Sunday, March 22, 2009

Beautiful Butterfly Birthday

My sweet girl turned 4 years old this past week. We celebrated by having a butterfly birthday party at our house for her with all of her friends. We had 10 little girls here plus some siblings and mommies and daddies. It turned out to be quite the party. 

I proposed the idea of a butterfly theme birthday about a month ago. I was trying to find a cost effective way to throw a party. I had this cute butterfly cake pan from her first birthday and thought it would be fun (and inexpensive) to use it again. Here's how the conversation went:

Me - "I thought it would be fun to have a butterfly birthday this year!"

A - "Hmm, I was thinking that I want a princess birthday."

Me - "But, you've had princess parties for the last two years. Wouldn't a butterfly birthday be fun?"

A - " Yeah, I was thinking princess..."

I finally convinced her. ;) You know fairies and butterflies both have wings. She ended up loving it and I got to use the cake pan again!
We played a "cocoon" game where the kids wrapped each other up in toilet paper and then broke free from their cocoon. Here's my oldest being wrapped up by his friend who had his birthday just a few days later.

The girls made coffee filter butterflies...

...and decorated foam butterfly wings.

She blew out her candles (with a little help from one of her brothers.)

And she opened up gifts. She received so many great presents from her friends. There's a lot more princess, fairy, craft and butterfly things in our house now!

And she even got a brand new pair of Crocs from Grandma Rose, complete with light-up Fairy Jibbitz. She loves them! I think she had a great birthday! (And thanks Cindy for taking pictures for me!!!) 

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday Ashby!!!