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{Real Party} Niahm’s Bright Butterfly Birthday

{Real Party} Niahm’s Bright Butterfly Birthday


Nicole from Tradewind Tiaras is the most incredible DIYer I know. Every party she throws has the most amazing handcrafted details that not only shows her talent, but her love for what she does and the people that she celebrates. I was truly honored to be able to  help a bit with her daughter’s Bright Butterfly party.

Butterflies was definitely the theme for the party–her daughter’s nickname is Tykki-dyw, “butterfly” in Cornish. For the colors and feel of the party, she found inspiration in a set of fabrics. I used those fabrics to design a party suite for little Niamh’s event.


All these details are handmade–the butterfly streamers, the ruffled pinata, the cake (!). And Nicole is a generous soul in addition to being talented. She provides tutorials for all the things she makes for her parties. You can see how to make this gorgous pinata here.

There are over 200 individually made roses on that beautiful butterfly cake. I think it would pain me to eat it after all that work! I am in love with these little molded sugar flower pots, the tutorial for them can be found here.


Even the favors were handmade; these perfect sheets of old-fashioned candy buttons were given to each little (and big!) guest. Nicole provides a tutorial for these here.


So many wonderful details! The little handsewn bunting was one of my favorites. Nicole has a tutorial on how to make these fabric hats, but also has them ready mad in her Etsy store.

Even the birthday girl’s dress was handmade! See how it was done here. And I was happy to lend a little inspiration to the lace and ribbon badmitton net the little guest played with.


It looks like it was a positively magic, wonderful party, and I was happy to lend a very small hand in it. There are so many more party pictures posted on the Tradewind Tiara blog, make sure to see part I, part II and part III!

Thanks for checking out my {Real Party} Niahm’s Bright Butterfly Birthday post. Check out my full collection of birthday articles, and also get more Birthday Party Ideas by Michelle Stewart, Liz Call, Tammy Mitchell, Randi Dukes and Mariah Leeson.
Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.

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Emma Lee

Thursday 25th of June 2015

GORGEOUS! Everything! Where can I get butterflies like the ones on the cake?

Monica Schmidt

Monday 30th of April 2012

This is amazing :) Please tell me how you did the roses and the cake I would love to do That for my two year olds birthday cake this year it would be perfect :) thanks :)

Monique of Enchanted Expectations

Thursday 25th of August 2011

So beautiful!

Jennifer Davenport

Wednesday 17th of August 2011

Cutest party ideas! I want to be five years old again! Gorgeous!