Yesterday, I shared my bug party inspiration board
and today's Fiesta Friday is a Bug Out Party! With spring in full swing, I was inspired to put together a fun party table to celebrate it's return. Boys seem to love bugs so this would be perfect for your budding entomologist.
I found the fun black ribbon that trims the baskets and buckets at Michael's awhile ago and it was the perfect starting point for a celebration and inspiring the color scheme. Don't you love it when the simplest things do so much? I also found napkins with pinwheels which is the starting point for another shoot...but that is for another day.
Do you like the placemats? I'm a secret lover of fringe...and they are easy to make. Just get your hands on 12 X 12 chipboard from your favorite craft place, fringe strips of crepe paper and you are set.
Check out my giant plastic bugs...a score from the science kit section of Jo-Ann's. They make a great addition to the party and can be kept for future events or sent home with guests. Did you catch I added a few to acrylic boxes for a specimen look?
You know I love my paper straws...they add a festive touch to any party. I dressed them up with a nibbled leaf, using a large heart punch on green cardstock, then trimming the heart in half. A hole puncher makes perfect 'bites'. You can also turn them into placecards by adding the guest's name.
You know I love my party favors, sending guests home with a smile is one of my favorite parts. I filled Garnish pint boxes
with an awesome giant gummi bug from Dollar Tree and tucked in ceramic bugs and paint palettes from Party City.
I'm very sad Keebler discontinued their Bug Bites graham crackers. Anna's Ginger Thins look just like flowers...so it was a nice replacement.
I never tire making these bug toppers using the template from Hello,Cupcake!
. And have I mentioned lately how much I love my new cake pedestals?
Grape caterpillars (or garden snakes?) are a must! I threaded mine onto baker's twine with a plastic needle. Normally, I would just use wooden skewers but this time I wanted a more natural look. I think the candy eyes give them a shocked 'please don't eat me' look.
Watch out, ants are invading our picnic! Why serve boring sandwiches when you can transform them by cutting the bread into fun shapes with a cookie cutter!
Hope you have been bug inspired!!
These boy party ideas
were also featured on Spaceships and Laser Beams