Butterfly Food Part 1

butterfly cookie white sparkle

Sticking to the Butterfly Party theme I began earlier this week, here are some food ideas I used for my party.

I’ll start with the sweet stuff and then get to the healthier options.

Use a basic sugar cookie dough,  from a package or homemade although I love this cookie recipe, and roll the dough about 1/3 an inch thick. Cut with butterfly shaped cookie cutters and bake until set but not quite done.

butterfly cookie frosting

Remove from oven and let cool completely then frost with a simple buttercream frosting.

butterfly cookie decor

Then you get to have fun decorating the cookies. Here are some of the things I used to bedazzle the cookies. If you haven’t tried it yet, the Color Mist spray from Wilson is like edible spray paint. It’s fabulous.

butterfly cookie pinkAnd it makes cool designs like this on your cookies and cakes.

butterfly cookie yellow

You can add whatever embellishments you like. I would have liked mine better if 1. I hadn’t been in such a hurry and 2. If my kitchen hadn’t been so hot. The frosting was melting faster than I could blink.

buttefly veggies lettuceI also attempted to make a butterfly veggie plate. You basically use leaf lettuce for the foundation and add whatever veggies you like in hopes it looks like a butterfly.

Someone with artistic talent would probably have much better luck than I did with this.

butterfly veggies

However, my guests were kind and pretended they could make this look like a butterfly. I, however, could not.

butterfly pasta with cheese

I also made a pasta salad using butterfly shaped pasta. Sorry, I forgot to take a photo of just the pasta. But the salad recipe is simple.

Pasta (cooked, drained and cooled)

Feta Cheese (1 cup)

Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup)

Olives (I used a mix of black, manzanilla and Kalamata) (about 2/3 cup)

Caesar Vinaigrette Dressing (about 1 cup)

Mix and let sit overnight in your fridge before serving.

butterfly pasta salad with parmesan

It is super easy to make but looks and tastes like you’ve gone to a lot of work.

butterfly sandwich cut out bread

Our main dish was butterfly sandwiches (glamorous, I know!).

I used some old-fashioned white bread and a butterfly cookie cutter to cut out the pieces, then allowed the guests to put whatever they wanted on their sandwiches (assortment of meats and cheeses).

butterfly sandwich

And when they were done, they looked like this.

Tomorrow I’ll share a few more food ideas for hosting a fun butterfly themed party.

She Who is Practically Fluttering

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