butterfly birthday party ideas

Jade - posted on 01/11/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My daughter has asked for a butterfly themed birthday party. Any ideas to help get this flowing?

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Angela - posted on 01/12/2009

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I've used www.birthdayinabox.com for my daughter's birthday. Ordered everything off of there. It's great. They do have a butterfly theme on their site.

Breanne - posted on 01/11/2009

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I have not tried them, but I saw a "recipe" for cupcakes that you over fill the cupcake papers a little bit  with batter bfore you bake them (so they are a little "taller") then you slice the top off (down to the paper or a little above).  Put a thin layer of frosting on the top of the cupcake left in the paper.  You put a tootsie roll midge (and they now come in all kinds of flavors and colors) in the middle to be the body.  Then cut the "top" in half and then turn the half circles so that they are the mirror image of each other (picture a backwards D and a regular D with the "bellies of the Ds touching in the middle) .  These are the wings.  I don't know the age group you have attending, but you could always frost the wings and then provide a handful of different candies and sprinkles to let each kid decorate.  I'm a huge fan of Cupacakes over big cake at kids parties :o)



A cute game could be one that is a variation of pin the tail on the donkey.  Cut out a large silouette of a butterfly out of colored paper.  Cut out several different shapes in different colors to "decorate" the wings.  Blind fold and spin the kids just like "PTTOTD" and let them create a beautiful butterfly.  There would be no real winner, but it would be fun.  



Also an age dependant craft idea could be suncatcher butterflies.  All you need is wax paper and broken crayons (I don't know about you, but I have about a million laying around the house).   Here is the prep work: Using a food grater you "shave" the old broken crayons.  Put each different color in a different bag or resealable container.  Find a sillouette of a butterfly that is about 6-8 inches across.  Cut pieces of wax paper that are a little more than twice as long as your pattern (ex. if it is a 6 in butterfly cut pieces of wax paper about 15 in long.  Pre fold the wax paper in half so that the butterfly pattern fits on the wax paper with plenty of excess around the edges.  Here is what the kids do:  The sprinkle the wax shavings on the inside of the folded wax paper, concentrate most of the colors to the middle, and definitely don't go all the way to the edge.  Also don't mix too many colors or get it too thick or it will not be "clear" enough to be a sun catcher.  CAREFULLY place the wax paper and wax shaving sandwich on your ironing board...I put a towel underneath just in case.  Place another towel on top and iron the paper on a med setting.  This will melt the wax and make the 2 layers of paper stick together.  Let it cool for a minute before giving it back.  Then then kids can trace the silouette onto the paper and cut it out.  Punch a hole (or holes on in the top of each wing works well to have it hang straight)  and tie yarn or ribbon in it so they can hang it in thier window.



 



Wow...this turned into a novel...sorry.  I love planning birthday parties and as you may guess tend to get a little carried away.  Hope this makes sense.  If it doesn't message me and I will try to clarify better.  Good luck and have fun!

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Kelsey - posted on 09/12/2012

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Check out We Heart Parties! www.weheartparties.com. I just launched the site a month ago :).

Jennifer - posted on 01/14/2009

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I love all of these ideas! There are some super creative moms out there! Kudos to your imagination. I had come across one of those silicone baking pans at Target that was a cupcake pan that formed the shape of a butterfly (that way, it's like the cake is already cut). You and your daughter can decorate it together however you like. My daughter Madeline shares the same birthday, March 12th.

Amber - posted on 01/13/2009

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Birthday express.com has everything.. all the decorations and the pinata too.

