🌼Girl's 'Butterfly & Flower' Birthday Party

This year for her birthday, my daughter wanted a 'Butterfly & Flower' inspired theme for her party. We decided to make ALL of our decorations, snacks & cupcakes by hand. Sounds a bit daunting I know, but it didn't take long & these are all pretty easy projects to do.

The kids & I planned everything in advance and made a fun weekend out of it!

Added Bonus: I saved money, spent quality time with the kids and it's always fun when you can brag to your guests about how artistic you've become.

We started with the painted butterflies. Obviously really quick & easy. My 2 eldest are still pretty young (4 & 6) so I drew & cut the butterflies for them. All that was left to do was, have fun and paint! I put the desired paint colours from our theme in paint trays, gave them sponges & brushes and complete artistic freedom. Most important, was that the same paint colours were used for all decorations.

Happy Birthday Sign

What I love about this sign is how inexpensive it was. Pallet wood was FREE (easy to get anywhere), wood letters .50 each, pack of 3 flowers & arrangement $1 each. Using the same paint colours as above, we alternated each one to create an ombre-like pattern; though it's hard to tell the lighter & darker blues & greens in this picture. The pallet wood was painted w/ a chocolate brown stain.

Tissue Paper Flowers

These tissue paper flowers are really fun & easy to do! Total time for this project, 2 hours (if doing 2 vases). All you need is, different coloured tissue paper, a few branches & a vase. The other beautiful thing about these flowers, you really can't mess them up (= 0 frustration factor). No matter how off the heart-cuts may be (if the kiddos are doing it) when you start bunching together and gluing, they fan out beautifully regardless. Get the how-to here.

Party Mugs

Get some fun label stickers & jewelry charms to make personalized tags on your cups, for each child. I lucked out & found my pack of silver charms for $2 on clearance. Even my multi-coloured glass mugs were a steal at $1.50 each.