I can't believe that my big boy is turning 7 in 4 months, and I haven't even blogged his 6th birthday yet! I let Adam pick out the theme, and he chose bugs. Creepy. Crawly. Bugs. Yay?
Decorating for this party was really easy. I lucked out and Target just happened to have bug stuff in the dollar spot. So I filled up with plastic bugs of all sizes to put on the party tables, etc. Then I went to the local teacher supply store and bought some paper bug cut-outs. I taped those to various places around the house.
Because I had it at a non-meal time, food was minimal. I had chips with 4 homemade dips, individual dirt cakes, and of course a bug cake.
We had several special activities planned for the kiddos. When the first arrived, I had them make bug jars to catch bugs in. Then we had a special visit from the ice cream truck! Adam fell pretty hard running to the ice cream truck and skinned up his elbow, but a popsicle made it all better :). Next was the bug hunt. I gave each of the kids their bug jar and a net, and had them go to the backyard where I had hid about a hundred little plastic bugs. I think this was their favorite part of the party, the kids had so much fun hunting for bugs! Finally we opened presents and ate cake,
I don't have any pictures on the favors, but they were fairly simple. I found sand buckets at Michael's for a dollar. I decorated them with a vinyl bug cut out. The kids got to fill it with their bug jar and bugs they found and their net. I also had some little bug bracelets and suckers in there, all from Oriental Trading.
Overall it was a fantastic birthday, and I can't wait to plan the next one in a few months! I'll leave you with a picture of the birthday boy on party day, sporting his bug shirt :).