Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas

May 5, 2012

For my daughter's 2nd birthday party she wanted a Butterfly Birthday Party. It's a lovely and easy theme for a birthday and there are so many wonderful ideas out there! (If only Pinterest was around when I did this)

Here are a few of the ideas we used.

The Cake- Butterfly Cupcakes

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I iced the cupcakes in pastel colours and decorated them with handmade icing flowers, leaves and butterflies. Each and every cupcake was different.

 The cupcakes on the stand. (The top one is sitting on an upturned glass to get the extra height)


The Party Favours- Iced butterfly biscuits

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 This was my first attempt at iced cookies. Once you get the hang of it, it's actually not that hard.... just time consuming!

 The biscuits packed and ready for the guests to take home with them. Personalised with a little message. Tags just made on the computer.


The Decorations- Hand painted cardboard butterflies

I bought the cardboard butterfly shapes from an art supply shop and Madeline and I painted them all... both sides! It was great fun. I then threaded them onto fishing line and hung them all around the house. We also had pastel coloured paper lanterns above the food table.


The Food- Butterfly Themed

Really easy and cute little butterfly and caterpillar iced biscuits. Super quick and easy to make. The kids also made their own iced and decorated cookies.

Carrying on the butterfly theme we also had butterfly shaped sandwiches and flower fairy bread... as well as an assortment of the regular hot foods etc.


Debs :)

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29 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic! You must have put so much work into it. Everything looks amazing :)

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  2. I just had to add...those iced butterfly cookies are simply gorgeous! They look yummy too!

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    1. Thank you! The cookies were definitely the most work.. and deciding to embark on them (having never done flooded iced cookies before) the night before the party... not the smartest idea. lol. Really fun once you get the hang of it though :D

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  3. wow. wow. wow.... and another wow. those cookies and cupcakes are amazing! you could totally go professional! pinning it

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    1. Not sure about going professional lol, but it was a lot of fun. I did cake decorating in high school and then a few years ago I took a cake decorating class for a term just to remember the best ways to use the rolled icing etc. and how to make flowers. It's a bit of a hobby. Some of my most favourite products I've bought related to cake decorating are foodoodler pens (pens you can write on food with, totally edible) and edible glitter! :D

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  4. What a fabulous party! I especially love the butterflies your daughter painted :)

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    1. Thanks MaryAnne. We had so much fun painting the butterflies. She was around 18 months old when we started them (I'm fairly organised, lol) and I have great photos of the 2 of us sitting together doing them. Fond memories. We then reused all the painted butterflies to make an awesome mobile for her room :D

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    2. That is so cool! Love the idea of turning them into a mobile :)

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  5. What a gorgeous party, love your caterpillars!

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    1. Thanks Kirsty. Might end up doing them again if I ever get to do a Hungry Little Caterpillar party! I hope so! :)

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  6. This party is absolutely enchanting!!!!!! Gorgeous! Well-done, Mom!

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  7. Beautiful. Im so excited for my baby girl's birthdays so I can do things like this!!! Pinned!!!

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    1. Thanks Toddler Titbits :) I was super excited when I had a girl about all the fun birthday parties. Now that I've got a little boy as well I'm even more excited about all the other possible themes he might like! heehee

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  8. What a beautiful birthday. I love all the little touches :-)

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  9. What a lovely butterfly party! Everything is gorgeous. :)

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  10. What a beautiful party! Those cupcakes look amazing!! I love the height of them and I'm a lover of frosting so they look delish!!! Great job on those cookies too! Such a sweet party! Good job mama! :)

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    1. That's very kind of you. I'm with you on the frosting... there has to be lots of it a) for the look and b) for the taste! mmm lol. :D

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  11. aw can you come and be my mum for a day. the cakes and decorations are amazing. I especially love the extra tall cake with the diddy purple butterflies.

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    1. haha. Thanks! It was certainly fun making them all different.

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  12. Really, really lovely. Those cupcakes are to die for!!

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  13. Everything was so beautiful! I'm seriously impressed with your skills :) The cupcakes are absolutely adorable.

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    1. Wow, thank you Joyce. :) Cupcakes are probably the easiest and funnest cakes to make and decorate. They always scream PARTY to me! :D

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  14. Wow! All of your cakes and treats look AMAZING!

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