Throw This :: Enchanted Fairy Party

I have to admit, birthday parties for little girls are not generally on my radar. This past week a friend of mine asked me if I had any ideas for her little fairy’s upcoming 3rd birthday. Well… I don’t but all of these lovely people do! There are so many ways to make a pixie party cute. But honestly I think that even if all you did was have the girls show up with wings on, it would be darling enough! Can’t get much cuter than wings on a 3-year-old now can it? Above is a fab butterfly fairy party from Kara’s Party Ideas.
I love this table and out of control fairy tree found hereAnd all of these other ideas were found on Catch My Party. I especially love the hanging fairy outfits. Oh to have a girl! I’m no expert in this arena with these two boys of mine, so if you’re jonesing for more info, please click the links!

1st Birthday Party :: Ladybug Picnic Theme

This past weekend my beautiful and to-die-for darling niece, Kevy, turned one. While she was in my sister’s tummy, we called her “Lady” as a placeholder until we learned what her name would be. It was a natural fit that her first birthday would be a Ladybug Picnic!
Decked out in the cutest tutu you might ever see in your life, Kevy stole the show of course. However, I think my sister and my mom put on a shindig to rival Kevy’s cute outfit! Everything was adorable (in my very humble and unbiased opinion! Hee hee!) Check out the clever invitation that my mom made on the cork board there. Too cute right? She made the ladybug with her trusty Cricut machine.
Well come on in why don’t you?

Repeating the theme wherever they could, they even made sure that Kevy’s headgear was buggy! I couldn’t get over it!
Of course there is no shortage of darling ladybug parties all over the web, but I do love the twist they added with the idea of the picnic. Is that an oversized ant invading those sunflowers and by that watermelon? Oh dear! Someone get the bug spray! Ladybugs only please!
The plates they used were pennies from Wal-Mart (oh WM, what a love/hate relationship we all have with you!) and they are a nice thick plastic. Because they were cheap they were able to get enough for all 35 adults and countless kiddosthat were there. See? Love/hate. 
Picnic baskets were strewn about tables and the grass. They added to the picnic vibe so nicely. 
Now, let’s take a gander at that triple-layered banner. Too perfect! Cricut strikes again!
Red, white and black candies sat atop the mantle as well.
They even put out the quilt I made for Kevy and brought to her on the day she was born.

The guests were encouraged to “get their bug on!” and they had buggy antlers for adults and wee ones alike.
I see two ladybugs and one buggy-boy! How cute do these look?
Lunch was a fun mix of turkey croissant sandwiches, fruit skewers, pasta salad, and chips.
I love how they displayed these skewers! So clever!
And how fun are those croissant picks?

A bloody mary bar was renamed for the birthday girl…

Lady Kevy’s anyone?

Of course, if you were a teetotaler, they had plenty of other things to drink…

…like adorable water, of course!

The photo booth stage was ready for guests…

…but not before the birthday girl got first crack at it! Isn’t this the most dynamite trio you ever did see?

Props were at the ready.

And everyone looked super cute in front of polka dots.
Too dang darling right?

But enough fun already! It’s time for dessert! How cute are these cupcakes? They found this idea in a cupcake book (if you know which one, let me know and I will give it credit! Can’t remember off the top of my head!) and I loved how they turned out. Perfect with the sunflower centerpieces.


But the birthday girl got the biggest cupcake! Her cupcake topper was just perfect.
And like a true lady, she barely got messy! I swear she is such a ladybug!

My kiddo on the other hand…

Yeah. Okay, moving on.

I absolutely adored how they decorated the highchair! I mean, come on! I wouldn’t have thought to decorate that! Great idea! 
Those Ikea high chairs are the perfect blank canvas for cute, don’t you think?

And as if this whole shebang wasn’t adorable enough, they sent each person home with their very own picnic basket filled with Lady K’s cookies!

Such a fun presentation. They found these baskets for $1 each! Score! And yes, Crafty Jan made all of these cookies. Insane!

What a fabulous party for such a fabulous and beautiful little ladybug.
Yay for Kevy! And hooray for the cutest little ladybug picnic I ever did see! It was a day filled with fun, love, and the perfect amount of sass… even the sign on the bathroom was sassy!

But wait, there’s more! Our very talented and photo-genius-y friend, Stephanie made this video/photo show of the day. It’s beyond too cute not to share! The song just kills me. Enjoy.