Friday, May 22, 2015

Fairy Garden Birthday Party

I blinked and this sweet girl turned 7.  SEVEN!

And, the tradition of taking birthday pictures on our front steps continues (to learn more about this tradition, click here).

This year, Grace wanted to have a fairy garden themed birthday party hence the 'have a Fairy happy birthday' front stairs.  Another year, another memorable picture.

This year, instead of obsessing about the weather, worrying that if it rained, I'd be hosting 13 little girls in my house...we decided to have the party at a local nursery.  Rain or shine, 13 little girls would celebrate Grace's birthday...not in my house!

You can take the party out of the girl's house but you can't take the planning out of the girl's heart. SO...even though the party wasn't at our house, I could not forget about all the little details that make a party special.

Centerpieces were all DIY and included some of our newly planted flowers. My husband teased me that I'm one of the only people that would bring my own flowers to a nursery.

Each plant had a bit of fairy whimsy (borrowed from Grace's own fairy gardens).

The tables were covered in vintage linens.


 Pink stained glass butterflies (made by my father in law) completed each table setting.

Grace loves being the center of attention but is generally too quiet to actually command attention.  Being that it was her birthday, it seemed only fitting that all attention should be on her.  As a result, I decided to have all the girls play a 'how well do you know Grace' game.

The game included 20 questions like; What color is Grace's room? (yellow)  What animal is on Grace's backpack?  (peacock)  What is Grace's favorite color? (mint green) What does Grace want to be when she grows up?  (be a vet) What is Grace's favorite animal? (pig)  What is the name of Grace's dog? (Riley)

The competitive nature came out in the girls, each one seriously contemplating their answers, wanting to prove they knew Grace the best.

Where I typically DIY all aspects of Grace's party, I couldn't resist ordering these edible butterflies.

These realistic butterflies were placed on top of each homemade cupcake.

The butterflies were almost too beautiful to eat.   


Other snacks included flower shaped watermelon.  A nice balance to those sugary cupcakes.

When snacks were finished, the fairies stood in a row...

and they began to create their own fairy gardens.

The fairy gardens included a fairy, birdhouse, chair, 3 plants and a pebble road.

When the gardens were complete, I sprinkled fairy dust (aka glitter) into each little girls' palm.  They each thought of a wish and then blew the fairy dust over their fairy gardens.

By the look on this little fairy's face, I'd say her wish came true.

My wish.  Well, my wish is that this sweet little girl stay little for as long as possible.  I don't want to blink and find that she's headed off to college.

In the end, I'm just happy because I do think she had a 'fairy' happy birthday.

Now to start planning next year's party :)

To see details from Grace's 6th birthday, click here.


  1. Hi Amy,
    Beautiful birthday.
    I like the fairy dust and wish...sweet idea.
    I know just how you feel about growing up way too fast! Sam just completed his text portion of Driver's Ed!!

  2. What an amazing birthday party for Grace. I love that they all made fairy gardens, and then got to make a wish with fairy dust. Soo sweet. You always think of so many wonderful details Amy.

  3. Love, love, love every single detail! You are the best party-planning mama ever!. xox

  4. Time sure flies! And love the tradition on the stairs. LOL only you would bring flowers to a nursery. What a great activity to do at the party - create your own fairy garden with fairy dust! And I love the stained glass butterflies (wow, your dad, wow) and edible butterfly toppers and all the girls wearing wings.

  5. What an adorable birthday! I want a fairy garden now too. I'm so glad she had a great birthday! Thanks so much for sharing! I've missed your posts my friend! :)

  6. oh I luv it all! those stained glass butterflies - oh how I want to learn how to do stained glass! I hope Grace's birthday was everything she wished for!

  7. Love the party and I can't believe she is seven already. Time does fly. Good to see that your still posting.

    1. My postings are few and far between these days BUT I wanted to share Grace's birthday party. Thanks for checking in!

  8. You are the themed-party-QUEEN! Love the party favors!!! That game is BRILLIANT! Perfect party!! Happy birthday to the little lady!

  9. Oh, you brought back so many memories for me with your sweet party! I used to do parties like that for my girls when they were little. Never did a fairy party for them but now I can for my granddaughter. I love all your creative ideas that you included....especially the fairy dust.

  10. What sweet memories for a special day....

    1. Thank you so much Jackie. After being away from blogging for a while, your lovely comment made me smile.

  11. Enchanting! What a lovely and lucky girl!

  12. Grace has the BEST party planning mom ever, this one is so fun!

  13. What a darling party theme! I've loved your idea of taking pictures on the stairs..a sweet tradition that I hope you will always continue to do and hopefully Grace will carry on with her own children. :)

  14. I just loved the theme of this birthday party!! Hey, these kids are looking so cute with fairy feathers. I think, I can add this theme in my office party. What you think about my idea?

  15. Absolutely adorable! I'm so sorry it took me so long to see this. Grace is such a big girl now. WOW! What great details and I love those fairy gardens.

  16. You throw the best birthday parties! So fun! I love parties.

    I love your tradition of writing on the steps and taking pictures. What a fun lineup of photos you have.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Deborah. You brought a huge smile to my face!

  17. Thank you so much Amy. I used to be an event planner so it's always fun to pull out those skills once a year for Grace's birthday parties!

  18. Ah where does the time go? Gorgeous party idea, love the fairy houses! My little fairy will be 7 soon, we are planning a Barbie-does-Paris-fashion-show extravaganza (so just a small party lol!) Hope you are all well, Estelle xx

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  20. Super cute! lovely kids. .<3 I want this theme for My daughter ;)

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  21. I liked that this birthday party had a certain theme to it. I liked the fairy garden idea. I believe children do well in environments where creativity is allowed, especially on their birthdays where they are the most special days of their lives. I believe creativity also stimulates the mind of the children as well as allows them to have fun.

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