May 20th, 2013
When you’re planning to decorate or redecorate a girls bedroom with a butterfly theme, you want to find decorations that are high quality, look nice, and will save you money. When shopping for butterfly decorations at Bugs-N-Blooms, you can be sure that you are finding quality decorations for a good price.
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Decorating With Butterflies
These discounts apply to all our products, but there are a few in particular you might want to look at for decorating a girls room. Butterflies make a wonderful theme for room decorations. These colorful insects are perfect for a girls room, and lend a cheerful, feminine touch to your decorating scheme.
Butterfly decorations come in a variety of colors to meet your decorating needs. You can choose a specific color scheme, or mix-and-match different colors for a more informal look. Butterflies can be affixed to walls or ceilings, used as curtain tiebacks, or included by using a butterfly mobile in a child’s nursery.
Adding Wall Stickers
Another way to use butterflies in your room décor is to include butterfly wall stickers. Vinyl butterfly decals can be used on most smooth surfaces, including walls, furniture, and doors. For these, decorating options expand beyond just butterfly shaped stickers. Quotes featuring butterfly-theme verses – such as “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” – are also available. If you would like to write out your child’s name or a favorite phrase, butterfly wall letters can be purchased in a variety of colors to match your other decorations.
When preparing to hang wall stickers, make sure that the wall is clean and completely dry. If you have painted the room in preparation for decorating, wait three to four weeks after the last coat of paint before applying wall stickers. When you’re ready to hang the stickers, carefully peal the decal from the sheet and stick it to the wall. Wall stickers can be pealed off and reapplied several times without damage, so don’t worry if you don’t get it just right the first time. See this webpage for a complete list of tips and instructions.
Decorating a girls room with butterflies is fun and easy with decorations from Bugs-N-Blooms. With discounts and promotions, you can save money on quality butterfly decorations. Wall hangings, curtain tie backs, mobiles, and wall decals are all great ways to bring a butterfly theme into your little girls room.
May 12th, 2013
Bumblebees are a versatile, unisex theme that can be wonderful for a baby shower. Bumblebee baby showers are becoming very popular, largely because they the theme can be cute, simple, and elegant all at the same time. Playing on the word “bee,” you can hang banners for the “Mom to BEE” or host a “What will it BEE?” gender reveal party. “Sweet as honey” can also be used as a theme variation.
There is a wide variety of decorations to choose from when planning a bumblebee theme party. Black, yellow, and white provide a color scheme that can be used in everything from invitations, to table settings, to room decorations.
Smiling bumblebee decorations and vinyl stickers can be used on walls, serving and food tables, and even on furniture. With the addition of black, yellow, and white items on the table and around the room, these bumblebees will greatly enhance the baby shower theme. The decorations can be used for an indoor party, outside for a garden party, or used to decorate the door so your guests are welcomed by bumblebees.
A useful, as well as attractive, baby present is to make a diaper cake and decorate it with mini bumblebee decorations. A well-made, attractively decorated diaper cake can double as a decoration for the party, as well as being a practical gift.
Another nice gift is a bumblebee mobile. This is particularly fitting, since it can be used to decorate the baby’s nursery and will also be a reminder for the parents of the baby shower theme.
There is a wide variety of party foods that can be made to fit a bumblebee theme. Bumblebee theme cakes, cake pops, and cupcakes can be baked yourself or bought from many different bakeries. This recipe for bumblebee banana cupcakes uses a muffin mix to make baking easier. For adventurous cooks, here are tutorials for creating bumblebee cake pops and fondant bumblebees. They take time to prepare, but are super cute and can be well-worth the extra effort.
Using a bumblebee theme is a great place to start when planning a baby shower. Bumblebees make for a chic, cheerful theme, and bee-theme decorations are easy to find and/or make. The theme also lends itself well to candies, cupcakes, and other foods. By matching foods and decorations in a cute bumblebee theme, you can make this baby shower extra special for the expectant parents and guests.
May 3rd, 2013
With Mother’s Day this weekend, you may already have plans for how you will be celebrating this special day. But if you’re still looking for ideas, why not consider adding butterfly and flower decorations to your plans? Butterflies can be used as a theme for Mother’s Day, whether you are serving your mother breakfast in bed or planning activities to share with your young children.
Things You Can Do For Your Mother
A time-honored Mother’s Day tradition is making breakfast or brunch for your mother. Delicious recipes for delicious blueberry cream cheese flapjacks, cinnamon French toast, different kinds of tarts, fruit salad, baked oatmeal, and easy crepes will help make Mother’s Day special. For an even more memorable breakfast, mini decorations can easily be added to the breakfast tray or dining table.
