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I first created this party for my twin daughters' 6th birthday, then re-styled it for a photo shoot so I could create a PARTY PLAN and PARTY KIT to share with you.
The concept of the 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!
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.)
Drinks were served in mason jars with paper straws. 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.
On the garden gate I hung a “Do You Believe in Fairies” printable I had made by Xreations. The frame is from my friend Juliette’s shop, Quite a Pair Keepsakes.
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 this adorable fairy doll from Riley Construction and it completed our backdrop.
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 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.
The first order of business was to let the girls choose their costumes. 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 with 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. It was so interesting to observe that when the girls were six, they needed more hands-on help with this project, but at seven, they were totally independent. 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.
We painted faces in a whimsical fairy style. You don’t have to be an artist for face painting; give it a whirl – it’s fun and your daughter will love practicing before the party!
And finally, the girls made up their own fairy circle dance and made fairy wishes with their bubbles.
Our party favors were amazing violet seed paper — just plant the paper in your garden and watch the violets spring up!