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

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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

Invitations
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!”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
• 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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55Comments

16
Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

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

Reply September 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

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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.

Reply September 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

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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.

Reply September 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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aimee @ paging supermom SAYS:

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

Reply September 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

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Event Graphics SAYS:

Such an adorable party!

Reply September 18, 2010 at 2:11 am

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Heather {WhipperBerry} SAYS:

What an aaaamazing party!! I love it!!

Kisses from the WhipperChicks

Reply September 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

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Amanda Daybyday SAYS:

This is truly lovely, but what I really want to know is where did the cake plate come from. I’m sure I’ve seen it before, but seeing it in the beautiful setting – I need to have it!

Reply September 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

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Rebekah SAYS:

Amanda- the cake plate is from Homegoods and then I just threaded coordinating ribbon through it. I love this one because I can change the ribbon for every party. Take care!

Reply September 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

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Candy and Cake SAYS:

Love! The butterflies, bright color palette and the beautiful cake…love, love, love!

Reply September 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

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Emily SAYS:

Love the vibrant bright colors. They really stand out. The treat table looks fabulous and yummy!

Reply September 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

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mydesignchic SAYS:

Oh my gosh…the cookies, the candy, the favors-it’s all adorable.-to be 2 again…

Reply September 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

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Whitney Lovatt SAYS:

I would also LOVE to know where the tablecloth/fabric came from!!!

Reply September 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

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Patty Martinez SAYS:

The photos themselves are eye candy! I love visiting this blog just to treat my eyes to the colors!

I wish I still had a little girl. What a great idea!
Patty
nuestrasaventurasentexas.com

Reply September 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

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Whitney Lovatt SAYS:

I just saw your post about Ikea! Don’t know how I missed that! Thanks!

Reply September 20, 2010 at 5:28 am

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