Since it’s only going to be close family & friends there, I really don’t see the need to focus on invites. For keepsakes, I might get some darling ones I saw in Dollar Tree though they didn’t match my theme. They had a kitten on them & were too cute.
This is the hardest part for me. I wanted to do all platters because they are so pretty, but like my sister said platters are just so costly. One year..not this one though, lol.
Food platters sure do cost: Sandwiches??
Fruit?? Pizza, chips, & dip?? Goodness I just remembered we’ll need drinks as well.
They are fairies but still match the butterfly (and garden/flower) theme. At first I wanted cupcakes with butterflies on top, but after seeing this cake I will scratch the cupcake idea.
Edited: Ok I’m changing my mind about the cake. I LOVE this cake below. Maybe the store (or I) can add some butterflies so it will match the theme.
Okay, I have had to ban myself from coming up with anymore ideas. I already have too too much to buy, plan for, and put together.
Decorations: I will just have to go in stores and see, at this point I can’t come up with how I want it until I start putting something together. I’m thinking small candles, a nice table cover, and of course butterfly things. The main things on the display table will be the Pregnancy/Newborn Photobook (I have scratched the idea of making a photo book about her 1st year for now. Maybe later. I need to go back to printing individual pictures) I was thinking about making a book about her 1st year & giving a copy to each of her grandmothers for Mother’s Day.
A Card(s) for everyone to sign:
The outside of the card will have her picture on it. It will say “Megan is Number One.” 🙂 The inside will have a picture of a black & white butterfly. The bottom of the inside will say:
“Our Little Butterfly, set the skies on fire,
Rise up even higher,
so the ageless winds of time,
can catch your wings.”
That’s a quote from one of my favorite songs called “Black Butterfly.”
The back of the card will have a photo of her the day she was born. It will say, “One Year Ago…” March 7, 2011.
I want to make (a very small) one, real flowers & all, and put it on the balcony. This will be a good educational component for the kids (and adults too!). I will print some educational information to put near it. I’m not expecting it to actually attract butterflies because I just don’t have the time to research & find the type of flowers needed for my area and season. But it should be interesting & educational either way. I’d like to include a little butterfly house as well. The kids will love this.
When I was on a photo shoot in the gardens I came across a large, professionally created butterfly garden.
Butterfly Treats or Favors
Guests can put some candy in the plastic butterflies above.
The kids will choose a picture of a different butterfly before the party. They will color it (crayons, markers, water color..), and I will frame it (maybe?) & display it & call it a gallery.