Elle’s party dress is custom Charlotte Sy Dimby.
Elle’s Turning Five
I knew I wanted to do something special for my girl’s golden *fifth* birthday, after all five is our lucky number, both being born on the fifth of our respective months. We decided to celebrate the week before her big day with the theme Elle’s Fairy Garden Fifth Birthday. Due to Covid, we only invited the girls in Elle’s class and it was such fun to see her and five friends flutter around and let their imaginations run wild. I had the idea for a fairy swing after seeing a photo Molly (one of the gals on my team) shared from a Bravo event a few years ago. Sarah (also on my team) then created the invitation which set the visual concept in motion. I’ve always thought it would be fun to offer children’s party planning services in some way, and perhaps offering these themes in a box is one way — more on that later.
The Big Day
Elle and I took some magical photos as I walked her through the fairy garden before the party began, and then we changed into more play-appropriate attire (though our gowns were complemented by lug sole boots since it was a rainy week and our yard was rather muddy). Also, I realize I just described a wedding first look but guess what, it made everything extra special for my big girl and for me!
We had several stations in an attempt to keep everyone distanced. First, the girls walked up a rock path leading to the fairy door (a pint-sized balloon arch) that let them into the real fairy garden village that I set up ahead of time. The village had a garden shoppe and each gal got a basket so they could select different fairies, furniture, animals, landscape (like pink rocks, which were a lucky Target dollar section find) and moss to further decorate the scene. Once everyone arrived and played there for about thirty minutes, we continued down the path and headed to our main yard where a life-size fairy swing, arts and crafts station and hot chocolate bar were waiting. Elle’s play house was also decorated for the occasion.
I set a pretty table for six, fairy wings included, and after more playing, the girls sang happy birthday and had cupcakes (the cake with candles was served to our family later that evening). Post-cupcakes the fairy wings and wands were the perfect accessories as the girls ran off the sugar.
All in all it was a magical afternoon and I was glad to get to go a little over the top while being Covid-safe. Styling children’s parties is a passion of mine and I hope that shows. Vendors are noted and links are shared where possible! All concepts are my own.
Exploring the Fairy Garden
On to the fairy swing!
Our swing was custom made locally! We painted it Benjamin Moore White Dove and it was decorated by Ginger Rose Flowers. Moms Kloset did all of the balloons!
Elle’s Hot Cocoa
Design a Fairy Dwelling
The Party Table
Stay tuned for some reels with all the beautiful table close ups!
Quick change! Party time
Elle’s dress is by Benedita! It’s one she had in her closet that matched the theme perfectly.
A few lovely details
Our favors were fairies, to sit atop their new dwellings, crafted by the gals!
Can’t wait for our next birthday party…Jennings’ first!
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Photography: Mary Catherine Brownfield
Balloons: Moms Kloset
Sign: Custom Designed
Fairy Garden Items: Linked Above
Garden Stand: Vintage
Swing: Custom Made
Play House, Painted Benjamin Moore White Dove and Palladian Blue)
Custom Hot Cocoa Cups
Napkins, Custom Embroidered
White Cake: Pums Sweets, I added Glitter and Sugar Butterflies
Many thanks to Molly and Sarah on my team for helping me make the party a success!