Butterfly Birthday Theme
Mix and match these ideas to create your own special butterfly party.
Send out butterfly shaped cards or plain white cards with butterfly stickers.
For fun tie butterfly shaped cards (with party information) onto curling ribbon and attach to a helium balloon. The invitation will seem to “fly” below the helium balloon.
Butterfly Party Decorations
On the birthday cake or present table cover the top of the table with a sunny yellow tablecloth. Make large colorful flower petals out of construction paper or poster board and then tape the petals around the outside of the table to make a flower.
Add large artificial flowers all over the room (we’ve found super size flowers at the dollar store that were 12” wide).
Blow up helium balloons and tie them with long strings of curling ribbon. Attach butterflies, dragonflies or any flying bug to the end of the curling ribbon. Let the balloons float to the ceiling and the butterflies and bugs will “fly” around the party area.
Set up a bubble blower and let them fly through the bubbles and pop them.
Butterfly Party Games
Variation: Hide special butterflies around the yard which will earn the finder a special prize. Before the party buy several small items to use as prizes and assign them a number. On several of the butterflies that are hidden write a number that corresponds with the prize number. When a child finds a butterfly with a number they get the prize that matches that number.
Butterfly Cocoon TP Wrap
Give them a time limit - 15 to 30 minutes depending on how long the list is.
Print out the free list nature scavenger hunt list .
The first team back with all the items on the list wins … or if time runs out the team that has the most items from the list wins. Give both teams a prize.
Scavenger hunt suggestions:
Before making the butterfly scavenger hunt list go to the area and look around. Write down the things that you see and add them to your list. Take care to remove any potential dangers - ant mounds, poison ivy, etc. before the beginning of the party. Here are some things to look for: A feather, something blue, root, grass blade, seeds, wood, 3 different kinds of leaves, stick, something that makes noise, something that is faster (or slower) then a garden snail, something shiny, something white, something soft, something black.
Butterfly Relay Races
Buy wooden butterfly shapes at the craft store. Let the girls paint them with glittery paint of all colors, then when dry they can stick on jewels. Place a magnet strip on the back for a pretty refrigerator magnet.
Bake cookies and cut them out with a butterfly cookie cutter. Let the guests decorate their butterflies with frosting, candies and writing gel. This can also take the place of a large cake.
Make fun antennae with headbands, pipe cleaners and pom pom balls. Let them take them home for a party favor.
Butterfly Party Food
Butterfly Party Favors
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