Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Bug's Life

Help! Bug Attack!!
Our bug collector is in the wrong profession! She runs screaming every time she spies a little creepy crawly. She better get over it because today we're going to get down and dirty with the worms. We'll spread our wings and attend the Ugly Bug Ball. We'll even get all wound up in Miss Spider's Web. Today we'll creep, crawl and fly. After all "It's A Bug's Life!"

Our cute little Bug Collector!

Come into my parlor said the spiders to the flies!

The spider kids wove a very  large and intricate web with yarn and tent stakes. Then they invited their naive, unsuspecting mamas to lunch. Little did the mamas know, they were on the menu! Once they entered the web they were trapped by those sneaky little spiders!

Cocoon Relay

Each child turned into a cocoon by being encased in Toilet Paper. Once each cocoon was formed they had to hop down to the finish line, burst out of their casings and fly home.

After bustin' out of the joint they became...

...beautiful butterflies!

And Lady Bugs!

We each picked out a ceramic bug to paint. We were able to be as colorful and
creative as we could be and of course they all turned out just "Bee"- utifully!

Fly Swatter Relay

The teams had to race with a fly on their swatter and deposit the poor squished creature into a trash can, then race back. Oh, and they have to do it with fly glasses on so everything looks like it would to a fly.

The world had a kaleidoscope effect with these on.

Hey, you're buggin' me!

"Swats" the matter with you!

No Body Likes Me, I Think I'll Go And Eat Worms

Gramma brought out a big planter of flowers and dirt. She told us how worms live in the dirt and help to nourish it so that plants are healthier. Then all of a sudden she scooped up a handful of dirt and started eating it saying if it's good for plants it's probably good for people too! Well, if it's good enough for Gramma, it's good enough for us too!

I made the dirt with cheap Oreo's and have since then found some very cool realistic worms at OTC.

Each child was given a personalized bug box . They went out in search of
hidden plastic bugs, then they searched for the real deal!

Caterpillar Cafe

Dinner that night was served at The Caterpillar Cafe. The food is so good here you'll get butterflies in your stomach...


These simple ladybug snacks were made from Ritz Crackers spread with cream cheese and topped with half of a slit cherry tomato for the body and half of an olive for the head. The dots were black food coloring and the antaneas were green onion stem slivers.


..and snails too!

After we finished our dinner at the cafe, Gramma gave us each a special Ladybug cookie and told us how great Ladybugs are and what they do for the plants. She then took us to the side of the house were she...

..emptied out 5,000 Ladybugs into our waiting hands!

They crawled all over us and tickled...

..and then we gently placed them on the plants and trees so they could have a feast too!

I was able to order Ladybugs and have them delivered to me. You can keep them in the
refrigerator until just before releasing them. Very Cool Experience!

Gramma Luvlee

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  1. What a fantastic party!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas

  2. Oh my gosh what a fun party!! Makes me wish I'd done those ladybugs at my son's party last year. Looks like the kids had a blast.

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!!

  3. Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Sunday Round Up Link Party.
    See you next week,
    Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

  4. This is such a neat idea for a party! I can't wait to have kids of my own. :)
    Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
    new follower

  5. Oh my goodnesss! The kids had soo many fun and interactive games to play! You combine that with all of the props and cute little snacky food that would equal a great time to be had by all:)

  6. Your party looks like it was so much fun. I would love it if you would stop by and share your great ideas on my linky party Dare to Share.


  7. New follower from todays hop! Your party is so cute. Very creative.

    Hosting blog hop today called Mom's monday mingle. Would love for you to link up!


  8. Another great party idea! And so many cute little bugs ;)

    Thanks for joining our Beautify It Monday link party, We hope you'll be back next week!

    -Four Sisters

  9. I love this party, too! All of them are so adorable and your grandchildren are all so beautiful! Thanks always for sharing your fun parties with us!

    Take care,


  10. SUCH a cute party!! Stopping by from Oopsey Daisy!

  11. Your parties are always amazing, I'm a new follower!


  12. Such a fun idea for a party and it looks like everyone had a great time! Love all the food ideas!

  13. What a fun, fun idea!! I would love if you could link this up to my weekly I Love Fridays party. I think my readers would really appreciate this idea! Have a great weekend!

  14. What a Fun Party! I love your ideas : )
    I'd love it if you would share this on my Fun stuff fridays link up party. It just opened!!


  15. I'm starting to wish you were my Grandma...love all the fun details, especially the dinner. Great job!

  16. This looks so great! I have to pin the ladybugs! Great post :)

  17. What adorable ideas!! I'm sure the kids (and their moms!) had a blast. Thanks for sharing!

  18. That's the most fun party ever!! I love how you thought of every detail. Fun games, fun food, all around looks like it was a great party. I'm pinning this. :)

  19. Congratulations!! Your Bug's Life and Groovy Sixties parties are featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar. You've set the bar r.e.a.l.l.y high for all the grandmas! Can’t wait to see what other parties you’ve been working on! Links are open - hope you will link again this week!

  20. I am so glad you stopped by and linked up!! This is such a cool idea! Have a great week :)

  21. What great fun was had by all. Just pinned this to save your super ideas for buggy food:) Just visiting from A Pinch of Joy and am now following you. I would so love a visit and maybe a follow back:)

  22. This party looks so fun!! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

  23. Wow, you throw the best parties and those ladybug cookies look amazing. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  24. Oh my goodness!! I love all of the amazing snacks. I am so impressed! :) Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  25. Such fun ideas! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday. You've been featured! Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week! :)

  26. I LOVE the ladybug finger sandwiches - just tooooooooo cute!

  27. Wow, you sure are a fun and creative Grandma, your grand kids are lucky! These were some great ideas, both games and food! I found you through Creations By Kara and am now following you!

  28. What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing. You are one special gramma.

  29. I LOVE IT! This party looks like so much fun. I wish I could have been there. Kara chose you as her special link up of the week on Dare to Share. I can't wait to see what you link up next.


  30. Omigoodness... so many great ideas!!! Love it! You so tapped into the imagination of a child. Love the snack and the games :) Brilliant