Natalie's birthday theme was butterflies, and I had fun coming up with ideas for her little party.
First of all, I made invitations using cardstock I had on hand. I used several different color combinations so that each person received a different butterfly. Here's a sample, along with this cute snack I made the kids for a party favor.For lunch, I served butterfly sandwiches*, and made pasta salad with butterfly (bowtie) pasta. Of course we had cake for dessert! I followed these instructions for making the cake into a butterfly shape, but opted to keep it simple with just frosting and colored sugar.
After eating, we played this fun game, which I borrowed from a friend. Kids and adults alike had fun trying to capture the butterflies!
Natalie received several butterfly presents, including several clothing items, a new cup, and this little backpack which she's been carrying everywhere!It was a special birthday, and we were glad to celebrate it with my parents, aunt, and grandma!
*A fun bonus of the cut-out sandwiches pictured above was taking the scraps to a nearby lake and feeding the ducks. I have fond memories of doing that as a child, and my kids loved it. I confess, though, that after we were done, we saw a sign on the opposite side of the lake prohibiting feeding the waterfowl. Oops!