Plan a Bug Birthday Party
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Bug Birthday Party Food & Decorations
- Make a black web with an opening for guests to step through at the front door. Wind black yarn around thumbtacks and tie at various places, making sure to leave an opening in the middle. Then, attach toy bugs.
- Use latex helium balloons to make a giant caterpillar to suspend over the table. To create, use six helium-filled green balloons (the body) and one yellow balloon (the head). Use a black magic marker to draw a face on the yellow balloon. Tape the balloons to each other in a row to form the caterpillar.
- Cut giant leaves from green poster board. Cut out bug shapes from brightly colored paper and glue to the leaves, adding legs and antennae with magic marker. You may want to have extra bug shapes cut out and crayons available for arriving guests to decorate their own bug to glue to the leaves. This will keep them entertained until you are ready to start the activities.
- Purchase rubber or plastic bugs at a local toy store or dollar store and scatter them across the table. Try mixing some in with snacks for older children who will not be frightened.
- Using gumdrops and shoestring licorice make spider snacks. Cut shoestring licorice into one inch long strips. Separate the black and red gum drops from a bag of gumdrops to use as your spider's body. Place four licorice strings on each side of body for legs. Use a black permanent marker to draw a spider web on a plain white paper plate and place spiders on the web!
- “Dirt” sundaes can be created by serving chocolate ice cream with Oreo cookies crumbled on top. Add to the fun by putting gummy bugs in the ice cream and purchasing miniature shovels from a local craft store to use as spoons.
Make Your Own Chocolate Bugs
You Will Need:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips or colored baking chocolate per child.
- Small Ziploc bag for each child
- Candy decorations, such as sprinkles, licorice strings and BBs
- Raisins, cereal, strawberries or other small fruit
- Waxed paper
- Fill bags with chocolate candy and seal. Microwave for at least one minute or until melted. You may have to do this in batches. Don’t let the chocolate get too hot!
- Remove the bags and cut a small hole in the corner of each bag.
- Put a piece of waxed paper in front of each child with bowls of decorations and raisins, etc. in the middle. Children squeeze the chocolate onto the raisins, etc. and decorate to make bugs!
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