Garden Fairy Party

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Lately my girls have been a bit obsessed with Tinkerbell and fairies. And my almost-four-year-old T is still infatuated with flowers and dirt. So when T asked me for “flowers and grass” decorations for her 4th birthday party in September, I seized the chance to do the garden fairy party I’ve dreamed of!

But this fairy party is not a Tinkerbell party. Sorry Disney. This party is set in a Victorian garden with colorful flowers, stone statues, fresh berries, moss, leaves, rocks and even dirt. I was aiming for a real, natural setting, where real fairies might be found.

This garden fairy party is so dreamy! Lots of ideas for food and decorations!

Fairy Party Food

The birthday cake was inspired by this stunning cake which I absolutely love and had to try to replicate.

This scrumptious garden fairy party cake is loaded with fresh berries, flowers and chocolate acorns atop coconut pudding. Yum!

But this one has a shortcut – I stacked two bakery cakes (one raspberry vanilla and one lemon) with a layer of coconut pudding between and on top.

The key to this cake is piles of fresh berries, fresh flowers and leaves all piled on and sticking out.

This scrumptious garden fairy party cake is loaded with fresh berries, flowers and chocolate acorns atop coconut pudding. Yum!

And oh my, I cannot even tell you how delicious it was with the coconut pudding and berries!

The chocolate cupcakes are topped with a layer of chocolate buttercream, plus green coconut and chocolate acorns on these ones:

Cute garden fairy cupcakes! Chocolate cupcake with green coconut "grass" and a chocolate acorn!

and these ones have ground up chocolate Oreos for the dirt, and real flowers:

Cute garden fairy cupcakes! Chocolate cupcake with Orea "dirt" and real flowers!

These chocolate acorns are heaven!

So cute chocolate acorns! For fairy party, fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving!

To make these, just take a butterscotch baking chip, a Hershey Kiss chocolate, and half of a mini peanut butter cracker sandwich, and “glue” them together with chocolate frosting.

So cute chocolate acorns! For fairy party, fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving!

The rich chocolate, the sweet butterscotch and the salty peanut butter cracker come together for a decadent treat. I don’t know who invented these because I saw them in a few different places, but whomever it was, thank you!

Garden fairy party food ideas - pretzel sticks for twigs and green candy for seeds

The ‘twigs’ are pretzel sticks. The ‘seeds’ are lime-white-chocolate-covered almonds. I randomly came across them in the bulk section while shopping for the party and thought they would look like seeds to a fairy.

I also made caramel apples since it was September, popcorn because that’s T’s favorite snack, and set out bowls of fresh berries.

Caramel apples are a great food idea for a garden fairy party, especially in the fall!

Garden fairy party food ideas - popcorn and fresh berries

The ‘morning dew’ is apple juice, and the ‘nectar’ is grape-cranberry juice.

Garden fairy party drink ideas: "Morning Dew" apple juice and "Nectar" cranberry-grape juice

Fairy Party Decorations

Garden fairy party decoration ideas

The garden edging fence, planter pot (cake stand) and toad were all dollar store finds.

Garden fairy party decoration ideas: stone toad garden ornament

This lovely fairy came from a little gift shop. I bought it for T and surprised her at the party. T LOVES to swing and has curly hair so this fairy reminds me of her.

Garden fairy party decoration ideas

The rest of the decorations – flowers, trunk, statue, pot – I already owned. I’m a big fan of using what I already have for party decorations because it’s thrifty, green, and unique. Try it on your next party!

Fairy Party Activities and Favors

When the party guests arrived, I gave each little fairy a set of white wings and a scavenger hunt card (link to download this cute free printable).

Woodland scavenger hunt free printable

The fairies fluttered around the trees in search of flowers, leaves, pine cones, acorns, twigs and more.

Garden fairy party games: woodland scavenger hunt

Then they brought their treasures back to decorate their little fairy houses. These are wood bird houses from Michaels, and my husband sawed the circle into a door for a fairy to fit (and little hands).

Decorate fairy houses (bird houses) for a fairy party activity!

Decorate fairy houses (bird houses) for a fairy party activity!

Decorate fairy houses (bird houses) for a fairy party activity!

The wings and the fairy houses were the party favors, plus a small Tinkerbell key chain for each girl.

So, is your heart aflutter for your dreamy fairy party?

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What a gorgeous garden fairy party! Lots of ideas for food, decorations and activities.


Courtney shares party inspiration, DIYs, and free printables on her blog, and designs art and party printables for her Shop. She loves Farmhouse home décor, photography and movies.

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  • Marie March 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Where can I buy the same fairy that you show?,soo cuuute!

    • Courtney March 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      I bought it from a local gift shop so you could try a gift shop or garden center near you 🙂

  • Caroline April 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    So cute! What is the “fairy nectar” drink?

  • Caroline April 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    …also, what’s in the “morning dew”?

    • Courtney April 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Hi Caroline! The morning dew is apple juice and the fairy nectar is cranberry/grape juice 🙂

  • Ellie Mali May 18, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Hi! Love this! Where did you purchase all the accessories for the fairy house? Thanks!

    • Courtney May 20, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks Ellie! I bought the butterflies, rocks and moss from the dollar store, we collected the acorns from a park, and the fake flowers, leaves and berries were old extras from my mother-in-law. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Jessica Cochran June 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Is 34 too old for a fairy party??!! Well, maybe I can convince one of my daughters that they need to do this party for their birthday 🙂 I will have to price the bird houses at Michaels! Such a cute idea!!!!

    • Courtney June 6, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      I like to think you’re never too old for a fairy party 😉 Thanks Jessica!!

  • Bianca January 5, 2022 at 7:01 am

    What did you use as the “grass” for the acorn cupcake? Your party looks stunning!!!

    • Courtney January 7, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you so much Bianca! The cupcake “grass” is shredded coconut with green food coloring 🙂

  • Thushi March 6, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Where did you busy those fairy houses ( bird houses)?

    • Courtney May 5, 2023 at 11:39 am

      The wooden bird/fairy houses were from Michaels 🙂

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