“Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly!”
Owner and creative talent behind Lexi-Lu in Napier styled this divine Enchanted Forest Party for her fairy loving daughter Mikayla’s fourth birthday. Make sure you see the wonderful fairy potions they made using lots of forraged natural items.
Alex made these wonderful invitations. They were printed on white paper, cut out rustic and then tea stained. Alex then scrunched them up while still wet and blow dried them. She finished the invitations by rolling them and tied together with string and greenery.
This truely is a magical party. Alex said, “We collected the logs, sticks, leaves and items for the ‘Potions Table’ during family walks leading up to the party. We called these walks fairy hunt adventures & the kids loved this.” Alex used the collected foliage to create lots of arrangements around the party to design a forest feel. The leaves scattered all over the floor look great. Alex also made most of the decorations herself. I love the toi toi wreath and wooden pallet sign. Alex made mushrooms from painting polystyrene. The arch, white desk & fairy lights were hired from I Do Glamour. The drinks trolley, floor cushions, flower crowns and elf hats are from Lexi-Lu’s hire and custom party collection.
Lexi Lu are creators of amazing cakes and party food so Alex made both cakes and all the wonderful party food. The cupcakes were covered in homemade edible moss along with edible flowers from Flower Drum. The doughnuts were purchased and then iced and decorated with more edible flowers. Alex made the cute stamped cookies & macaroons. The party guests also enjoyed a wonderful grazing table.
This is my favourite part of the party! Mikaela and Alex set up a ‘Potions Table’ filled with lots of foraged items, pixie dust, coloured waters, dried rose petals, fresh leaves and dried leaves. I can just picture the children loving this area, mixing, crushing, stirring their own little magical potions. Alex said, “We also played pass the parcel with each layer of wrapping releasing pixie dust when opened. I also set up a photo booth area which was a huge hit and is becoming quite popular”
Of course having a mum who owns a wonderful cake business ensured Mikayla had the most beautiful birthday cakes. Not just one gorgeous cake but two! A gorgeous chocolate fairy mushroom cake and a passionfruit flower crown cake.
The party guests took home magical wands handmade from sticks. They were beautifully adorned with dried flowers, pinecones, acorns, ribbons, beads and bells. Mikayla also made her guests hand stamped muslim bags with fairy jars filled with wild flower seeds. I really love how Mikayla was involved in her party preparation especially this special part of making homemade gifts for her guests. Alex has shared her thoughts and ideas with us on Party Favors over on the blog.
Cakes and Party Food: Lexi-Lu
Party Hire Items: I Do Glamour Hire
Edible Flowers: Flower Drum
Two of the Flower Crowns: Magdalen Hill
Mikaela’s fairy dress: Trade me
Thank you Alex and Mikayla for sharing another one of your amazing parties with us. I especially love this one for the use of natural foliage and flowers. The fairy potions are delightful. Alex has also shared with us Mikayla’s 3rd birthday which was a Let’s Flamingle party and a fabulous Sound the Alarms Fire Fighter party which she styled.