Lots of planning went into this party and I love how it all came together. Aeris was so happy – the perfect way to celebrate her 6th Birthday!
We found this great table at a thrift store and I got all of the wood stumps for just $5. The pillows were super quick to make. Most of the china on the table is from thrift stores also. It took us a few weeks to collect all the pieces.
First of all – the invitations! They came together without any planning at all. I was breaking up some sticks that fell off the tree from during a recent rain storm and I had this brilliant idea of making little scrolls. I have been putting the invitations off for a while and decided to put them together right there and then. All invitations came with a fairy stone and a glitter bomb, packed away in a vellum envelope. Super cute!
Here is a photo that I shared on Instagram a while back
Btw, you can find me on Instagram as “stefanienewc“
(read a bit more on the “how-to” at the end of this post)
Now a bit more about the party:
Each girl got a necklace filled with fairy dust and a magical walnut that enclosed a fairy fortune and a little glitter bomb.
Fairy Fortune Walnuts – it took me a few tries to carefully open the walnuts without breaking them. Took about 30 walnuts to get 10 good ones. Add glitter, message & hot glue them back together.
Crochet Toadstool house – pattern from Annaboo’s House
Rosewater Cupcakes – Recipe from the Modcloth Blog
Most china came from the thrift store for as little as 50 cent a piece. The bird teapot and wooden serving bowl are from World Market
The wooden stumps came from Rocky Mountain Firewood in Denver (from their leftovers pile – $5 for all of them)
The pillows were made from 3 yards of red fabric, stuffed with fiber fill and white felt circles hot glued on top. Super quick and easy (now what do I do with all these mini pillows…..?)
Aeris’ hair & makeup was done by Sweet and Sassy Salon
All treats were made by my husband and I. The girls drunk tea and used rock candy sticks to sweeten the tea.
All costumes were made by myself, including the fairy wings and our headpieces. Pretty much every piece you see on Aeris and myself, my niece the purple fairy and the two fauns were made by me (minus my moccasin boots).
The table sits under a mosquito net and the garlands are made of 2 1/2″ wide strips of ruffled up fabric.
The fairy door that looked so cute on our food table came from “Enchanted Mushroom Forest” on Etsy – a super cute shop that will fulfill all your fairy decorating needs.
Most other ceramic decorations came from Michael’s or already existed in Aeris’ shabby chic room. We really didn’t have to buy too much, but just grabbed some things from her shelves.
Most importantly we had a ton of glitter (we ended up using 4 big containers of glitter and can still find it in the house to this day) and also fairy stones. The fairy stones were very important……
I hope you will be inspired by our little Fairy Tea Party. Let me know if you throw one yourself, I would love to see!