Thursday, February 18, 2010

{Party Planning} Dreaming of Kate's Fairy Garden Party...

{lily pulitzer poms via traylor papers}

Still dreaming about it, but not getting anything done! I'm having a creative block for designing Kate's invitations, (the first step)! I've come up with quite a few, but none are "clicking" just yet. In the meantime, I thought I'd share more inspiration photos so you can dream along with me....

{one of my favorite parties EVER via Toast, photos by Jose Villa}






{design editor}


Let me know if you come across more ideas for this Fairy Garden party theme!
I would love to see your links!

31 comments:

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

I love all of these pictures! Hopefully I will have a girl one day to plan a girly party! =)

The Purple Pug said...

Beautiful ideas already-dreamy... I feel for you on the creative block...I am stuck on my lad's invite as well.
I saw these wands a few months ago and fell in love..even though I have two boys..LOL!
http://tinyurl.com/yl6wzov

Good luck! Can't wait to see what you dazzle us with:)

Shawna said...

http://www.hostessblog.com/2010/02/real-parties-fairy-sweet-birthday-party/
You probably have already seen this....but I love the door.
Also, family fun has some fairy village houses that are too cute....and I love Posh Tot Events Fairy party..........I have been collecting fairy party thing too, and we have the cutest fairies and wooden play house....I forget the brand but I have never seen its equivalent!.....I think the brand of the fairies are folklore...they sell them on a lot of the Waldorf sites.

Shawna said...

http://www.amazon.com/Folkmanis-2382-Fairy-Finger-Puppet/dp/B0006NGVEK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1266529570&sr=1-2
I was close............
Here it is, we have 4 of them soo cute!

Jennifer said...

You could hire that girl who dresses as a fairy for the Renaissance Festival...she plays a little flute and everything...I've seen her on a couple blogs so I think she does do parties.

Candy and Cake said...

Beautiful ideas! Pom-poms are my favorite, I used them at my daughter's princess party in the fall. Looks like it will be a gorgeous party!

QueenLondonsCarriage said...

For the invitation: super soft almost angel looking fairy wings would be really sweet. If you go with muted colors and lots of white the angel wing look would add that perfect softness, and if you go bright fairy stuff the butterfly wings would be so cute.

Claire said...

Hi Kim, I also live in Gilbert! What nice pictures. I threw my daughter a fairy party when she was 5, (she's 14 now) and it was sooo fun. I made all the girls come in fairy attire and I had made wings and a flower head band for them when they arrived. I had fairy food, little sandwiches and snacks and fairy cakes. I had them all sitting at small table tops covered to look like red toadstools. We had a craft, they all made fairy wands that I had made ahead with a wooden star gluesd on a dowl. They were to add the glitter and say the magic words to make it magical. We had a beautiful fairy come to the party and tell fairy stories and do some fairy magic. Then as the girls went home they all got a fairy ball (a super bounce ball that lit up when you bounced it) sooo cute. She love it! The cake was a barbie doll sitting on a red cake toadstool. I had sooo much fun planing and putting everything together. I miss having a "little" girl.

A Blissful Nest said...

How adorable is that cupcake stand covered in ribbons. I have not seen that before. Will keep my eyes open for you but I know your party will be FABULOUS!!!!!

Emily Piper said...

LOVING the tutus with the silks attached. SO sweet.

Erin Volante Floral said...

I love the idea of using a ton of huge paper flowers all over for decor... similar to that Jose Villa image (I also LOVE that party!). I know where you can get huge, vivid paper flowers if you want the website info, just send me a message! That would add a lot of whimsy and the "garden fairy" feel that you're going for, and it would be a huge visual impact!

izreen - fluff and stuff - said...

hi kim. lovely collection of pics! can't wait to see what you come up with for kate's birthday. not sure if this will help but i've recently had to make a cake n biscuits for a fairy party..i blogged about it with some links to other fairy parties that might perhaps be of inspiration...
http://izreen.blogspot.com/2010/02/of-fairies-and-parties.html
ps- you're featured again ;)

Party Box Design said...

love those poms, and shades of pink/green- i adore!

