In March of 2011 my friend Tish asked me to help her do a birthday party for her adorable twins girls that were turning 2, and their friend, another adorable girl who was also turning 2. In return she would give me some photo sessions. Well, considering that she is an awesome photographer, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse! (You can check out her stuff here.) We set up a meeting to discuss what the party would look like. At the meeting was Kim, cake decorator extraordinaire, and Parr, mommy to Kennedy and an amazing artist in her own right.
When we met Tish let me know she liked birds and Parr wanted Pixie’s incorporated into the theme since little Kennedy reminds her family of a pixie. Tish also mentioned that her girls liked Shawn the Sheep. After brainstorming for awhile, we decided to take Shawn the Sheep out and focus on the birds and pixies. We came up with an anthro inspired woodland fairy party. Below is the result.
Even though the party was in the middle of March, the weather was great so we were able to set up tables and chairs, a drink station, and a craft station outside. We used pinwheels and pompoms to make it feel whimsy (centerpieces were made by my girl Ofelia. She’s bomb). The moms covered some pillows with burlap, cut out felt circles and placed them on tree stumps to make toadstools (for the pixies of course!) Kim also painted some mini doors that were used outside to create pixie homes. Each girl had a letter personalized for them.
Inside we set up two tables. One for savory snacks, and the other for sweets. The first table was flanked by dried out trees covered in fabric birds that we sewed with vintage fabric and paper flowers I made using my Silhouette machine. Tish and Parr got these adorable glittering toadstools to use on the table and my girl Ofelia let us use her owls.
Tish had this awesome tablecloth that we used and I brought the dishes over that I had that would work with it. We also wrapped boxes to set on the table and create different heights. Parr brought flower pots and terra cotta pots for the trail mix bar.
We served mini cucumber sandwiches, chips and dip, Fairy wands (fruit skewers), a veggie platter, and a build your own trail mix bar.
For the dessert table I made stings of fairy wings that we hung from the ceiling with mini pompoms. Tish had this awesome fabric that we used for the backdrop. For the table, we covered it with a white tablecloth and placed brown burlap around the front and sides. We also used brown paper as a bottom layer and covered it with moss. Tish’s husband Matt cut wooden stumps for us to serve the cakes on. We made fabric toadstools for the table (and to bring in some color!), placed moss covered rocks on the table, as well as a whimsey little frog. Kim made mini banners with each girls name on it for their cakes.
As for the cakes, Kim killed it. Each girl had an adorable smash cake- the twins had a cute bird and Kennedy had a pixie shoe. There were also three larger cakes for the guests.
Cakes by: http://psiloveyoucakes.blogspot.com/
Photography by: http://latishalyn.com/