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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DIY Butterfly Themed Birthday Party

I love everything about birthday parties. All the fun, Joy and Happiness. After all its one of the ways way to celebrate life and thank almighty for greatest blessings. This story is about 1st Birthday party celebration of my friend's pretty baby girl. My friend and I did little internet search for themes and she fell in love with butterfly theme. We stuck to 3 colors white, green and pink shades, so that we don't make it very busy for eyes. Here is how party decor turned out. And I am telling you it was way under our estimated budget ;)

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

         The venue was their apartment community hall. We weren't allowed to make any big changes to the hall or stick anything to walls. So we went ahead and used existing curtain rod to hold our background which is white tulle fabric (tulle fabric roll ordered on amazon).

          Happy Birthday banner, table cover, cupcake stand, helium balloons, cups, plates and kids blow out play treats were all from dollar store. Isn't it awesome??? They were all butterfly themed too. We saw kind of similar ones in party city and they were way too expensive compared to dollar store. I am a great fan of dollar store when it comes to single use items.
 
DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

Cut and fold decorative tissue papers into fans. Join two fans together to form a circle. Mix and match to suit your taste.

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget
Letters for banner and thank you tags designed using picmonkey.

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

We designed little girl's name banner using pic monkey and few color tissue papers as shown in above pictures. I love using pic monkey for the fact that its way simple for everybody to use and many features of it are free.

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

We planned to cut several butterflies out of card stock and stick randomly on background. Luckily I came across this butterfly die cut sheet at Michaels, its white with pretty pink glitter on it. We just had to cut individual butterflies out of die cut sheet and already done with 20 pretty butterflies!

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

Then we cut few butterflies out of card stock as planned. For an easy cut, fold card stock into half, trace one half of butterfly (1 wing and half body) on to it such that body part falls across folded edge of card stock and cut both the folded sides together along traced edge. When you unfold you have a completely symmetric butterfly. (I hope you got it. Let me know in the comments if its unclear to you. Will be happy to help.)

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

Tada! Yummy butterfly cupcakes with edible candy butterflies. Yes! I made them and its very easy to make. You can check my post on edible chocolate decor for details on how to melt candy.

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

As shown in edible chocolate decor post, melt and trace butterflies on parchment paper sheets. To make the butterfly wings stay up in V shape, fold a card stock paper into V shape as shown in the picture and carefully place traced chocolate butterflies into V shaped paper fold. Make sure the center body of butterfly falls in the center of paper fold. Now freeze the chocolate butterflies until they are set.
Once the cupcakes are frosted with your favorite frosting, (I made simple butter cream frosting) add the butterflies on frosting and you are done!

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

My friend picked this cutest two tier butterfly cake from local bakery. God!! isn't that cute?? Tasted yummy too!

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

These gorgeous butterflies are hand painted by my friend on a little canvas, personalized with birthday girl's name and date on the back to give as return gifts for the ladies who attended the party. Aren't those beautiful? She is one amazing artist I know.
Ofcourse kids got toys as return gifts.

DIY Butterfly birthday party on budget

So that's how our party went. Hope you enjoyed the party. Here is a pink and lavender banner circle template in case you want to make your own birthday banner too. By the way all the opinions stated are my own and I am not paid for any of it. Thank you for fluttering by. Have a good day :)

4 comments:

  1. What a magical birthday theme. :)

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  2. What an amazing theme! I love all of the details like the punched and chocolate butterflies. The colors are great, too! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you on Sunday night!

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