There’s something enchanting about fairy gardens. They foster our imagination, creativity, and love of nature. No matter your age, fairy gardens allow us to rekindle our childhood and life becomes so simple and sweet.
My daughter loves fairy gardens and crafts. She comes by it honestly. What’s not to love about tiny magical fairies that dance under the light of fireflies? For her 6th birthday party, we opened our home to eight little dancing fairies, and a lot of pixie dust (a.k.a. glitter). To foster her love of crafts, we added in a fun activity that gave every one a gift to take home.
Other parents have told me I’m brave (or maybe a little crazy) for throwing a birthday party for kindergartners in my home. It does take quite a bit of preparation, but for the six wonderful years I’ve hosted a themed party for my daughter, she has always wanted it at home. I believe it fosters wonderful memories. It also saves money, and turns out all the kids love “house parties!” So to not break tradition, we turned our 2,100 square foot split foyer home into a magical fairy land, and for one day everything was possible.
Most of the fairy garden items came from Michael’s craft store and Joann’s. They both have an amazing selection of fairy garden items at great prices. In case you’re not close to either of these craft stores, I did find some of the cutest and unique accessories on Amazon that I’d love to add to our collection!
Using a moss mat, we brought these little gardens to life, and created miniature stepping stones out of modeling clay. Add in a few faux flowers and these little fairy scenes are the perfect little surprise around every corner and on every table.
Every little guest got her own set of fairy wings and a wand for the party and as a take home gift. The Dollar Tree is the best place if you want to save a little money. You can even find a selection of fairy garden accessories to use in your displays!
I did a little hand-lettered project for the party using these amazing Versa Chalk Markers. They wipe right off like dry erase! Best thing since sliced bread if you are a chalkboard fanatic like me! And yes, that’s a laser level I borrowed from Britt’s toolbox to help keep my lines straight. (Second best thing since sliced bread!)
I also saved a little bit of money and used a little more creativity by making this happy birthday banner with my new embossing gun, embossing pens, and embossing powder. This stuff is like magic to see it come to life, and it added some great shimmer to the party.
I have a real addiction to hand-lettering as it’s become my new favorite form of therapy. We created this little nook which would be her candy and dessert table. I hand-lettered a sweet quote that fit perfectly for the occasion using a white charcoal pencil and chalk.
For her cake, Bree requested an ice cream cookie cake. I never realized this was a thing, but turns out there’s a fantastic recipe that I used and everyone loved it! In fact, Britt requested it for his birthday too! I used Breyer’s ice cream for this one, and it ended up melting FASTER than I could serve the cake. I’d recommend not using a homemade style ice cream. You definitely want one that’s not quick to melt for this.
At the end of the day, eight little fairies had an enchanted time and a little girl opened the next chapter on another magical year. The fairy birthday party isn’t just for kids. We all have a little magic within us if we only just believe in it.
I hope you find some inspiration here for your own birthday party ideas or maybe just from the little quotes we shared. Life is too short to be small, but these little fairies taught us to live big – even if for just one day! Never stop dreaming, friends and live BIG every day!!