Fawn: May 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Woodland Fairy Tea Party

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden!
They often have a dance on summer nights;
The butterflies and bees make a lovely little breeze,
And the rabbits stand about and hold the lights.
Did you know that they could sit upon the moonbeams 
And pick a little star to make a fan,
And dance away up there in the middle of the air?
Well, they can.
~Rose Fyleman

Five little fairies got together to celebrate the season of new beginnings. 

I love giving "out of the box" invitations to parties.  I think they set the tone for the event and get the little guests excited for the party. These pixie invites came in tiny fairy sized 2" boxes and were perfect for tucking the little invitations inside. I  covered the box with pattern paper, attached a toadstool to the top and secured it with bakers twine. 

When the little guest opened her invite, she found a tiny glassine bag secured with a mini pink clothespin. As she opened up the bag...

.....she found a tiny fairy dust bottle charm with the invite tucked inside. I added a strand of bakers twine through the top of the bottle so the girls could wear a bit of fairy dust as a necklace.

I found some pixie images online, printed them and then cut them out.  I then placed the woodland images on the banner, painted the banner pieces pink, let dry and then removed the images so the woodland silhouette was left behind.  I paired the banner with this sweet felt leaf garland to give it even more of a whimsical woodland feel.

Here are the woodland images in use again but this time I used them on woodland favor jars. I used a bit of pink polka dot fabric to attach to the top of the jars with bakers twine. The jars were filled with yummy taffy in happy spring colors.

Each little pixie received a pretty pinwheel to take home. I used floral straws for the handles and attached soft pastel colored paper for the pinwheels. 

Mason jars were spray painted in pretty pinks, creams and blues and were the perfect container to hold the pinwheels. 

How sweet are these cookies?! I mean, REALLY?! They were just too adorable to eat...but we didn't let that stop us. ;-)  

The fairies couldn't dine on cookies alone so I filled tiny cups with nuts and berries and added teeny tiny spoons to go with them. I had some extra fabric strips so I dressed the cups up a bit by attaching the strips around them. 

The pixies getting ready to party!
 My sweet friend made the fairy wings and the girls had a blast pretending to take flight. 

The girls caught a couple fairies in cookie form and promptly devoured them. 

What is spring without a beautiful maypole? The fairies twirled and danced around the maypole and loved every minute of it. My amazing friend made this by spray painting an old umbrella stand, adding a pvc pipe to the stand and attaching a flower bouquet to the top. It was gorgeous!

I adore fairy gardens and thought it would be fun for the girls to create their own little pixie paradise. Each fairy painted her own tea cup planter and filled it with toadstools, moss, flowers, a bridge and other fun fairy sized decorations. 

I loved seeing the creativity shine through each girl as they created her own gardens. So fun to see how they all created something different!

Here's the finished product. The girls were so thrilled with their gardens and made wishes in hopes fairies would find a new home in their tea cups. 

The party came to a close with the girls dancing, twirling and making wishes. It was truly a magical afternoon! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Supplies and vendors:
Birch and straws, tissue confetti, mini boxes, fruit and nut cups, mini wood spoons, mini glassine bags pennant banner, mini pink clothespins - Eve's Party Market
Woodland cookies - Baby Gabey Cookies
Fairy garden accessories and tiny blue tea set -FireDance Pottery
Handmade fairy wings- Spinning Lily Boutique
Felt leaf garland- Mint Envy
Fairy silhouette images The Graphics Fairy

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

End of School Ice Cream Bash

School is almost out for the summer and what better way to celebrate than with an ice cream bash! Woohoo for summer!
Thank heavens for Oriental Trading Company for making it so easy to find everything I need for a party in one place. Take a look at all the fun ice cream party supplies they offer.

Ice cream and cookies go hand in hand, wouldn't you agree? These adorable cookies made by Baby Gabey Cookies were devoured in seconds by the kids and obsessed over by the moms. Who could possibly eat something with such a sweet little face?! I loved these sprinkles napkins we used for the party, so bright and colorful! 

