Warning: Super Heavy Photo alert! haha. Sorry, didn't want to leave out any cool ideas!
Here's a picture of me with my two best guys! Big Marco and Little Marco...oh, and Mr. Tarantula.
Of course, he enjoyed trying to scare his sisters!
Just a closer look!
I made 4 different centerpieces using baby formula cans. I covered them with scrapbook paper, added coordinating tissue and then hot glued large plastic insects that I found at the Dollar Tree. I also added a little bit of greenery with some sticky rubber caterpillars.
This "Bug Juice" is actually Sour Apple punch. I added sprite and a few gummy worms for a special touch! The kids loved it.
I have a good friend that makes the best cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. She made vanilla cupcakes that were filled with strawberry and boysenberry jam. She topped it with frosting that looked like grass and a gummy worm. The top piece was a delicious cake covered with fondant. Looked like a perfect leaf topped with a plastic ant. Yum! Thanks Lorany!
Here's Lorany with my guy. We love her so much!
Lady Bugs (watermelon)
Caterpillars and cocoons (ranch pasta and olives)
Ants on a Log (celery, peanut butter and raisins)
I had another talented friend there that did face painting for all of the kids. She did a wonderful job. Thanks so much Angie!
Naomi got a lady bug on one side and a butterfly on the other.
We played "Bug Toss" where the kids had to toss the rubber bugs into the flower pots for points.
Little Marco helped retrieve the bugs each time...
We played "Bug Bite". Just like hot potato but with a bug. When the music stops, whoever is holding the bug gets bit and is out!
I used my Cricut to cut out a few insects and then we played "Pin the bug on the Leaf" They had to aim for the X on the leaf.
Birthday boy had a special tiny pinata to hit and broke it with one hit.
Then we broke out the big pinata. I covered the original picture on the pinata with a paper plate and a large bug that I cut out with my Cricut. Now it matches with our bug theme. =)
He got so many nice gifts. Many of them bug related, but all of them generous and perfect for a happy four year old boy. It made me so happy that he was willing to stop after each gift to go hug and thank the person that bought him the gift. At the end, he looked up at me and said "Everyone is the best." He was right. =)