A special and goofy little girl in our house turned 4 recently! It's hard to believe.....
This sweet little character of ours can be all girl and yet act like a WWF wrestler when it comes to taking down her big brother but when it comes to parties she is as girly as it gets!
When asked what kind of party she wanted to have this year she quickly shouted "Tinker Bell"!
I hate to admit this but character parties bug me(which is funny because for our first childs birthday I did a whole Nemo thing just because I found some Nemo plates on clearance?? funny how much I change in a few years). Anyway, I should just get over it because that is what kids like right? I have tried to avoid going all "charactery" with the last two parties at our casa. Little dude had a super hero party party and we were able to pull it off so I figured I could throw a Pixie/Fairy party with a little Tinker sprinkled in and she would love it!
I had spotted a pretty ruffle cake on pinterest a while back that I thought I would try to make but but it was a big fail! Why? Have you tried to make fondant before? I found a recipe for marshmallow fondant and could just picture these pretty pastel blue ruffles with a surprise of pink strawberry cake on the inside. Thankfully I attempted the fondant early in the week and so I had it all made and sitting there waiting on me but when I plopped it out and tried to roll it out it was like a an old piece of gum, or rubber or just something that wasn't gonna roll out all nice and pretty. It was also way lumpy(are you supposed to sift the powdered sugar or something?) . I don't know but I will have to try again sometime just for fun because it makes such a pretty cake. Thankfully as backup I had some cans of cream cheese icing and was able to throw this baby together literally 45 min. before the little faeries arrived! Oh and that star above tinker is a sparkler! It was fun and stayed lit for the whole birthday song!
All the bigger butterflies you see in this post were in the spring section that is already up and 30% off at Hobby Lobby!
As usual (for me) there was no rhyme or reason for most of what came together for the party. Even though weeks before I had started looking for ideas for a fairy party and decided on colors and bought a couple of table cloths...I hadn't really sat down and decided where I wanted to put things so the last couple of hours before the party we were running around like crazy;) Hubs was a good sport and put this sweet little streamer tent together for the girls.
The blanket is from little dudes bed and just so happened to match. I think this was one of my favorite little spots.
Can I just stop here and say I have never relied so heavily on streamers to make a party festive but I think I am in love now! Especially for a little girls party outside. The way they float around is so dreamy no matter what your back drop (or dead backyard) looks like!
Here is the cake table inside.
Gotta love tissue paper flowers!
I had plans to make this more full but ended up running out of time so I just tied an extra butterfly and some ribbon to it and was done.
I found the frames in the dollar bin at Michaels and already had the buckets from little dudes super hero party . The wands were made from little dowels, leftover hearts from her Perfectly Pink party last year, and we already had all of the pink ribbon.
You can see here that I got a little lazy with the whole wrapping of the ribbon part:)
We intended to sprinkle a little pixie dust(aka sprinkles) on the cake before we cut into but I totally spaced and forgot. This container was 50% off at hobby lobby( I think I paid a buck for it). Cute huh?
In the back there you see a little "make a crown" sign.....
I put little butterflies with clips(found in the floral section of Hobby Lobby) on the top of the stand and a bunch of ribbon that I curled up prior to the party on the bottom. Next to the stand are gold pipe cleaners that we formed the crowns with.
Let's move outside to the food and fun!
I placed a gold tablecloth over our random 1980's ish bar out back, added some tool and streamers and set up the fairy snacks.
The tool was just attached with safety pins(I'm sure there is a better and more classy way to do this but there was no time;)
We had fairy fruit wands which were stuck into a foam block covered with green spagna moss and I just stuck some butterflies that were already wired right into the foam too.
You get the picture. The moss was hot glued on.
I found these guys in the Hobby Lobby floral section also.
We served twigs and nuts and golden crackers(cheeze itz). The tables were both sprinkled with those shiny little flat marble things that I had from a project from years ago, and sprinkled with pink kisses.
As for activities we had a scavenger hunt:
The mommas got to help search the grounds...
Our little dude was really a good sport during this super girly party. He played along well and didn't complain much;)
They found some magic feathers too. Look at this tude!
We had a nail painting station that I intended to make a sign for that would say "Pixie Hollow Salon" but again didn't get around to it(imagine that) but maybe if you are having a fairy party you will plan ahead better than me;)
After we painted nails and added a little blush the girls went to town riding around the yard and trying to protect their nails at the same time. It was comical!
Lots of trampoline jumping....
lots of eating..
and girl bonding
and some father son bonding too.
Warning: If you haven't noticed this post is getting heavy on the photos of the special girl!
and her crazy brother...
and her fairy baby sister that looked like she just walked out of the woodlands.
Phew that was fun! I think she liked it and as I look through these pictures again in fact it looks like she loved it!
We love you baby girl!! Hope it was everything you wanted it to be!!