Cupcake Fairy Birthday Party

December 5, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

I am over the moon excited to share Riley’s birthday party.  The party was inspired by Riley’s favorite book, Camilla the Cupcake Fairy by Tim Bugbird.  If you haven’t read it, I promise you won’t be sorry.  It’ll have your little princess even more excited about cupcakes than she already is.  My color scheme for the party was hot pink and lime green.  I tried to carry the color scheme throughout the entire party.  My absolute favorite part of the party was the dessert table.  I made absolutely everything, which included a three tiered fondant cupcake cake, cupcakes sprinkled with green fairy dust, magic wand pretzels, magic wand fruit kabobs, magic wand chocolate lollipops and cupcake sugar cookies.

The first thing to greet the guests was my Cupcakes’s Birthday sign.  You can find the tutorial here.

Our cupcake centerpieces were centered around the magic wand favors, which each guest took with them into the party area for games.  I also framed the gorgeous cupcake fairy invitation, which was created by Janette Chiu.

In our dining room I set up a table with coloring pages of cupcakes and magic wands so that we could wait for the rest of the guests to arrive.  I individually made the cupcake ornaments with each child, which worked out better than I hoped.  You can find a fabulous tutorial by The Evas of Bellabini here.

After the craft was complete we played Pin the Cherry on Top and Musical Chairs.  It was a ton of fun watching Riley play musical chairs for the first time.  You could definitely tell, which kids had older siblings.

The party was so much fun!  Riley is still talking about it and the best moment of the day was when Riley rounded the corner into the dining room and saw the room put together for the first time.  Her words were, “Mommy, it’s beautiful!”  Tear!  She definitely knows how to make her mama happy.


  • Jill Flory

    Super cute! You win a mom-of-the-year award!!

    • Jenny Melrose

      You are too sweet Jill! Thank you.

  • Amy of while wearing heels

    I teared up, too (and I don’t even have pregnancy hormones) when I read Riley’s response to her party. It really was beautiful. You thought of everything.

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Amy. She’s become such a little person, rather than my baby. It’s crazy!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    What a gorgeous party! I love the theme. I’ve never read the book, but I so need to get it for Jordan!

    • Jenny Melrose

      The author, Tim Bugbird, has a ton of cute books. This one was a favorite of Riley’s because of the cupcakes.

  • Leisure

    The lucky Birthday Girl had some pretty cool decorations and I want some of that cake! lol. Im one of your newest followers. I would love for you to follow me back.

  • Andrea

    How adorable! You did a great job incorporating the story into the theme. I actually just hosted a fairy party for my 6 year old daughter last week! I almost shared “Camilla the Cupcake Fairy” but then ended up reading “The Mud Fairy” by Amy L. Long. We made fairy houses and played pin the horn on the unicorn.

  • Debi @ Adorned From Above

    This is the cutest party and I love the cake. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  • Mel

    Well done Mommy, it is beautiful and doing all that while pregnant, gosh you’re amazing. Love the theme, love the colour, you did an amazing job!

    • Jenny Melrose

      Aw, you are too sweet. Thanks so much!

  • Jenn

    I love it!

  • Katie

    What a fun cute party! Would love to have you link up! 🙂

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