Saturday, May 19, 2012

Lily and Vivi's Birthday Continued....

Vivienne Soleil - one of the beautiful birthday fairies.
Woodland Animal Masks. Great for boys and girls. We simply printed them from a template and glues them on basic masks you can find at Michael's Crafts. We then added lots of gold glitter to them. Find the templates here -

One of our many signs "There are birthday fairies in your garden, over trees and under beams...spinning EVERyWHERE! 
Golden draping tulle gave the birthday banners a magical shimmery glow.  
Dancing Fairies. This was my favorite party of the party. The girls took off running, wings and all. It felt like a real enchanted garden. 

Any party that ends with a sleeping fairy was a complete success. 

Lily and Vivi's Enchanted Garden Birthday

I went full force into planning Lily's birthday party this year. Luckily, I had a partner in crime. My amazing friend Sonja's daughter Vivienne (Vivi) was also turning two. We decided to join forces and throw a fairy extravaganza. Lily and Vivi have been destined to be best friends since they were in utero. Sonja and I were thrown joint baby showers from our amazing play group. We were given matching outfits for our girls before they were even born and therefore it forged a beautiful friendship between Mommies and babies. So we decided to thrust ourselves into the world of fairy wings, glitter, woodland creatures and crowns. Here are some pictures from our party with some DIY links to help you create an Enchanted Fairy Garden party of your very own. Sonja owns her own hat, wing, fascinator and headband company called Fascination Baby. Her Etsy shop can be found at;
Invitation thanks to;
Long enchanted table in Mint green table cloth. Floating pom poms from Party city. Bench made from tree stumps. 

Moss runner from Michael's Crafts - Garden fairies and bowls of goldfish (of course).

Fairy Nectar (AKA watered down Pink Lemonade) We supplied cups with covers and a marker for writing names.   
Can you find the gnomes? 

Fairy Wings, Fairy wands made from glow sticks and streamers, fairy dust with make-up brush, Gnome hats, woodland Animal masks, fairy tattoos and a basket of bubbles!

This was the hub of the party and also where the guests put the birthday gifts. We had glow sticks for the boys to use as woodland swords. 
Above the favor table we placed our home-made birthday banner and a clothesline of twine with pictures of the girls from birth. We draped the beautiful chinese maple tree with glittery golden tulle to give that mystical touch. 

Edible fairy wand favors. Made from homemade all-natural fruiti O's cereal marshmallow treats that were dipped in pink chocolate and topped with a juju star. All the favors were on lollipop sticks and stuck in a floral wreath covered in moss. The giant toadstool was a computer print out glued on a lollipop stick. They were also stuck throughout the yard. 

"Pin the Crown on the Fairy" We took a poster we purchased and adhered it to a thick board we sprayed pink. We also cut out various pieces of paper and glued them to created the layered look. 
A fairy princess pinning a crown on a fairy. 

The sign read "Shhhhh Fairies are sleeping." We took a bed frame and added pink, aqua and white balloons. This helped introduce guests to the party. 

The greeting sign - "In the land of fairies and gnomes too. An enchanted garden party awaits you. Vivi and Lily are 2!"

We made many signs. One to help guide guests to the party, one to  lead them to the bathroom and many to just be whimsical and silly. 

My Lily fairy princess. Sonja at Fascination Baby made the amazing GOLDEN LACE CROWNS. 

Lily saying hello to one of the many woodland creatures. 

Birthday Girls being sung to. Thats me (: We had pink lemonade icing cupcakes topped with amazing wafer butterflies and fairies. The butterflies actually had the girl's names on them. They can be found at;
Custom Fairy wings by Fascination Baby!
Fairy Cakes! Marshmallow treats made from all-natural fruit Os and pink marshmallows. We also used these to make the favors. 

Sonja and I with our beautiful fairies. It was so much fun to have an amazing friend to throw such a girly party with. For wings, hats, crowns or headpieces go to;