Enchanted Garden Birthday Party

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party

Our Quinn turned seven and this was her first birthday party inviting friends. Unfortunately we experienced a little monkey wrench, the school district’s policy didn’t allow her to pass out invitations to her classmates. I was able to use Facebook to invite as many kids as I could, and NONE could come. The party was right before fall break and we don’t know any of the parents. I think I was more disappointed than Quinn, but my friends and family saved the day. Quinn said that this was the best party ever. And that’s all that matters anyway. This enchanted garden birthday party was so easy to set up because I already had my tree branches up from the Emma garden tea party. The rest of the details are also easy and pretty cute too.


Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
This 36″ balloon was only $1.99 from Hobby Lobby!

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party – design

I wanted to add some color and whimsey for Quinn’s enchanted garden birthday party, so I used a glue gun to attach some purple flowers to the branches, and I added some battery-powered fairy lights. A fairy backdrop from Amazon added a fun wow-factor and really made the space feel enchanted. I gathered up my faux plants and situated them around the backdrop. I thought it would be fun to have the kids sit on the floor around a short table, so I used some scrap wood and made a sort of oval coffee table. There was also a drop cloth underneath to protect the rug from any spills during dinner and the DIY craft project. The party table also had a faux mushroom centerpiece which was so fun to make and I think it added to the whimsey as well.


Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
I used Canva.com to create this invitation.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
The faux mushroom centerpiece was inspired by Lia Griffiths.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
I always set up the DIY craft so they’re ready to go.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party – food

Kids can either be really easy to cook for, or incredibly challenging. We decided to make mini cheese pizzas because who doesn’t like pizza. And everything is better mini sized! There are so many garden party food ideas on Pinterest, but most of them are sugar-filled. So to get our fruits and veggies on the menu, I just got a veggie tray and then made fruit bugs. I set up the leftover fruit for the adults and mixed up some delicious fruit dip (just mix marshmallow fluff and cream cheese). Jeremy made Mexican soup for the adults, and we all had some punch. Quinn likes chocolate cake, so I made chocolate cupcakes with some meringue mushrooms to decorate the top. These mushrooms are so easy to make, they have just a few ingredients, and look so realistic.


Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
To get the fruit to stick, just scoop the fruit dip into a sandwich bag, cut a corner off, and pip on the dip. So easy and the pink dip looks cute and tastes delicious.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
I used dark chocolate candy melts to connect the meringue tops to the stems. The dark color looks more realistic than the milk chocolate melts.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
The little candy eyes are attached using the chocolate melts and a toothpick. The eyes are from Walmart.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party – DIY craft

An October birthday can mean rainy and windy weather, or a breezy and sunny day – not sure which way it would go, I just decided to keep the DIY activity inside. I searched online for the most affordable wooden bird houses and ended up finding the best deal at Hobby Lobby. I have a lot of acrylic paint and brushes already on-hand, so I just got some mini fake birds and paper flowers for them to embellish the houses after painting. The girls did a great job getting crafty and all four kids were so quiet in concentration – it was so neat to see them all into the craft. I also got some kid-sized aprons and plastic palettes from Amazon and that’s it. Super simple and it was a fun take-away for the guests.


Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
I primed the wooden bird houses ahead of time so they’d be easier to paint.

Enchanted Garden Birthday Party
These are Quinn and Sawyer’s creations, but I wish I would have gotten photos of the other two darling bird houses! Each girl created such a sweet little house.

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Enchanted Garden Birthday Party – Meringue Mushrooms

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Meringue mushrooms are easy and create such a cute edible decoration! #partyplanning #cupcake #diybirthday #easyrecipe #recipetutorial #mushroom

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Enchanted Garden Birthday Party

Whenever I plan parties or host dinners I try to use as much decor and stuff I already have, but I also enjoy making things and adding fun details to my events. I sincerely hope this enchanted garden birthday party inspires you to add a few handmade touches to your next party. Simple touches and attention to detail can make a basic party better and more memorable. Thanks so much for checking out this post. You can pin any of the photos for future inspiration! Be sure to subscribe, I have some great projects coming up that you’re not going to want to miss.

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