July 12, 2010

Fairy Cupcake Topper & Favor Tutorial ~ Inspirations & DIY for your FAIRY FETE

I am blessed to have had the opportunity to attend a Co-op preschool with both of my daughters.  For those unfamiliar with the co-op experience, parents in the program are required to work as "teachers", rotating in a variety of roles, at the preschool for one day each week.  What results is a wonderful bonding and sense of community with both the children and the parents in the program.  There are two credentialed teachers who are present all week to oversee and administrate, but all the parent "teachers" bring with them a rich and diverse variety of skills, talents, and expertise that benefit everyone.  


Each Fall, our co-op preschool hold a fabulous gala event with a silent auction. This year I had the opportunity to take part in the donation of a "birthday party package" for the auction.  One parent donated cupcakes; another invitations, etc.  I donated a set of 12 custom cupcake doll/favors.

The Princess & the Pirate were the 
sample dolls featured at the silent auction


The parent that bid on and one the party package is an amazingly talented and creative mom in her own right.  I know we were all very excited to be working with her and to have the opportunity to make some magic for her daughter's birthday.  Her daughter asked for a "Fairy Party" and the co-op community did not disappoint.  There were silk blossoms swaying in the breeze in the tree canopied garden, fairy themed treats, sparkling pink cupcakes, a make-your-own-fairy-house craft station, "pin the wings on the fairy" game, and incredible fairy face painting.


Below you'll find a free downloadable PDF with complete instructions on how to make your own little cupcake topper dolls. I've included resources and links for where to find some of the more specialized items.  Please enjoy, feel free to share, and make your own magic.  I'd love to see your creations!


From Wood Peg to Fairy Magic...



Here are links to where you can get some of the specialty items used in this project, and lots more great craft stuff:

21 comments:

  1. Jenn this is quite possibly the most adorable fete ever! You've thought through everything, even down to the last "mushroom." We are thoroughly impressed! And thank you for listing us as a source :)

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  2. What an amazing party! Makes me wish I was young enough again to enjoy a magical party like this!

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  3. Wow, this is amazing. I want to incorporate lots of these ideas in the next b-day party I do.
    Really, really awesome. Gotta show it to my daughters!
    (from blogfrog community)

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  4. Those cheese cutouts are the cutest things ever! And, of course, adorable cupcakes :)

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  5. I may not comment often but I have to say...You never cease to amaze me. This was so extra spectacular. I will be forwarding this post to many friends with daughters at the age to appreciate this.

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  6. Hi, hope it's OK to contact you with this comment. We'd like to offer you to be included on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Jen

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  7. What photos! These kids are so lucky to be experiencing such a magical childhood.

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  8. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  9. Such cute toppers/favors and what a fun-looking party!

    Love your cake portfolio in the sidebar--so glad I don't have to deal with fondant, anymore, though!

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  10. I love everything in this post! LOVE LOVE LOVE the little flower fairy cake toppers and the all the girls look like they are having so much fun!

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  11. This looks like it would be a little girls dream party!

    Stopping from SITS!

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  12. Oh! I really, really wish I had somewhere like this to take my daughter. I would LOVE to share in the teaching, and get to know all the children and parents. Lucky lucky you!!!!!! This all looks amazing. I want to make the radish mushrooms right NOW.

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  13. What a fun party! Wishing I had girls, guess I'll have to wait awhile for a granddaughter. Thanks so much for linking up to Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

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  14. Wow...everything is so cool! My daughter loves fairies and she would love those cupcakes. We'll have to try them!

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  15. hi Jenn
    your co op program sounds like such a great idea! and your event looks like it was so much fun for everyone! I do miss having little ones around, teaching tang soo do in the childrens class was one of my favorite things to do! I hope your daughter stays with it, it teaches so much besides just the martial art!
    all the best
    Dennis

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  16. I love the facepainting! They are gorgeous. Not like anything I've ever seen. I just love them!

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  17. Fabulous! Some of my favorite people putting on a fairy party! I love these toppers! The pirate and the princess are too cute!

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  18. Hi Jenn.. such a fun party and I love the "Face Painting".... thank you for your visit to my blog today. The Bob Cats and panthers.. They 'roam free' because they were here first and we humans have to let them be! Scary to see in our back yards but they have the right!
    I only have grandsons,, wish I had a gran daughter to throw such a party!
    Love your blog..
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  19. Love your cake topper dolls and what a cute party.

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  20. These are simply adorable! Looks like a fabulous party. Your details are incredible! Love the pink ice hearts. The toppers are so precious. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  21. That was an interesting read...I honestly hadn't heard of a co-op school. My kids are long grown, but I think that would have been a wonderful experience.
    BTW, Congrats on your making the Top Ten in the DIY Club competition. I think we all did a really great job, so yeah for us! :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

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I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to be part of the creative and positive spirit here at Rook No. 17! xoxo Jenn

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