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This awesome BUG + INSECT BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Taryn of Events by Taryn & Co

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If this party doesn’t make you squirm with delight I don’t know what will! The creepy/crawly desserts and favors from it are just fantastic and you will love all of the wooden elements and pieces! This party is seriously fantastic and is packed full of adventure an ideas that are sure to make any little guys day!

My favorite Bug + Insect party ideas and elements from this fun birthday celebration are:

  • The awesome rock labels
  • The fabulous bug cake
  • The cute “tree top” rock candy swizzle sticks
  • The awesome “bug” covered cake
  • The cute brown paper favor bags covered in plastic bugs/insects
  • The fun “germy jiggler” gummy worm and jello filled petri dishes
  • The awesome wooden bark dessert boxes 
  • and MORE!

Party Styling: Events by Taryn & Co.

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Bug + Insect Party Details:This is what Taryn said about the party-

“This eight year old birthday boy loves bugs and his favorite insect is the praying mantis so why not have a bugged out birthday bash?! All parties and events we do are always special and so much fun but this bug themed kid’s event was jammed packed with lots of sugar and smiles. We heard that the kid’s were talking about how they bugged out that one Saturday for weeks on end!

Location: R Studio, Los Angeles, CA

CAKE: Cake Divas aka Joanie and Leigh’s Cakes!

Decor: Happy Birthday Banner (courtesy of Events by Taryn), Insect Decals for the mirrors, Praying Mantis decal, custom table runners and accents (courtesy of Events by Taryn ), dessert bar decor- branches & insects, labels for desserts (courtesy of Events by Taryn)

Details: Events by Taryn + Co: event planning, day of coordinating, staffing for activities, graphics for signs and dessert bar labels, menu, water bottle labels, birthday cake design, custom playlist for kids and parents to buggy to, decoration and styling, party favors filled with yucky bug soaps , candy, flashlights, and a mason jar that they made with their growing bugs in it

Photography: Jeremy Ylagin

Catering: Sonia’s Catering

Entertainment

Kathy’s Critters – She spoke about the bugs, let the kids touch spiders, frogs, snakes! Cole (the birthday boy) was the Kathy’s helper throughout the whole time and assisted with holding and sharing the critters with his friends! His favorite bug is the praying mantis and although they weren’t in season, she went into detail and even gave him a (dead) praying mantis to collect! There was just as much squirming as there was laughing throughout the entire show but they LOVED it!

Activities (courtesy of Events by Taryn)
-We had a couple of activity stations for the bugged out birthday party! The first was an arts and crafts station that gave the older siblings even more activity to decorate all sorts of fun things like notebooks, doorknobs. We even saw the parents join in on the fun with their bug-aritas or swamp water in hand!

-Tattoo Station: The kids had the option to get decked out in fake bug tattoos. Some had butterflies, beetles on their cheeks! While others had ants, caterpillars and spiders! You name it and the bug tattoo was probably in there!

-Take a bug home! There was a station where the kids could put “growing insects” in a mason jar and take it home to watch their new addition grow overnight!

-Spider game! We couldn’t stop there with activities because the birthday boy and his friends love Pokemon! Where would one put Pokemon in a bug party? So we provided Pokemon cards but they could only get them by playing a gushy, sticky, slimy spider game! We blindfolded each kid before they dug into a big bowl of cold jello with plastic critters! When they found the only black spider, they won a prize! It was a messy hit!

The Menu: What you’re serving at a party is vital and at this birthday party, we made sure all of the dishes went with the theme of the event with the following scrumptious menu!

Appetizers
Caterpillar Chips
Slimy Salsa
Grasshopper Guac

Salad-
Organic Leafy Kale Salad
Bug Fruit Platter

Entrees-
Mini Bug Burgers
Corn Dogs
French Flies
Garden Grilled Veggies
Chicken Skewers

Beverages-
-Bug Juice
-Swamp Water
-Bug-aritas

Dessert and Snack Bar Details!
-Ant Pops
-Grasshopper Pops
-Bugged out Chocolates (Chocolate Bugs from Holiday Confections)
-Insect Sugar Cookies (Reptile Sugar Cookies from Not Betty Cookies)
-Dirt cups (Pudding, oreo crumbles and gummy worms- courtesy of Sonia’s Catering)
-Ants on a log (chocolate covered pretzels- ants w/sprinkles & gummy worms- Courtesy of Events by Taryn)
-Beetle Bugs (m&m’s)
-Chocolate Covered Ants (Chocolate covered Raisins)
-Tree Lollipops
-Caterpillar Puffs (Cheeto Puffs)
-Germy Jigglers (green jello w/sprinkles and gummy worms- Courtesy of Events by Taryn)
-Spider Cake Pops (Courtesy of Events by Taryn)

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  1. Sandi douglas says:

    Do you do insects bug party?