I wanted to do a Butterfly Theme for my baby's First Birthday. So I set out gathering ideas on how to make the theme come alive.
First, I chose a color pallet: Pinks & Grey.
Second, I had my invitations designed by Cupcake Cards:
Third, I decided on a favor:
I had a bunch of baby food jars I was keeping for some reason, and tried to think of a way I could utilise them and keep with the theme (without simply filling them with pink and grey jelly beans and being done with it. That would be too easy!) First I gathered the following supplies to decorate them, I would figure out what goes in them later..
1. EMPTY BABY FOOD JARS: clean
2. WHITE CRAFT PAINT: paint lids white
3. RIBBON: wrap the edges of the lid
4. CUSTOM LABLES BY CUPCAKE CARDS: print on sticker paper and cut and apply to jar
5. FLOWER PUNCHES: layer one large and one small with foam tape between each and place on lid
6. JEWEL STICKERS: add to center of the flowers
This was the finished product!
Now I needed to decide what to put in it. There were both boys and girls invited from ages 1-10
and I didn't want to fill them to the brim with candy, so I did the next best thing. I only filled
it with a little candy....creatively. I made butterfly and bug habitats for the boys and the girls. Brilliant right?
These are the supplies I used to create the habitats:
1. CHOCOLATE COVERED RAISINS: enough to make a thin layer on the
bottom of each jar (to resemble dirt)
2. GREEN APPLE LICORICE-RIBBED: cut into 1/2" chunks, place in jar upright
(to resemble grass coming up from the "dirt")
3. BUTTERFLY & WORM GUMMIES: Yes, I somehow managed to find
butterfly gummies in various sizes! For the girls I used one large and 2-3 small
and for the boys I used the gummies and maybe 1 butterfly. The worms I placed
between the "dirt" "grass"
There you have it!
|Gummy Worm and Butterfly Habitats.|
I went on to plan the rest of the birthday décor, food, drink and games:
|Spiral Cupcake Stand filled with homemade cupcakes|
in silver foil wrappers with butterfly pics
|I invited guests to bring their own wings, |
and even the Birthday girl wore wings all day!
|The food station set up and ready for food!|
|Some prizes I found were wooden butterfly |
masks they could decorate
|Custom Water Bottle Labels|
by Cupcake Cards
|I made a timeline of photos from my baby's first year.|
|I found pink butterfly nets for $0.95ea!|
Used coffee filters, folded in half and dropped
them from the balcony.
Whoever caught the most "butterflies" in their net won!
This was fun for all ages
All in all I was proud I was able to pull off such a memorable 1st Birthday for my little one. Especially because her birthday falls in the busiest time of year for A Priceless Event!