Friday, June 18, 2010

Pics from the Butterfly Party...

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Had so much fun doing Ellie's Butterfly Party yesterday! The girls had a great time dressing up in the wings and tutus, and getting their hand or face painted wih butterflies (of course). Next they decorated their butterfly tiaras and made butterfly magnets. Then they played a butterfly ring toss game, hula hooped and blew bubbles for a bit. For lunch, they munched on sandwiches made by Ellie's mom in the shape of butterflies; she even found butterfly-shaped crackers...nice touch! We rounded out the party with a reading of Fancy Nancy and the Bonjour Butterfly, chocolate and vanilla mini cupcakes, and of course, presents! Happy 5th Ellie!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last-Minute Touches

Just putting some last-minute touches on tomorrow's Butterfly Party for Ellie. Here's the birthday girl's placecard, with 7 others just waiting to be set at the tables!

It's All About The Swag...

Party favors, treat bags, swag...You'd be hard pressed to go to a birthday party and not have your child come home with one. But it's the contents that count. Avoid going crazy at the dollar store for a WHOLE BUNCH OF TOYS that are most likely going to break during the car ride home, or worse yet, just end up in the junk drawer. I lean towards the "less is more" option with a couple of cool, out of the box items that relate back to the theme of the party.

You've already seen the butterfly barrette inside the bag for Miss Ellie from an earlier post, and so now here's the coordinating butterfly wand. A girl is never too young to start working on her magical powers!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Butterfly Details...

So it wouldn't be a true Butterfly Party without the tutus and wings for the birthday girl and each of her guests to wear during the party...and it should be only fitting that the birthday girl's tutu and wings should be OVER THE TOP compared to her guests....after all, she's the birthday girl, right? Stay tuned for more of Ellie's party prep and festivities!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Everything's All A Flutter!

I am so excited to get to work on my next party...Ellie is turning 5 on Wednesday and I am doing a Butterfly Party for her and her friends! Here is a sneak peak at one of the activities we will be doing (decorating personalized butterfly tiaras) and one of the favors Ellie and her friends will find in their party favor bags (butterfly barrettes). Much, much more to come soon!