In Anne’s words:
“I started thinking about having a girly Butterfly Picnic after strolling through the local Dollar Tree, where I noticed a lot of spring, pink, purple, and butterfly items. On the spot I decided that I was going to have a Butterfly Party for my daughter and her friend, on the fly and on the cheap. I thought about tea parties, all things girly, picnics, sunny spring days, butterflies, and flitting around barefoot in the grass…and the more I thought, the more a picnic came to mind. Likewise, when I was out and about, I would find things on a whim that I thought would fit the party (Like the pink egg-carton holding the cake pops and purple and pink picture frames I found at Michael’s after Easter on clearance or in the dollar section). Then I made a DIY picnic blanket like the one here, made my first foam board backdrop (thank you Dollar Tree for the purple tissue paper garland), and reached out to some fabulous vendors for the cake pops and cupcakes. I actually did not give either vendor any specific requests except “pink, purple, and butterflies” and I passed along an image of the food labels I made. Cakepoplove and Rufflecakes came up with the treats on their own!
I was also inspired by this image from an etsy shop. I even went so far as to (Cricut) cut dozens of butterflies and string them to be used a the party…unfortunately it was too breezy and it would have turned into an knotted mess!
I took the photos myself (practice, practice, practice).”
Pretty and yummy cupcakes from Krista at Rufflecakes.
Gorgeous cake pops from Sarah at Cakepop Love…..
The details on the drinks are perfect!!
How adorable is this table set up? Doilies on the napkins?…..genius! love it!
Gorgeous right? It is possible to have a beautiful party on a budget. Congrats Anne! You did a great job!