A Simple DIY Ladybug Birthday Party

It turns out my baby is officially no longer a baby. “Pink” turned 2 last week. For some reason I was obsessed with the idea of planning a ladybug party. The thing is, I’m not all that crafty. (Pinterest gives me major anxiety!) Oh, I’ve got big ideas, but I know that when it comes down to reality, I have to keep it simple. So I did. And it the party turned out to be the perfect way to celebrate my sweet little ladybug.

If I could do these things, just about anybody can. Really.

  • Ladybug, Ladybug

    Ladybug, Ladybug

    Here are some of the fun ways we enjoyed a simple, homemade birthday celebration.

  • Black & White, Red All Over

    Black & White, Red All Over

    Rather than hunt down cutesy ladybug items, I stuck with a color scheme that was cheerful and oozing ladybug cuteness.

  • Table Top Touches

    Table Top Touches

    From the inexpensive homemade table “cloth” to the silverware sets sealed with a ladybug sticker, the simple details made it so much fun.

    For the easy DIY instructions, click here.

  • The Little Lady

    The Little Lady

    I made 24 little ladybugs — each with a picture from a different month of her life — as the backdrop for the outdoor party.

    For the easy DIY instructions, click here.

  • Dot, Dot, Dot

    Dot, Dot, Dot

    This simple game — “Pin the Dot on the Ladybug” — had kids ages 2 through 8 laughing and having fun.

    For the easy DIY instructions, click here.

  • Fun With Food

    Fun With Food

    This playful veggie platter was the simplest thing I could think of to bring the theme to life come appetizer time. (And it happens to have my kids’ favorites — olives and snap peas.)

    For more ladybug party inspiration, click here.

  • Sweet Somethings

    Sweet Somethings

    While there’s no shortage of amazing cupcakes you can make on Pinterest, this was something I knew my kids and I could enjoy doing together without the fear of getting it picture perfect.

    For the easy DIY instructions, click here.

  • Cute Little Crawlers

    Cute Little Crawlers

    From babies to adults, everyone agreed the best part of the party was collecting real live ladybugs to take home to your garden. It was a wonderful sensory experience!

    For details on where to buy and how to care for ladybugs, click here.

  • Fun with Favors

    Fun with Favors

    Each child had a personalized bug jar to collect ladybugs as they played. One they can use all summer long as they explore roly polies and other little creatures.

    For the easy DIY instructions, click here.

To get more details and instructions on how to bring this party to life, click here.

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