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.