We had a birthday party at our house over the weekend, a butterfly birthday party. !! It turned out to be a lot of fun. I was worried how we would fill those two hours, but a little Justin Bieber dance party and fresh cotton candy made the time speed by.
Not sure how we landed on butterflies in January, but it got us all excited for Spring. I’m a big fan of orange and hot pink together…love that color combo. Avery helped me stamp the invitations and then she hand delivered them.
The party table was pretty simple, we served sugar with a side of sugar. 😉 But seriously we did. Awww…I’m sure all the moms will thank me later. 😉 We had cupcakes, cotton candy, a little candy bar for the party favors and the ultimate party punch.
My little fake cake came in handy once again. I’m a big fan of “the fake cake”. I have used this cake for Christmas, Easter, and now for this party. It’s basically styrofoam cake forms covered in fondant that my SIL Nicole helped me with. I just decorate it with paper and ribbon.
For the candy bar, I just bought candy that went with the colors, pink and orange. I’m a big fan of the bulk candy sections at my local grocery stores: Macey’s and Winco, you can get the amount you need without spending more than you have to.
big gumballs: orange, pink and white
sour grapefruit slices
big gummy butterflies
pink Hershey kisses (valentine’s edition)
To tie all the glass containers together, I added a little hot pink ribbon and a butterfly. I love how they looked all grouped together like that.
For the cupcakes, we just added a butterfly cupcake toppers to simple white cake and white frosting cupcakes.
For Christmas Avery got a cotton candy maker from her Grandma, so we HAD to get it out for the party. !! 🙂 We had a dance off party while I made cotton candy. This kept the girls busy while I made it. The best dancers got the first cotton candy.
Can you imagine having a cotton candy maker at home as a kid when you were a little?! Seriously…I would have been in heaven. Kids these days…they just don’t know how lucky they are. 🙂
Check out their moves!
We ran out of time to make butterfly wands, but here is the one I had ready to go as an example for the girls.
Here’s the little party favor thank yous:
The party was a big success. Probably the highlight for me was right before the party started, Avery said, “I just want to make sure I give all my guests a warm welcome” (made me laugh). She is so cute. So far I’m loving this age she’s at.
*Lifestyle Crafts cutting dies used to craft this party:
-Nesting Butterflies #DC0284 (seen here on the butterfly wands, candy bar, cupcake toppers and fake cake)
-Pop-up Box #DC0242 (seen here on the party favor thank you boxes)
-Pennants punch die #DC0263 (seen on the fake cake)