How to Throw a Fairy-rific Tinker Bell Party

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Alexis turned 3 this past weekend. We celebrated with family and a few friends. "Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast" is Alexis' favorite movie of the moment, so of course she wanted a Tinker Bell party, and I did my best to give her one (even though the weather did not cooperate). In this post I'll share all the things I did, links to recipes I followed, and how much I spent.

Left to right: Berries and Twigs / Garden Veggies / Butterfly Sandwiches / Pixie Punch / Tinker Bell Dress Cookies / Not Pictured: Dirt Cake
In case you've forgotten or just don't know your fairy lore, Tinker Bell and her pixie pals are in charge of the seasons and pretty much everything outdoors. Fairies fall into different categories - tinkers, animal, water, garden, light, etc. So when planning a perfect pixie party, anything that can incorporate the outdoors is on the table.

Twigs and Berries
This one is easy. Just pick your favorite berries and pretzels. I added in some birds eggs because I had an extra bowl for this platter.

Butterfly Sandwiches
All you need to make these is a couple loaves of sandwich bread, peanut butter and jelly, meat and cheese, and a butterfly cookie cutter. I tried making these a couple of ways and found that cutting the bread into shapes first worked easier than making the sandwich and then cutting it. Two loaves of bread will make twenty sandwiches, not using the end pieces.

Tinker Bell Dress Cookies
I got the idea for these when I was going through my mother-in-law's cookie cutters (she has at least 100!) and found a princess dress one. I thought it looked like the dress Tinker Bell wears so I snagged it in addition to the butterfly cutter. As you can tell from the picture, these didn't turn out awesome but it was the one thing I let Alexis help with, so there you go. I used Pillsbury sugar cookie rolls and Betty Crocker green cookie icing. Simple.

Dirt Cake
This was so simple to make and oh so easy! Here's the recipe I followed: CLICK

Fairy Wings Cake
It's no secret. A baker I am not, especially when it comes to creative baking. Thankfully, making fairy wings is pretty easy. You just make two round cakes (I used 9 inch pans), cut them in half and arrange them to look like wings. I used Duncan Hines super moist french vanilla cake mix and strawberry icing, then used a tube of white decorating icing, edible sugar pearls, and sparkly sprinkles to decorate.

Pixie Punch (not pictured individually)
This was so easy to make and could easily be made green or orange by using regular lemonade and either lime or orange sherbert. My advice, double the recipe so you don't run out! Click HERE for the directions.

We also did a couple dishes for the adults - chili and meatballs. My chili recipe is my own but here's how I made the meatballs.

Not counting gifts, we spent about $175. That included all food, tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, and silverware.

To see some of the other ideas I considered, as well as ideas for a Trolls party, check out my Alexis Turns 3 Pinterest board.

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    Happy third birthday to your adorable daughter Alexis! It looks like her Tinker Bell party was a huge success and a great time was had by all!

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    1. Good to see you again, Shady! It was a fun party despite lousy weather. I still need to do a general update post for the past year so keep an eye out for that soon! Have a great weekend!

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