For my daughter’s 3rd birthday, I chose a fairy theme. I chose not to do Tinkerbell, but instead, more of a pink, magical fairy birthday party. I began my search for ideas on Pinterest, of course. Since it was only her 3rd birthday, we kept it fairly small, but I still tried to turn our backyard into a magical fairy wonderland! Below are some pics from the party, as well as links and instructions for where I found each decoration or craft. Hope this makes your magical fairy party planning much easier!
First, a pic of the birthday girl!
For the table decorations, I purchased the table cloths, the vases, and the grass/flowers all at the Dollar Store (keepin’ it frugal!) As you can see, the dollar store table cloths are VERY thin and see through, so in the future, I’ll probably spend the few extra dollars and buy the thicker ones at Oriental Trading Company, Hobby Lobby, or Party City. But, at least the tables had a slight pink hue! I also purchased the pink plates, plastic silverware, and napkins at the dollar store. Here are some of the pictures of the tables and decor:
Instead of giving out goody bags with a bunch of small trinkets and candy, I decided that each girl would get a tutu, a fairy wand, and fairy wings. I made the tutus myself using instructions found here. I purchased all the supplies to make the tutus at Hobby Lobby. I purchased the fairy wands and fairy wings on Amazon. The wands were just under $7.00 for 12 and can be found at the link below. The wings can be purchased on Amazon as well (link below) and were a little more expensive at 6 for around $30.
Here are some pics with the tutus, wands, and wings:
For entertainment, we hired a professional fairy to do a magic show, paint faces, and make balloon animals. For those of you in Northern California, if you ever need a great children’s entertainer, I highly recommend Happily Ever Laughter Parties, our fairy was in character the ENTIRE party, never reverting to her human form. She did a fantastic job and the kids loved her!
While the kids were waiting to get their faces painted, we had a craft available. I purchased small bird houses (fairy and elf houses) for the kids to paint and decorate. Small, unfinished bird houses can be found at Hobby Lobby (such as these) or any craft store for under $2 per birdhouse. I purchased paint, paint markers and stickers at Hobby Lobby.
For the magic show, I wanted to have a magical place for the kids and the fairy to sit. So, I made a fairy canopy and we created some large concrete mushrooms to surround the area the kids and the fairy would be sitting. The canopy instructions can be found here. This was a bit time consuming for me to make because it does require use of a sewing machine, which I have to relearn how to use since I only use once every few years… But if you are handy with a sewing machine, this should not take long at all. For the hoop at the top, I used a quilting loom, that is the only thing I could find at Hobby Lobby that was the correct diameter.
The mushroom we made out of concrete, using a round plastic bowl as the form. For the stalk, my husband created a tube form out of thin plastic cardboard that we could then cut off after it was dried. Here are the instructions for the mushrooms. Once the concrete tops and stalks were dry, we used a heavy duty glue to glue the top on the stalk, then we used craft paint to paint them. Here are some pics of the canopy and the the mushrooms:
Lastly was the food. We just had deli sandwiches for the adults, and for the kids I purchased a butterfly sandwich cutter to make butterfly shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The cutter can be purchased on Amazon, the link is below. I also made fruit wands, which the kids got a kick out of. For these I used fruit shape cutters purchased from Amazon (link below) and cut different flower shapes out of the fruit and put them on wooden skewers, these can also be purchased on Amazon, here, or at your local grocery store. The cupcakes were purchased at a local bakery so I can’t take credit for those!
Here are some pics of the food:
I hope your fairy party turns out magical! Happy planning!