October 2, 2012

Butterfly Party

Poppy turned four a couple weeks ago.  She is growing up way too fast!  What a fun little girl she is.  So full of personality!  She chose to have a butterfly party for her birthday.

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Invitations and Party Favors

I made the invitations with picmonkey and just printed them off at home since the photo lab I used was having problems. 

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I saw these fun butterfly treat bags on a few websites.  I filled mine with that red party string stuff because it was a ton of candy in each baggie!

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Simple favors—just the butterfly treat and bubbles, and of course they got to keep their butterfly wings.  I found those at Asian City in West Jordan (UT), for $1.99 each. DSC_0678DSC_0679DSC_0687

 

Decorations and Food

I found most of my inspiration (and full out copying) for the d├ęcor on THIS post.  So pretty.  I bought the paper lanterns at Asian City also, but I’ve bought some of these before online.

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I made some ruffled crepe paper streamers to hang from the borrowed canopy (I first saw this idea HERE). 

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I used my silhouette to cut out a lot of pretty butterflies for the whole party—for the paper lanterns, the party favor bags, etc.

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And Poppy was thrilled when she spotted these at the dollar store—and they were on sale, so each pack of 8 (plates, cups, napkins) were only $0.25 each! 

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The front door just had a few pretty butterflies taped to it.

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The Games

We kept the games very simple, since they were all four year olds.  Plus we took play breaks in between each activity.

First, we chased and popped bubbles. 

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Next, we decorated some butterflies with some stickers and markers (and a dragonfly for the cute boy in the pictures).  Most of them took a really long time to color and decorate.  You should have heard the fun they had while they chatted and colored.  It was very entertaining! 

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The last structured activity was painting butterflies on their adorable faces. 

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I’m no expert face painter, but with each kid I got better.  I think I should have practiced it a bit beforehand, but they still thought it was awesome. 

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And that is that!  Happy Birthday to my beautiful brown-eyed girl!

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8 comments:

  1. Love it!! Just wanted to point out to you that your daughters name isn't blurred out on the invites, in case you cared. TTYL!

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  2. Eep! Super cute! I've also seen butterfly/fairy wings at Dollar Tree. This was a very sweet little birthday party!

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  3. I love this party idea! I never would have thought of it. It turned out so cute.

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  4. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 02, 2012. Thanks again.

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 2 post on Oct. 02, 2012. Thanks again.

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  6. You forgot to mention how you cleverly turned J's wings into dragonfly wings! Ha ha! So cute

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  7. What a fun party! I'm hurt I wasn't invited! ;) I'm impressed with your butterfly-drawing skills too

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  8. This makes me want to throw a party too! Too bad there aren't any kiddies around :(
    I love what you did!

    xoxo
    Justine

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