Feast your eyes on all the cuteness....

These adorable ice cream cone containers were the perfect way to invite everyone to the party. The containers open up and the invitation with a few treats were inside. The kids were so excited to have an invite that they could also play with!

Each guest received an Ice Cream Cone Shooter as a favor. The kids (okay, us moms too) had way too much fun popping these fun foam shooters at each other during the party....we might have enjoyed these more than the actual ice cream! I used these darling sprinkles cellophane bags to wrap them in and attached a tag that said "Thank you for popping by!"

Let's not forget the toppings! I painted Pint Ball Mason Jars in Neapolitan ice cream colors and filled them with sprinkles and cookies because there wasn't nearly enough sugar at this party.

How sweet are these Ice Cream Dishes? Love those matching spoons! Each guest picked out their favorite color of dish and piled in a scoop (or two) of ice cream. Yum!

The ice cream party was such a great way to celebrate the end of the school year and welcome the sunny, carefree days of summer.

Thank you for stopping by!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the samples free of charge by Oriental Trading company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.  

Supplies used:
Ice Cream Cone Containers
Ice Cream Cone Shooters
Pint Ball Mason Jars
Donut Party Beverage Napkins
Donut Sprinkle Cellophane Bags
Ice Cream Dishes
Tissue confetti, wood spoons, blue honeycomb balls, pink tissue paper poms - Eve's Party Market
Cookies - Baby Gabey Cookies

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Whisker Graphics and Stampendous Blog Hop- Goodie Bag Idea

Today I'm excited to share with you this fun goodie bag for my daughter's little friend's birthday. Using  Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps and Plain White Middy Bitty Bags She's a serious cat lover so what better way to wrap her gift than in cute kitty cat wrapping?! 


Stamp cat saying on pink paper and cut out banner style and set aside.
Attach small doily to the front of the bag.
Adhere cat image on top of the doily and tuck stamped cat saying under the cat image.
Stamp kitten prints on bag and fill with paper shred.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Whisker Graphics and Stampendous Blog Hop- Party Hat

I'm so excited to be a part of the Stampendous and Whisker Graphics blog hop!

Having a preschooler means there are A LOT of birthday parties to attend. One of our daughter's good friends is a kitty cat lover and loves all things pink! For her birthday, I wanted to combine her two loves and make this fun party hat. 


 Make a hat using a basic cone template. Cut the Whisker Graphics Bigger Bitty Bags in half and wrap them around the cone using glue.
 Attach kitten image to the front of the hat.
Stamp "Have a purrrfect day" sentiment on pink paper and cut out banner style. 
Attach to the top of the kitty image.
Attach festoon around the top and bottom of the hat. 

Supplies used:

Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps
Bigger Bitty Bag in Polka Dot Pink
Pink festoon
Cat image

Thanks for stopping by!

Style With Target

Hello, friends!
I'm so excited to share that I've teamed up with some amazing and creative party stylists to launch a fun new hashtag: #StylewithTarget! If you are anything like us Target lovers, you are inspired by Target's cute, stylish and affordable party and home decor and love to incorporate it when styling and decorating your parties!  Each week for five weeks we will be giving away $40 to Target!  Head over to my Instagram @fawn_parties to see what it’s all about! 

The Bullseye Playground at Target is filled to the brim with darling and affordable party supplies. I chose a bright and colorful theme for the birthday party I put together. How fun are these polka dot invites?!

I used pretty wrapping paper from Target to wrap the gifts and to make festive party hats. I fell in love with this colorful circle garland I found in the party section. It's SO hard not to go crazy in the party section. I REALLY had to control myself. ;-)

How lovely are these marbled paper cups?! The Paperchase line at Target is to die for. 

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to join in the fun with #stylewithtarget on Instagram! 

Marbled cups and polka dot tissue paper - Paperchase for Target
Pink polka dot paper plates -Cheeky for Target
Invitations, balloons and polka dot straws - Bullseye Playground
Felt Garland - Spritz for Target