Any party will need the following:
2. Special guests (hopefully)
5. party favors
Our Fairy Guests sat inside for pictures. If you don't have Fairy Guests
you can always use this as a photo op for all your wee ones.
1. Decorations. For our Pixie Hollow party we were having it outside in my mother-in-law's garden (because fairies like flowers and green things growing). The nice thing about a garden is it is already decorated with beautiful flowers and things most of the year. My daughter's birthday is in January so it's always a toss-up whether it will be fine but it was gorgeous this year! So, we focused on a location for our Fairy Guests to sit in and take pictures with the kids. I used a bunch of tulle my mother had saved from my wedding and pinned it all together. You can also use a mosquito net or even tablecloths or sheets of pastel colors (white also works well). My sister bought poster board and made some lovely giant flowers, a Pixie Hollow sign, and a few butterflies and mushrooms to be pinned around the tree. If you aren't artistic or know no one who is, you can print out a pretty sign on the computer and stick with faux flowers to pin on the "tent". We pinned a fake flower garland at the edge of the "tent". You can also use Christmas lights--white is most fairy-like but in a pinch the colored lights will look great.
I didn't take a picture of my cupcakes but here are some cute ones from this site: http://cakealicious.com/2008/10/butterflycupcakes/
Here is my daughter sitting with her fairy friends (which are also conveniently her aunts)
4. Music. Music is often overlooked at kids parties but I think it's essential for a great themed day. I had my husband sift through my ITunes and create a mix of everything our little girl would love--it doesn't just have to be from the Pixies. We used all the Disney things from Tangled, Enchanted, to Lilo and Stitch. We even threw in some classical fairy-like pieces that could be talked over more easily. It played gently in the background and hardly looped at all. With a little foresight this can become a regular routine at birthdays and it helps so much with the mood.
And last but not least my daughter gets a kiss from Tinkerbell
Hope you've enjoyed this post. I'll be doing party themed posts here and there just to spice things up a bit. Happy party planning!