i used many of the same ideas from previous parties we’ve had. why reinvent the wheel when i’ve already got all this stuff lying around??
the Bug themed food:
i found the idea for this cupcake here, and just modified it a bit to make to our liking! and of course, they had to be pink ladybugs to suite my Bug’s taste in color!
for the adults, we gave out bags of gummy worms:
i think these were my favorite part of the party! we made bug antennas for all our guests to wear. i bought packages of 7 headbands for a $1.00 at the Dollar Store, wrapped a pipe cleaner around a pencil to give it the spiral shape, and hot glued pom poms to the top of the antenna. you can see more details here.
i found this bug facts quiz online (for the life of me, i cannot remember where!) and printed it up as a little activity for the party guests. the prize for the winner, the Master Entomologist, was “bug antenna” (pretzel sticks).
our little party bug all ready to go!
Canaan enjoyed stinging people with the Little Stingers:
i love that all our guests got into the bug spirit and sported their antenna for the duration of the party!
we let the littlest critters loose on the beach for a bit (with parental supervision!), and the crew returned with this handful of shark’s teeth!
stopping to get some Sweet Nectar:
i think the Bug thoroughly enjoyed herself! i love this pic! pure happiness!
but just cause it was her birthday didn’t mean that she still wasn’t a sassy critter!
Papa sang her a special song that he wrote for her:
studying her new toys:
loving her new Princess Rapunzel dress. (this is the Disney Princess that we think Bella most resembles!)
and she even got the doll to match! i’m sure this doll will spark hours of hairstyling creativity!
saying goodbye to her fellow Bugs!
it was a fun day of celebrating our little Bug with our family and few friends who love her so well!