How to Throw a Tinkerbell Theme Birthday Party

The ambiance is very important for your party.  Fresh flowers add a nice touch.
The ambiance is very important for your party. Fresh flowers add a nice touch. | Source

Planning a Tinkerbell Party

Throwing a birthday party that has a theme is not only fun, but it is easy. Once my children tell me what they want for their birthday party each year, my imagination begins to go wild and the creative juices begin to flow. For my daughter's fifth birthday, she decided that she wanted to have a Tinkerbell birthday party. So I began to create invitations, plan decorations, food, and activities for all the little fairies to enter into fairyland. These ideas for a Tinkerbell birthday party are sure to delight girls of any age.

A Personalized Tinkerbell Invitation

Here is a sample invitation that is easy to make.
Here is a sample invitation that is easy to make. | Source

Tinkerbell Invitations

The invitation is the first opportunity for your guests to get a peak at what is in store for them at the party. You can certainly purchase invitations, however if you would like to make your own invitations, it is easy, fun and your guests will love the personalization.

Location and Decorations

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area that allows you to have an outdoor party, choosing to host this event in a garden adds ambiance and character to the party. What birthday girl wouldn't delight in being surrounded by flowers on her special day?

If you are like us, and live in a cold and snowy climate during the birthday time, you can transform the celebration site into a garden. Simply add brightly colored fresh flowers throughout the location to give a garden feel. Of course adding little touches like a Tinkerbell table covering, balloons, and other party favors add to the excitement of the birthday.

Fairy Food

Creating the menu for a party to me is one of best parts of throwing a party. I always try to incorporate the theme into what the food that I am serving. You can be as creative as you want when planning a party. Try to think of things that would be dainty and fairy like, and of course included chocolate!

  • Chocolate covered strawberries-These can be made very easily with melting some chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave and then dipping the strawberries in the chocolate. Leave the leaves on for easy handling.
  • Mini sandwiches-These can be cut out using flower cookie cutters to give them a unique shape or just cut them into quarters for smaller sizes. Fill the middle with any kind of sandwich ideas that your guests would like. You could do deli slices with cheese, cream cheese with cucumbers, or even peanut butter and jelly.
  • Vegetable and/or fruit plate- Of course all fairies want to be sure that they are keeping healthy. Serving fruit and vegetable trays at the party will give your guests healthy options as well as the fun treats.
  • Fairy Fizz- This is a great drink to serve your guests. Simply combine fruit punch and sparkling water or lemon-lime soda for some fizzy fun! The night before put fresh berries like raspberries and blueberries in the freezer. Just before your guests arrive, add them to the punch. This will add a little fun to the drink and serve as ice cubes!
  • Fairy Dusted Brownies- You can purchase in most grocery stores mini brownie bites. Just add a little powdered sugar to the top to make them special fairy brownies.
  • Tinkerbell Cake- One of the things that I love is making my children's birthday cakes. I will admit that I haven't gotten to the point of making the batter homemade but I do create the cake. You can find the directions to creating this Tinkerbell cake here.

Party Activities

My parties for kids are never without activities. I feel that if you do not have some sort of organized fun for the guests, you are asking for chaos to ensue. I also like to try to connect the activities to the theme of the party. So what kind of activities can you do for a Tinkerbell party? Here are some ideas.

  • Make a fairy wand.
  • Play pin the wings on the fairy.
  • Play find the gold coins. (Fairies love gold and other sparkly things!)
  • You can also have the guests color pictures of fairies.

Pictures of Making a Fairy Wand

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Kids love crafts.  This is a great way to keep your guests entertained.Adding the pixie dust!The finished product.Each wand is as unique as the fairy herself.
Kids love crafts.  This is a great way to keep your guests entertained.
Kids love crafts. This is a great way to keep your guests entertained. | Source
Adding the pixie dust!
Adding the pixie dust! | Source
The finished product.
The finished product. | Source
Each wand is as unique as the fairy herself.
Each wand is as unique as the fairy herself. | Source

How to Make a Fairy Wand

One of the activities that we did was to make a fairy wand. It was easy to do and the kids went home with a craft that they really enjoyed making. My kids still play with theirs.

Materials Needed

  • 1/8 inch diameter wooden dowel
  • Variety of feathers
  • Glitter (color or colors of your choice)
  • liquid glue
  • paper plates
  • ribbon (style and color of your choice)

Steps

  1. Select a dowel, your feathers and ribbon.
  2. Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to tie the feathers around the dowel and to leave some ribbon hanging.
  3. Place the very ends of your feathers at one end of the dowel with the feathers pointing out. Then tie the ribbon around the dowel in a knot. Be sure to leave enough space under the knot so that the feathers don't slip out.
  4. Gently dip the tips of the feathers in the glue and then glide the feathers in the glitter (Otherwise known as pixie dust!) Viola! A fairy wand for you!

Gift Bags

Many people give a goody bag at the end of the party. These can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like to make them. If you held a gold coin hunt or made the fairy wands, you can definitely include this as part of the gift bags. If you want to add a little bit of extravagance, give each guest a set of their own fairy wings. They can be purchased in sets on amazon and I have even seen them in dollar stores.

If you want to keep it simple, just add a few Tinkerbell stickers, some candy treats, a Tinkerbell pencil and a notepad. Any token at the end of a party is sure to be appreciated by your guests.

