All decor items are from the dollar store. I bought plastic planters and toy gardening equipment for the food and I hot glued bugs and fake flowers to spring them up a bit. I also bought pinwheels and cloth insect finger puppets from IKEA and I scattered them around the room in vases and hidden on the shelves. The favors were plastic bug catchers with a net and tong, and on the inside was an insect finger puppet. For the adults we had a salad buffet with several different types of salad. A few included: “Seed Salad” (Bean salad) “Chicken and Leaves” (Chinese Chicken Salad from Costco). We also served various kid friendly options like slices of cheese cut into flower and butterfly shapes with a cookie cutter. Veggie “Sticks” chips and pretzel “Twigs”. I also found adorable build-a-bug fruit drops that were a hit with the older kids. I ordered cupcakes from Costco. They were huge but quite good! I did customize them a bit with gummy worms, cookie crumbs, and Mike&Ike candy in flower designs. I totally stole the caterpillar balloon bug idea from my friend, Michelle, who made one for her daughter’s caterpillar themed birthday the week before. I thought she was completely brilliant!
Lets talk wardrobe! Michelle generously offered to loan me Maddy’s perfect buggy dress (complete with a cardigan, no less!) but I forgot to reply with a grateful yes in time to make arrangements to pop over and grab it, so instead, the night before the party I whipped up this bedazzled onesie! Snail + Butterfly= Rhinstone-erific fun!
(Sorry, so dirty. Did not think to take pics before cake fest!)
Me and the Unc accidently displaying the caterpillar banner I had Eloise’s classmates help me make at her school party. Liquid watercolor on coffee-filters make beautiful party decor! Plus it was a fun activity to do with a group of toddlers!
For entertainment, I just put a bunch of Weezy’s toys in the living room and got a baby pool and some carnival balls at Target. I also threw some of my favorite IKEA bugs in the ball pit. The kids had a fun time finding them!
It was a really fun celebration befitting of the special little bug in our life! However, next year we may go to Chuckie Cheese (Kidding. Kind of. ) :)