Butterfly Theme Party

butterfly theme party ideas

A butterfly theme party is a great idea for an event that’s full of color and fun! Here are our favorite ideas for invitations, decorations, activities, and favors to help you host a beautiful butterfly birthday.

Butterfly Theme Party Invitations

Set the tone for your party right from the start with great invitations. You can either purchase pre-made invites or make your own. Here are some choices for both options: 

Butterfly Shaped Invitations — Decorate a cut out butterfly shape for a special invitation. You could use construction paper in different colors, or better yet, make a butterfly out of heavy paper and have your birthday child use finger paint or markers to make each invitation unique. For an extra touch, add antennae made of ribbon or pipe cleaner. Write your party information on the reverse side.

**General Invitation Tips** — If you choose to make your own invitations, don’t forget to include the date, location, and time of your party. It is also helpful to put the host’s name RSVP by date, and either your phone number or email.

You can always find lots of great online party invitations with a free RSVP manager at Evite,


Here are some birthday party invitations that would be perfect for a butterfly theme party:

Butterfly Wishes Invitations
Butterfly Wishes Invitations
Twinkle Butterfly Personalized Photo Card
Twinkle Butterfly Photo Invites
Amazon Butterflies Invitations
Amazon Butterflies Invitations

Butterfly Theme Party Decorations

Butterflies are all about springtime color, so your party decorations should be colorful as well. Pink, green, light blue and purple are all good colors for a butterfly theme birthday party. You can incorporate color in your decorating with balloons, streamers, and tableware. Here are some more fun decorating ideas for a butterfly birthday:

Line your Walkway with Giant Butterflies and Flowers — Welcome your guests to your party by lining your front walk with giant butterflies and flowers. To do this, make butterflies and flowers out of decorated poster board and attach them to garden stakes. Set them at varying heights along the path to your front door. You could also make large flowers out of construction paper and tape them to the ground in a path to the front entrance.

Give Your Guests a Bug’s Eye View of the World — Start with a large roll of green paper. Cut deep zigzags along the top edge to make it look like grass. Tape this to a wall in your party area. Your can have your guest of honor decorate it by drawing flowers and bugs before the party starts, or you could add tissue paper flowers or construction paper to create a giant garden in your home!

Fly Some Butterflies — Make tissue paper butterflies by fan folding colored tissue paper and securing it in the middle with pipe cleaner. Then attach these colorful bugs (or you could use small, pre-purchased butterflies) with ribbon to helium balloons. Let the balloon butterflies “flutter” at different heights around your party area.

Make a Beautiful Butterfly Table — Purchase butterfly wings and drape them over the back of each child’s chair at the party table for a fun and inviting place setting.

Here are some decorating items and tableware sets that you might like:

Butterfly Wishes Ultimate Party Pack For 8
Butterfly Wishes Party Supplies

Pink Butterfly Party Supplies
Assorted Tissue Poms
Colorful Tissue Poms
Butterfly Pinata
Butterfly Pinata

Butterfly Dress Up Wings
Large Nylon Butterflies
Giant Butterflies


**NOTE — Butterflies also make a great 1st birthday party theme. The Flutterby Butterflies party supplies are also available for a 1st birthday party.

Butterfly Theme Party Activities

Face Painting — At the start of your party, set up a face painting station where an adult can transform your guests into beautiful butterflies. Hand out butterfly wings and butterfly antennae and let them have room to flutter around. (Be sure to set up your camera!)

Butterfly Dancing — Turn on some music and hand out silk scarves or wands and let your newly transformed butterflies express themselves even better!

Butterfly Hunt — Set up a butterfly scavenger hunt in your yard or party area by hiding either small plastic butterflies or butterflies made of construction paper (about ten per child.) Then give each child a butterfly net and let them see how many creatures they can “catch”. You can make this activity even more special by designating a few of the butterflies as “rare” and giving out small prizes to the children who find these particular bugs.

butterfly birthday party cupcakes

Candies and sugar coated pretzels decorate these fun butterfly cupcakes.

Cocoon Game — Divide your party guests into teams of three or four. Designate one child on each team as the caterpillar. Give each of the other children on the teams a roll of toilet paper. See which team can use up all of their paper first to completely wrap their caterpillar in a toilet paper cocoon. Give out bonus points for teams who don’t rip or drop their paper.

Decorate Butterfly Cookies — Before the party, use butterfly cookie cutters to make cookies shaped like butterflies. Set out a variety of colored icing, sprinkles, candy, and decorator sugar and let your party guests create their own special butterfly cookies.

Story Time — Quiet things down by sharing a great butterfly story. Here are some of our favorites:


The Very Hungry Caterpillar

My, Oh My — A Butterfly!

Are You a Butterfly?


Butterfly Theme Party Favors

Send your little butterflies off with a memento of the day. Here are some ideas for butterfly theme party favors:

Kiddie Butterfly Sunglasses


Hope you found some helpful butterfly party ideas on this page. Have fun at your next event!

If you enjoyed these butterfly theme party ideas, you might also enjoy these parties:

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