Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bye, Bye Butterfly

My little granddaughter, Abigail, turned 3 a few weeks ago. THREE. I can't believe how fast she is growing up. My very favorite thing is listening to her talk. It's about the cutest thing ever. She decided that she wanted a butterfly birthday party. Have you ever tried to find butterfly wrapping paper? Not an easy task by any means. I looked everywhere and I mean everywhere, both online and in shops. Nothing. When I went to wrap her gifts, I pulled out my wrapping paper pile and would you believe that I had a sheet of butterfly wrapping paper?! Only one sheet, but it still made me happy. I bought her a little girl doll with butterfly wings and pink hair. Adorable! And some butterfly puzzles too. In addition to hunting for butterfly gifts, I also made some butterfly cookies for the party. I already had one butterfly cookie cutter design and I also had one from Aidan's bug party, so I came up with two new designs to add to the mix. I used her favorite colors and made some really bright and fun butterfly cookies. 

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
This is Betty the Butterfly, cookie cutter available HERE 

 And I love this new sideways butterfly design. She is called Beverly the Butterfly. Cookie cutter available HERE

 This is the butterfly that I made for Aidan's 1st birthday bug set. He is Blake the Butterfly. Cookie cutter available HERE

 This new design is Brenda the Butterfly (with face and hearts). Cookie cutter available HERE

 and this is a mini flower with 8 petals that I used to go with the butterfly cookie platter. Cookie cutter available HERE
I had just enough fun icing colors to finish decorating all the cookies
 While I was bagging all the cookies for Abigail's birthday party, hubby helped by folding the cookie tags in half. Look how very hard at work he is ;) what a good grandpa.
Some of the cookies all bagged and tagged for the party
 Then I made a butterfly card for Abigail's birthday. I didn't get to see her open the hand-made card or the butterfly gifts, but I'm sure that she enjoyed them and I sure enjoyed making them for her.
I wore some butterfly wings to Abigail's party and gave them to her. Here she is just adorable at the craft table with her butterfly wings. Precious huh...
Abigail at the craft table at the butterfly party
 Abigail was pretty happy at her butterfly (and BOATS) birthday party
 The cupcakes my daughter made into a butterfly
 and the butterfly cake my daughter made!
 Abigail wanted a watch for her birthday. Look at that face! We didn't get to see Abigail open her gifts, so I was pretty excited to see this photo today! Watch gift from her mom and dad.
 Cristin and Abigail Cristin at the party watching the pinata
Uncle Nicky ready to KILL the pinata ;) so that Abigail can get the treats inside
The one and only photo proving that my daughter, Abigail's mom, was actually at the birthday party. Problems of all moms. I don't want her to look back on her children's memories and wonder if she was even there. Must.Get.Better.At.This...
It was a very fun party and Abigail had a great time turning 3!

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  1. Yes, she is precious, and I'm sure she LOVED all her beautiful cookies - I love the new butterfly cutters!

  2. You sure know how to take a theme and run with it! All the butterfly cookies (and your granddaughter, of course!) are very cute, Cristin! Looks like Abigail had a very fun, memorable birthday!

    1. Thank you so much Sue! I'm going to make sure that Nick and I make your candy corn cookies when he's home for a visit in October :)


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