Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Bug Party

Tori wanted a cheetah themed birthday party this year, so being the good mom that I am I threw her a "bug" party...hee! Actually, it is difficult to find cute party stuff this side of the ocean so when I stumbled on the adorable lady bug (they would say "lady bird" here) party stuff in one of our local stores my persuasion skills took over.

The "bug table"....complete with yummy treats such as ants on a log, caterpillar corn, bug cups, ladybird balls, a bucket of bugs and worm juice.

This cute larvae wouldn't be complaining about bugs in his food....

Completing our edible bug treats was the birthday "dirt" cake....

The birthday girl (quite pleased by the way with her party theme and cake of choice)

The party activities....

Team Butterfly

Vs. Team Flower

Team challenges:

The Cocoon Wrap (not to be confused with the Mummy Wrap :) )

A worm eating contest

The bug on a fly swatter relay

The inch worm race

Which for the little ones turned into "bug pile" with Uncle Rich

The whole lot of bugs, including the little larvae joined in a round of "Buzz, Buzz, Sting"...

And Tori's favorite...The Fear Factor Challenge, where to win one must find 3 worms and a bug in the pie of jello using only one's mouth.

Only a few took the challenge

The winner???....the birthday bug and she was pretty buzzed!

And what would a bug party be without bug masks? Each would decorate their own...

Aren't they cute?

I intended to get a photo of the guests buzzing around the garden wearing their masks however the masks were laden with pom poms and too heavy to wear. Typical girls...the more poof and pizzazz the prettier. :)

From cheetah to bug, I'd say this beautiful butterfly was happy with the metamorphosis.


Ginger said...

Okay Lady, you rock at giving a spectacular party. You never cease to amaze me. What fun party!

I cannot believe your little girl is 7!!!..and cute as ever!

Karenkool said...

Absolutely adorable!!! I used to do those kind of parties... A long long long time ago. haha. Poor Caleigh, being the last of the pack, gets shirked on these kinds of special things. But I figure it all balances out in the end.

Loved that cake.

Lisa H said...

What a fun bug party! LOVE the picture of Tori after the fear factor cute. :)

Vern said...

Wow, what a party! Great pictures, too!
OK, what party encyclopedia did you get all these ideas from or is it just my incredibly blessed daughter?
Tori is so cute I wanted to reach out and hug her. The only negative thing I can say is thatI wasn't there. boo-hoo, too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Boy my incredibly creative daughter! I was impressed. How did you think up all those clever games to go along with the theme?
Yes, we just missed being thee. How I miss that little one! Give her a big hug from me.

Elena said...

Such a mirific party! You rock.

Patti said...

I love to decorate and seeing what others can come up with too. Darling, precious, couldn't be better. What a fun memory!