Plan a Bug Birthday Party
Party Planning and Supplies
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Get buggy for your child’s next birthday party! These fun bug party ideas– including butterfly invitations, bug birthday activities, bug birthday cake, and more – will have all your guests loving life as a little garden creature. Whether your child loves butterflies or ladybugs, we've got the party ideas for you! For girls, we have Mod butterfly party and ladybug party ideas. For boys, you can go with a frog party or just a variety of general bug party items.
Boys and girls aged three through eight love the fun and excitement that comes with these little buggy critters.
For peace of mind, begin planning your bug birthday bash six to eight weeks in advance. This will allow you time to gather all the supplies that you need, including bug party decorations, gifts, and menu items. Planning ahead also gives your guests time to RSVP and make travel plans, if needed. Don't panic if you find yourself short on time; you can still plan a great party! Planning ahead simply reduces the risk of conflicts with guests' plans and may increase your party’s attendance.
For bug birthday invitations, use white card stock or construction paper folded in half, and decorate it with glitter glue and shiny bug-theme stickers. Or, if you’re short on time, purchase personalized or pre-printed bug party invitations online. We recommend mailing your invitations three to four weeks prior to the party—any sooner and your guests may forget, any later and your guests may already have plans.
To simplify the rest of the party planning process, check out our Party Planning Timeline, and read the paragraphs below for information on selecting bug party supplies, insect party favors, and more for your child's party.
What You’ll Need
If you plan to use paper tableware and bug party supplies, our Suggested Party Supply List may be quite helpful. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.
For this party, think white, pink, and lavender for a girl's bug party, or blue and black for a boy's. Decorate your party with balloons and streamers. For goodie bags, purchase toy bugs, butterfly-themed favors, a pail and shovel, rubber spiders, candies, and other bug party favors. Place all of these items inside clear or printed cellophane bags, and tie the bags closed with ribbons.