Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fairy Garden Party

Ella's fairy garden party was captured so beautifully by Molly Winn. If you are looking for ideas for your daughter's next birthday party, read on.


The tree trunk stools were courtesy of my neighbor's tree that had fallen down in a storm. If you drive around town, you would be surprised at how many of these you can find on the side of
road. Even though it wasn't easy getting them here, the reward is that I have these cuties here permanently now in our side yard. The kids love sitting at this table.

{Activity}
Your guests will make their own mini fairy garden to take home with them.

What  you will need:
Small plants from your local nursery $1.49 ea

Small bag of dirt and a ziploc bag full of pebbles(to put at bottom of pot for drainage)

Small teracotta pots from Michaels .50 ea.. I spray painted mine pink in advance.

Mini birdbaths or something that is small that you could stick in the dirt. I put glue in the mini bird bath and then had the girls sprinkle glitter on the glue. We called it fairy dust!

Mini signs you can print off  of your computer using microsoft word, I used two paper colors and then glued a toothpick to it.  The sign says, "Fairy dust here".


 




 

 
{Food}


I bought this bag of pink straws and used them for the white chocolate covered marshmellows. I took pink food coloring and added it to the chocloate and sugar sprinkles to the top to add a little shimmer. These were so inexpensive and easy, the girls loved them.


Strawberry cake


Cupcakes with decorative picks on top from Michaels, Martha Stewart section


 

{Decor}


 These birch containers are my favorite. No need to be a floral designer with this vase. Just buy a selection of flowers you like and place in the test tubes and it sets the arrangement for you. If you are doing a fairy party theme, think along the lines of more whimsical flowers. 
Birch Vases $16 Rosetreewaco.com

 

A birdcgae is a good way to keep napkins and plates from blowing away



This moss tablerunner is a great way to add a natural flare to any tablescape. It is reusable and inexpensive. You can find these at Michaels or online at jamaligarden.com

 


These pink paper flower balls you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

 
{Party Favors}


Every little girl got her fairy wings when she arrived at the party.