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Event Ideas for a Live Butterfly Release

Article on how to care for your live release butterflies when they arrive up till your event.

Is there another reason for releasing the butterflies at your event, other than for the sheer beauty?  There is a legend that came from the Native American Indians that tells of whispering your wishes to a butterfly and then releasing the butterfly to carry your wishes to the Great Spirit.  In return for granting the butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit will grant your wishes.  You can release one butterfly for each of your wishes. This ‘wish’ on a butterfly translates well to many types of events. 

If you are releasing butterflies at your wedding, you can release them individually as each person in the wedding party makes a wish to the butterfly. The couple can release one butterfly for each of their wedding vows, or during the reception they can call out their wishes for a happy life together and release the butterflies during this time, either one for each wish or all at the same time.   

Article on how to care for your live release butterflies when they arrive up till your event.

You can release butterflies for a grand opening event for your new company.  You can call out a wish for the company with each butterfly that is released, or allow the new management of the company to make up their own wish and allow each person to release their own butterfly. 

A graduation party is another wonderful event for a butterfly release in which you would wish the graduate well in his or her future with the release of one butterfly for each year that the graduate has until retirement.  You could wish that each of those years is better than the one before it. 

It doesn’t really matter what the event is, every special event comes with some wishes for the future of either the person that the party is for or the business that is throwing the party and a live butterfly release is the perfect way to express these well wishes.   

There are three ways that you can obtain your butterflies to be released.  You can go out and try to capture them yourself, which may or may not be very fruitful.  You can raise your own butterflies, which takes a lot of time, care and dedication, not to mention perfect timing because the life span of an adult butterfly is quite short.  Or, you can order your live release butterflies from a reputable release butterfly breeder.

If you order your live release butterflies from a breeder, which is the best way to go, they will be sent to you just ahead of the event in safe packaging that is also used to store the live butterflies until the time of the event.  The live butterflies will come with all of the instructions you need to make your event a perfect one with a live butterfly release. 

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