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Pixie Fairy Themed Birthday Party Planning Part I

Pixie Fairy Themed Birthday Party Planning

Pixie Fairy Themed Birthday Party Planning

I have to first say that I’ve been a little MIA lately from my blog. There’s a million reasons why, the girls have kept me busy, housework never stops, I started a new venture <– more on this later, and really, just more of my free time now is being spent on family time. But, I wanted to share some birthday party planning with you because I’m super excited, as always, about the girls upcoming birthday. 🙂

You might have seen an earlier post last week about Disney sending us The Pirate Fairy to watch and review. Well, the girls LOVED that movie, I mean even just the song they stop in their tracks and start dancing, both of them. 🙂 So I just knew that this years birthday party theme had to be Fairy themed.

The first thing I decided, after deciding the theme of course, was what the girls would wear. I knew there had to be Tutu’s and fairy wings! I went to the store to look around just to see what they had; I found a baby tutu and wing set that was perfect for my littlest fairy, it came with a matching headband so I bought it and she is set. I didn’t find the same for my toddler so I found myself in the fabric section getting myself some rolls of Tulle.

Here is the finished product. 🙂 It was taken with my phone so it’s not really clear but you can get the idea of her excitement level. 🙂

DIY Tulle Tutu

 I had to have her try it on so that I knew how much to attach it in the back and she DID NOT want to take it off! This is not a no-sew tutu although it very well could have been. The only thing I hand sewed was the elastic in the back together once I measured her waist. I just used a sewing needle and a tiny bit of thread and that was it. The tulle is attached to the elastic by tieing a slip knot on the elastic. I didn’t even measure my tulle, I just eyeballed the length I wanted it to be, give or take about an inch to leave room for the knot. If you want to see a tutorial on how to tie a slip knot using the tulle, check out this tutorial.

I used:

1 roll (50 yards) of white Tulle

1 roll (15 yards) of sparkly pink Tulle – only used a few strips to add color

The smallest package of non-roll elastic

Sewing needle and thread

The next thing I set out to do was the invitation. I wanted to get them in the mail as soon as possible since her birthday is already a few weeks away. We decided to go with a joint birthday party for her and her sister who are 14 months apart.

I made this invitation below. I will add in the girls names and of course party details….and we can’t forget the boys, so Pirates seemed to fit well.

Fairy Birthday Party Invitation. Pixie Fairy Birthday Party Planning.

I made the invitation using Photoshop and was inspired by this tutorial. Although I used my own edits to get the color and lighting/darkening just right for my photo, I did use the fairy brush. 🙂 I love the final result.

Here was the original photo. The lighting was more on my littlest one’s face than I wanted it, but it worked out with the lighting and editing I did in Photoshop. I can’t take credit for that. I was really just trying to get the girls in a pose and snap the shot as quickly as possible before one cried or the other ran off.

Secret to getting this pose? “Honey, show your sister your fairy wand” 🙂


That’s it for now! I’m working on some printables for the fairy party that I hope to share with you soon!

UPDATE: Birthday party was a big success! Check out my post on the girls birthday party here.


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  • Reply
    Kim @ 2justByou
    April 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Your photography continues to mesmerize me, Melanie! I love the photo of your girls, and I can’t wait to see bday party shots!!!

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    julia stewart
    April 17, 2014 at 6:14 am

    The pictures are eye catching,

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