Thursday, July 19, 2012

Lexi's Enchanted Garden 2nd Birthday Party


I thought it would be fun to make Lexi her own little fairy garden so my husband & I put together a cute little fairy village.. i'm pretty sure this might become an annual summer thing as Lexi gets older! {tutorial/diy post to come}

curious about the Party Details?

Table Food:

miniature popsicle sticks from craft store (Joannes, Michaels, Walmart)
found a printable offline for a seed packet & hot glued- the two together. 
Used nongrease brown cupcake liners from here
Used fudge type icing from the bakery at grocery store to put on top of chocolate cupcake.. grounded up Chocolate creme centered Oreos for the soil.

Cake: My sister made it,
She used the cupcake silicone & just didn't use the top half.. used frosting from the grocery store bakery and had them die it to the color I wanted we got 1lb & it cost around $4?
Used pearls & clear shimmer flakes (Joannes) to go around the edge
Butterfly came in a pack from Michaels

Sandwiches: we made 2 kinds
Sandwich Thins , thin slice provolone, & turkey deli meat
Sandwich Thins , thin slice provolone, & shredded caeser chicken 
(crock pot the chicken thick cubes in caeser dressing then shred the chicken with a hand mixer)
Used parchment paper (grocery store), brown paper (you can buy a roll from the dollar store), & twine (craft store or Wal-Mart) to tie it off

Fruit & Veggies Cups
Cups Burpee eco friendly Seed Starting pots (Home Depot or Kmart)
Used parchment paper to line
Bakers Twine to wrap & made my own labels

Chipmunk Mix & Stand:
used cone tutorial from here
made my own labels
stand: flat circle styrofoam & used a pencil to stab holes where I wanted cones to go.. did one by one and started in the back.. then filled in moss once it was on the table.

Kid Drinks with chalkboard: Pink Lemonade Party Shop
Bottles (Ikea or Porters)
Made my own tags
I just made lemonade - dyed it sherbert color with one drop of red dye and added blueberries

Mint Paper Straws: online
Plates: here & here
Forks: here
Napkins: party supply store

Party Favors:
Chalkboard Buckets: Target dollar section
Fairy Dust Jar: Pink Lemonade Party Shop
I used orange pixie stix in the large tube to fill
made the tags myself
Net, Magnifying Glass, Telescope, & Wand: Zurchers party supply store
Fairy: in a tube at Michaels or here
Jars: found a bunch of them for super cheap a year ago a thrift store.. just spray painted the tops.
Tags I made myself

Fairy Garden:
Gnome Door - Nothin' but Wood

a whole DIY post on a Fairy Garden will be coming soon
i'll post the link here when it is up

Assortment of Poms in trees - Simply Nesting

big thanks to my sis & husband for pulling it all together with me!!
if i forgot something you were curious about just let me know!
You can also check out Lexi's 2 year session here


  1. Oh oh oh! This is the most wonderful party ever!!! X

  2.  aww fun! Thanks for the kinda words!!

  3.  Thank you Vivian!!

  4.  I got the Outdoor Canopy from Ikea! Hope you find it!!

  5. Thank you Ashleigh!!

  6. You've heard this over and over, but what a beautiful party for such a precious little girl!

  7. This is the cutest party I ever did see! I love the originality of the theme and how sweet and whimsical it is. If I had a girl I would totally want you to plan a party like this for us! haha. So fun!

  8. This is the cutest party I've ever seen. EVER. Love it :)

  9. I love this! What a great idea & so pretty!

  10. What beautiful pictures for a wonderful birthday party!  So much work was put into this.  I love it!

  11. Wow, this looks so lovely! The kinds must've had a magical time! xo JA

  12. This is the most beautiful birthday party I have ever seen!  You did such a great job!

  13. dreaming en francaisAugust 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    This is SUCH a cute idea for a theme! I would've loved to attend this party!

  14. OMG this is the cutest party ever!!!!

  15. my goodness!! everything you do is always beautiful. i LOVE this and it was the perfect idea for her birthday. i wish i was two so i could have been invited. beautiful down to every single last detail. :)

  16. Cara @ In Search of SunshineAugust 31, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    So cute!!! What an amazing idea and I love the way the food and decorations came together. Wow! So much cooler than the birthday parties we had when we were little (slip n' slide, bounce house, clown?). Can't wait to see another post about how you did it.

  17. Oh. My. Goodness!!! What a magical, beautiful celebration!! Happy happy Birthday to your little one!! Newest follower from the July blog hop!

  18. i LOVE it!!! everything about it. just perfect. 

  19. Such a lovely party!! Can you share where you found your large mesh canopy?  It's just darling!

  20. This is absolutely amazing!  Wow!  It had to take you all forever to get this together!  Beautiful.
    Following now from Thee Networking Blop Hop. :)

  21. Newest follower---and oh my goodness, the most adorable party ever!!!!!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it:)  Can't wait to see more posts!  Come check us out at!


  22. You did a FABULOUS job! I'm into party decor so you got me at this post. Found you though the blog hop and couldn't be happier to follow you. What a darling blog of your and what a cute little family you have.

  23. Oh my goodness! This is the cutest party I have seen and so original! LOVE it! I've pinned it just in case baby #2 is a girl! So glad I found you from the blog hop, and now I'm your newest follower.


  24. thank you all so much for all your sweet comments!! 

  25. Hannah {Our Journey Blog}August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    What a precious birthday party! I loved every single little detail!! I'm sure she LOVED it! :)

  26. Oh my heck Linds! That is the cutest party I have ever seen, you are amazing! I am sad we missed it, liv would have loved it. Happy Birthday Lex!

  27. I have seriously never seen anything more adorable! So much detail! I LOVE it...SO totally up my alley...and I'm not going to lie, I'd love that fairy garden just for me! The kids with the mag. glasses are a hoot! beauitufl!

  28. amazing and beautiful... you have great ideas and a very keen eye! 

  29. Stunning! I love this. Your attention to detail is incredible!

  30. I'm new to your blog and found this post. I'm dying! It's so perfect.

  31. oh my goodness you are so creative! Love this party!!

  32. Wow! this is such an adorable party! How did you make the fairy garden and where did you find all the adorable fairies? Thanks!

    1. Fairies are from Michaels! :) Fairy garden has it's own tutorial :

  33. Lovely party! Are the Burpee cups with fruit the tiny 2.5 inch or the larger 4-5 inch ones? It's hard to tell. Also, do you happen to have any of the beautiful printables around still?
    Thanks, Maggie

    1. I am pretty sure they are 2.5" cups I will have to go check on my external hard drive to see about printables.. I couldn't find any on either computers


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