Thursday, February 11, 2010

Butterfly Birthday

S.R. is going to be 2 years old in just a few short weeks. I have already been collecting stuff for the big bash. I decided to do a butterfly theme, just because...no real reason, other than I thought it would be sweet:o) I started making tissue paper pom poms today thanks to sweet Martha's help(and thanks to Deanna for pointing me in the right direction). I dreaded making them, but they were very simple. I have also cut out DOZENS of butterflies to use as decorations. I am going for a very whimsical look, and can't wait. I will definitely post the pics. Here is just a smidgen of what's to come:o)
 
The pom poms are in the background, and as you can see, there is all sorts of favors, decorations, and fun stuff. I haven't spent over $1 on anything accept the Elefun game(butterfly catching game) and it was $13.88 at Walmart.  Hubs is very proud, since I went completely over board with E's carnival party last year:o) Anyway, besides playing Elefun, there will be a Butterfly Salon where little girls get their hair done with butterfly hair bows(off which I intend to make), get their wings and a tutu skirt. Little boys will have their hair done funky and get bug wings, cape style(that I will also have to make).  I got some wooden butterfly cut-outs at the Dollar Tree that they will decorate and make into magnets. They also get to make necklaces, butterflies for girls, bugs for boys. I am so glad that my baby was almost a spring baby and that retailers always put out seasonal stuff 6 months before the actual season:o) Butterflies are very popular this year and I keep scoring every time I go out.

4 comments:

Janel said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the butterflies!! you are so organized, I'm totally jealous!

I'm a cake decorator/sugar artist and I MUST know what you are doing for the cake? Are you ordering or are you making it???

Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

The pom poms look great! Sounds like a great party! K had a butterfly one years ago and the girls ran around the backyard in butterfly wings and boy with bug masks. :) Maressa only turning 3 has already informed me she does NOT want boys at her party! Thinking next year we will go all girl! ;)

Fussy Monkey Business said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE cakes(actually icing) and have had to fight the urge to learn how to decorate them. Anywho, when it comes to children and b-day cakes, I think it's a bad combo...the whole spitting while blowing out candles sends my gag reflexes into over drive:o) I order cupcakes from Sam's Club. $13 for 30 cupcakes. Found a cute idea on Martha's website for butterfly cupcakes using pretzels and m&m's. http://www.marthastewart.com/article/butterfly-cupcakes

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like you all are going to have some fun! We used the same pom poms for a baby shower one time. I think the best part of those was the ability to talk and laugh together while making them! Easy but impressive. :)