Another Mother’s Day idea could be working on a decorating project together. Perhaps there’s a room that your mother has been planing on re-doing, or a room that needs a spring make-over. Working on this project together, and incorporating butterflies, ladybugs, or flowers can be a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day together.
Things Mothers Can Do With Their Kids
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to just be about other people doing nice things for you because you are a mother. Mother’s Day is also a day set aside for you to celebrate your maternal role and spend time with your children.
If your children are very young, it is likely that some of the planning for Mother’s Day will be your job. One way to make the day special for you and your children is to plan a fairy princess tea for your daughter to serve. She can dress up in a costume with tutu skirts, fairy wings, and butterfly hair accessories then enjoy serving you, and perhaps a few friends, a special Mother’s Day tea.
With both boys and girls, an afternoon of crafting is a great way to spend your time. If you have a butterfly theme going, crafts are easy to fit with the theme. Ideas for butterfly crafts for kids can be found in abundance, and are a fun project to share.
When making plans for Mother’s Day, whether you are planning a special day for your mother or a day to spend with your young children, butterflies are a great addition. Butterflies can be used in crafts, to decorate a special breakfast, or in planning a tea party. With so many possibilities, butterflies can become a very special part of the perfect Mother’s Day.
April 26th, 2013
Children love bugs. Butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, bumblebees – these creatures fascinate most children. So what better place to use bug-themed decorations than in a schoolroom? Whether you are decorating for preschoolers, a kindergarten class, or a school room at home, these decorations can be a great addition to your school room.
Tips For Decorating A Classroom
When decorating a classroom for preschoolers or kindergärtners, there are several things you can keep in mind to help make the decorations more child friendly. To get the children more involved, you can use their artwork on the walls and let them help decorate. If you wait to put up some of the decorations until the children are there to help, it cam make them feel more involved in the classroom space.
One of the best ways to begin decorating a classroom is with wall decorations. When decorating the walls of your classroom, make sure that the artwork and decorations are hung so the children can see and interact with them easily. You don’t want the kids to be overwhelmed by cluttered walls, or have to look up very far from eye-level to see the decorations.
When decorating a kindergarten classroom, you can use craft paper to line the walls and decorate directly on that. This will let you change the theme easily, and the children can help without risk of damage to the walls. Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, and flower decorations can be used in a variety of themes. Garden, jungle, bugs, spring, and summer themes are just a few of the many possibilities.
Decorating A Homeschooling Room
If you’re one of the many parents who has chosen to homeschool your children, you might have a room in your house set aside as a classroom. If so, you and your children can have fun decorating your very own schoolroom.
Hanging butterfly decorations and other bugs on the wall can give the room a bright, cheerful feel. These decorations lend themselves well to any outdoor theme, and can help bring the outdoors in, especially in the winter. You can also use wall stickers to personalize the room. Letter stickers can be used to spell out your children’s names or a name you might have given your school. Stickers of bugs and blooms can join the three-dimensional insects on the wall, and clouds would look nice decorating the ceiling.
When decorating a schoolroom for children, either at home or in a traditional classroom setting, bug decorations lend a nice touch. Butterflies, dragonflies, and other bugs will compliment many themes, and can be re-used if you decide to change the decorations in your classroom.
April 10th, 2013
If you’re looking for a theme that’s new and original for your next party, dragonflies can be the perfect way to go. They are not as popular as other insects, like butterflies, but the symbolism associated with dragonflies, along with their unique look, can make them a perfect party theme. Dragonflies are often associated with tranquility, new beginnings, change, and joy, making them a good choice for a birthday party, baby shower, or wedding.
Kids Birthday Parties
Choosing a theme for a child’s birthday can make planing the party go easier. With a theme, you can narrow down choices of decorations, foods, and games so that they fit with the theme. Dragonfly decorations are perfect for hanging from ceilings, on walls, scattered across tables, or decorating chairs.
If you want a traditional birthday cake, your baker should be able to make a dragonfly shaped or decorated cake to match the theme. When doing some baking yourself, dragonfly cookie cutters can be used to make sweet snacks for the party. Baking cookies is a fun activity to share with your child before the party and is a great way to get them involved in party preparations. You could even use cookie decorating in place of a party craft to get the other children involved.
A dragonfly theme can be a creative basis for planing a wedding shower. Dragonflies can be incorporated into a variety to themes, including anything outdoors, garden, or insect related. They also work well as the main theme or with geometric and abstract decorating elements.
As with birthday parties, dragonfly decorations and dragonfly-theme desserts make a good addition to the baby shower. To help tie the theme in with the gifts, a diaper cake decorated with small dragonflies is useful, as well as a lovely. Here’s a good article on how to make a diaper cake. Another nice gift would be dragonfly mobile for the baby’s room.
