First, the invitation. I couldn’t find anything I liked so I paid a designer to create the graphic. Since boys were invited, I was sure to include the boy fairies on the image. Then I printed it on white iridescent cardstock from the Mix+Mingle Pure collection at Staples.
But that didn’t have enough of a “wow” effect for me so I used petal envelopes added a few more embellishments. I lined the envelope with glitter tape overlayed with paper and the invite.
Next was the location. The closest thing I could find to a forest was the Cleveland Botanical Garden. It has an indoor rainforest and a treehouse looking gazebo in the garden.
For the decorations, we didn’t need much. I made centerpieces using tree branches that I sprayed with glitter spray paint. I added decorative vine, butterflies, and birds. I printed and cut out Disney fairies and hung them from the branches. I used fake moss and flowers to make a runner for the table. I found some paper that was made out of wood on sale at Michael’s that I used for placemats. I put Tinkerbell stamps and crayons in galvanized buckets that I got from Dollar Tree for the kids to decorate their placemats.
I framed the entrance to the room with a few tulle curtains that I twisted with ivy vine that I got from Dollar Tree. I made a happy birthday sign and blew up the Pixie Hollow logo to hang above it.
When the girls arrived, they received a pair of wings that I got for $1 each at Dollar General. The boys got a bandana and an eye patch. I had Tinkerbell and Silvermist characters greet the children as they arrived and paint their faces. The girls also got sprinkled with fairy dust.
For the craft, the girls made fairy wands and the boys decorated their own cardboard swords.