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What kind of food should I serve at a bug-themed birthday party?

My son is turning 1 and we are having a bug-themed birthday party. I want to serve food and drinks that are bug-related. So far I have ants on a log, bug juice, and dirt pudding. That's not much. Any other ideas? (And if you have any ideas for decorations or anything else cute, throw it in too).

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SherriPie

Asked by SherriPie at 6:58 PM on Mar. 14, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • ohh maybe make cookies with mms on it and call them lady bug cookies sorry thats all i could come up with. sounds like a fun party though
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 7:01 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • Get a ladybug or bumble cake if your local grocery store makes them...ours does.
    OneToughMami

    Answer by OneToughMami at 7:04 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • Gummi Worms!
    Gummi Spiders!

    Put em on cookies or cupcakes as a garnish or something.

    You could also make shaped sugar cookies using bug cookie cutters. ^_^
    Anjeey

    Answer by Anjeey at 7:54 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • Here is some cute ideas
    http://childrens-parties.suite101.com/article.cfm/a_bugthemed_birthday
    http://www.kids-birthday-party-guide.com/bug-birthday-party.html

    I googled bug theme party food ideas and came up with these and tons more. Also the Oriental Trading Company has a lot of supplies very cheap.
    darcibeisheim

    Answer by darcibeisheim at 8:02 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • You could make jello,and before it sets up put in some gummy bugs.Or make jello jigglers and
    cut them into bug shapes with cookie cutters,They are fun to eat. Hope it goes well
    Val504

    Answer by Val504 at 8:30 PM on Mar. 14, 2009

  • You can make "snails." You take Pillsbury crescent rolls (or other brand) & wrap them around cocktail weiners (small hotdogs). Just bake according to crescent roll directions. Then get toothpicks with the colored cellophane on the ends & stick them in for the eyes. I made these for a kids hollween party & they were a big hit! Good luck!
    megs1228

    Answer by megs1228 at 8:47 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • Go buy a Cooties game and use the parts to decorate cupcakes or cakeballs (wash em and save em for when he's older he can play the game in a few years, too)
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:56 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • What about making a dirt cake and using the gummy worms/critters? You could make it in a flower pot, although I would line it with something since I don't think it's made for food.
    PeachMom329

    Answer by PeachMom329 at 1:24 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • Make sandwiches and use bug cookie cutter to make into bug shapes.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:06 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • My good friend had a party for her little guy. I think it was safari themed or something, but some of the food was "buggy". She sliced hot dogs into thin strips. (about 6-8 strips per hot dog I believe) Then she boiled them for a few minutes. They curled up and looked like pink worms! Served with bug blood and bug guts (ketchup and mustard) These were 8 year old boys at this party though, so you may not want to be so graphic! LOL! She also just got potato chips and called them beetle wings. (She had all the food labeled in bowls.)

    I also just found :

    fly in the batter cookies (chocolate chip or raisin cookies
    Fly pudding (vanilla pudding with raisins in it!)
    Fruit catapillar kabobs (skewer fruit onto kabobs)
    bug ice-cubes. (Find candy or plastic bugs and freexe them in ice cubes
    Nika75

    Answer by Nika75 at 7:06 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

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