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!
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!
For the food I picked up some platters from our local grocery store – pinwheel sandwiches turned into snails and pb&js with worms!
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! 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!
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!
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!
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
You can also now get the whole Bug Party Printable Party Set at my Etsy shop!! Click here to check them out!