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My Son's 3rd Birthday Party: A BUG PICNIC! (Pt. 1)
So, for my son's 3rd birthday, the whole theme came from my wanting to do the grill cupcakes (shown below) from Family Fun magazine. I thought grill- picnic, picnic-bugs. There you go, now we have a boy theme. Next step was invites. I didn't like any invites I was seeing so I did my own from scratch. Here's what the front looked like folded:

The "Indoor picnic" part actually folded down and when you opened it, there was a shoe that folded up. Both folds held confetti bugs that fell out when opened. It might sound confusing and, believe me, it wasn't the easiest thing getting everything to line up; but it all came together nicely in the end. I also did special address labels and stamped a big bug on the envelope for an extra touch.
As I mentioned food inspired, but also became a big centerpiece for, the party. We did hot dogs on a roaster, lemonade, "bug juice" from a cooler, ladybug Hors D'oeuvres, everything you'd want for a picnic; but the deserts were the real crowd pleaser.

We changed the frosting a bit on the grill cupcakes, using red, instead of brown for a more fiery touch.


We also did cheeseburger cupcakes that turned out even better than expected. I mean these looked and tasted awesome! Kudos to my husband for doing these.


My mother-in-law did a spider cake along with some bee and bug cookies:




The table was complete with baskets and silverware covered with flyswatter papers. I made these myself on my husband's suggestion. What would I do without him?


I'll show decorations, party games and gifts in my next post.
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  1. Super cute! I am doing a hamburger party in March and great minds think alike b/c I am doing the burger cupcakes and the red and white checks. Where did you get those red baskets?


  2. callmekelly Says:

    Thanks. I got the baskets at Wal-Mart, right after 4th of July, so they were on clearance! Gotta love that.


  3. I saw your party on Catch My Party. Too clever. Love the flyswatters. Would you consider linking it up to my link party: http://phubie.blogspot.com/2011/01/link-party-showcase-parties-for-boys.html


  4. callmekelly Says:

    Thanks so much. I have linked to your site, which is awesome!


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