Sweetly Sweet said...

It is always so difficult to come up for something for our own daughters! You just want it to be perfect, but the creativity will flow and you will come up with something spectacular as always ;o). Can't wait to see the whole party together. If I see something I will send it your way!

Pink Martini said...

Just found your blog ~ lovely. :)

Intertwined said...

I adore the chandelier with the paper poms. The bright melon colors are so fabulous and eyecatching! And what is a fairy party without glitter! Everything should have a sprinkle of fairy dust... Happy Planning!

Elevating Brilliance,
Meghan
Intertwined, Inc.

betsy said...

Love the theme.......
If it is outside you could make something like this...
http://www.chasing-fireflies.com/magic-garden-fairy-tent/productinfo/23062/
Kids would have a blast with these and it would look wonderful in a back yard.
Fairy cookies are a must
http://chiccookiekits.blogspot.com/2009/05/make-wishfairy-wand-cookies.html
I am thinking a really cook cake like something from cake girls.
adorable fairy wands..http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26355119

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I'm sure your party will be awesome! I was just researching ideas for this as well. I'll be making some fairy party supplies soon. Can't wait to see what you come up with. My colors are different than yours. My daughter only likes pink & purple now! ha. I love orange... maybe she'll let me sneak it in:-)

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for your fairy party! I'm thinking cookies with a litttle disco dust for sure! (maybe on fairy wings or something)
Happy creating!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Those are beautiful party photos! I've been dying to make those hanging pom poms! Maybe I'll just make some to hang around the house somewhere for spring.

I'm sure you'll have an awesome party!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

~Kim

Amy said...

Hi Kim,
I'm not sure if you follow The Celebration Shoppe's blog but they just posted a woodland fairy theme: http://blog.thecelebrationshoppe.com/2010/02/19/introducing-woodland-fairy/.
What I thought might be good for you is at the very end of the post they show a fairy wand cookie cutter that would be super cute for your party. I think she sells it in her shoppe for $1.50. Locally you might be able to find it at ABC Bakery in PHX. They carry a lot of cookie cutters. You might also find some fairy themed candy molds there too! If you are interested you might just want to call to see if they have what you want. Last fall I was looking for a microphone mold and I called and they actually had it and held a couple for me. Happy Planning!
- Amy

Mariela Jane said...

Just beautiful...I really enjoy your blog...:)

Dana Brown, Simply Sweets said...

These butterfly mobiles are cute - would be cute just as strands in a doorway too: http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-butterfly-mobile.html

Anonymous said...

The March issue of Family Fun has a very fairy party article with lots of cute ideas!
http://familyfun.go.com/magazine/

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Thank you for all of the links, ladies! Great ideas!

Virginia said...

Hi Kim,
Love your site. You are such an inspiration! For invitations I wasn't sure if you were thinking of paper or something different. How about a message in a bottle like invite. You could put small items in it like butterflies, mushrooms, ladybugs. Some translucent glitter could be pixie dust. Soft pink or green paper would work with the theme for the message inside. I have a few pics on my blog of a fairy table. http://thecupcakepartyparlour.blogspot.com/

julie said...

oh! i am in the same boat! my little guy is turning 8 at the beginning of april and ugh! i havent done a thing! i used to start out about 6 months. i think i am going to copy one of the blogs i follow to the t so maybe thats why. good luck and i will keep my eyes out for you!

Angela said...

Project nursery did a butterfly party that was beautiful. You might be able to use some of there ideas for your garden party. http://projectnursery.com/2010/01/a-butterfly-inspired-1st-birthday/

Jodi said...

Check out this website: They have cute fair things...I love the personalized fairy dust (great party favor)

http://www.chasing-fireflies.com/themes/departments/99/

Andra said...

HI Kim!!! I'm planning a fairy party for Annika next week, thank you for all the wonderful ideas and links! Love Toast! Wow, neat site. Hope you are doing well!
Much love
Andra

Genevieve said...

Hope this helps inspire you while planning Kate's Fairy party!!
http://genevieve-celebratetoday.blogspot.com/2010/03/fantastical-fairy-garden-party.html