Any fairy worth her wings will tell you that there’s no better place to celebrate a birthday than at a fantastical outdoor garden. Lucky for San Diego families, Hamilton Children’s Garden is designed to enchant your little ones. Home to many memorable birthday fêtes, this San Diego garden boasts over ten fun areas (from gardens to a tree house) for little revelers to explore and learn. Click through the slideshow for our inside look to a party of whimsical fun.

Butterfly Cupcakes

The garden does not supply food or drink for parties so it's up to the birthday host to bring their favorite edibles. After a lunch of assorted flower shaped sandwiches and watermelon wands, cupcakes made from local favorite VG Bakery and topped with edible butterflies were served. A sweet ending to the party.

San Diego Botanic Gardens
230 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, Ca 92024
(760) 436-3036
Online: sdbgarden.org/birthday

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copy and photos by Aimee Della Bitta