Butterfly Birthday Party Ideas

Butterfly Party Ideas

Glad you’ve fluttered by! Today we’re throwing a beautiful butterfly party that’s perfect for summer birthdays and outdoor celebrations.

We used our pretty range of butterfly sparkle party supplies and a couple of special extras that will get your guests all aflutter!

Read on for decorating ideas, party food ideas, games and more!

How to throw a beautiful butterfly party

Place settings

We started our party with this gorgeous range of butterfly party supplies and picked up all the essentials like plates, cups, napkins, straws and tablecloths. Once you’ve got all your basic essentials, you can get started on the fun bits like decorating and putting your own unique stamp on the party.

Butterfly Party Supplies

Aren’t these butterfly party hats cute? You could put one next to each place setting for your little butterflies to wear during the party.

Butterfly Party Supplies

And to make each place setting extra special, you could tie your cutlery together with a piece of pink ribbon. It’s so easy and will add a pretty touch to each place setting.

Butterfly Party Supplies


Now for butterfly decorations! If you could throw your party outside, so much the better, but these decorating ideas will work inside too.

Hang this lovely butterfly garland from fence to fence or along the walls of your party venue to make it look just like butterflies are fluttering through the air!

Butterfly Bunting

And what about this lovely iridescent butterfly table confetti? Scatter it over your tables for a lovely pretty look (although bear in mind that if you’re throwing your party outside, it may blow away in the wind!)

Decorating with fresh flowers would also be perfect for a butterfly party theme – if it’s too cold to celebrate outside, bring the outdoors indoors!

Butterfly Confetti

Party food

Now for party food! Here are some of our favourite butterfly-themed food ideas:

  • Butterfly cakes
  • Plain birthday cake decorated with flowers (you can find out how to make flower cake toppers here)
  • Butterfly-shaped sandwiches (cut out with a butterfly cookie cutter)
  • Butterfly-shaped cookies (also cut out with this cookie cutter)
  • Cheese puff caterpillars

Butterfly Birthday Cake

Fancy dress

It wouldn’t be a butterfly party if you didn’t get dressed up a little! Ask each guest to wear a pair of butterfly wings to the party (browse our whole range of wings here) and the birthday girl could dress up in this lovely butterfly costume – complete with wings and a wand!

Butterfly Costume

Party games

Butterfly piñata

Piñatas are always a hit at parties and this butterfly piñata would be perfect for this party theme. Fill it with sweets and treats and give each guest a turn at pulling a string to break the piñata!

Butterfly hunt

Cut out some paper butterflies, hide them around the garden and give each player a net. Then see who can catch the most!

Butterfly face painting

How about setting up a face paint stand? This butterfly face painting kit has enough for 10 faces and includes step-by-step instructions for painting a beautiful butterfly design. So you don’t need to be a face painting pro to do it!

Party favours

Last but not least, give a butterfly-themed party favour to each guest at the end of the party! These butterfly favours are SO quick, easy and cheap to make and your guests will love them!

Butterfly Party Favours

Ready to throw your own butterfly party? Check out our butterfly sparkle party supplies to pick up everything featured in this post or stay on our blog for more inspiration!