Inexpensive ideas to throw a fun ladybug themed party.
Are you looking for a way to create the perfect ladybug theme birthday party table on a budget? These great tips and tricks will provide you with the perfect ladybug birthday party ideas that your guests and birthday girl will love without breaking the bank.
Discover how to get the look you want while saving on ladybug party decorations and centerpieces. Learn how to properly arrange your table decorations to minimize clutter and maximize wow-factor while using creativity to add a unique touch. With these ladybug party ideas your party theme will be the talk of the town and you won't have to break the bank to make it happen.
Thrifty Ladybug Party Ideas
A themed party should always have a balloon backdrop. This can be single balloons, balloons that are grouped together in clusters or a balloon garland that you can make yourself. I bought a mixture of a dozen black balloons and red balloons for $12 at a local grocery store.
These ladybug balloons are ideal as a backdrop because they are so affordable and you can place them anywhere. They are also a great way to combine entertainment for younger children as well as easy birthday decorations. Balloons are easy to customize for your color scheme.
Birthday Party Supplies for Food and Decor
Use party supplies that are also in your color scheme or planned theme. Some examples for these ladybug party ideas include:
- White or red tablecloths - disposable makes for awesome clean up!
- Small signs or birthday banners
- Red or black streamers
- Matching paper plates, utensils, napkins and cups
Add Themed Candy and Finger Foods to Your Ladybug Party Ideas
It is such a cute idea to incorporate your theme into party food. Begin by finding candy and finger foods that are along the same color scheme. These are idea when it comes to feeding younger party guests. They are much less messy and easier to serve.
For dessert table candy with this red and black color scheme, here is what we used:
- Twizzler Pull and Peels or Red Vines
- Red chocolate wafer melts
- Red gum balls
Colored candy treats are also great options for kids to take home a party favor bag. Buy a pack of cellophane bags and allow the guests to scoop various candies into their treat bags.
I also bought strawberries and dipped them in melted milk chocolate. You could also use cherries for another healthy option. Chocolate strawberries are very simple to make and are much cheaper than buying them already dipped at the store, especially if you get berries while they are in season.
Sometimes a bit of salty is needed to combat all that sweetness on your food table. Chocolate pretzels are so much fun to make and they are a big hit with kids. Buy pretzel rods and use decorative melts to dip them in, then drizzle with milk chocolate. They don't have to look perfect, making it a very easy party snack. I made all of these for around $10 for our themed birthday party.
Use Jars and Serving Platters
Something that can add decoration as well as dimension is using jars and serving platters that are different sizes and various shapes. I even threw in a few mason jars I had around the house. Just use whatever you have or you can stop at the craft store or bakeware section to find something you love to display your goodies. Use clear glass to show off what is inside!
Another option is to check out a dollar store and grab some disposable fancy party dishes to display your items. They are pretty decent quality and will last for quite a while without hard use. You can throw them away when you are done and don't have to worry about storing them. Check out the party supply section or the kitchen supply area.
Ladybug Party Ideas - Ladybug Cake
Centralize your decorations around a main focal point. We did this with a ladybug cake made by our local bakery. But this isn't any ol' ladybug cake. We opted to do a cupcake cake with black and red frosting that can be easily pulled apart instead of having to cut individual slices of cake.
Cupcake toppers aren't needed because of the frosting. And with a cupcake cake you can do more cake flavors so everyone is happy. This would also be a lot of fun to make at home as long as you have decent frosting.
Ladybug Party Activities
You can incorporate some fun activities and party games for younger kids. Try out these fun favorites:
- Pin the dot on the ladybug or pin the ladybug on the flower
- Bean bag ladybug toss
- Color your own ladybug
- Find the ladybug match
Easy Ladybug Party Ideas to Fit Your Budget
It is so easy to create the perfect birthday table on a budget, even for a large group. Between both sides of the family plus a selection of friends, there were a lot of people in attendance and there was plenty for all to enjoy.
It may seem like a lot of work and some extra time, but using a few items from around your home and a dollar store can save you quite a bit of cost. Throw in some simple ladybug decorations and a sprinkle of creativity, and you can make a gorgeous, memorable celebration your kids won't soon forget. So, don't stress out and splurge on an expensive and elaborate table when you can do most of it yourself.
Instead, show off your creative side with a few simple touches to delight your little one and their friends. Go ahead and create the perfect ladybug birthday table on a budget – your little ladybug will love it.
See a few other thrifty party ideas here:
- Sofia the First
- Little Mermaid
- Christmas Birthday
- Monster Party
- Pink and Gold party
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