Butterfly Baby Shower Ideas

by janices7

A butterfly baby shower theme is perfect for a spring or summertime party when Mom is expecting a baby girl. Here you'll find lots of cute baby shower ideas featuring butterflies.

Butterflies are great for baby showers in so many ways. They are great for a baby shower given during the spring and summer. A butterfly theme is more for a girl shower then a boy but if you know that the mom-to-be is having a girl then the butterfly theme suits the party. An outdoor tea or garden party with butterflies makes a great idea for a baby shower.

Since butterflies are a common theme for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthday parties, you can buy butterfly plates, cups, napkins, party favors, decorations, and more either online or at local party supply stores. In fact, there is a Carter's baby girl tableware pattern that features a pink and lavender color scheme along with fluttering butterflies that is perfectly suited to this theme. Here are some creative ways to throw a butterfly themed baby shower that everyone will love.

Butterfly Baby Shower Inspiration Board

Some fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing!
Baby Shower Montage

Baby Shower Invitations

You want to find invitations that have a butterfly on the front of them. You can purchase them in packs of 8 or 16 at your local retail store or online. If you don’t want to purchase the invitations or if you can’t find them anywhere, you may want to make your own. To do this, you need to find a butterfly stamp, which may be found almost anywhere. Buy some pink, green, yellow, and blue card stock and stamp a butterfly on the top. You can place the butterfly at an angle and cut around the top of the butterfly. You can also place different sized butterflies on the invitation. You can create an invitation, which includes the name, date, and place that the baby shower will be held.

Butterfly Baby Shower Decor

There are several ways to decorate with butterflies. You can use tissue paper, pipe cleaner, and other simple crafting materials to create butterflies of different colors, shapes, and size. You can also use cardboard to help hold the bigger butterflies up.

You can make some butterfly placeholders by using clay that is pressed out. Stamp the clay to get your butterfly design. Sprinkle with glitter before adding a special glue-like agent that will give the clay a shiny look after it is baked. Once it has baked in a 275-degree oven for twenty minutes, you can add a wooden stand to the back. Now your name cards can sit between the wooden stand and the butterfly. You can use any color clay so for a baby shower you may want to use a pink, blue, yellow, or green.

If you prefer to buy your decorations rather than make them, check out your local party supply shop.  Butterflies are popular for birthday parties and baby showers so you should be able to find something.  If not, look online and don't forget to look at bridal shower shops as well because they sell wedding butterfly decorations like silk butterflies that are often just as suitable for baby showers.

A butterfly baby shower is fun to put together and is not very expensive. Butterflies are a small insect that has a large impact on the modern decor of a little girls’ nursery.

Butterfly Baby Shower Food Ideas

When it comes to food for the baby shower, you have tons of great options.  If you are hosting a garden party, you may want to consider hosting a butterfly tea party where you simply serve items that a fancy hotel would at afternoon tea such as cucumber and roast beef finger sandwiches and tons of bite sized pastries and desserts.  Use teapots and tea cups from your collection or buy some at a local thrift shop to finish off the decor.  A nice touch would be large pots of hydrangeas with silk butterfly picks as centerpieces on the table.  And give your guests little personalized baby shower tea favors to take home and enjoy after the party.

If you prefer to serve lots of food in a buffet style, you have some fun options that incorporate a butterfly theme.  Pepperidge Farms has crackers that are actually shaped like butterflies so serve those along with dips or a cheese platter.  Make up some snacks like the celery sticks to the right that are filled with cream cheese and use miniature pretzels as the wings.  Make pasta salads with farfalle or butterfly-shaped pasta.  Or use butterfly cookie cutters to cut out sandwiches or cookies in a butterfly shape.

Finally, the cake is a great place to incorporate the butterfly theme.  To the right, you'll find a YouTube video with step-by-step instructions for how to create a beautiful butterfly-shaped cake using the Wilton cake pan.  You could also whip up some cupcakes that have butterfly picks or fondant or silk butterflies as accents on each little cupcake.  Another option is to take the plate or napkin for the tableware pattern that you've chosen to your baker and have them create a cake with a similar design like the one shown to the right which features the Carters Baby Girl Butterfly Design on the top of a square cake.  Cute!

Butterfly Celery Sticks
Butterfly Celery Sticks
Butterfly Baby Shower Cake
Butterfly Baby Shower Cake

Shower Games & Crafts

Have craft time during the shower. If mom wants to decorate the nursery in butterflies, you can find wooden butterflies that everyone can paint and decorate that attended the shower. Each butterfly can be unique and individual and mom will have a story to go with each butterfly that is hung on the wall. You can also have the guests to write one word on their butterfly, for example, “Believe”. Words of wisdom from guests will go a long way. You can also have your guests make stain glass sun catchers to help catch the sun.

For the baby shower games, go with some of the traditional ones like baby shower bingo or word scrambles.  All of these printable type games are available online for affordable prices.  For the game prizes, tie them into the theme.  Things like butterfly design cookies, butterfly lollipops, small potted plants embellished with butterfly stickers or silk butterflies are great ideas to give to the game winners.

Printable Baby Shower Games
Printable Baby Shower Games

Would You Consider Doing An Activity or Craft at the Shower?

e.g. painting onesies or making suncatchers...

More Useful Butterfly Themed Wizzles

Butterfly Gifts & Favors

If Mom is expecting a baby girl, chances are that she'll need lots of cute clothes to dress the sweet little girl in so think about giving baby blankets, clothing like onesies, diaper covers, hooded bath towels, or even full layette sets that feature a butterfly motif.  Tons of stores sell these patterned items since it is a popular design for the summer and spring.

Consider getting a baby girl gift basket or diaper cake that features a butterfly theme like the one shown to the right.  Normally the basket or cake will incorporate many of the clothing items that I mentioned above.  As an added bonus, you can use the gift basket or diaper cake as both the centerpiece and as your baby shower gift for Mom.

When it comes to baby shower favors, you have tons of options.  If you like to bake, consider buying a large butterfly-shaped cookie cutter and make your own butterfly brownies or sugar cookies.  Place them inside clear or flower-covered cellophane treat bags and tie them with a matching ribbon.  You can even add a personalized hang tag with Mom's name and the shower date.  Alternatively, you could buy cookie cutters to hand out to the guests as favors....these are always a big hit.  Finally, you can find all kinds of butterfly favors online.  Things like lemonade mixes, compact mirrors, key chains, lip balms and more that have a butterfly motif.  The possibilities are truly endless.

Gift & Favor Ideas

Butterfly Diaper Cake
Butterfly Diaper Cake
Butterfly Baby Shower Favors
Butterfly Baby Shower Favors

More Fun Butterfly Party Resources

Never Ending Inspiration.....

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Butterfly Baby Shower Supplies
Find all the items shown in this lens at All About Gifts & Baskets (see http://www.aagiftsandbaskets.com/Theme_Baby_Shower_Butterfly.html).  Many thanks to them for letting me use their images!

Updated: 11/25/2015, janices7
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katiem2 on 02/29/2012

Awesome this is a brilliant party planning go to guide, you've thought of everything. This makes for a beautiful butterfly shower, love the theme. I love the butterfly celery and pretzel treats, those would be fun for a kids party. Love it!

Pinkchic18 on 02/22/2012

Great article! A butterfly theme is absolutely adorable, and there are so many ways to make it work!

Janet21 on 02/21/2012

Super sweet baby shower theme! Love the purple, hot pink and green color combination in the butterfly party pack.

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