For a whimsical wedding theme or a nice addition to the decorations for a spring or summer wedding, dragonflies are a good choice. A dragonfly wedding theme is increasing in popularity, but it’s still unusual enough for the bride who wants something a little different for her wedding.
Much like butterflies, dragonfly wedding decorations can be used on tables, hung from walls indoors or in a tent, and can even be used in the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets or as part of a hair style. Dragonflies can also be used on a wedding cake, with little decorations fluttering up the cake tiers or edible dragonflies created by your baker.
Keep dragonflies in mind when planning your wedding, a baby shower, or child’s birthday party. Dragonfly decorations, accessories, and dragonfly theme foods are a great choice for creating a memorable party setting and lasting memories of a special day.
April 3rd, 2013
Whether you’re planning a wedding in the near future or dreaming about your perfect day, spring is a wonderful time to think about getting married. One of the most popular seasons of the year for weddings, spring lends itself well to a variety of wedding themes to fit any bride’s taste and budget.
One theme that is particularly fitting for spring is a butterfly wedding. As a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings, butterflies are becoming increasingly popular as a wedding theme. Butterfly decorations come in a variety of colors to compliment your style and wedding choices. They can be large enough to decorate walls and ceilings, or small enough to use in your hair or bouquet. You can even organize a live butterfly release as part of your ceremony.
Butterfly Wedding Decorations
Butterflies can be the main theme of the wedding, or they can be used in as part of a larger theme like spring or garden party. Butterfly wedding decorations can be used on tables, hung from walls indoors or in a tent, and along aisles to add a colorful touch to your decorations.
Smaller butterfly decorations make great hair accessories for the bride and bridesmaids. These decorations can be glued or wired onto clips, pins, and headbands to create unique hair pieces that can be used in a variety of wedding hair styles.
The butterfly theme can easily be carried over into your reception. Similar or matching butterfly decorations can be used for the ceremony as well as the reception area to create a sense of unity. Butterfly wedding cakes can be done with mini butterfly decorations fluttering up cake tiers, or edible butterflies sculpted from sugar paste and frosting by your baker.
Wedding Planning Resources
One of the most helpful resources when planning a wedding is a good checklist. The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist is interactive, allowing you to check off each task as it is completed and save your progress online. Some items on the list link to articles with additional ideas for tasks like choosing a photographer, organizing a wedding party, and planning the menu.
The Knot is a great resource for planning spring weddings. Their website offers videos about spring weddings, articles for how to make your wedding unique, and ideas for choosing everything from the dresses to a caterer.
When planning for a spring wedding, think butterflies for a theme to fit whatever style of wedding you have in mind. Butterflies can be elegant or casual, and fit any color scheme. Pretty butterfly wedding decorations can compliment your personal style, and help make your special day even more memorable.
March 22nd, 2013
With Easter fast approaching, you might be starting to plan Easter activities for your children. Planning a children’s party is a great way to entertain at thisme of year. There are many resources available for planning an Easter children’s party including decorations, ideas for party activities, recipes for Easter theme foods, and costumes for your young party guests.
Rabbits and eggs are the first things that come to most people’s minds when thinking about decorating for Easter, but there are many other decorating options as well. Flower and butterfly decorations compliment an Easter party theme well, and can be left up in the house after the party as spring decorations.
Flowers and butterflies can be used on walls and doorways to decorate indoors, or outside if the weather is warm enough to host the party outside. They also look good arranged on serving tables and attached to potted plants.
Easter Party Activities
Whenever you are hosting a party for children, one of the most important things you can do is plan entertaining activities. Depending on the age of the children, crafts and coloring pages can be used to entertain the young party goers.
Easter games are another great way to engage children in activities. An egg hunt is particularly appropriate for this party theme. Egg and spoon races and guessing games can also work well for a children’s party. When choosing games, make sure that they are age-appropriate for the children invited and that the game will not take up too much of the available party time.
Snack Ideas for Easter Parties
Snacks and foods for Easter parties are readily available in stores this time of year if you want quick and easy foods to serve. If you would rather spend time in the kitchen, recipe ideas abound for this type of party. Be sure to decorate the table where you are serving the snacks with flowers and butterflies to match the room decorations.
Food ideas for Easter parties include carrot cakes, bunny shaped rolls, and pastel-colored eggs. Desserts like cookies and cupcakes are easily decorated to fit the theme. Children can be encourage to help decorate the desserts as part of a fun pre-party project.
One of the fun things about children’s Easter parties is that the kids can dress-up in costumes that match the spring time theme. For little girls, tutu skirts and butterfly wings provide an elegant princess-theme alternative to dressing up like a rabbit, an Easter egg, or baby animals.
