Write up your party details like this:
Come to My Garden For a Bug Ball
We'll Waltz with the Butterfly's, Swing with the Ants and Jitterbug with the Ladybugs
Location: "name" Garden
RSVP: Head Gardener
Make large paper butterflies (this could also be a craft for the kids) by using construction paper and folding fan style after decorating it with crayons, markers, stickers, etc. Glue to a Popsicle stick or tongue depressor, add chenille pipe cleaner antennae. Create other insects and paper flowers. Decorate with green, yellow and orange. Decorate with flowers for centerpiece or use flowerpots to hold snack foods.
Create a caterpillar with cupcakes OR decorate a sheet cake with flowers and bugs...maybe dancing bugs. Serve gummy worms and bugs in flower pots by adding crushed Oreo cookies for dirt. To make edible 'rocks', use crushed Oreo's, mix with peanut butter, shape with hands and freeze. Serve cake with a new garden trowel. Or make the cute Lady Bug cake.
This lady bug cake is too cute - for Instructions CLICK HERE
Dirt Cups - can be made in paper cups, flower pots or other types of cups
How is this for a cake? The flower pot, watering can and garden tool are all made from cake and frosting. This picture was from a cake decorating contest and was submitted by one of our readers.
For Garden Edible Sugar Decorations CLICK HERE
For Fast Food and Ants Edible
Sugar Decorations CLICK HERE
Food and Snacks
Set the food “tree style”:
Pass a card to those attending containing these directions:
"Take the path that winds through a garden where the trees are laden with wonderful fruit and the bushes are hung with goodies. At the Fountain of Youth drink deep, but beware of the Tree of Knowledge"
Before the party, create and post signs pointing to these sites and add construction paper butterflies, Lady Bugs, ants to the trees:
To the Tissue Wood Tree (napkins, plates)
The Fountain of Youth
(sink in the ground or set out a large tub filled with sodas or lemonade)
Breadfruit Tree (sandwiches, each wrapped)
Tree of Knowledge... Have lots of apple cut outs hanging from it with good fortunes written on the backs. This could be a good spot to sit and eat.
Goodie bags and prizes:
Watering cans and plastic garden tools, seeds and planter, gummy worms and bugs, garden stickers, visor's they decorate (could be a party activity, too).
Games and activities:
Plastic Visor Craft
Lady Bug Jitterbug
Bumble Bee Boogie
Garden Scavenger Hunt
For directions on how to play any of these games, click on http://www.boardmanweb.com/party/party_themes.htm
Our sister site, The Family Corner, has some ideas on how to have a fantastic
outdoor birthday bash: http://www.thefamilycorner.com/family/kids/partyideas/1.shtml
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