Real Birthday Parties: Throwing a Fairy Party on the Cheap!

Have a gal who loves glitter, wings and flowers? Make her next birthday a fairy bash with these great ideas from a real mom! (14 Photos)

Liz Zack on Jun 29, 2012 at 2:31PM

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Real Birthday Parties: Throwing a Fairy Party on the Cheap!

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Sofia's Turning Six!

I'll admit it -- I'm kind of obsessed with birthday parties. I see so many gorgeous and creative ones as the editorial director of iVillage's Pregnancy + Parenting site (and in my hours and hours of Pinterest browsing) that the bar is pretty high. But I'm also a full time working mama who can't take a week off of work to plan a shindig or blow my 3-year-old's preschool tuition on a party. So when my daughter's 6th birthday rolled around, I had to get creative. Here's how it went down:

Sofia's Turning Six!
This is my daughter, Sofia -- and for her birthday theme, she requested a Sky Dancers party (which is apparently a '90s cartoon she sees on Netflix -- on her dad's watch, clearly) Luckily, we learned that Sky Dancers are basically teenage fairies with great hair, so we thought we were pretty safe expanding the theme to the more generally accessible "fairy" party. She was cool with it as long as we promised to play her music. That seemed fair.

 

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