I am excited to share my daughters Butterfly Birthday Party with you all today. This was a super easy party to pull together and I have some fun tips to share with you that will make setting this party up a snap for you! I also want to note that the majority of the items that I used came from the dollar store, so it is a party that can be pulled off on a budget! All available free printables can be found at the bottom of this post.

Butterfly Birthday PartyI rented a room at a local community center and it turned out to be the perfect space. It was full of big windows that let in tons of light and had a ping pong table and air hockey table right outside the room. Also outside was a tennis court, field and playground, though I decided not to venture outside this party.

Butterfly Party TableI always make the food table the focal point. For birthday parties I spend the most time decorating that space as a statement piece and then minimally decorate the rest of the space. For this table I used a (non-ironed) sheet from my linen closet as the tablecloth. To recreate the backdrop: I used 6 plastic tablecloths that I picked up for under $1 each at Walmart. I used a needle and yarn and strung them together ahead of time. Once I got to the party space, I used the new removable 3M Command Strip Party Hooks to hang them on the wall. This worked PERFECTLY and saved SO much time during set-up. I made all of those gorgeous flowers out of wrapping paper with the We R Memory Keepers Template Studio that I won at SNAP. Of course you CAN make these without the assistance of this tool, but it made it so much easier. I created the cardstock butterflies with my Cricut Explore (again can do without this) and used regular Scotch tape to adhere them to the backdrop.  I made the banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board and I cut the letters with my Cricut Explore (affiliate link for your convenience) and strung the whole thing onto twine. I borrowed a birdcage from my friend and filled it with moss and some fake flowers. I picked up some organza butterflies from the dollar store and placed them around the cage. All of the decorations for this table cost me a total of $18!

Butterfly Party Invite

The invites I designed for the party were fun, yet sophisticated.

The party was after lunch so I went light on the food. I served veggie sticks, Chex Muddy Buddies, pepperoni, cheese and Butterfly shaped crackers and pretzels. I was planning on making grape caterpillars but the skewers I bought turned out to be jumbo and I didn’t realize it until it was a 1/2 hour prior to the party and I went to make them! So instead we just had a platter of grapes. I served lemonade and water for drinks.

Butterfly Cake by Cakes by KeeliThe gorgeous cake came from Cakes by Keeli. I totally recommend her if you are local (Franklin County, Vermont). The cake was absolutely delicious and everyone that walked into the party commented on how beautiful it was!

Butterfly Birthday PartyButterfly Bubble Wraps - Free PrintableI set up a table for the children so that they had a space to place their things as well as a space to eat. I made the flower arrangements using pots and silk flowers from the dollar store. The bubbles were also from the dollar store and I wrapped them with custom wraps that I designed to match the theme.

M&M Clothespin ButterflyI also made M&M clothespin butterflies as favors for the kids and placed them at each spot around the table.

Butterfly Party Printable ActivityFor activities I set up a painting station with pictures I designed for the party. I was actually surprised that so many of the kids sat and painted their entire picture!

Paper Bag Pinata I made a paper bag pinata, which always works well. The kids each had a go at it and it was super-suspenseful as they went through a second round with it hanging by a thread until the last kid took it out with a solid whack! I think this was the best pinata we’ve ever had!

Butterfly Straw Shooters Party ActivityI gave out butterfly nets and butterfly shooters, which they got to take home, of course! The kids had a blast trying to catch each others butterflies!

Butterfly Balloon AnimalI also made balloon butterflies prior to the party and handed those out. I watched this Butterfly Balloon Animal video – super easy to make! This was another item all the kids had a blast playing with!

That’s the main details of the party. I’ll leave you with a few more pictures of this super fun Butterfly Party!

Butterfly Birthday GirlButterfly Flower CkaeButtefly Party Water Bottle Labels
Buttefly Birthday Party
Butterfly Balloons at a Butterfly Birthday Party

Free Butterfly Party Printables:

Butterfly Birthday Invite

Butterfly and Caterpillar Coloring Sheets

Butterfly Bubble Wraps

Butterfly Water Bottle Labels

DIY Butterfly Birthday Party