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Flower Fairy Birthday Party (50 photos)

 
 

Fairies with their wands

 
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The concept of my Flower Fairy Party was that if the girls believed in fairies, “magical” things would happen throughout the party. All these girls are around 7-and-a-half and they all still believe in fairies, so this was a blast to watch! I choose violets as our signature flower, and so purple and white became our colors.

Please visit our shop for the Flower Fairy Party Plan (60+ pages of how-tos for just $19: http://doublefunparties.com/shop/flower-fairy-party-plan/) and Flower Fairy Party Kit (http://doublefunparties.com/shop/flower-fairy-party-kit/).

I am so fortunate to live near an antiques and art shop — Linden European Gardens with a lovely garden out back and I knew it would be a terrific space for our event.

Decorations
On the garden gate I hung this printable I had made by Xreations. The frame is from my friend Juliette’s shop, Quite a Pair Keepsakes.

We had six stations in the garden: fairy costumes, dessert table, dining table, fairy story bower, photo area, and crafting table.

On the dessert table and the dining table, I used a sheer, ruffled shower curtain for a light, airy feel. I accessorized with white and purple plates. Around the dining table, each chair also featured a letter with the guest’s first initial. (Cute and it prevents jockeying for the “best” seat.)

This was my first time using mason jars (big hit) and paper straws (they held up wonderfully). I just finished off the jars with some purple twine and added “fairy nectar” (blackberry grape juice).

On each chair, our guests found a pom wand from Titi’s Tutus. Once the girls found these, they did not let them go!

In the center of the table, I included a sample of a fairy house under a cloche. I think it always helps the kids to have a finished example of their craft activity.

Over the dessert table, I was so lucky to be able to use the frame that Linden already had attached to the wall. I just added an adorable fairy doll from Riley Construction and it completed our backdrop.

Activities
The first order of business was to let the girls choose their costumes. The birthday girl wore a purple fairy costume, while the other girls wore lavender. Each girl had a tutu and pettipants, plus wings. Little Boo Creations made us coordinating fairy halos, which the girls adored!

Then, we settled down in the fairy bower that I made. I read to the girls from the most incredible pop-up book version of Cicely Mary Barker’s How to Find Flower Fairies. I didn’t actually read the book, but explained that Cicely was a special friend of the fairies who allowed her to see them. I asked the girls to spot the fairies on each page. At the end, I asked them if they believed in fairies and all their hands shot up!

Next up was a fairy scavenger hunt. I gave the girls their first clue and then they had to find each of the next clues. I hid these in Linden’s garden before the party. It was fun making up the little rhymes for each clue. The hunt eventually led the girls to pixie dust necklaces — much excitement!

We took a break to enjoy some treats, and then made fairy houses. One of my girls put leaves and feathers inside the house “so my fairy can decorate it how she wants.” Love that! We sprinkled each house with pixie dust as it was completed.

Each girl had her photo made in front of a tree that I decorated with tulle poms from Titi’s Tutus.  We painted faces in a whimsical fairy style. And finally, the girls made up their own fairy circle dance and made fairy wishes with their bubbles.

Dessert Table
This was one of my favorite dessert tables to create. I love the combination of purple transferware, white china and crystal with the ruffled tablecloth.

The centerpiece of the dessert table was this cake from Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery. The cake was inspired by a cake from Pink Cake Box.

I tried to keep all the other food fairy-sized. We also had cake pops from Cake Pops by Jen, brownie bites with purple flower toppers from Cupcakes by Christy, mini vanilla cupcakes with toppers from Edible Details, toadstool cookies from Cookie Xchange, Pixie Stix (of course), raspberries with white chocolate chips (idea from Sasha Libby) and strawberry marshmallow skewers.

Our violet lollipops were made by Etsy seller Mihow, based on the original tutorial by Sprinkle Bakes.

I love the little wooden food label holders from Monkeys on the Roof. It was fun making up all the fairy-related names for the food labels, like “Sprite Cakes.”

I hope you like our flower fairy party. Please visit our shop for the Flower Fairy Party Plan (60+ pages of how-tos for just $19: http://doublefunparties.com/shop/flower-fairy-party-plan/) and Flower Fairy Party Kit (http://doublefunparties.com/shop/flower-fairy-party-kit/).

Vendor Credits
Party created and styled by Double the Fun Parties
Photography: Viridian Images Photography
Party printables: Xreations
Cake: Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery
Cake pops:  Cake Pops by Jen
Purple royal icing toppers: Cupcakes by Christy
Violet and fairy wing cupcake toppers: Edible Details
Toadstool cookies: Cookie Xchange
Violet lollipop original idea: Sprinkle Bakes
Violet lollipops: Mihow
Fairy halos: Little Boo Creations
Tulle fairy wands and large poms: Titi’s Tutus
Fairy doll: Riley Construction
Wood food label holders: Monkeys on the Roof
Purple twine and striped straws: The Party Fairy
Frame: Quite a Pair Keepsakes



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