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REAL PARTIES: Butterfly Enchantment

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This gorgeous butterfly-themed first birthday party was created by Patricia, Christina, and Shacia of Charm Event Design and is chock full of adorable & “enchanting” details like butterfly-adorned centerpieces and party favors, a butterfly activity table, butterfly-shaped PB&J, and more! (This theme would translate beautifully for a baby or bridal shower too!)

butterfly party theme

Here are all the fun details, as told by Charm


“Our latest Butterfly Enchantment Party was a first birthday celebration themed with a fall inspired color pallete of rich oranges, deep plums and reds.

butterfly party theme

Kids Butterfly Table
We found an eye-catching corduroy fabric (Joann’s Fabric) with colorful butterflies that we custom trimmed to make a vibrant table runner, and we also attached beautiful butterfly cutouts to the back of each kiddie chair for an added enchantment.

The tablescape was embellished with butterfly party favors consisting of mason jars with green moss & a silk butterfly inside. We also included a few fun butterfly facts inside the jars. These delightful jars also doubled as butterfly catchers!

butterfly party theme

In addition to favors, we also provided a fun butterfly activity. We made butterfly cutouts out of chipboard and spray painted them a cream color and attached hand painted orange dowels to create a buttefly mask. We provided feathers, markers, stickers and jewels for the kids to decorate their custom butterfly mask.

butterfly party theme

Butterfly Vase Centerpieces
Our butterfly centerpieces were a combination of beautiful fall inspired leaves, gold branches, and silk butterflies which were all purchased at Michaels. We added bands of orange ribbon and attached small white butterflies cutouts from Etsy. We placed the butterfly vases in square white bowls and adorned them with clear mauve toned rocks purchased at a local craft store. (see top image)

butterfly party theme

Butterfly Garden Dessert Station
We created a butterfly garden to take center stage on our dessert table. We started with a rectangular styrofoam sheet and added green tule and Eucalyptus flower bunches all found at Michaels, then accented the garden with silk butterflies and a misting of gold glitter spray to give it a magical feel!

butterfly party theme

Desserts consisted of: delicious mini cherry cheesecakes, chocolate drizzled rice crispy treats and chocolated dipped marshallow pops which we found on HWTM Pink Ribbon Party.  As a special treat for the kids, we also made butterfly shaped PB&J snacks. The desserts were all displayed on pretty white platters from Marshalls and round tins from Michaels.

butterfly party theme

butterfly party theme


Thanks so much the girls at Charm Event Design for all the great party inspiration!

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34 responses to “REAL PARTIES: Butterfly Enchantment”

  1. adriana says:

    The details are all fabulous! What a creative and fun party! I love the mason jars and the sandwiches cut out like butterflies – very, very good job!

  2. Mrs. R says:

    I love me some butterflies :) This is gorgeous!

  3. Elena says:

    Congrats ladies your work is soooo amazing. These girls are absolutely great to work with. I was so impressed with how professional they are. I personally will use Charm for every one of my events.

  4. wow, how beautiful!! it’s just so wonderful to see creativity unfolds, so inspiring…congrats to Charm!

  5. Down Pillow says:

    Such a great-looking spread :) I love the favors & all the bright, rich colors.

  6. Mary E. says:

    Outstanding job…….Charm has raised the bar again. What will they do next?

  7. Emily says:

    Check out my Etsy shop for cute butterfly place cards and table numbers! Cute blog!

    – Emily
    TimelessPaper on Etsy

  8. tina says:

    i would have bawled at the sight of such an event!! this extends above and beyond the expectations of any host. kudos, girls! this is excellent work and sets the bar high for future endeavors. exciting! :)

  9. Delina says:

    Absolutely stunning! I love that you guys pay so much attention to detail. You ladies are so creative…AMAZING…keep spreading that CHARM!!!

  10. Every detail is fabulous, especially the butterfly shaped PB&J sandwiches! Butterfly laterns would have just made the event!

  11. Delina says:

    OMG SO inspired right now

  12. DkStuff17 says:

    Great birthday gift here for the butterfly lover…

    Thanks for looking,