Do you believe in fairies? We certainly did after this 9th birthday party where we showered ourselves in fairy dust and fluttered off into the summer night. 🧚♀️.
Summer in Ontario is the perfect time to have a magical fairy garden party. The flowers have bloomed, the grass is green and if you're lucky, some butterflies might cooperate and delight party guests with an appearance. The backyard or local park is the perfect setting. For our fairy party, we placed a table top right on the grass and covered it with our coral grid paper table cloth (which we also used for a photo backdrop). We topped the table with fresh wildflowers in glass jars of varying shapes and sizes that made a stunning visual impact. Grandma also knitted the CUTEST toadstools that the kids loved. We finished the table off with a wood cutting board.
The table decor also included adorable toadstool paper plates and coral & gold polka dot plates from the Fairy Garden Party Box. We also used our "I Believe in Fairies" garland for some added colour and textures.
We asked guests to come adorned in their favourite fairy party attire and fairy styling. We added some butterfly and dragonfly clips as they arrived for something extra. To capture whimsical photos of the guests, we set up a photo wall (thanks to grandma and our husbands for holding it up) and had our little fairies prance around while doing their favourite fairy/butterfly/dragonfly impression. The end result was better than we expected!
For food, we tried to keep it simple and kid friendly:
- charcuterie board (3-4 types of cheeses, 3-4 types of crackers/breads)
- nachos and freshly made guacamole (5 avocados, juice of 2 limes, course salt, 3 cloves of crushed garlic, cilantro and mix, then add chopped tomatoes)
- sliders (our go-to fav is The Keg's prime rib beef sliders)
- mango salad (sliced mangos, red peppers, black beans, cilantro, fresh lime juice, cilantro)
- corn on the cob
- veggie tray and dip
- Kawartha Dairy ice cream cake from Tasty Scoop (OMG!!! THE BEST! Ours was half chocolate chip cookie dough and half moosetracks)
- Make your own flower headband
- Make your own fairy wands with ribbons
- Toadstool hunt (hide small rocks / gems / acorns all over the yard and have kids search for them
- Pin the wings on the fairy
- Fairy photo shoot
- Fairy toss (washer toss but you can tape small wings onto the washers)
All and all, it was a perfect summer evening for a birthday party. The group of fairies stayed up wayyyy past their bedtimes, but enjoyed a party they won't soon forget. Shop all fairy garden party decor at Caring Confetti.