Friday, January 20, 2012

A Bug Birthday Party

Someone is 3 years old!! We had so much fun planning this party. I found an enormous amount of ideas for a bug party on line. We did what we could and pulled off a really fun memory. My husband really made this happen. I was idea committee, cake and food, and party favors. He did all the decorations and games. One of our favorite things to do together is throw a birthday party.

Homemade invitation for all the kids. Hand delivered by the party girl.

I used my rainbow cake recipe to make cupcakes but not layered.

Since we love books so much, we always have books available. As decoration but also if needed for a quick quiet-mellow things down time.

An army of party favors: we made lollipop spiders and butterflies with goldfish crackers.

I spouted real grass for our "Bug" cake to sit on.

Caterpillar decoration

This was the winning activity. The kids loved digging for plastic bugs that we had hid in the dirt. We also had a craft making antennae for everyone.

More balloon bugs!

The bumble bee!!

And my greatest piece of advice: Everyone is going to want the head of this cake. Make extra heads!! All my girls had a cupcake face and no one had to fight or be sad.

3 comments:

HanaĆ¢ said...

Happy birthday to the little one! What a great party!!! Even I would have loved to dig in the dirt looking for plastic bugs :o)

Vicki said...

Oh What fun!! Can't believe she's 3. What clever ideas. Once again, you two create a super time!

Virginia Taylors said...

I was a tad jealous, truth be told!