OK, so I may have gone a little over board but I couldn’t help it! I had an idea, got some great deals on the supplies, and went for it! My crazy idea turned into these beautiful blue butterfly birthday party invitations in a box.
This year for my daughter’s fifth birthday she requested a Cinderella theme. “No Mommy. Not the cartoon Cinderella, the MOVIE Cinderella!” Got it. We had just seen the 2015 movie and my daughter LOVED it. In the movie, her father brings her a blue origami butterfly home from his travels and gives it to Cinderella, who cherishes it forever. There are hints of butterflies throughout the movie, including all over Cinderella’s beautiful ball gown gifted by her Fairy Godmother. So, her Cinderella party this year will have lots of blue butterflies.
I already made some pretty butterfly paper lanterns as well in case you missed it. For these invites, you will need:
- Gold Boxes
- Blue Ribbon
- Blue Craft Butterflies
- Blue and White Paper
- Paper Cutter
- Double Sided Tape or Glue
- Hot Glue and Glue Gun
I designed the invitation in five windows:
- Bippity Boppity Boo! You are invited!
- Mia is turning 5!
- Date, time, address
- RSVP Information
- We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
I was able to fit three invites on one sheet of paper. They should be about 1.75” wide. I printed and cut them all out in strips leaving the top and bottom. I also cut out a blue strip to use as a boarder about 1.9” wide. I folded and taped them like an accordion.
I found these blue butterflies on Amazon. They are actually wall decals. I used the small ones for the invites and I will use the larger butterflies for party decorations.
I hot glued the butterfly to the top of the invitations. Hot glue will insure that it will stay intact while it is pulled out of the box.
I folded them all up and placed them snugly in the 2”X2” box.
I tied them up with ribbon and made a little “you’re invited” tag to go with it.
This is how it will look when the recipient opens the box:
Don’t forget to check out the paper butterfly lanterns I made too!