We recently had the opportunity to host a woodland fairy themed birthday party for a very special 5 year old (my daughter!). Molly had asked for a fairy party and I wanted to do something a little bit different than the fairy princess theme. I decided on a woodland fairy, with the red and white polka dot toadstool being the primary inspiration. Pink butterflies and crystals were used as accents, as well as moss and wood. The party was held in a smallish backyard which we transformed into an enchanted forest. It happened to be the hottest day of the year so far at about 90 degrees!
The invitation, from Paper & Pigtails, was accented with Swarovski hotfix crystals.
Guests were welcomed at the front door with a custom wreath with the birthday girl's first initial.
The theme continued with a custom birthday bunting banner.
Tulle pom poms in red and pink were hung from the backyard tree, which created a focal point in the "forest". The pink pom poms were accented with chandelier crystals. The red pom poms were scattered with small Swarovski crystals.
On the trunk of the tree we placed a "fairy door" and set a scene for the fairies who moved in just for the party.
Small moss animals and mushrooms were used throughout the party as decor.
As each girl arrived they were transformed into a woodland fairy. There were wings, a tutu, and a fairy halo for each girl.
Three activity stations were set up and three games were planned. The activity stations included a glitter fairy tattoo artist, a make your own bottle cap necklace table, and a flower fairy table. The games included pin the wings on the fairy, pass the fairy wand (like hot potato), and musical toadstools.
The tablecloths were custom made red satin with a red and white polka dot tulle overlay. The toadstools were also custom make, using a plain white Ikea stool.
We served strawberry lemonade and mini water bottles with custom labels and straw flags.
The party was held in the afternoon so snacks were served, rather than a meal. The foods served also followed the woodland theme. We used river rocks with decoupaged labels as food markers, and each food was given a kid-friendly, themed name. The food table was set with a burlap tablecloth and a moss runner on top. We made the wooden cake stands.
The food table was then transformed into a themed sweets table. This was such a fun theme to work with, the centerpiece was an amazing custom sculpted cake. Additional items on the table included Chocorooms, hedgehog donut holes, meringue mushrooms, acorn cookies, sugar cookies, marshmallow pops and M&Ms.
The girls all took home their fairy costumes, plus a magic fairy wand and a small bottle of fairy dust.