Author: Disney Diva
So, you’re planning a birthday party and you want it to just be AWESOME! Well, I’ve got some ideas for you I hope you will love. We are big fans of fairies in our house. My daughter was turning 6 and I really wanted to make her birthday super special. So I’ll break down some of what I did:
The first thing I did was pin up some old sheer curtains that we had laying around. This was to make the room seem more comfy. If you were doing a smaller party you could really put them all up close, but we had almost 17 tiny fairies come to our party so we had to widen out a bit.
I then got tulle from the craft store in hot pink, green, blue, purple, and light pink. This was a great cheap decoration and I used it to wrap the chairs and make these cascading bits of color. It was almost like a little rainbow in different parts of the room. I then pinned in tiny butterflies and flowers, also found at the craft store so that they almost seemed to be floating in mid air.
I hung up a set of three paper lanterns in hot pink from the ceiling with thumb tacks and also a set of three green “paper flowers”. I really liked those and found them at Hobby Lobby if you have one close.
Another cool find was some glass sprays I found at Hobby Lobby in the flower section that, when put together, looks just like Tinker Bell’s “moonstone scepter” after it was completed in Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure. I filled a glass vase with acorns to keep things looking natural. The rest of the table was completed with moss vase filler, small flowers, and electric lights (so nobody would get burned).
We hung a small toy of each of the fairies using thin craft wire from the chandelier to make them look like they were flying. I found those at TJ Maxx and they became a Birthday present after the party.
I found green plastic table cloths inexpensively at Party City and also found that the Tinkerbell Plates from party city were cheaper than any I could find online. Even with free shipping.
I wrapped up some napkins and lime green utensils (which they didn’t need I realized after the fact!) and tied them with a little pink ribbon and their names on the little tags that came with the printable gift boxes (more below).
I started off my food stuff by looking at Pinterest and grabbed all kinds of fun ideas for foods. You can see my entire board of ideas HERE.
After deciding what I wanted to make I ordered some of these custom printable tent-cards from Opal and Me you can see them at https://www.etsy.com/transaction/96163245.) Now, you could design some similar to these if you wanted, but I REALLY love ALL of Opal and Me’s designs. (You’ll see some more of her stuff a little further down). I’m also a FIRM believer that you should support people’s brilliance and not just grab it and make it yourself. So I really believe you should ALWAYS pay for designs and not just steal them off of google images.
What did I make? Well you can follow these links to all the awesome recipes. (you’ll have to have a pinterest account to see them I think)
Awesome Acorns: See photo above – mini vanilla wafers, nutella for “glue”, and hershey’s kisses.
Rainbow’s on a Stick Wooden skewers – strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grape, blueberries, purple grapes
Bird’s Eggs & Nests – Just yogurt covered raisins. I put them in the leftover crumbs from my “nests” . The Nifty Nests were just “haystacks”. Chinese noodles mixed together with melted butterscotch morsels.
Beautiful Butterflies – toothpicks, purple grapes, oranges
We had cupcakes for “cake”. I just bought some cute cupcakes at the local grocery store, but the real treat came from the wings! I purchased these beautiful printable fairy wings from Opal and Mae on etsy. They were a beautiful addition. It did take a while to cut them out, tie on the bows, and tape them on the candy sticks, but they turned out magnificently.
I also had some pretzel sticks (twigs) and some goldfish and some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches since it was lunchtime.
I wanted to make sure none of the little fairies went upstairs to my daughters room and wrecked it so we made a large mushroom and sign saying “Gnome and Troll Woods. Fairies Keep Out”. It did keep them out by the way!
I also bought these printable boxes from Etsy from the designer at her Etsy store. The printable is only 3.99 and you can print as many as you want. They were a bit of a pain to put together but the effect was overwhelming. I put a little pearl brad I got from the scrapbook section and some ribbon around the waist to add a little more and a little mardi-gras style necklace, and tiny fingernail polish inside.
People RAVED and it was one of the best parties I’ve ever thrown. I think it went off well and you’re WELCOME to use these ideas and please consider buying these printables from these awesome designers.