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Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Rebekah from A Blissful Nest created this cheerful “Bright and Bold Butterfly” party to celebrate her daughter Lauren’s 2nd birthday. And speaking of the birthday girl… how adorable & stylish is she?!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

This hot pink & yellow color palette feels so fun and “happy“! In addition to the fabulous dessert table, other creative details included a homemade hot pink door wreath, patterned paper pinwheels, butterfly accents in the flowers, and a whimsical favor table featuring butterfly wings and butterfly catchers for the girls!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Read on for LOTS more images and all the party details, as told by Rebekah

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Lauren is obsessed with butterflies right now, so we picked this theme for her birthday. We chose the colors hot pink and yellow because she also loves yellow and I thought the combination of the colors was bright, bold, and cheerful. They are so vibrant and were perfect for an end-of-the-summer bash!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Being inspired by the silhouette trend right now, I took it a step further by layering it with a contrast butterfly that you could see through. I love the layered effect and how it makes the butterfly pop! The invitation was bright and bold with these cute little layered butterflies flying around Lauren’s head.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

I carried the signature colors and a bold yellow wide stripe pattern throughout all the paper products – from the cupcake toppers and adorable favor boxes to the fabrics on the dessert and favor tables.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Coming from a dessert loving family and being inspired by the Amy Atlas dessert tables, we had a wide array of goodies for the guests…

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

The amazing cake – made by Esmeralda of Sin City Sweets – took center stage on the table. She also made lemon cake cupcakes with raspberry fill crowned with hot pink and yellow icing.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Esmeralda also made the most delicious cake pops that were gone in seconds!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

For the sugar lovers there was rock candy, sugar buttons, and gumballs served in apothecary jars on a platter.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

The dessert table and favor table were draped with a wide yellow stripe fabric and tied with hot pink bows. I thought it fitting to have white drapes tied back with hot pink ribbon for behind the dessert table – perfect for the sweet butterflies!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

All the kids were given butterfly wings and butterfly catchers to dress up and play with… Little butterfly crayons were in matching yellow striped boxes for them to take home. They all looked so cute running around with their wings on, and it was a great way to spend a summer afternoon!

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Paper lanterns were hung from the trees and matching pinwheels were placed throughout the garden.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Lauren’s birthday present even was decorated to match! I made a hot pink floral wreath and painted her initial with a butterfly for the side of it. The chalk board frame was painted yellow and hangs next to her door so mommy and daddy can write little notes to her.

Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas Pink Yellow

Lauren wore an adorable yellow tutu with hot pink at the ends with a ribbon tank all designed by Strawberrie Rose. She looked so sweet in this outfit with yellow butterfly wings!”

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By |2018-03-19T13:18:14-07:00September 17th, 2010|Kids Birthday, Parties for Girls|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Jen L. September 17, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Love how vibrant the color scheme is. Love the details!

  2. EvalieRN September 17, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Love these colors! How sweet this girl is! Great idea!

  3. PartyMom September 17, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I’ve been seeing a lot of yellow parties lately, and this is definitely a standout! I really love the combination of stripes with the damask!

  4. Rhi September 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Adorable party!! Any idea where the yellow stripe table cloth I’ve been looking for something like that for my daughters birthday party???

    • jana December 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm


    • Annette March 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      I love this party idea and am going to try to re-create it for my daughters 1st birthday party. I just went to Ikea and the yellow stripe fabric has been discontinued. If anyone else knows where i can find this fabric or something similar please share. Also, I am open to other ideas for table clothes for this butterfly party.

  5. Marijke September 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love it!

  6. Jenn @ThisMommyLoves September 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous Party! I just did a pink and yellow Pancakes and Pajamas party I hope you will enjoy. http://www.thismommyloves.com/2010/09/pancakes-and-pajamas-2nd-birthday-party.html

  7. Angela September 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I love this!! I want this party for myself (and I’m 35!) lol

  8. Bettijo @ PagingSupermom September 17, 2010 at 10:35 am

    WOW! I love LOVE the bold yellow & white stripe backdrop and tablecloth. It looks amazing!

  9. paraskevi September 17, 2010 at 11:30 am

    breathtaking… well done

  10. Jenni September 17, 2010 at 11:41 am

    This party is so ridiculously cute! I love it! She looks like a very happy birthday girl!

  11. Becks September 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Love this party!! I love yellow in any party.

    [email protected], must you pimp your blog in every comments section? It’s more than a little annoying.

  12. Rebekah September 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you everyone for the sweetest comments!! Rhi the stripe fabric is from Ikea.

  13. Rhi September 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    thank you so much for the tip!! I can’t get over how CUTE all the details are, great job!!

  14. SugarFoot Designs September 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    So cute and her Etsy shop is amazing as well. She even has DIY printables for Halloween!

  15. Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs September 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I am in LOVE with the yellow/white bold striped table cloth. AMAZING!

    The colors in this party make me want to have a party just like this!!

  16. Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs September 17, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    Oh, and Shana from Crossroads Cottage makes the most beautiful pinwheels.. LOVE THOSE!

