Our daughter Nora was very specific in the theme for her 5th birthday party....rainbow butterflies. So, I had a blast putting ideas together for a modern, unique take on this classic birthday party theme. We are sharing ideas below for party decorations, dessert designs and the hit of this birthday party....the DIY butterfly garden favors.
Butterfly Birthday Party Desserts
Our featured dessert was most definitely this buttercream, 2 tiered cake adorned with fondant butterflies, representing every color of the rainbow. We also served buttercream cupcakes and butterfly sugar cookies, which were displayed on sticks in green grass containers as if they were fluttering on by. Desserts were served on our butterfly dessert plates along with clear plastic forks.
Butterfly Party Supplies
The dessert table design was inspired by the modern butterflies from our party supply collection. Created by Jackie took those images and created 3D likenesses on a plywood backdrop. Since Nora is pink or purple all of the way, I added this curly willow tableskirt, which both added color and a touch of whimsy to the table's design.
We were thrilled to showcase our new butterfly party supplies, including these colorful dinner plates we displayed on rustic wooden rounds. We kept the design concept for our seated tables simple, disposable white tablecloths, a DIY green plastic grass runner filled with fresh flower buds, and our layered place settings. Layering table settings with textures or colors is a simple way to add dimension to any tablescape.
Butterfly Party Activities
Whenever I host parties, I choose 2-3 activities to entertain the guests with, preferably within the party's theme. For Nora's butterfly birthday party, we set out a simple butterfly coloring station with card stock cut-outs and a container of crayons. We also had some DIY butterfly sun-catchers to create with colorful paints. And, the highlight of the party, which also doubled as the party favor, were these DIY butterfly garden containers.
To set up your own butterfly garden station, you will need the following:
Set out a table with the items displayed, instruction labels and then watch as each guest creates their own take-home garden.
Flutter on over to Stella's butterfly party for more butterfly party ideas. And, to create your own colorful butterfly party, shop our collection of goodies.
Styling: Crowning Details
Butterfly Backdrop: Created by Jackie
Paper Plates & Printables: Crowning Details
Cake & Cookies: Frost Bake Shoppe
Cake Stand: Amalfi Decor
Table Linen: CV Linens