This fairy tale birthday party is full of easy, affordable details you can try at home!
Fairy tales rank pretty high on my list of priorities, especially when it means creating them for my younger sisters. After a summer obsessed with Beauty and the Beast and the new Disney Descendents movie, my sister Jordan, who turned ten this summer, requested a fairy tale theme for her birthday this year. The result was a pretty garden party fairy tale fit for any little princess, and a big hit for little girls with fairy wands and a lot of imagination.
Since I’ve been traveling a lot this summer this party had to be put together a bit last minute, and on a pretty tight budget. With the cost of summer camps these days I’m sure a lot of summer-baby parents can relate. This party was remarkably inexpensive and turned out perfectly for a group of ten-year-old girls. Read on below for some of my favourite details from the party!
Originally inspired by the castle grounds of the Beauty and the Beast remake – who wouldn’t be? – we knew from the start we wanted something that involved flowers. I used a faux-turf piece for the perfect “natural” table base. You can find them easily at your local Canadian Tire for about $5/foot.
The floral garlands are from Michaels; they were on clearance for about $1 each! Originally the vision was to put together a floral wall but since we were putting this together the night before we made some sacrifices. I think the simpler look actually worked in our favour.
I made these little pink favour boxes with glitter paper and pink candies from Bulk Barn. They looked super sweet and cost me pretty much nothing. Since the party was in the dead of summer and we tend to have a lot of kids running around, hydration is a big priority. I made these pretty floral water bottle wrappers to add a pretty detail to a practical party staple. Water bottle labels are always a great trick because they’re very low cost but make a big impact!
I used the rose cupcake wrappers from my Etsy shop and some crown toppers to make easy cupcakes, and cut out a simple paper crown for an easy, affordable cake topper. If you’re a Party Girl subscriber you probably read all about our last summer party, Lo’s emoji party, where the icing on our baked goods melted and ruined all my pictures. Jordan’s cake held up slightly better, but still had a pretty hilarious tilt. We ended up having to leave it on the cardboard base (it was not handling transferring very well) but the tilt gave it a whimsical look that looked almost purposeful. Gotta love when that happens!
The total cost of this party was about $20, including the ingredients for the cupcakes and cake! Isn’t that crazy? It also was easily put together in only a couple hours – which is the perfect kind of party for a busy mom on the go!
What do you think, will you borrow any of these ideas for your own fairy tale?