We recently celebrated our daughters 3rd birthday with a little Tinkerbell party. It was a close tie between Tinkerbell and a dinosour party, but she settled on dressing as a fairy. Though according to Miss Three, Miss One is having a dinosaur party next year :P
Party Highlights and DIY:
- My favourite was the girls outfits. I made Miss Three's tinkerbell costume from a tutorial I found here. I don't have the patience to sew but this tutorial is so easy and straight forward. Miss One was just as easy, I used blue satin to sew a leaf shape and stitched it to a plain white shirt and made a white tutu. Miss One was meant to be Periwinkle, Tinkerbells sister. Hmmm yes I have seen my fair share of tinkerbell movies and books.
- I also made tinkerbell shoes which involved some silver slippers being covered in glue and green glitter followed by a Pom Pom on top. As every parents knows this scenario, Miss Three decided that day she didn't want to wear them....a week later and she's prancing around the house in them :P
- Backdrop: this took a lot of ribbon and tulle to make but I was pretty happy with the look of it. My husband made the frame, which folds at the ends for easy storage,and I looped the tulle and ribbon over the middle post.
- Thanks to My Little Parties for the amazing wooden logs we used to decorate the tables and the little pine cones and moss rocks.
- I also found these awesome Toadstool paper lanterns here, which I used to decorate the drinks and thank you gift tables.
- My husband found little tinkerbell and fairy friends figurines on Ali Express which I placed around the tables and on the cake.
- For the cake I spent ages looking at tiered fondant cakes with flowers and toadstool shaped cakes so I asked Miss Three what cake she wanted..simple..chocolate and strawberries was her request. So me and my mum once again joined forces in the kitchen to make chocolate mud cake layers with chocolate cream filling covered in strawberries and a little icing sugar. It was a hit, not much was left at the end of the day.
- Fairy food for the party included chocolate and sprinkle covered marshmallows, mini pies, sausage rolls, quiches and spring rolls, coconut ice and chocolate fudge, sandwhiches, fruit, fairy bread and toadstool cupcakes. Unfortunately for the toadstool cupcakes I couldn't find plain white wrappers so I ended up having to use green and yellow which I had in stock.
- Activity table: we set up tables and chairs (My Little Parties) for the kids where they could colour in, pick up some fairy wands and dabble in some stick on pirate and fairy tattoos. I also made red felt covers with white polkadots for the white stool, unfortunately I ran out of time and didn't get ties/ribbon on them so they kept falling off the chairs.
- For thank you gifts we had little terracotta pots with a seed pouch, chocolate coins and pixie dust for the girls and pirate hooks with a loot bag filled with chocolate coins and tattoos for the boys. We also had some underage kids (aka newborns -6 months) who got a goodie bag with mini rattles and rusks.
The girls had so much fun and Miss Three is still talking about it. Now its time to put my feet up and relax...at least until the next party :P
Printables: Available at Love INK Printables
Paper Lanterns and Mushroom Lanterns : Lantern Shop
Wooden logs, moss rocks, pine cones, kids table and chairs: My Little Parties