Corinne - posted on 01/13/2009

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Check out this store on ebay. They sell edible cake toppers. You make the cake and then place this topper on...size of like a piece of paper, flat. If you dont see what design you like email her and she can design anything. comes quick and cheap. Toppers last a year too...since sugar. Since kids now adays have allergies I prefer to make my cake and then this works perfect so I dont have to ice the cake...just ice the cake white and then put this on. easy!!



http://stores.ebay.com/Icing-Creations

Deanne - posted on 01/12/2009

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My daughter had a butterfly themed party in October for her 5th birthday.  For the activities we did face painting, decorating butterfly wands (butterfly shaped foam on a stick from Michael's), collected hidden pollen (candy), and played butterfly toss (throwing butterflies into a net).  For the decorations, I used paper punched butterflies and butterflies made from coffee filters and pipe cleaners.  For treats I made pink petit fours with a pink chocolate butterly transfer on top, butterfly shaped sugar cookies (Martha Stewart cookie cutters), and had butterfly shaped ice cubes in the pink lemonade (ice cube tray from the Lego store).  I also made a set of wings for each girl and put them on them as they arrived (wings made from hangers & nylons).   I went a little crazy with the theme but it turned out beautifully.



Good Luck!

Naomi - posted on 01/12/2009

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For decorations you could make butterflies out of tissue paper and pipe cleaners!

Brendapam - posted on 01/12/2009

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The only thing I can say is just do your reserch and mybe let her help out with the setup. I have till Nov to get my sons them done his party is all about superstion his B-day is Friday 13 this year.

Ellen - posted on 01/12/2009

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I have a son, but I shop alot at BirthdayExpress.com.



They have lots of themes and stuff to go with it like plates, napkins, ect...Looks like they have barrettes, banks, bean bags, centerpieces, tablecloths, ect...



Not sure what your budget is cuz some of it is pricey compared to like WalMart, ect...But they usually have stuff I cant get anywhere else.  ( like a Thomas Pinata one year...LOL)



Good luck!  I get Sponge Bob in February!  LOL



Ellen

Ellen - posted on 01/12/2009

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I have a son, but I shop alot at BirthdayExpress.com.



They have lots of themes and stuff to go with it like plates, napkins, ect...Looks like they have barrettes, banks, bean bags, centerpieces, tablecloths, ect...



Not sure what your budget is cuz some of it is pricey compared to like WalMart, ect...But they usually have stuff I cant get anywhere else.  ( like a Thomas Pinata one year...LOL)



Good luck!  I get Sponge Bob in February!  LOL



Ellen

Kristi - posted on 01/12/2009

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A cute idea for a treat bag might be to fill a ziploc bag with candy and then take a pipe cleaner and wrap around the middle of the bag and twist to form little antennas.  The bag would be small in the middle and each side would go out to make "wings".  I made these for a treat for my kids school classes last spring and they turned out very cute!

Margaret - posted on 01/11/2009

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Barbie Mariposa will have all kinds of goodies for your party ... maybe even a Butterfly Barbie for the birthday girl!

Amy - posted on 01/11/2009

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try doing a google search for butterfly themed parties, i found a lot of helpful hints for all themed parties on the net.

Marlo - posted on 01/11/2009

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I had butterflies at my wedding - Michaels sells butterflies made with feathers for hte wings - they are pretty cool - I hung them on a string, and had these mirror disks (small circles) in between - a string with about 6-8 feet long, butterfly, then mirror disk, then butterfly - and so on.  The wind or any movement in the air makes them move a little and it's very pretty.  I stole hte idea from a Neiman Marcus display.  We also used the butterflies on the cake.

Samantha - posted on 01/11/2009

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I made a great cake last year with 2 love heart shaped cakes for the wings & about 5 cupcakes for the body...you can decorate it how ever you like but it turned out fantastic - Ive got a pic but I dont know how to post it here..?? Good luck with it all

Alisha - posted on 01/11/2009

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I use orientaltrading.com to get all of my kids birthday supplies, normally there are package deal that has games and stuff for the kids to do. My children love it.They have a butterfly theme. How old is your daughter going to be?

Jade - posted on 01/11/2009

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I have a while. We aren't having the party until March 7th. Her birthday is March 12. I am just a planner.

Beth - posted on 01/11/2009

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If you are planning to bake the cake yourself, wilton makes a butterfly shaped pan that makes a cute cake. i used it paired with their daisy-shaped pan for a baby shower. I have also seen a lot of cute little barrettes with butterflies that may be nice for the goody bags. How much time do you have before the day?

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