My biggest inspiration for this party was the "Flutter" line of party supplies by Daydream Society. I'm a huge fan of all their designs, and the first time I saw this one a few years ago I knew I had to design a party including it. Thankfully my 8 year old agreed on the butterfly theme this year!
I started with the invitation design. I wanted them to match the Daydream plates and cups, but with our own twist so I illustrated a few butterflies. I used a similar color scheme and added in mustard - which I really love as an accent to the pastels.
I incorporated the butterfly illustrations throughout all the paper products, including food labels, a welcome sign, favor tags, and a banner. All these are available in my Etsy shop: www.printsforevents.com. The main focal point of the party was the dessert table with the Daydream plates hung behind as a backdrop. One of my favorite elements of the party was the cake with the most adorable edible butterflies by Sugar Robot - a fellow Etsy shop.
The dining table also turned out whimsically beautiful. I used the Daydream plates and cups along with iridescent dessert plates and straws. Each cup contained a pink butterfly stir stick from another amazing Etsy shop - David And Leanna. I created faux flower arrangements for the centerpieces, set atop a beautiful, gauzy table runner from yet another Etsy shop - Snassy Crafter.
We gave butterfly nets as the party supplies, which came in handy for gathering piñata candy! My kids insist on a piñata each year. This year's was a lot of work but I love how it turned out! Although I wouldn't recommend working with iridescent tissue paper. It clings to everything and the scraps are just about impossible to sweep up!
Thank you for reading about our butterfly party! I hope you can find some inspiration for your own!
What People Ate
Grilled Chicken, Mac and Cheese, chips, fruit, veggies
What People Drank
Water, Iced Tea, Sparkling Water
Vanilla Buttercream Birthday Cake, Cupcakes, Sugar Cookies
Activities / Games