17 Sep

REAL PARTIES: Bright & Bold Butterfly

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Rebekah from A Blissful Nest created this cheerful “Bright and Bold Butterfly” party to celebrate her daughter Lauren’s 2nd birthday. And speaking of the birthday girl… how adorable & stylish is she?!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

This hot pink & yellow color palette feels so fun and “happy“! In addition to the fabulous dessert table, other creative details included a homemade hot pink door wreath, patterned paper pinwheels, butterfly accents in the flowers, and a whimsical favor table featuring butterfly wings and butterfly catchers for the girls!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Read on for LOTS more images and all the party details, as told by Rebekah


Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Lauren is obsessed with butterflies right now, so we picked this theme for her birthday. We chose the colors hot pink and yellow because she also loves yellow and I thought the combination of the colors was bright, bold, and cheerful. They are so vibrant and were perfect for an end-of-the-summer bash!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Being inspired by the silhouette trend right now, I took it a step further by layering it with a contrast butterfly that you could see through. I love the layered effect and how it makes the butterfly pop! The invitation was bright and bold with these cute little layered butterflies flying around Lauren’s head.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

I carried the signature colors and a bold yellow wide stripe pattern throughout all the paper products – from the cupcake toppers and adorable favor boxes to the fabrics on the dessert and favor tables.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Dessert Table
Coming from a dessert loving family and being inspired by the Amy Atlas dessert tables, we had a wide array of goodies for the guests…

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

The amazing cake – made by Esmeralda of Sin City Sweets – took center stage on the table. She also made lemon cake cupcakes with raspberry fill crowned with hot pink and yellow icing.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Esmeralda also made the most delicious cake pops that were gone in seconds!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

For the sugar lovers there was rock candy, sugar buttons, and gumballs served in apothecary jars on a platter.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

The dessert table and favor table were draped with a wide yellow stripe fabric and tied with hot pink bows. I thought it fitting to have white drapes tied back with hot pink ribbon for behind the dessert table – perfect for the sweet butterflies!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

All the kids were given butterfly wings and butterfly catchers to dress up and play with… Little butterfly crayons were in matching yellow striped boxes for them to take home. They all looked so cute running around with their wings on, and it was a great way to spend a summer afternoon!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Paper lanterns were hung from the trees and matching pinwheels were placed throughout the garden.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Lauren’s birthday present even was decorated to match! I made a hot pink floral wreath and painted her initial with a butterfly for the side of it. The chalk board frame was painted yellow and hangs next to her door so mommy and daddy can write little notes to her.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Lauren wore an adorable yellow tutu with hot pink at the ends with a ribbon tank all designed by Strawberrie Rose. She looked so sweet in this outfit with yellow butterfly wings!”


• Photography – Renee Elysee Photography
• Pastry Chef – Sin City Sweets
• Outfit – Strawberrie Rose
• Paper Decorations – A Blissful Nest
• Favor Boxes – Party Starters
• Pinwheels – Crossroad Cottage
• Wings – Halo Heaven
• Butterfly Catchers – Target
• Butterfly Crayons – Red Elm Designs
• Dessert Table Candy Bags – Fort & Field
• Candy – Oh! Nuts

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Jen L. SAYS:

Love how vibrant the color scheme is. Love the details!

September 17, 2010 at 8:51 am

EvalieRN SAYS:

Love these colors! How sweet this girl is! Great idea!

September 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

PartyMom SAYS:

I’ve been seeing a lot of yellow parties lately, and this is definitely a standout! I really love the combination of stripes with the damask!

September 17, 2010 at 9:13 am


Adorable party!! Any idea where the yellow stripe table cloth I’ve been looking for something like that for my daughters birthday party???

September 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

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December 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Annette SAYS:

I love this party idea and am going to try to re-create it for my daughters 1st birthday party. I just went to Ikea and the yellow stripe fabric has been discontinued. If anyone else knows where i can find this fabric or something similar please share. Also, I am open to other ideas for table clothes for this butterfly party.

March 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Marijke SAYS:

Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

September 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

Jenn @ThisMommyLoves SAYS:

Absolutely Gorgeous Party! I just did a pink and yellow Pancakes and Pajamas party I hope you will enjoy. http://www.thismommyloves.com/2010/09/pancakes-and-pajamas-2nd-birthday-party.html

September 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

Angela SAYS:

I love this!! I want this party for myself (and I’m 35!) lol

September 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

Bettijo @ PagingSupermom SAYS:

WOW! I love LOVE the bold yellow & white stripe backdrop and tablecloth. It looks amazing!

September 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

paraskevi SAYS:

breathtaking… well done

September 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

Jenni SAYS:

This party is so ridiculously cute! I love it! She looks like a very happy birthday girl!

September 17, 2010 at 11:41 am

Becks SAYS:

Love this party!! I love yellow in any party.

[email protected], must you pimp your blog in every comments section? It’s more than a little annoying.

September 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Rebekah SAYS:

Thank you everyone for the sweetest comments!! Rhi the stripe fabric is from Ikea.

September 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm


thank you so much for the tip!! I can’t get over how CUTE all the details are, great job!!

September 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

SugarFoot Designs SAYS:

So cute and her Etsy shop is amazing as well. She even has DIY printables for Halloween!

September 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

I am in LOVE with the yellow/white bold striped table cloth. AMAZING!

The colors in this party make me want to have a party just like this!!

September 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

Oh, and Shana from Crossroads Cottage makes the most beautiful pinwheels.. LOVE THOSE!

September 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

BeautyAndTheBeastFashion SAYS:

Love the idea of this party. The tags with the kids names on them make it so personal & special. I think it’s such a great idea to have such a varitey of treats & the tags make it that much more wonderful! The flower wreath is beautiful.

September 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Shana SAYS:

Rebekah was a pure pleasure to work with on this party. So fun to see how bright and cheery it turned out. Makes me want to throw a party just like this – sadly, I don’t have a little girl. Maybe I’ll have to throw a big girl party with this theme.

September 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

aimee @ paging supermom SAYS:

I love the stripe backdrop and tablecloth! Also, the pink and white butterfly nets are adorable. What a fun party!

September 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Event Graphics SAYS:

Such an adorable party!

September 18, 2010 at 2:11 am
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