For her Balloon Time party, Toni Roberts of Design Dazzle styled this absolutely adorable Twinkling Fairy Tea Party with soft pinks, glittering lights and tons of DIY (her tutorials are linked below)! I am just loving all of the whimsical decor & cleverly styled Dollar Store pieces — because really, anything amped up with gold glitter is a win in my book ;). Make sure to check out all of the other Party on a Dime contestant features right here.
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:
DIY pink flower seating + a DIY balloon & flower archway over a cardboard doorway entry & topiaries
DIY glitter toadstools & flower headbands + ring topped cupcakes & sprinkled wafer cookies
PARTY DETAILS as told by Toni…
A lot of the items for this party came from the Dollar Store. There were a few decorations that were free (cardboard for fairy gate and tree branch for centerpiece) and a couple items I already owned or were purchased at the thrift store. I wanted to create a party that most parents could duplicate for their own little girls. I do have a nice supply of decorations that would have gone beautifully with this party but I decided to use just a few items from my home and mainly concentrate on lots of CREATIVE and AFFORDABLE do-it-yourself projects that can easily be recreated.
I don’t have little chairs for seating at a kids party, so I decided to make fairy flowers that the fairies could sit on. Dollar Store placemats were painted to create adorable flower seats. I placed a folding table on plastic storage boxes to lower the table since the guests would be sitting on the ground. Dollar Store bubble wands with a little embellishment made for a darling favor!
The fairy gate was made from cardboard and so was the sign. The flower bushes in the balloon arch are the Peony bushes from the dollar store. The topiary trees I’ve had for years. If you don’t have your own topiary, borrow some or create this look on an open gate in your yard. Tall metal garden lantern stakes could also work to support a small balloon arch. Look around your home and see what you already have that might work. Anyone can recreate this look.
Dollar Store chargers and birds were sprayed gold. Gold glitter was added to the thrift store deer. I found a tall tree branch in the yard and glittered it gold. Dollar store flowers were glued to the branches. Inexpensive plastic rings were used as decoration on the cupcakes purchased from Walmart.
Fairy wings and headbands were purchased from the Dollar Store and embellished to create pretty accessories for the little guests to wear. Fairy cookies and fairy wings are easy and simple to create, plus, no baking! The cookies were store-bought and were made fancy by dipping in melted candy and sprinkling with edible decorations. The edible fairy wings were made from heart shaped bread (using a cookie cutter) that were frosted and sprinkled. The heart is cut vertically down the middle createing “wings.”
A pink ruffle garland (made out of paper towels!) lined the entrance to the pretty fairy gate. Click on any of the links to see tutorials of how I created everything!