Early in 2012 I got asked to style a combo boy/girl birthday party for a little 2 and 4 year old. The mom asked for a Tinkerbell and Peter Pan theme using pink for the girls and green for the boys. I decided to focus on a woodsy, tree house style with lots of brown and beige to accent the pink and green. The dessert table was set up on the back deck under a beautiful wood plank awning. I covered the entire awning with strands of green felt leaf garlands. This gave the impression of being under a forest canopy with the Lost Boys. The table itself was covered in a burlap fabric and all the platters were wood slices in different shapes and sizes. The treats included:
A Beautiful and Whimsical Cake
Powdered Donuts decorated with Tinkerbell and Peter Pan silhouette toothpicks
Peter Pan's Cap Cake Pops
Strawberry Wendy Wafers
Cookie Pops, Strawberry Whoppers,
Gummy Candies, and of course Pixi Stix
I continued the decor throughout the rest of the party. When the guests arrived they entered along a walkway lined with silk Gerber daisies and pink and green fairy houses staked into the ground. Each of these were adorned with a tiny paper Tinkerbell silhouette. Wooden ships sat on the tables with pink and green pirate sails and the canopies were all draped in festive pink and green crepe paper.
All of the guests were asked to come dressed in costumes matching the theme. Even some of the parents were garbed in pirate attire and pajamas. During the event the kids had lots of activities and crafts to keep them busy.There was a Tinkerbell bounce house, cookie decorating, a pirate ship water table and pixie dust station where the kids could fill containers with different colored sand, and of course a visit from Peter Pan and Tinkerbell!
At the end of the event as the guests left each kid got to take a fairy catching kit or book home with them!