By the time my daughter’s second birthday came around in January, I was pretty burned out from doing my son’s Lego Batman Party, then having Thanksgiving and Christmas. I normally go all out for parties – creating a lot of the decorations, invitations, games, etc. myself – but this one I went the store bought route. The only thing I created myself was the butterfly cake.

I purchased the invitations from Dollar Tree. They had such cute butterfly party themed stuff – it was perfect (and cheap)! The bright neon colors were so fun to work with.

I purchased some matching noise blowers, party hats, treat bags, napkins, plates, banner and a centerpiece from there as well. On the day before the party, I got the matching helium balloons to decorate the table with.

For the treat bags for the party, I found this great bag of butterfly items from Walmart. They had all kinds of fun items in there that matched my butterfly theme perfectly. Each treat bag contained: glasses, noise blower, sour sticks, dum dum, plastic butterfly toy, butterfly ring, a tattoo and pencil (not shown).

The cellophane bags were from the Dollar Tree.

For the cake I used the Wilton butterfly pan. I used really bright neon colors to match the invitations and decorations. For the antennae I used some of the sour sticks I had leftover from making the treat bags.

This little butterfly was my inspiration for decorating. I changed the purple to blue to better match our party theme.
The cake and food table was covered in a plain green vinyl tablecloth. I also used a plain pink tablecloth behind the table to cover the doors the table was in front of. I used my banner, balloons and centerpiece I had found at Dollar Tree to decorate the table with.

I made chocolate cupcakes and used the leftover buttercream icing to frost them. I finally got to use my butterfly tiered stand I purchased at Target. 

I hung pink and green paper lanterns from the ceiling. I purchased these from Hobby Lobby. I used some ribbon I had on hand to hang them.

The party was a big hit and I know my little princess had a really fun time!
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