Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Butterfly Birthday Party

Well it's official, our baby girl is six years old.  Sometimes when I see someone with a baby in their arms I think, I had one of those once, where did my baby go?  It really does go by fast!  Our birthday girl wanted to have a Butterfly Party this year.  I kept it simple with flowers and little touches of nature.   I had a lot of fun putting everything together for her special day.


The dining room table became craft central while I hot glued paper butterflies to ribbons and moss to a wooden number six. 



All the girls had butterfly wings waiting for them on their chair.  The wings and clip on flowers are from Halo Heaven.



A big bowl of crayons and paper butterflies were on the table for coloring.  The masks are from party city. 


For the other side of the dining room I forced Forsythia branches inside.  I brought them in a week before the party and because of our crazy warm March weather they bloomed overnight!  I didn't think they were going to last but luckily they did. 


A birch log with holes drilled into it hold a Happy Birthday message.  The butterfly shaped cards are actually thank you notes that come with pretty envelopes found at Target.  I used them here and on the buffet, I love the colors and still have enough cards to send out.  Hot glue to the rescue again.





I made chocolate butterflies from a mold I picked up at a cake supply store.  The candy is so easy to make and it's yummy too!  I got the idea to use the log as a holder from this pin.  Amanda has some amazing party ideas on her blog. 

 


I had a little pot of tulips in this urn and decided it needed something more so I added a few store bought lilies and Red Bud branches from our tree.  I bought water tubes from a craft store and stuck them right into the dirt to hold the lilies and branches in place.


I was inspired by Shelly at the House of Smiths to use these small jars for kids drinks, they are the perfect size for small hands.  Mr. 65th drilled a hole in the center and filed it smooth to hold a straw.  I used a few envelopes from the thank you cards to cut out butterflies for the girls names.  Paper straws are from Shop Sweet Lulu.




I am proud to share with you the first cake I have ever baked.  Well, I did a test run before the party to make sure it turned out ok so this is technically my second cake.  I was inspired and encouraged by my friend Stef who blogs at Girl. Inspired.  She is a girl with many talents...she sews, bakes, decorates and throws incredible parties.  Stef did a post showing how to make a really cool colorful cake here...I followed her directions but made mine pink ombre.



Little ones colorful headband was made by this Etsy seller.


We had such a fun day! Thanks for hanging out with us.

27 comments:

  1. Awww what a sweet and memorable birthday! How adorable is your little girl and all the cute touches you did to make her day special? She is lucky to have such a loving and creative mama!

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  2. that is one of the cutest parties ever! the wings on teh chairs are adorable!!!! awesome job, londen! i am going to show this to emmy.... i think she wanted to have a neverland party but this looks more fun. :)

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  3. What an adorable party! I love the butterfly chocolates and the wings on the chairs. Such cute touches! I would have loved this party if I was a 6 year old.

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  4. Six!!! What a sweet age and a sweet girl! You did such a great job on the party! The cake is awesome:) And of course, I'm eyeing all the gorgeous decor in your house too!

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  5. I love the pink and orange together! Everything looks so cute and the birthday girl must have had so much fun!!! I need to remember the birch log holder and those drink jars! Love it all - the cake turned out so beautiful, I'm so glad you went for it!! Happy Birthday to your six year old. So big and still so little.

    xo,
    Stef

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  6. ooohh.. great party.

    and i rally love the black and white chandelier

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  7. Man you outdid yourself Londen!! I am impressed~I saw a cake like that on Eddie Ross' blog and it was layers of pink, and so pretty, I didn't dare try it. Your little girl is so cute!!! I wish I had a girl, but have 3 boys and a stepson too!! Loved the drink containers you made, with those darling striped straws, you really went above and beyond to make it enchanting!

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  8. Love that age! What a great party. Love the butterfly theme and all the special touches. She is one lucky girl!!

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  9. Simply perfect for a little girl! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

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  10. Wowee Londen what an amazing party! I love all of the details and everything looks so pretty in your house. Thanks for sharing with us and happy, happy to your sweet girl.
    Hugs~
    T

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  11. Amazing job Londen! Love your touches and may have to borrow a few of these ideas for Sofia's next party. It goes so fast doesn't it?? My babies are 8 now...it's so hard when I see other little ones sometimes! Love that birch log!

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  12. Such a sweet party and birthday girl! I can totally see her asking for the butterfly party too! I love your home...all of the little touches that make it so special and all of the details you added for the party. I so love your buffet piece and the prints hanging above it. Well done on your 2nd cake! You nailed it! Best birthday wishes to your sweet 6 year old!

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  13. Aww! This is so precious! I love the wood holder for the butterflies. And the wings are adorable.

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  14. Oh my goodness! My almost-five-year-old wants a butterfly party too. I'm pinning the heck out of your post and following you too:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  15. I found you blog through pinterest and love it. What a beautiful home you have!! Looking forward to visiting again soon!
    Love the butterfly party...

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  16. Everything is soooo cute! I bet she had a wonderful party!! I have never seen the mason jars turned into kids cups like that before...that is awesome! I know a few adults who could benefit from drinking out of it too..LOL...especially at a garden party so bugs don't get in your drink...so cute!

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  17. Wow, every detail is perfection!! I love that beautiful mantle, the cake display, everything! Gorgeous!

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  18. How adorable. The kids must have had so much fun. All of the decor is perfect!!

    I have a $100 Giveaway from Soft Surroundings on my site if you would like to enter!!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  19. So so precious. Just did our six year old party. Such a sweet idea. Well done!

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  20. awww, the things we do for these girls! Gorgeous party and no attention to detail spared!!!! Way to go mama! She will remember it always. We just survived our daughter's fourth bday party and I think I am still recovering! But how special they are :)

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  21. What a gorgeous party! I love all the little details - you're such a wonderful Mum! xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  22. I cannot wait to have a butterfly birthday party for my daughter - she's 15 months going on 6 ;). Soon enough I suppose! Lovely, lovely job!

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  23. I know that was a lot of hard work...but all of it is so dang cute I can't stand it!!! Way to go! AND how cute is your baby girl!

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  24. What cute party details! Love the butterflies.

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  25. Great butterflies party. We had a reptile party last weekend and it too went well.
    All the best

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  26. Butterfly party themes are surely a huge hit for little girls. And a cake with lots of frosting...count me in! :)

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