Monday, June 24, 2013

Birthday Party in a Box - Purple Butterfly Theme

 Back in March, some of our fellow Cast teammates on Etsy created an idea that we labled "Birthday Party in a Box". Several shops came together to work on this project. The idea was created to help generate more sales for these shops.

 A "Birthday Party in a Box is simply the items and accessories you would need for a themed party. The BPIAB was created for a girls tea party and includes items for the American Girl doll as well.
 Here are some of the items for the Butterfly theme

Butterfly Tea Set - Visit Abby's shop In His Hands Art

 Charm and delight that special child with their own handmade pottery tea set; each piece handpainted with a multi-colored butterfly. This unique tea set of 9 pieces is fully functional and food safe. Your child (or grandchild or special relationship!) can pour the tea, and drink and eat tea foods from the matching butterfly cup and plate. Notice the hand sculpted butterfly perched on the lid of the tea pot.

  Each 9 piece tea set has taken over 13 hours to make! First each piece is thrown on the wheel, then trimmed when dried. Each cup handle is individually made and attached at this point, including all three thrown parts of the tea pot plus a handle. After the first firing, the pieces are carefully sanded and then hand-painted with the colors and subject of the birthday theme with 3 coats of underglaze then 2 coats of transparent, before the second firing. Even though tiny, each piece takes as much time to make as an adult sized set! (And at $13.50/handpainted piece it is a pottery bargain!)


 This beautiful purple hair bow is handmade from high quality grosgrain ribbon.

It measures approx. 5" in width and features a flat center.

You have a choice between having your bow mounted on a french barrette or a partially lined alligator clip.

Butterfly Birthday Banner - Visit Karen's shop Ellie Marie Designs

 Purple and teal Happy Birthday banner with butterflies. Each scalloped flower is made with 5 1/2" dark purple and has a pastel purple circle with a teal letter. The first H and the last Y and the butterfly flower are embellished with sweet little white flowers and a pink rhinestone. The butterfly wings are d-D. The banner measures approximately 6 feet and is pre-strung with pink ribbon. There is a little more than 1 foot of ribbon at each end for hanging.

Butterfly Gift Tags (By Karen)
 These shabby chic spring gift tags are made with card stock and embellished with butterflies made from patterned paper and glitter. Each tag is about 1 7/8" x 3 1/2" and pre-strung with a decorative ribbon. The backs are blank. These are perfect for wedding gifts, bridal or baby showers or a little girl's birthday. They are a great embellishment for gifts for teachers or for a thank your for clients. There are 6 in the set.
 Butterfly Place Cards (By Karen)

 Purple and teal place cards with butterflies. Each place card is 2" x 4" and is made from pastel purple cardstock and has a 3-D teal and white butterfly. These sweet little cards will be great for a girl's birthday party or a baby shower. You can use them as place cards or food tents. There are 4 in this set. These cards are blank.

Butterfly Birthday Invitation (By Karen)

 Purple butterfly birthday party invitation. This invitation measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" and is made with 3 layers of cardstock. Each invitation is embellished with a paper posy flower in a pot with the child's age on it. Two butterflies, in light and dark purple, also adorn this this adorable invite. This is a set of 4 and comes with 4 plain white envelopes.

American Girl Purple Butterfly Dress - Visit Donna's shop Donna Designed

 This dress is made of purple sparkly fabric with butterflies in multi colors and has a decorative band of sparkly dark purple fabric on the bottom edge. The pillowcase dress gathers at the top with dark purple grosgrain ribbon which was heat sealed and is secured in the middle of the front and back with stitches so it will not pull out. The ribbon ties the dress in place at the shoulders and adds a decorative appeal. Made to fit 18 inch soft bodied dolls such as American Girl.

Edible Butterfly Cupcake Toppers - Visit Abby's shop Sweet Pea Sugar Art

 This listing is for one set of 6 butterfly cupcake toppers.
The are made of gumpaste, hand cut and veined. After drying, they are dusted with
various pastel shades of pink, purple, yellow, and green petal dusts.

 Children's Birthday Party Apron Art Activity - Butterfly Theme - Visit Rita's shop Sammys Grammy

 Children's Birthday Party Apron Art Activity Set of Four and Fabric Markers Butterfly Theme

 This item includes 4 white blank canvas aprons plus one packet of 10 Crayola fabric markers. The aprons measure 23" by 13" and has a velcro adjustable neck strap and waist straps that tie in the back. For the apron activity, the party guests will be able to personalize their individual apron with their own drawings. - using the fabric markers. The "artwork" becomes permanent and washable by setting with a hot iron on the reverse side of the apron. (this can be done by their parents after the party.)

Purple Butterfly Bracelet Kit - Visit Elizabeth's shop Peace Of Grace Designs

 This kit includes beads, elastic cording, butterfly charms, and directions to make 4 stretch bracelets. As a party activity, the guests use their creativity to design bracelets any way they can imagine!

The beads are different shapes of pinks and purples and each girl can dangle a silver butterfly from her bracelet. 

Butterfly Muslin Gift Bags - Visit Lorrie's shop Wits End Design

 Butterfly Gift Bag, Muslin Bag, Birthday Party Favor Bag, Gift Card Holder, Candy Bag, Jewelry Bag, Set Of 4

 This set of 4 cream colored muslin bags that features multicolored butterflies. Nice size for candy kisses, gift cards, jewelry, etc. Items pictured are not included. Bags measure 3" X 4"' and feature double draw strings. Perfect for wrapping small gifts or for party favors for your guests. This is a hand stamped item with hand drawn details.

Butterfly Square Tablecloth and 4 Napkins - Visit Teresa's and Jessica's shop Creations By Jessi

 Any young girl would love to have a princess tea party for her birthday. This butterfly tablecloth and napkins goes with a butterfly theme party. This is a 45" x 45" square tablecloth to help decorate the tea party table and 4 contrasting napkins.

 The tablecloth and napkins are made out of 100% cotton. machine wash in cold water and tumble dry on low.

 Look for the Monkey Theme and the Ladybug Theme in the next few weeks.


  1. Awesome Jessi - I'm going to put it on my sammysgrammy facebook page and on the cast facebook page.

  2. Everyone did a great job coordinating these items. Go CAST!

  3. Thanks Jessica! Great feature of all the shops.

  4. A fabulous idea. This would make an unforgettable birthday party. Love the purple theme!!

  5. Would a great idea, wonderful to see all the lovely things made :)

  6. Love the beautifully themed package!

  7. Very cool, I love the purple and butterflies theme!