My little lady loves fairies. She knows all of the Disney faries by name and the Tinkerbell movies are among the few that we let her watch (how novel of Disney to make some movies without any scary parts for once!) So when her birthday was fast aproaching I asked her what she wanted to do to celebrate and she said that she wanted a fairy party! Actually she said, and I quote, “ummm I want a fairy birthday party. Not Tinkerbell necessarily.” Ha! What a goof! Challenge accepted! We decided to do a breakfast theme at 9 am to give all the little ones plenty of time to play before everyone would have to head home for naps. I love the way it turned out and believe it or not I was not up super early…most of the prep was easily done the day before! Here are the details of how we pulled off this adorable fairy birthday party!
- Tule: I bought it at Walmart for $1.25 a yard and used thumb tacks to hang it up. I started with the white but it sorta got lost so I added the pink. So go for the bold colors, they make a bigger impact!
- Fiary Wings: I got these online for pretty cheap.
- Grass Runner: I went to my local EasyTurf and they had scraps for .89 cents per square foot. When the guy realized I only needed a little bit and that it was for a little girl’s fairy party he gave it to me for free! SCORE!
- Fake Flowers: Michaels or any other craft store always has these on sale. I cut them with wire cutters and poked them into the grass.
I found these flower cupcake liners at Michael’s (local craft store) and thought they would be a perfect way to add to the fairy/garden theme and punch up the color factor. So I put fruit in thicker cups that I found online and placed them in the flower ones. I used this clear 3 tiered cake stand to add some height, a trick I learned from my mom and a must for every buffet.
There were going to be plenty of adults at this party too and so I wanted to make sure there were some more filling options. These sausage and pepper skewers are so easy to prepare the day before. Simply cut sausage into small pieces (I used turkey kielbasa) as well as some bell peppers and skewer them onto large toothpicks (you will find these in the baking isle of your grocery store near the kitchen tools and regular BBQ kabob skewers.) Refrigerate until the party and pop them in the oven on a baking sheet at 350 for about 15 minutes! Yum-dum-delicious!
These store bought mini quiche are another food item that adults love. And they are so easy. Just buy and bake! Ha! You can find them seasonally at Costco and Smart & Final carries them all year. But…plan ahead because they are often out of stock. Yes, they are that GOOD!
I filled old fashioned milk bottles with milk and placed a paper straw in each for the kids. Don’t worry the adults had the option of a mimosa…after all the party is for us big kids too right?