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Elle’s Fairy Garden Fifth Birthday

Elle’s fairy garden 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 to the fairy garden party, 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 for this fairy garden party 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

Art Table and Chairs

Art Trays, Fairy Dwelling Mason Jars

Fairy Wings

Wooden Children’s Utensils 

Tablecloth

Napkins, Custom Embroidered

Placemats

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!

Finally, some party snaps!

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Emily Hertz is an Atlanta-based, NYC-born lifestyle blogger with a passion for party styling and an affinity for all things beautiful. Explore Emily’s fashion favorites, entertaining ideas and tot-friendly finds.

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