It's actually best to view this party in Instagram because it looks better if you don't look too closely, haha. It was a fun party but I'm still feeling guilt because I didn't put as much planning and thought into it as I would have liked. My kids have kinda bad birthdays. P's is the second school is out and evidently the end of the school year needs to be an insane fest. And O's is smack dab in the middle of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not on a actual holiday bad but just inconvenient enough that I feel like I'm never giving them my full attention. Anyhoo, there were some really cute things... I loved the table set up. These paper lanterns from Target are super cute. I'd found a paper butterfly garland at the dollar store a while back and ended up cutting the butterflies off it for a game and then taped the extras on the lanterns.
I tried to make the treats fancy by adorning the cupcakes with chocolate butterflies I drew butterflies with a piping bag full of melted chocolate onto parchment paper. They turned out sort of cute, sort of crazy, but definitely fancy!
Our game was a sort of candy catch. I taped candy to the butterflies and then we threw them in the air for the kids to catch in their butterfly nets. This is in lieu of the pinata that I was just too cheap to buy.
More cute party stuff from Target. I love this confetti print Mara Mi tablecloth.
My favorite part of the party were that the girls were wearing butterfly wings the whole time. I really wanted the cool actual butterfly wings from Hearthsong (here) but I had visions of the girls all fighting over the pink ones, or not wanting to wear them at all, so I wanted to keep it cheap and carefree.
My crafts were done with things I had on hand and were sort of lame. Sorry girls. We made pom pom caterpillars and then butterflies with origami paper wings and clothespin bodies and pipe cleaner antenaes.
Phoebe was in 7th heaven the whole time so I count it as a big success! Oh and no one cried or got hurt. Bonus!