girls’ second birthday. I feel so inspired!!!! Thanks for all the amazing ideas!!

  15. Susan Fletcher says:

    This is the most gorgeous magical party I have ever seen!! I love this and will use some of these ideas for my daughters next birthday when she turns 4 next Spring! Thanks for the amazing ideas!!

  16. I know I’m too late to enter, but this is just about the cutest thing ever!!

  17. Maria says:

    i had my daughters 7th birthday party here and it was fantastic! it was the perfect party for this age. ALL of the girls had a wonderful time and all want to now have there party at faires and dragons!Stephanie

  18. Robyn says:

    Wow! This is so enchanting. What a magical and beautiful experience it would be to enter into this, with our child for her Birthday.

  19. Susie says:

    Ok it’s killing me…. what is the name of that curly font you use in some of your image captions. Its beautiful!! :)

  20. Keilia says:

    Is there any way I can purchase the “trio of toad stools”? Also where did you get the receipe/idea for the chocolate bowls? THANKS

    • Hi Keilia! The toadstool trio is unfortunately no longer available, however, I do have the recipe for the chocolate bowls! You simply mix large biscuits of shredded wheat (broken up) with a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (melt chocolate in a double-boiler and cook briefly before mixing with shredded wheat). You line small bowls or cupcake tins with wax paper, and then press the mixture into a bowl shape. I believe 4 large biscuits and a single bag makes about 4-6 small “nests”. Enjoy!

  21. Keilia says:

    thank you so much. You do absolutly amazing partys!

  22. Kids and teen always look beautiful in these kind of fantasy things. Last time I saw some kids wondering in the garden wearing the fairy wings that was the first time I saw some of those.. But yours are very beautiful and amazing.

  23. Kerri Walker says:

    will use several of your wonderful ideas

  24. Anna-Katrin says:

    Amazing…I love looking at this…but if this much effort is put into this girl’s 4th birthday party I have to ask…how spoiled is she?! I’m sorry, I love my children dearly, but a small party with close friends and family, special cupcakes in their chosen theme (made by me), and a few carefully selected (or handmade) gifts has always been enough to show them that they are loved, cherished, and celebrated. To each his own I suppose…

  25. Sharon says:

    WOW LOVE all the details. How beautiful so creative!!!!!!!

  26. Brandi says:

    I love your ideas! It always amazes me how creative people are! Thank you for sharing your awesome party ideas.

  27. Eileen says:

    OMG the most beautiful party decorations ever! Right up our alley! <3

  28. Kalyan says:

    Even at 32 I’d love this party for myself!! But will have to settle for trying to recreate it for my daughter :p

  29. Britney Sansing says:

    My daughters birthday is in October and I LOVE this idea! Simply Amazing!

  30. Sarah says:

    this is soo amazing…. It would be awesome to win this gorgeous party package .. My daughter is turning 3 & her party’s on the 23 of June… It would make my sisters so jealous lol. Hope I get the chance! Your so talented

  31. Holly Robinson says:

    Beautiful party! Exceptionally creative and just love the darling little toadstools and cupcakes!

  32. Just starting to plan my two and four year old daughters combined fairy birthday party. What amazing ideas! Thank you.

  33. Hold UP! JORY! What is this? Karthikeyan is a Hindu name. No non vegetarian edibles. Are the cakes eggless? 1/2 a cup of yogurt is the same as 2 eggs in any cake recipe. Did Jory do this or did she pin someone elses fron Pinterest? Jory your Mothe in Law's Sashti abdha poorthi coming up. You need to contact the Hindu Priest…pay him what he says and arrange for this by Nov 8th. It iis very beautiful there and real. Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism are real and very beautiful. The girls, the Karthikeyan girls are half Hindu and you wont suppress our religion and impose fairy tale fantasies on them. We are angels all of us in that we draw energy from God to do good karma on earth such as to help and serve humanity. That far that's true. Apsaras we call them You call the same angels. Fairies are also true But we callit Vrindavan…Look up Radha and Krishna and Subadra Ma and Jagannath and BalaRam altar in New These are the Gods and Godesses we must honor properly. The Palace of Gold is real. a labor of LOVE by true devotees of Krishna, God. Sashtiabdha Poorthi must be done for your Mother in Law. These things are spiritual. not fantasy or just pretty! or exxaggerated self aggrandisement. Don't do this. Help those hit by the hurricane Sanfy. Teach your children the joy of giving and helping. No good deed goes unnoticed by GOD! Do an Archana at the Hindu temple for the girls at the temple. The Priest will advise you precisely. Karthikeyan is a Hindu name. ask him…He knows…even where their souls have been abd what their work on this plannet is and so on. They have a star name. Tell him exact time of birth and date. Ask him for a Hindu first name. If my grand daughters make a card and you e mail it to me I'll print them or send them to UNESCO. or a fundraiser for Sandy victims. Nothing wrong with being ones best. But this is excessive. Neither Tharun nor I will aprove. Did you make anyof this? I'd support you then. Did you just put her Name…what does Nellie mean? In Tamil it is a kind of ring and also means wiggly person….or nill nothing…..Get her a nice Hindu first name will you! I am your mother in Law. I had three C sections! I have spoken! and that's that! Godod Nioght! Your bubble needs to be pricked. Wont go to temple wont pay the Hindu Priest but wants to mess with the Karthikeyans! I have had enough of your nonsense,. Help the Sandy victims. volunteer for the Obama campaign! or drop the Karthikeyan name leave us alone and do whatever the hell u want. NOT BOTH! UNDERSTAND!

  34. Jacque Ruyter Paringit says:

    i have been reserching fairy / gnome parties and i would love to do something like this for my lil 7 year old :}

  35. Kathleen Dewes says:

    Would love to win the party!! Excellent, excellent ideas done up so professionally!

  36. Jax Mick says:

    Does anyone have a recipe for the “chocolate nests”?