Butterfly Baby Shower

Butterfly Baby Shower

Sweet butterfly baby shower themes. We would all love to throw this kind of party for a tiny, new, darling girl. 

*Hanging butterfly decor from; Carter’s baby shower collection.

Butterflies are a natural fit for baby showers. They are also party friendly because they are one of the easier themes to plan. It’s really easy to find the ideas and supplies you need and want. You just have to decide what kind of butterfly baby shower you want.

  • Elegant
  • Whimsical
  • Bold and Bright
  • Modern or Contemporary

Set the Date and Send the Invitations 

These are some of our favorite designs and and sites for baby butterfly invitations:

  • Lullabyedreams The designs are created by an indie artist and can be purchased through Zazzle.com, about $1.70 each

Tiny Prints (we love the matching Thank You cards, gift tags, and address labels too). Minted.com also has an incredible selection of stationary and cards- you can see more on our invitation pages, about $1.79 each

Butterfly Baby Shower Supplies

You can make the baby shower planning faster and easier when you buy packs or kits. It’s basically a party in a box. Everything is selected and prepackaged for you-very convenient   In most cases, you’ll save money when you buy supplies in bundles. This butter fly cupcake wrapper is part of a baby shower kit from; Big Dot of Happiness.

Simple Decorating Ideas

GiggleBees at Etsy.com, has very cute baby shower ideas. We love this homemade banner made with card sock and ribbon to string it all together.

Use free or purchased clip art images, craft paper, or cut outs to create baby shower decorations, place cards, game pieces and more. Photos: Martha Stewart Living

Paper Lanterns

Download our butterfly template. Use the template with your favorite paper for tracing and cutting your designs. Glue the center of the butterflies onto your paper lanterns, fold the wings of butterflies up and allow glue to dry.

Drinking Straws

Follow the same steps above for downloading and tracing the butterflies. Next, cut two small slits in the center of the butterfly and weave drinking straw through bottom and top slits.

What else can you do?

The possibilities are almost endless.

  • String garland.
  • Hang butterflies through-out the room and in windows.
  • Make bookmarks to give as party favors.
  • Decorate pens, pencils, and guest book.
  • Make gift tags.
  • Table scatter/confetti
  • Enlarge templates and use them as advise cards
  • Decorate a wishing tree. Tie ribbon to butterflies and dangle them from branches. Guests can grab a butterfly and write a message to mom-to-be.

Create a beautiful centerpiece with curly willow branches. You will need 2-3 branches, and a supporting vase (find both at Micheal’s Crafts). Decorate with fabric, or paper butterflies, This makes a stunning piece for a gift table, guest table, or any serving table. photo:ellinee.com

TIP: If your butterfly baby shower is in need of a little sparkle, a dusting of glitter on your decorations should do the trick!

If you want to do a winter theme, use white butterflies and white glitter. Add a little tinsel for an extra festive feel!

Thank You Gifts

free butterfly template
  • To print template and gift tag: Right click the image.

Butterfly baby shower candles and butterfly soaps are popular party favors. They also make great game prizes. You can decorate favor bags and gift bags with butterfly cut outs. You can also use a butterfly shaped paper-punch, stamps, sticker labels, or free-hand art.

Make some baby shower sweet treats for your guests to take home. Here’s an easy shower favor you can make. This idea is from jugglingwiththekids.com.

The supplies you will need:

  • chocolate candies, butter or fancy mints.
  • snack size zip locks
  • clothes pins
  • decorating materials

Instead of the kiddie snacks, add gourmet candies. Seal the bag and add a decorated clothes pin to the center. That’s it!

TIP: To decorate the clothes pin, try using small strips of designer duct tape. You can find decorated tape in most stores.

Baby shower cupcake ideas

These little butterflies are really easy to do. Use pretzels to make the wings, frosting drops to create the body, m&m’s for the head, and shoe-lace licorice for the antennas!

Simply press pretzels into frosting at an angle, then add the rest of the pieces that make up the butterfly.

If mommy-to-be prefers cake, this is a very simple baby shower cake. Use a 9×11 baking pan, cake mix (homemade or ready-mix), and frosting. Just be sure the cake is cool before you cut it.

Bake a cute and easy baby shower cake

TIP: A cookie cutter is a great way to add butterfly shapes to lots of different foods, like finger sandwiches and rice crispy treats.

A butterfly baby shower that’s fun!

This is as simple as adding a game or activity to your party. One game idea I love is, Baby Book Trivia. It’s easy and guests enjoy it! Here’s what you do: Grab a copy of the classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  Read the book to your guests (or just a few selected pages). Next, quiz your guests on the material you just read. The person to write down the most correct answers wins the game. Guests can also play in team of two and shout out the answers.

Easiest baby shower DIY decorating idea: “Do it yourself” paper flower

baby shower paper flowers