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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Cara-another well written hub that explains in detail how to have a fun, theme birthday party for a child-and you make it seem so easy. I loved the fairy wand craft-simple, and interesting for this age group.

I enjoyed seeing the results of your work here posting the invitation and menu. What a clever menu for ordinary food that kids love. Rated it up and across! This is truly inspiring.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Terrific suggestions for a Tinkerbell Party. You've given very specific ways to create a really fun party.

I particularly loved the invitations and Fairy wand activity.

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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melbel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

This is adorable! I love the fairy wand idea! When I was younger, I always loved it when moms had crafts for us at birthday parties... crafts that we could take home were especially fun! Now I kind of want a fairy wand!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

LOL I love melbel's comment because that is EXACTLY what I was thinking, but didn't say. :)


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Another entertaining hub from you concerning birthday party ideas for your kids! I remembered Tinkerbell themed cake. This cute party is the result of your creative mind which is indeed very impressive! Food,invitation, wands,garden-party and tokens for guests all which you described above, syncs very well with this party! Well-done!

Thanks for sharing. Awesome, beautiful & interesting. Voted up.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks, we had a good time!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Gail for reading and commenting. I love challenging myself to see how creative I can be with each party!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks melbel. I send you an email when we have our next party so you can make the crafts too! :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

You are too funny! I have extras from the party. You can make one the next time you come up!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks ishwaryaa22. Yes, the cake was served at this party so I wanted to share with others what we did at the party in case someone would like some additional ideas. Glad you enjoyed it.


kelleyward 4 years ago

You did a great job with this. Voted up!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

If I had a little girl this would be the theme party this year. Adorable ideas and so magical. Thanks for sharing.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

You plan awesome kid birthday parities! I'm sure that your daughter had a blast. Thanks for all of the great suggestions.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Kelley, glad you had a chance to check it out.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Awww thanks teaches12345. I'm glad that you found it so inspiring! It was great fun.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks randomcreative. She did have a blast. My son keeps changing his mind about what he wants for his birthday this year. I like to start thinking early!


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

Lots of good ideas here Cara for a sweet party idea for little girls. You're very creative and Grace (and Alex) is lucky to have you to plan her parties. Voted up


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Awww, thanks! I have fun with it and although I don't think that they really get it yet, I'm sure they will eventually! :)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Wow! What a great hub! I'm not a mom (yet), but I can see how putting something like this would be so fun and creative for you AND your daughter. This gives me hope! I used to think that you HAD to take a group of kids to Chuck E Cheeses and pay lots of money. Personally, I would have loved these types of parties even more!! Fairy wand? *awesome* Ooh...I just thought of some other "fairy" things: fairy godmother, fairy princess, tooth fairy...so many fairies! I loved how you did the RSVP on the invitation: regrets only. That will really get people to call you. Wonderful hub!


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

This hub really makes me want to have a girl so I can throw her a Tinkerbell party! All your ideas are so cute especially making the fairy wand. I bet the girls loved that activity. Hmmm...maybe I can suggest a Peter Pan party to my 3 yr old son just so I can throw Tinkerbell in there! :) Great job and big thanks for linking to my ninja birthday party hub! Voted up, useful, and awesome!


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

Gyaaaah!!! I WANT A TINKERBELL PARTY!!!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I despise loud noisy birthday parties at places like Chuck E Cheese. It's stimulation overload and too expensive. The only "non home" birthday party I've had for my kids is my daughter's Disney Tangled party. We had it at her gymnastics center because it was very reasonable and we thought it kind of tied into the theme since Rapunzel did a lot of climbing and swinging in the movie. Thanks for your comments!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Well....you could do a Peter Pan/Captain Hook party and invite any little girls to wear their fairy wings! You're welcome and thanks for the link back!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I will happily throw you a Tinkerbell party if the HP staff would come out to do an HP meet up in Michigan. Fairy wands for all!!!!!


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K9keystrokes 4 years ago from Northern, California

How fun are those wings! I must have a pair! Really fun tips on throwing a Tinkerbell theme party. You always present the best ideas in the best way, Cara. Thanks for the strawberry recipe, too...with or without a party these are going in my tummy!

HubHugs~


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks K9! I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries! Enjoy them! :)


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Adorable! I'm with Simone = I WANT a Tinkerbell Party too! Your parties sound oh so fun! I'd feel like a total princess. All of the party favors and treats are awesome. Great job, nice pictures and fabulous ideas! You even included an awesome example with the invitation.

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Missolive! I would love to throw a great big HP Tinkerbell party for all those who want to attend. Just let me know when all of you will be in Michigan! ;)


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sunbun143 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I LOVE tinkerbell too! The new movies are so cute. Too bad my son would rather watch toy story again and again! But I think he might like it if we did a wand craft together. I think I'll make his with a short straw somehow though since he's only 2. Thanks for the inspiration and GREAT job DIY-ing your kids' birthday parties! It makes it extra special :) Check out my Very Hungry Caterpillar party hub.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Lol, yes those boys are not always eager to watch shows like Tinkerbell! My son is a little more tolerant because of his big sister! You could try using a popsicle stick instead of the dowel. It would be shorter but still have safe ends on it. Have fun and I'll check out that hub of yours! Thanks for reading and commenting.


birthdaywishesquo 3 years ago

Beautiful photo of Tinkerbell in the garden. Well set out article.

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