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Flutterby Butterflies
Birthday Party Planning Guide

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Throw the most delightful butterfly party for your little one! You’ll discover fun activities and games that everyone will enjoy. Don’t forget to check out all of the amazing recipes that will satisfy even the pickiest little caterpillar.

Party Checklist

4-6 Weeks Before the Party

  • Select Date:



    Plan a safe, inviting place for kids to have fun. Set time to 2-3 hours for young children, and 3-4 hours for older kids.

  • Create Guest List

    Just fill out the handy list in this guide!

  • Order Flutterby Butterflies Birthday Party Supplies, 
Flutterby Butterflies Favors & Party Activities

    BirthdayExpress.com is the place! You’ll find over 150 party themes, with party pack options for all of them. Expecting more guests? Choose our Pack Add-On option

  • Order Birthday Costume/Outfit & Gifts

    BirthdayExpress.com has lots of fun choices. Look for our costumes, T-shirts, hats and special birthday gifts designed to match our party themes.

  • Book Entertainment (optional)

2 Weeks Before the Party

  • Order Cake

    Schedule to pick it up one day before the party.

  • MailFlutterby Butterflies Birthday Invitations

    Let the birthday child help by adhering the stamps and putting the invitations in the mailbox.

  • Create List of Parent Phone Numbers

    Keep on hand in case of emergency.

  • Plan Party Menu

    Check out the recipes in this guide. Ask parents if kids have any food allergies.

  • Choose Party Games & Collect Party Supplies

    This guide has ideas that match your party theme!

2-3 Days Before the Party

  • Prepare Cameras

    Check batteries. Charge video camera. Buy film or video cards. Get Birthday Message Cameras for the kids to use.

1 Day Before the Party

  • Make Food & Drinks, Bake/Get Cake, Buy Ice

    Set out chilled/heated foods just before kids eat.

  • Childproof & Decorate Party Area

    Remove breakable items and objects that could prevent guests from moving freely. Decorate with balloons, crepe paper, and other items included in your party pack.

  • Set Up Party Games, Fill Favor Boxes & Piñatas

    Invite your party child to help!

Party Day!

  • Fill Birthday Balloons with Helium

After the Party


Butterfly Wings

  • White poster board
  • Yarn
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Gems
  • Stickers

Get your guests into the butterfly spirit! Prior to the party cut white poster board into butterfly wing shapes. Take two wings and punch holes and them and run a long piece of yarn through the holes so the wings can be worn. Have a craft table set up with the pre-cut wings and supplies to decorate the wings. You’ll need crayons, glue, glitter, gems, and stickers. Once your guests arrive take them to the craft table and assist them with decorating their own butterfly wings to wear during the party.

Fluttering Butterfly Freeze Dance

  • Wings (from the previous activity)
  • CD player/stereo
  • Party music

Once your guests have finished their wings it’s time to get them in butterfly motion! Designate an open space in the party area as the dance floor for a fun game of Fluttering Butterfly Freeze Dance! Gather everyone to the dance floor and instruct them to dance around flapping their wings once the music starts. But when the music stops they have to FREEZE right where they are. The butterfly that gets caught moving while the music is stopped is out. This will continue until there is only one butterfly left and the winner receives a prize.

Pass the Cocoon

  • Tissue or wrapping paper
  • CD player/stereo
  • Party music

The perfect game where everyone is a winner! Prior to the party wrap up small toys in several layers of tissue or wrapping paper just like a cocoon. Have everyone sit in a circle and instruct them to pass the present when the music starts. Whoever is holding the present when the music stops gets to unwrap a layer. This continues until each guest has a gift.

Musical Flowers

  • Enough chairs for each guest -1
  • Coffee filters
  • Tape
  • CD player/stereo
  • Party music

Have one less chair them there are players available for this game. Prior to the game you and your child can make flowers out of coffee filters. Paint the coffee filters, once they are dry scrunch them up and tape them to the chairs to make a garden. Arrange the chairs in a circle once you are ready to play. Be sure to leave enough space between each chair for walking. Turn on some fun party music, and instead of having the players simply walk around the outside of the circle have them flutter like butterflies. When the music stops the little butterflies race to sit on a flower. The player left without a flower leaves the game. You then remove one chair and repeat until there is only one player left. The winner receives a small prize.


Butterfly in the Garden Cake

Estimated Total Time: 40 minutes

  • Your choice cake mix
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Your choice solid color edible cake dot candies

Bake cake as directed on package in the butterfly cake pan. Let cake cool completely and remove from pan. Frost the butterfly body with chocolate frosting. Empty vanilla frosting into a bowl and add 2 drops of red food coloring to make the frosting pink. Frost the butterfly wings with pink frosting. Add the solid color edible cake dot candies around the wings to create a boarder and design.

Butterfly sandwiches

Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes

  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly

Spread peanut butter and jelly over 2 slices of bread and close. Cut each sandwich with butterfly cookie cutter. Place on a platter and serve.

Flower Sugar Cookies

Estimated Total Time: 20 minutes

  • Store bought sugar cookie dough
  • Your choice frosting

Roll out and chill dough as directed on package. Cut dough with flower shape cookie cutter. Place on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake as directed on package. Cool on a wire rack. Frost tops of cookies

Butterfly Bagels

Estimated Total Time: 10 minutes

  • Bagels
  • Celery
  • Your choice cream cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins or chocolate chips
  • Serving plates

Cut bagels in half and then slice each half so you end up with 4 half circles per bagel. Spread your choice cream cheese over each half circle bagel. Wash and cut celery into 2-3 inch sticks. Spread peanut butter across celery sticks. Line chocolate chips or raisins across the peanut butter. Place celery stick (butterfly body) onto a plate and add 2 half circle bagel slices (butterfly wings) one on each side of celery stick.

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