Flutter, Fly, and Reach for the Sky Butterfly Theme Birthday Party
There is almost nothing more magical and full of whimsy than butterflies. Their fascinating ability to transform from caterpillars to beautiful winged creatures has transfixed the world for ages. Children especially love the magic that is butterflies. From watching them go through the stages of change to all of their wonderfully colored wings, children cannot help but be mesmerized.
It’s no wonder that when Roxanne decided to throw her daughter a summertime soiree, she chose to do a butterfly theme. Butterflies are often the symbol of endurance, change, and hope. There couldn’t be a more powerful symbol for little girls as they are growing up than butterflies, and Roxanne captured that perfectly in her Flutter, Fly, and Reach for the Sky party.
Butterfly Birthday Theme Party Supplies
A Flutter, Fly, and Reach for the Sky butterfly-themed party is perfect for almost any occasion. It would make a great birthday or graduation party theme and would be perfect for baby showers. Or, it’s simply a great way to celebrate summer, just like Roxanne's summertime soiree. It is a universal theme and easy to customize for your own party!
Roxanne had beautiful weather for her butterfly party. A warm sun gleamed over the little gathering and created the perfect setting for an outdoor celebration. Roxanne set the scene of her Flutter, Fly, and Reach for the Sky party by creating a fantastic balloon wall. Balloons of all sizes in hues of pink, blue, purple, and teal made up a massive backdrop behind Roxanne's mini dining table. To recreate this effect for your own party, our Butterfly Balloon Garland kit is a great starting point. You can either use it as is to create a themed balloon garland or use multiple kits to design a balloon wall similar to Roxanne's.
Roxanne completed her balloon wall with an oversized flower balloon and gold letter balloons to create a huge “Flower Power” statement. Here at Ellie and Piper, we offer two different designs of flower balloons that would work well for this theme. Our pink rose-shaped balloon or our daisy flower-shaped balloon would be perfect. Roxanne used 16” Alphabet Letters in Gold to spell out “power” and complete her flower power balloon banner. For more added butterfly details, our Truly Fairy Butterfly Garland also be a great touch to add along the balloon wall.
Roxanne created a fabulous tablescape that carried all the beauty of butterflies while keeping it fairly simple. Her plain white table was set up with four clear plastic chairs that focused on the pops of color on the table. Roxanne set up three vases filled to the brim with colorful flower arrangements in her theme colors. Any butterfly would have been ecstatic to have landed on these sweet flowers.
Each little guest had their own place setting called out with small butterfly cutouts with their names written on them. Roxanne used the Soft Pink Dinner Plates as a charger with the Floral Butterfly Plates on top of them. Gold Fringe Party Cups added a lovely bit of glitter to the table and brought out the gold trim accents on the plates. Each place setting was finalized with a Pink Fringed Cocktail Napkin and a Butterfly Shaped Straw in each cup.
To complete her table setup, Roxanne hung a bag with motivating quotes off the back of each chair and left a handful of wildflowers inside each bag. For a similar look, our Large Retro Baskets come in ten different colors, including blue, mint green, bubblegum pink, and lilac, which would work great with this color scheme.
As a dessert table, Roxanne used an adorable white tea trolley that matched her dining table and gave the party a touch of tea-time elegance. Her trolley was decorated with the giant Pastel Butterfly Balloon and had pastel princess capes ready for each girl to wear during the party. If you want your little guests to have even more of a butterfly look, our Sequin Butterfly Dress-Up Wings are a great option.
Roxanne laid out the cutest little desserts for her daughter and her friends to enjoy. Small clay flower pots held mini cupcakes and were topped with a flower lollipop. Each cupcake was garnished with sprinkles and a pink butterfly, while the flower pot held a dainty little charm bracelet around it. Sugar cookies with iced pastel butterflies were placed on a clear plastic tier and were as delicious as they were adorable. Roxanne also had flower sunglasses laid out for each girl to wear. Our Peach Kids’ Daisy Sunnies are another great option that matches this theme.
Standing on top of a small decorative pink trunk was an elegant little cake. The cake was displayed on a white cake stand decorated with a pink butterfly. The cake itself was covered in pink frosting and butterflies and topped with a large matching pink flower. You could also use our Flower Bouquet Cake Topper. It would match the pink frosting perfectly and be a lovely accent to tie into the flower arrangements on the dining table.
Roxanne planned a necklace-making activity for the party. She had DIY necklace bags from @popcutie_com. The girls were able to design their colorful necklaces to wear before they donned their princess capes and twirled around in the sun for the rest of the party. Roxanne set up a pastel streamer backdrop that matched the colors in the capes. Our Pastel Party Streamers and Balloon Garland Backdrop would be another option to recreate Roxanne's backdrop for your own party. The pastel colors fit the theme well, and we’re sure no one would be upset about extra balloons at the party.
We are so glad to have been a part of Roxanne's Flutter, Fly, and Reach for the Sky soiree. It’s such a cute but empowering theme for little girls. We are so in love with the creativity and the idea behind it! Our Butterfly Party Collection is a great place to start if you need more fluttering butterfly inspiration for your party. For even more party inspiration and to bounce ideas around with other party lovers, join our Facebook Group. It’s a great place to find inspiration for your next party!