ABOUT THE PARTY:
This is the sequel to “Pink Gingham & Butterflies at the Beach” – Thea’s 1st Birthday. Thea’s aunt gave her a beautiful Set To Celebrate Butterfly 1st Birthday Party at her beach house in the Hamptons, so when Thea wanted a Butterfly Garden Party for her 4th birthday, her mom came back to Set To Celebrate to for all her butterfly birthday decorations and party supplies. Set To Celebrate customized the colors (Lavender, Light Pink & Turquoise) for the Butterfly Birthday Banner, Centerpieces and Decorations to match perfectly with the Butterfly Garden Tableware
she chose.HOW THEY SET TO CELEBRATE:
"I loved all of the Butterfly Themed Birthday Party Supplies that Set To Celebrate had on their website, however, figuring out what I needed was a little overwhelming. I called Set To Celebrate and spoke to a party planner who not only helped me figure out the exact amounts of tableware and tablecloths I needed, but offered to customize the colors of the decorations to match perfectly with the Butterfly Garden themed plates & napkins I chose. She also offered some additional decorations that were not on the website and really completed the overall theme.”
"The main party area was down by the lake on our patio. We rented 3 large round tables and 2 narrow long tables for the buffet. We used the nicer Like Linen Tablecloths for the Buffet and the Round paper Tablecloths for the guest tables. Our back yard from the house down to the lake is a lot of space to cover with decorations, so the planner suggested that I concentrate on 2 main areas, the patio where the food was being served and Thea’s outdoor playhouse where the activities were taking place, with decorative touches in between."
"We used 3 Butterfly Garden Balloon Centerpieces
on the guest tables and large double butterflies from the Flying Butterfly Table Sprinkles
on the Buffet Tables. We did not use the personalized butterflies since they would have blown off the tables, but we used double sided tape to keep the large butterflies on the table. Since the Butterfly Garden plates and napkins
were so beautiful, they became part of the decorations so we only need about 6 of the larger butterflies in and around the food on the buffet table to complete the decorating. We ordered 5 additional Butterfly Balloon Bouquets
to tie around the yard between the play house and patio and used one in the front of the house at the bottom of the driveway. We put a beautiful Personalized Butterfly Banner
on Thea’s play house and Set To Celebrate made us 15 Garden Picks with Butterflies
to stick around trees and into flower beds leading from the front of the house down to the patio. Everything was simple, but stunning and really festive."
TOTAL SET TO CELEBRATE COST (For 40 Guests):
Cost for Decorations:
Cost for Tableware:
$154.49 6 Butterfly Garden Lunch & 6 Dessert Plates; 2 Lavender Square Lunch Plates; 2 Butterfly Garden Lunch Napkins; 1 Lavender Lunch Napkins; 6 Butterfly Garden Hot Cold Cups; 1 Lavender Hot Cold Cups; 4 Lavender Forks; 2 Caspari Like-Linen Petal Pink Tablecloths; 3 Octy Round Classic Pink Tablecloths.SCHEDULE, ACTIVITIES & MENU
Guests began to arrive at 12pm. A close friend of the family brought Thea beautiful butterfly wings, and as part of her present, brought all the materials for the other children to make their own butterfly wings – Truly amazing!!!
Throughout the party there were backyard games including tug-of-war & potato sack races
, and the piece de resistance – a "Monarch Butterfly Release"
. Each child got a butterfly net (each net came with a personalized butterfly favor tag)
and a live monarch butterfly in an envelope. The children released their butterflies and then raced around the yard with their nets. The butterflies ultimately took refuge in the trees and flower beds as well as the wild flower arrangements around the patio creating their own beautiful decoration and another game of butterfly hide-and-seek.Lunch Menu:
Food: There was pizza for the kids and gourmet sandwiches with grilled vegetables & hummos and grilled chicken for the adults along with a crudité with 2 dips and mac & cheese.
Drinks: There were 2 big glass drink dispensers – one with fresh homemade lemonade and one with fruit filled sangria. "Pottery Barn Outdoor Drink Dispensers"
WHAT TO BUY (and some other things you may like for your Butterfly Garden Themed Birthday Party)
. If you see something in the party pictures that you don't see on the website, CALL or E-MAIL US
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-383-8497)! It may be in development and not yet up on the website: