Saturday, April 10

ladybug - lovebug - PARTY

Our little lovebug turned two... which means it's time for a party!!!  The weather was GORGEOUS here today - so we had time to play outside with cousins after a yummy lunch together & naps for the 3 little ones.  Here she is in her ladybug top.

A couple more party details...
I wanted a little something to hang in our entryway.  It's a ribbon garland - felt rectangles are just straight stitched onto the ribbon.  I grabbed some brightly colored fabric, and put my machine in free motion mode.  I free-handed the letters, and then trimmed them.  Then I stitched some brightly colored buttons in between the letters.
The other garland is more party-specific, but I'll probably keep it up for a while just because it's springy, blue, and I LOVE the fabric!  I used my rotary cutter with a pinking blade to cut the triangles, and then machine stitched them along a ladybug ribbon.
 I also made lovebug cupcakes.  The "lovebugs" are made from red melting chocolate in a heart shaped silicone mold.  I popped them out, then dipped the heads in dark brown chocolate.  Then I used a sparkly black gel to do 2 spots on each side (she is turning 2 after all!) and the stripe down the middle for the wings.  Then I used a white gel for the eyes.
The cupcakes are just a plain yellow cake mix that I dyed pink, and then added mini chocolate chips to be ladybug spots.  (It helps that I LOVE chocolate and thought this was a good reason to throw in some more chocolate!)

{for more ladybug party details click on the ladybug thread below}

5 comments:

grandmarockton said...

love the cupcakes

Anonymous said...

You are so creative!

lisawith4 said...

so cute!... the girl, the top, the cupcakes, the banner... all of it.

We are in birthday planning mode. A penguin/igloo theme for our daughter who will be 3 on May 1st. it's fun when the kids get big enough to decide on their own birthday theme.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

WOWZA! I have to make these ladybugs today!! My Son's preschool is having a ladybug release, and at home we are too (darn garden has bugs!)! My kids will be so excited about these!!
Thanks for the GREAT idea! So easy and yet soooo cute!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals
PS Thank you for joining our linky party!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Super cute ladybugs. What fun for a party. Thanks for sharing!