It’s a Bug Party! FREE Printable!

Last week we threw a joint birthday party for both kiddos at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.  They have awesome party packages with fun themes – I knew that the kids would love the bug theme and I found the cutest bug clip art  from The Digital Bake shop on Etsy to make up some party printables/décor.  I started working on these printable months ago while diving into and learning my new Photoshop Elements program – and found out that designing my own printables is fun!  I designed this cute invite to start it all off!  The invite and all of the other  bug birthday party printables are available in my shop!

bug party invite

As part of the party package at the science center – they decorated the room in the theme and provided the cake, as well as crafts for the kids, a visit with a creature and a liquid nitrogen ice cream demo.  I of course had to add a few more décor pieces and bring food and favors for the kiddos!

SONY DSC Bug nets in buckets – décor and favors all in one!

SONY DSC Bug antenna for everyone to wear.

bug party o and mom Miss O and I showing off our bug antenna!

SONY DSC Birthday banners!  And since we couldn’t bring balloons – I had to draw some for us.

For the food I picked up some platters from our local grocery store – pinwheel sandwiches turned into snails and pb&js with worms!

SONY DSC Complete with food tent labels and party circles!!

SONY DSC Wormy pb&js!

SONY DSC The Birthday Boy in his bug shirt, enjoying the yummy food.

SONY DSC Even our science center presenter got in on the fun with her bug antenna!

SONY DSC The kids got to color/make a butterfly life cycle wheel and a coffee filter butterfly.  O & L are adding the drops of water here to make the color spread! SONY DSC The kids got to see up close and touch (yes Touch!) a Madagascar hissing cockroach!  All bug skittish people stayed at the back of the room – but most of the kids had no problem being close.  Miss O is touching the bug in this picture, she loves her bugs!

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Then Miss O, all cute in her bug outfit, blogged about here, got to help make the ice cream!!  She mixed all the ingredients and then the science center girl got out the heavy duty equipment and liquid nitrogen to turn it into ice cream!

SONY DSC It was a very impressive show.  The kids got to feel the cold clouds coming off the ice cream.  After a couple pours of the liquid nitrogen we had pink vanilla ice cream – so cool!

SONY DSC Then it was time for cake!  The science center provided the adorable cake and I brought the “through the years” pics of the kids.  Getting so big, so fast!

SONY DSC Birthday kids with Mom and Dad!  Our little buggy family!

Along with the bug nets and antenna, the big kids got a bug catching container filled with plastic bugs and gummy worms, while the little kids got a stuffed bug I made, which I blogged about here, with gummy worms and bug shakers.  I think they all loved their goodies!  Everyone also got to enjoy the Pacific Science Center and all the fabulous exhibits for the rest of the day!  It was a very fun day!  Our kiddos had an awesome bug birthday party! SONY DSC

And now how about a goody for YOU!  I made up these cute Bug themed Happy Birthday circles as a free printable!  Click the link below the image to download your free printable! bug birthday FREE party circles copy bug birthday FREE party circles

You can also now get the whole Bug Party Printable Party Set at my Etsy shop!!  Click here to check them out!

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Comments

  1. lisa rojas says:

    hey jeni…. where did you get those bug containers from??? its way to cute… love your ideas… aloha no… lisa

    • jenirodesigns says:

      I found them at Target in the dollar section in early spring. I haven’t seen them recently but you might be able to find something like it at a dollar store. When I know the party theme (which I do months in advance) I like to keep my eye out for fun (and inexpensive) stuff and grab it when its available. Thanks for your comment!! Jeni

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