This insect theme party is perfect for younger chefs or older ones
who love to create and make things that resemble other objects. For
this party creativity shines so it is a lot of fun to invite friends
to join in this bug theme party.
Try using one of the ladybug recipe ideas below for your party
centerpiece. Make simple party hats with headbands and pom poms for
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Bug Party Menu Ideas
Graham crackers or light brown cookies
Raisins Red hots or red candies
Crush several graham crackers in a Ziploc baggie with a rolling pin
or kitchen mallet. Add to the bag several raisins (for bugs), red
hots (for ladybugs) and chocolate sprinkles (for ants). Enjoy eating
your eatable bug farm.
Ladybug Theme Party Ideas
Make ladybugs from cupcakes by decorating with white frosting
and sprinkle with red sugar. Add black licorice for legs and
mini chocolate chips for spots.
For another type of ladybug, use a large red apple sliced in
half. Remove core and seeds. Place on a plate with the red on
the top. Attach with peanut butter, licorice for antennas and
chocolate chips for eyes.
Slice the top off of a cherry tomato and stuff with tuna
salad, find the recipe here.
Use whole cloves for eyes but make sure kids take them out
before eating and decorate spots with cream cheese or chopped
black olives. Antennas can be chopped chives or green onion
Caterpillars and Chrysalis
Refrigerated dough biscuits, crescent rolls or
Hot dogs whole or cut in half
Slices of cheese
If using homemade biscuit dough roll out and cut into circles
with glass or round cutter. Press a circle flat and place a hot
dog on top of the dough. Add a slice of cheese the same length of
the hot dog, if desired. (this is the caterpillar).
Fold dough over around the caterpillar and press seam edges
together. (this is the Chrysalis) Place on cookie sheet and bake
until golden brown.
Ants on a Long
The popular snack for ants on a log. Cut celery into 3-4 inch
pieces. Fill middle with cheese spread or peanut butter. Add
raisins to top to get the ants crawling on the log.
Make fruit slices into butterflies or caterpillars.
Lady Bug Cake
by Laura Root (Washington)
There are two lady bugs. One is a double layer 9in round cake and
the second one is a 6 inch single layer round cake. I frosted both
cakes with white butter cream. Then I used red food coloring mist to
spray both cakes red.
With the left over batter from the 6 inch cake, I made cupcakes. I
cut two cupcakes in half and stacked them on top of each other and
placed the cut ends to the round cake for the heads of the lady
For the smaller cake I only used one half of the cupcake instead of
two. I used black colored butter cream to color the heads of the
ladybugs black. I used a #5 tip to do the lines for the wings. I
used a tip with a large hole to do the spots.
I used tip with a large hole to do the white spots on the head for
eyes and the #5 tip that I used to do the wings with for the black
spots on the eyes. I used a #3 tip to do the mouths. I use a grass
tip to put grass around the lady bugs as if they were sitting in
some grass. I used the left over cupcakes and made them into
This cake is very simple to do. Anyone can do this. I had some
troubles with the head and trying to frost it while keeping it stuck
to the cake. Make sure when you cut the cupcake in half and stack
them on top of each other, put a little frosting in between the
layers so they stick together better. I will do that next time if I
have to do this cake again.