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Brooklyns Lady Bug 1st Birthday Party Theme!

Updated on August 5, 2013

Red, Black & White All Over!

Man first off I cannot believe it has been a year! I am so blessed to have such a sweet calm beautiful baby! Only weeks before baby girls 1st birthday me and my best friend sat on the couch and contemplated what theme we were going to use for the party. She had an AMAZING idea... LADYBUGS!! So the planning started :) We pulled out the notebooks and started researching the web for Decorations, Party Favors... You know, All that fun stuff! If you are planning a Lady Bug Birthday you have definitely come to the right lens!

Brooklyn turns 1 - Ladybug Princess

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Whats A Ladybug Party... - Without Real Life Ladybugs!

My dad Becca & Brooklyns "Papa" went out of his way to track down these little critters! Every where he went they were sold out. Finally at a plant nursery we hit the jackpot and found them. Im not entirely sure wether these critters are available year round for purchase but i do know they fight off all the bugs in the gardens so you may be able to purchase them at your local garden center. These ladybugs absolutely COMPLETED the party! Not only did the kids have a blast but they are still talking about it today!

Lady Bug Theme - Heres our Dessert Table

Red, Black & White was a very Fun theme! Is was especially easy since my daughters birthday was in June so they had everything on sell for 4th of July lots and lots of Red & White Plates & Bowls the Dollar Tree & 99cent store were my favorite! We ordered the cupcake picks online and simply had food 4 less make the cupcakes i added some red & black sprinkles and ta da the cupcakes were completed! (more on the cupcakes later) Party City sells candy in solid colors for themes so i picked up some red, black & white chocolates can you say YUMMY!? Last but not lease licorice! Im not a fan of the black but red licorice! Delicious! Cake Table was a cute success!

Cupcakes, Cupcakes , Cupcakes!

How cute are they eating there cupcakes!!! If only you seen the aftermath! I was wearing a white shirt this day and lets just say at the end of the day it appeared to be a red shirt! I was scrubbing RED frosting out of clothes hair and faces for a couple days! But it was worth it! I have to think of a better way to color frosting without having it stain everything that touches it!

Sweet Sweet Fun!

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Bryson with his Ladybug Catcher
Bryson with his Ladybug Catcher

The Kids Had So Much Fun!

We got lady bug houses and little nets for the kids to catch the little critters! They had so much fun, the younger kids were chasing them all around and were just COVERED in ladybugs! Some of the older kids were afraid of the little red flying spotted bugs it was quite funny! Heres Bryson one of Rebeccas BEST friends! Me and Brysons mommy Kelly grew up together we met when my mom moved to the same street as her i was 3 years old. Its so great to watch our kids grow up together!

Ladybug Activities... - First we started off by painting Ladybugs :)

At the Dollar tree i found at the bottom of the bin wooden ladybugs so i picked up some paint and brushes and this was the first activity of the day! The kids loved painting they even had matching ladybug aprons :) Once they completed their painting project they got to move on to creating their bags we had paint and little foam stickers for the kids they did such a great job! Also if you take a close look at Brysons arm we did lady bug temporary tattoos that were purchased from Party City.

Craft Time

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Brooklyn & Family

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Brooklyn With her Great Grandma! (Moo Moo)Brooklyn & Daddy!Mommy & DaddyDaddy WIth His GirlsMe And my Cousin AlexAlex & BrooklynGrandpa, Daddy & Birthday GirlBeautiful Blue Eyed Birthday Girl!
Brooklyn With her Great Grandma! (Moo Moo)
Brooklyn With her Great Grandma! (Moo Moo)
Brooklyn & Daddy!
Brooklyn & Daddy!
Mommy & Daddy
Mommy & Daddy
Daddy WIth His Girls
Daddy WIth His Girls
Me And my Cousin Alex
Me And my Cousin Alex
Alex & Brooklyn
Alex & Brooklyn
Grandpa, Daddy & Birthday Girl
Grandpa, Daddy & Birthday Girl
Beautiful Blue Eyed Birthday Girl!
Beautiful Blue Eyed Birthday Girl!

Beautiful Day, For A Beautiful Little Girls 1st Birthday Party!

Brooklyns Birthday Outfit

I looked High & Low For Red Tulle to make Brooklyns Tutu and it was a no go! I found some online but by the time i had it delivered to my door it wouldn't even be worth it after the shipping! So a friend told me to look on Etsy.com I was in complete SHOCK! Why had i never been to this site before!? I found an AMAZINGLY cute as you can see Birthday outfit that came with a matching Bow, Onesie and Headband!

Let me know what you think! - I hope this lens gave you some good ideas!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lisa

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      kerryhrabstock 4 years ago

      Your dessert table is awesome. Hated ladybugs years ago when we couldn't get rid of them for months in our foyer. You made them cute for me again.

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I love ladybugs! The party looks like fun and the red lips prove the cake was yummy! Brooklyn is too cute in her Ladybug Princess outfit!

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      BeHappyBB 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: We are thinking of a glow in the dark party maybe? Or rainbow? Either way it will be colorful and LOTS of fun for the kids!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is like you had so much fun! What are you gonna do next time? :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is like you had so much fun! What are you gonna do next time? :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is like you had so much fun! What are you gonna do next time? :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is like you had so much fun! What are you gonna do next time? :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is like you had so much fun! What are you gonna do next time? :)

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      It is like you had so much fun! What are you gonna do next time? :)

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      What a cute party theme and such great fun!

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      What a cute party theme and such great fun!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great ideas! I am planning my daughter Layla's 1st birthday and will be doing a lady bug theme. Brooklyn's party turned out so cute.

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      CozyKitty 5 years ago

      That's so funny - my niece had a ladybug theme for her 1st birthday AND her middle name is Brooklyn!!!

      Looks like a great & fun time was had by all :))

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      roony672 5 years ago

      Happy Birthday! Looks like it was a fun party.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a cutie!