LadyBug Picnic 3rd Birthday Party

I can’t believe Abbie is already 3! Even before her Minnie Mouse Birthday last year… I knew I would do a Ladybug party.

On Abbie’s actual birthday, Matt and I were out of town. So we celebrated it on March 18th… Which also happened to be my FIL’s birthday. He was a good sport about having to share a pink ladybug party with Abbie:)

The colors for the party were
Fuchsia Pink,
Pale Pink,
Lime Green,
Brown Chipboard,
Robin’s Egg Blue,
and Pale Blue

I wanted the party to have a picnic feel to it, and I also wanted everything to be mini.

Mini Menu

BBQ Sandwiches
Mason Jar Baked Beans
Mason Jar Potato Salad
Corn Muffins
Corn on the Cobb on skewers
Ladybug Oreo Truffle Cupcake Toppers
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Watermelon Slice Cookies
Shoestring Potato Chips
Veggies and Dip
Raspberry Lemonade

When a craft store was going out of business last Spring, I bought a bunch of the Ladybug Clothespins for $.20/piece. I lightly brushed them with pink paint so they tied in with the party colors… They worked as excellent food markers.

One of my favorite ideas from the party were grass centerpiece food displays. There were two white picket fence grass plots from Hobby Lobby on sale for $7.99/piece. I cut a circle out of the middle, the diameter of the base of my glass cake stands. I saved the grass pieces to be used or removed in the future. I stacked the cake stands high with BBQ pulled pork sandwiches… Topped with mini pennant banners.

Using baking twine and wooden taster’s spoons, I decorated the mason jars for a simple rustic feel. The little jars were adorable with the potato salad and baked beans nestled inside:)