  17. BeautyAndTheBeastFashion September 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Love the idea of this party. The tags with the kids names on them make it so personal & special. I think it’s such a great idea to have such a varitey of treats & the tags make it that much more wonderful! The flower wreath is beautiful.

  18. Shana September 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Rebekah was a pure pleasure to work with on this party. So fun to see how bright and cheery it turned out. Makes me want to throw a party just like this – sadly, I don’t have a little girl. Maybe I’ll have to throw a big girl party with this theme.

  19. aimee @ paging supermom September 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I love the stripe backdrop and tablecloth! Also, the pink and white butterfly nets are adorable. What a fun party!

  20. Event Graphics September 18, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Such an adorable party!

  21. Heather {WhipperBerry} September 18, 2010 at 8:08 am

    What an aaaamazing party!! I love it!!

    Kisses from the WhipperChicks

  22. Amanda Daybyday September 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

    This is truly lovely, but what I really want to know is where did the cake plate come from. I’m sure I’ve seen it before, but seeing it in the beautiful setting – I need to have it!

  23. Rebekah September 18, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Amanda- the cake plate is from Homegoods and then I just threaded coordinating ribbon through it. I love this one because I can change the ribbon for every party. Take care!

  24. Candy and Cake September 18, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Love! The butterflies, bright color palette and the beautiful cake…love, love, love!

  25. [email protected] September 19, 2010 at 5:34 am

    That is HEAVEN! Just gorgeous!!

  26. Emily September 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Love the vibrant bright colors. They really stand out. The treat table looks fabulous and yummy!

  27. mydesignchic September 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Oh my gosh…the cookies, the candy, the favors-it’s all adorable.-to be 2 again…

  28. Whitney Lovatt September 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I would also LOVE to know where the tablecloth/fabric came from!!!

  29. Patty Martinez September 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    The photos themselves are eye candy! I love visiting this blog just to treat my eyes to the colors!

    I wish I still had a little girl. What a great idea!

  30. Whitney Lovatt September 20, 2010 at 5:28 am

    I just saw your post about Ikea! Don’t know how I missed that! Thanks!

  31. Whitney September 20, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I want this to be my party! And I am turning 29 again!

  32. bridal girl September 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I love the colors in here! It is so bright and just says a lively and fun day. Thanks for sharing!

  33. tonya September 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    WOW! I love the candy/dessert table. The colors are great, so much inspiration

  34. Nicola Kramer September 20, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Adorable!! Here is a coloring page to go with the party theme. You can change the text to each guests name…http://twistynoodle.com/coloring/food/cake/sweet-treat-coloring-page/

  35. Kenisha Lipscomb September 21, 2010 at 12:13 am

    where did you get those picture frames? So cute!!!!

  36. Carolina Hernandez September 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I’m planning a Bumble Bee Party… White, Hot Pink and Yellow… I love how the colors were combined. Gorgeous!

  37. ghost chair October 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    There is just absolutely NO way a party this beautifully planned and decorated cannot be a success. Brava!

  38. [email protected] October 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    What an awesome party! I love seeing all the ideas out there!

    Becks …
    I think it’s fine for others to share their ideas and blogs, that is how we all learn and gather inspiration!

  39. Jennifer Epstein October 12, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you, Liz! Your kindness is so appreciative.

    Becks, I apologize if my link offended you or others. I enjoy when other people link appropriate content on my blog and that’s all I was trying to do.

    Rebekah, this party really is stunning! I keep coming back to it for ideas and inspritation!

  40. Julianne October 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Beautiful! I love the color combo and all the perfect details!

  41. MiCHELLE October 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

    SOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. Natalie October 26, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Is that girl black or white? I can’t tell.

  43. Paola January 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Can you please tell me how much fabric you bought for the tables and the wall?

    • Paola January 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

      Did you buy the Fabric at Joann and was it by Robert Allen Sandhaven?

  44. genesis January 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    wear can i find the white and yellow table cloth i cant see it in ikea on there site what is it under table cloth or something eles please right back

    • Kylene February 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm

      I found the fabric at Ikea in the textiles department, it’s available in stores only and I had to ask for it because the dept is tucked away in a back corner at our location. Hope this helps, it’s gorgeous and made for a beautiful party! It’s called Sofia fabric and I just found it in the last chances up to 50% off.

  45. Erika March 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I love this theme party, I am planning my baby’s first birthday for June and I think the colors are perfect for summer. I would like to know where can I find those cupcakes wrappers? love them! Thanks you did a great job.

  46. Erica March 17, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I love this party! Where can I find a great lemonade like the one in your party?

  47. Helen April 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    very nice indeed and love the bright colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. marti June 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    love love love the bright and bold butterfly theme
    i have tried to find yellow stripe fabric to no avail.
    cannot find custom paper products

    however did you do it

  49. Patylover August 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    where did you get the tablecloth??

  50. Dana September 26, 2012 at 5:34 am

    So cute I need to know where I can buy the Yellow and white striped table cloth?

  51. Dana September 26, 2012 at 5:35 am

    So cute Where can I buy the Yellow and white striped table cloth?

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