This is the party that started me on the path to my second job in children’s party planning. Last year, for my girls’ sixth birthday, they asked for a fairy party. I discovered Cicely Mary Barker’s classic fairy illustrations and they became my inspiration. I had this party on my list to re-create with professional photography to create a flower fairy birthday party plan, and then…

I was hired by a great mom of four to create a Custom Party Plan for her daughter Violet’s first birthday. We ultimately chose a flower fairy theme, with a focus on violets and purple tones. That bumped this flower fairy party to the top of my list. Since little Violet’s celebration will be in her backyard, I styled this as an outdoor shoot.

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I knew when I started this Party Plan business that this party was high on the list to recreate with professional photography. Then, I was hired by a great mom of four to create a Custom Party Plan for her daughter Violet’s first birthday. We ultimately chose a flower fairy theme, with a focus on violets and purple tones. And that bumped this flower fairy party re-creation to the top of my list. Since little Violet’s celebration will be in her backyard, I styled this as an outdoor shoot.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - fairy party invitation

I am so fortunate to live near a delightful antiques and art shop — Linden European Gardens. It’s one of my go-to places for gifts. Owner Laurie maintains such a lovely garden out back and I knew it would be a terrific space for our event. Laurie and her team are so great to work with and if you are in the Woodstock area, I’d definitely consider her garden for party rentals.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - guests in costumes

Decorations

On the garden gate I hung a “Do You Believe in Fairies” printable I had made by Xreations. The frame is from my friend Juliet’s shop, Quite a Pair Keepsakes.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - fairy house centerpiece - garden gate, welcome fairies sign, fairy bower

The concept of the party was that if the girls believed in fairies, “magical” things would happen throughout the party. All these girls are around 7-and-a-half and they all still believe in fairies, so this was a blast to watch!

We had six stations in the garden:

  • Fairy costumes
  • Dessert table
  • Dining table
  • Fairy story bower
  • Photo area
  • Fairy house crafting table

On the dessert table and the dining table, I used a sheer, ruffled shower curtain for a light, airy feel. I accessorized with white and purple plates. Around the dining table, each chair also featured a letter with the guest’s first initial. (Cute and it prevents jockeying for the “best” seat.) On each chair, our guests found a pom wand from Titi’s Tutus. Once the girls found these, they did not let them go!

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - dining table 1

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - chair decoration and place setting

This was my first time using mason jars (big hit) and paper straws (they held up wonderfully). I just finished off the jars with some purple twine and added “fairy nectar” (blackberry grape juice).

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - place setting

In the center of the table, I included a sample of a fairy house under a cloche. I think it always helps the kids to have a finished example of their craft activity.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - fairy house centerpiece

Over the dessert table, I was so lucky to be able to use the frame that Linden already had attached to the wall. I just added this adorable fairy doll from Riley Construction and it completed our backdrop.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - dessert table backdrop

Activities

The first order of business was to let the girls choose their costumes. I designated Grace as the photo shoot birthday girl, and so she wore a purple fairy costume, while the other girls wore lavender. Each girl had a tutu and pettipants, plus wings. Little Boo Creations made us coordinating fairy halos, which the girls adored!

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - fairy costumes

Then, we settled down in the fairy bower that I made with the most incredible pop-up book version of Cicely Mary Barker’s How to Find Flower Fairies. I didn’t actually read the book, but explained that Cicely was a special friend of the fairies who allowed her to see them. I asked the girls to spot the fairies on each page. At the end, I asked them if they believed in fairies and all their hands shot up!

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - fairy bower

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - reading in the fairy bower

Next up was a fairy scavenger hunt. I gave the girls their first clue and then they had to find each of the next clues. I hid these in Linden’s garden before the party. It was fun making up the little rhymes for each clue. The hunt eventually led the girls to pixie dust necklaces — much excitement! (See the tutorial for the washi tape boxes here.)

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - scavenger hunt clue

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - scavenger hunt and fairy dust necklaces

We took a break to enjoy some treats, and then made fairy houses. It was so interesting to observe that when the girls were six, they needed more hands-on help with this project, but at seven, they were totally independent. One of my girls put leaves and feathers inside the house “so my fairy can decorate it how she wants.” Love that! We sprinkled each house with pixie dust as it was completed.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - fairy house making

We painted faces in a whimsical fairy style. You don’t have to be an artist for face painting; give it a whirl – it’s fun and your daughter will love practicing before the party!

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - face painting

Dessert Table

This was one of my favorite dessert tables to create. I love the combination of purple transferware, white china and crystal with the ruffled tablecloth. The centerpiece of the dessert table was this cake from Scrumdiddlyumptious Bakery. The cake was inspired by this cake from Pink Cake Box that I found last year.

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - dessert table

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - dessert table with happy birthday banner

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - three-layer fairy cake

I tried to keep all the other food fairy-sized.

I love the little wooden food label holders from Monkeys on the Roof. It was fun making up all the fairy-related names for the food labels, like “Sprite Cakes”

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - dessert table

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher- cookies and cupcakes

Party Favors

Our party favors were amazing violet seed paper — just plant the paper in your garden and watch the violets spring up!

Flower Fairy Party by The Party Teacher - seed paper party favor

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