Planning a party is a great idea for celebrating Easter with your children and their friends. With a wide range of spring decorations to choose from, a few activities to entertain your guests, yummy Easter theme snacks, and the chance to dress up, the children are sure to enjoy your party.
March 19th, 2013
If you’re looking for ideas for a baby shower that is versatile, easy to plan, and fun to participate in, look no further than a garden theme party. Garden themes can be as simple or elaborate as you like, and work well for mothers who are expecting either a boy or girl. For a girl, you can choose decorations that are pink and flowered. If the shower is for a baby boy, a more rustic garden theme would be a perfect fit.
When decorating for a garden theme baby shower, the decorations should help establish a fun or elegant outdoor theme. Dragonflies, bumblebees, flowers, and butterfly decorations all fit the theme nicely. Ladybug decorations can also add a nice touch.
Bugs and flowers can be used on walls, tables, and place settings. To continue the theme, you can add potted plants around the room, and perhaps even use potted herbs as party favors. Eating utensils can be placed in colorful garden pots.
A garden theme can be endlessly varied. For example, your specific party can be based around one of the insects you use in the decorations. Butterflies are a symbol of innocence, rebirth, and happiness in many cultures, and can make a good theme for a baby shower. Ladybugs also carry positive symbolism with their reputation for being lucky, and can easily form the center of your theme.
Secret garden is another theme that can be very nice for a baby shower. For this theme, you can add books, keys, and more flowers to the decorations. Modern, rustic, French, and Victorian garden themes can also be good variations. Because there are so many different ways to approach this theme, it can be made to fit most expecting mothers. Just take into account the setting for the party and the personality of the woman you’re planning a shower for to come up with the perfect theme.
Gifts & Food
One of the best presents to fit with a theme is making a diaper cake and decorate it with insect and flower decorations. A well-made, attractively decorated diaper cake can double as decoration as well.
For snacks, stick with finger-foods and other recipes that would be served at a garden party. Small sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, fruits, and vegetables are all good choices. A wide variety of desserts can be used, including decorated cake pops to match your specific theme.
When planning a baby shower, choosing a garden theme is a good way to start. Garden themes can be as simple and easy or as elaborate as you like, and need not be difficult to organize. They are also a versatile theme, and can easily be personalized to fit an expectant mother’s personality.
March 9th, 2013
When you’re planning a birthday party for your little girl, why not consider having a tea party? Many young girls like to play tea party with dolls and friends, and they would surely love to have a tea party for their birthday celebration.
As with all parties, one of the first steps is choosing a date and time that works for all the guests you want to invite. Morning tea parties can be hosted between 10:00 and 12:00, or you can have an afternoon tea some time between 2:00 and 5:00, or later if it is a summer event.
Decorating for a Tea Party
The theme for a tea party can be as simple or elegant as you like. Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, or a garden theme with flowers all lend themselves well to a tea party. Such decorations can also be used for princess themes or an Alice In Wonderland tea party.
Decorating can be done in the room where the party is to be held or outside, if it is to be a garden tea party. Butterfly decorations can be hung from the walls and ceilings, mini dragonflies look great on the tea-table and trays, and you can add flowers pretty much anywhere. Encouraging the children to dress in matching costumes adds a special touch to the party.
Tea Party Foods
When choosing foods for a tea party, finger-foods are the best choice. Tiny sandwiches, fruit, pastries, cupcakes, and cookies are all good options. When baking cookies, you can use tea party cookie cutters to create a fun snack or party favor for children to take home. Don’t forget to ask the parents of your young guests about any allergies so you can plan accordingly.
Choosing the Tea
There are so many options when it comes to choosing tea. Will you brew loose leaf tea or use tea bags? Will you serve hot tea or iced tea? Which kind, or kinds, of tea should you choose? Ultimately, it depends on your personal preferences and what you think the little party goers would like, but there are a few tips that can help you narrow down your choices.
If the children you are inviting are very young, you probably will not want to serve hot tea. One alternative is to serve lemonade or juice in tea cups to give children the feel of a tea party without actually serving tea. Hot tea is a better option for an older child’s party, though it can still be a good idea to find caffeine-free tea varieties. Fruit or flower teas, rooibos, and other varieties of good-quality tea are all good choices.
Planning a tea party for your little girl’s birthday is a fun way to make the day exciting and memorable. By pulling together a theme with butterflies, dragonflies, flowers, and having the children dress up, you can create a lovely setting for the tea party. Plan a few age-appropriate activities for after you serve the tea, and you’ll have the perfect recipe for a wonderful birthday party.