Little T turned the big 0-4 last week and we had a fancy butterfly party. Isn’t my hubby the best Uncle ever?! Oh how I love to dress them up and make insane pictures.
While we had lots of fun making and eating food, today I want to share all the non-food related party stuff, because let’s face it the food deserves a post of it’s own.
This was the first party that the kiddos were old enough to try to do activities. We did two. The first was this cool butterfly craft. It wasn’t messy, I wasn’t scared of kids spilling glue, or getting ink or paint on my stuff and it was really fun.
If you want to do it you’ll need
- paper plates
- scissors (just one pair for the grown up)
- double sided tape
- adhesive googly eyes
- pipe cleaners
- foam sheets
- foam shape stickers or other stickers
(this is the first one L made, I think it’s SO cute)
You cut the plates in half in a design and then help the kids take the pieces of plate to a long piece of foam. See how you’ll get the basic butterfly shape. Have them pick out and add the pipe cleaner and googly eyes and let them stick whatever else on it they want. You can curl the pipe cleaners too for a different look. This entertained the two year olds and the 10 year old (and one 30 something year old ahem Kelli).
Next we played ‘pin the butterfly on the flower’. The musicmaker drew a giant flower and we stuck it to the wall. The kiddos got these cool fairy butterfly stickers to use.
They had so much fun. They all took multiple turns and raced through the stickers. Some with so much more accuracy than others that we were reminded how we would totally peek when we played the game when we were young.
We sang happy birthday and opened presents. T squealed with delight opening every present in such an insane flurry that all of those pictures were crazy blurry.
And of course we enjoyed just hanging out, lots of grown up chatting, kiddo dancing and kid wrangling. I’m pretty sure Langdon is going to be a football player when he grows up.
All the kiddos were sent home with these flipping cute butterfly goodie bags that my sister and the naughties made up. All they did was by decorate clothes pins with googly eyes, pipe cleaner antennae and clip them to those small zip top bags. Thanks to BakedBree for the cute idea.
It was so much fun, it really makes me want to have more get-togethers more often. Anyways check back in on Friday for the food post.
UPDATE: Click here to see the part II of this post, the food.