Have a buggy birthday with this Bug Party guide! A bug party theme is perfect for young children who are fascinated with things that crawl and fly. A bug birthday party also makes a great boys party idea.
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To make your own invitations, use a photo of your child’s favorite bug from the internet and add wording like this:
Bee there: [date]
Fly on over to: [address]
Infestation time: [party time]
Give us a Buzz at: [phone number]
Or choose these personalized Bug Party Invitations:
- Attach a stretchy cobweb (often sold as Halloween decorations) across a doorway, tuck in some large bugs and let the children step through the middle to enter the party.
- Decorate red and yellow helium balloons to look like ladybugs and bumblebees. Add black dots on the red ones and black stripes on the yellow ones with a permanent marker.
- Give the children a safari hat or bug antennae to wear when they arrive.
- Decorate the table with big plastic bugs.
- Use helium balloons to make a great big caterpillar. Start with six green balloons to form the main body and add an orange balloon as the head. Draw a face on the head with black permanent marker. Tape the balloons to each other in a row to form the caterpillar and hang it from the ceiling over the food table.
- Cut giant leaves from large sheets of green construction paper to use as placemats.
- Make a Bug Hut – Save clear plastic jars (like peanut butter jars) and punch holes in the lids. Use colored permanent markers to print each child’s name on a jar. At the party, let the kids decorate their bug jar with bug stickers.
- Bug Hunt – Before the party, hide plastic bugs in the yard in case the kids don’t find many real bugs. For a party during cold weather, hide the plastic bugs in a separate room. Send the guests on a bug hunt and let them put the bugs they find inside their bug jar.
- Bug Tattoos – Apply bug temporary tattoos to hands and cheeks.
- Bug Toss – Use a large flower pot and bug shaped bean bags for this game. Hand each child three bean bags to try to toss into the flower pot. Hand out jelly beans for every successful toss. You can make your own bug bean bags using baby socks filled with dry beans. Yellow socks can be bumblebees, red can be ladybugs, and green can be grasshoppers.
- Bug Swat – Hand out fly swatters (or just a rolled up newspaper section) and turn on a bubble machine. Tell the kids that the bubbles are bugs and they should swat as many as they can.
- Bumble Bee Tag – Whoever is “it” is the bumble bee who tries to “sting” (tag) the other children.
- A bug piñata is always a hit with the kids!
- Ant Egg Carton Craft
- Paper Dragonfly Craft
- Egg Carton Caterpillar Craft
- Caterpillar Kabobs – Use green grapes on a pick and press two mini chocolate chips (using pointed end) into the first grape as eyes to form a caterpillar.
- Bug Juice – Serve your favorite juice and drape a gummy worm over the edge of each glass.
- Ants on a Log – Fill celery with herb cream cheese (or peanut butter) and press raisins on top as the ants.
- Melon Ball Bugs – Scoop melon balls and press mini chocolate chips in each ball for the bug’s eyes.
- Make your own Bug Mountain Cake with these easy directions from Family Fun.
- Or bake some Daddy Longlegs Cupcakes.
- Or use a shaped cake pan to get beautiful results at home:
Take a look at our ideas for using personalized party supplies.