Bug Theme Party and Easy Butterfly Cupcake Toppers

Bugs are popular with the younger set… it’s just a fact.  Both boys AND girls love the buggy themes – gross, “icky” bugs for boys… and sweet ladybugs and butterflies for girls!  For your next kiddo (or adult!) party, check out all the buggy ideas and inspiration!

Let’s start with the GIRLS!  Here is a fab tutorial for making cute ladybug party decorations, from the hostessblog.com.  These are really easy to make!:

One of the BEST ladybug party posts I’ve seen can be found at bee in our bonnet;  make sure you click through to it for wonderful lady bug party pictures and inspiration.  My favorite, FAVORITE idea from this post?  These adorable ladybug pretzels made using colored candy melts found at every craft store in the baking aisle.:

I mentioned butterflies, didn’t I?  Well, if you are planning a butterfly theme party, you need to check out this tutorial for making butterfly cupcake toppers.  A-DOR-ABLE!  Everything needed to make these can be found at craft stores.  (don’t forget to print out a coupon when purchasing the butterfly punch.)

And now.. for the BOYS!  I found a ton of links and inspirations for “icky” bug party theme ideas.  This corn dog centipede was one of my favorites.  Check out the Hungry Happenings blog to get details on how to make these:

From Creative Juice, a tutorial on making bug party favor sticks AND skewer stand FOR the favor sticks.  They also show how to make a DIY cake pop stand (used her for the party sticks) by covering floral foam with decorative paper.  I do this all the time!

From Oh Goodie Designs, check out the “best bug party EVER” post, with tons and tons of photos for bug party inspiration.  I can’t quite decide on a favorite idea, but if I HAD to pick, it would probably be the worm holes and ants-on-a-stick goodies.  CUTE, CUTE!

And you simply can’t have a BUG party without a DIRT cake!  Check out this post from Cookie Mondays, about her son’s Bug Party in the Park.  FABULOUS fun ideas, and a yummy (?) looking Dirt-N-Worms Cake!

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