The Third Birthday Bug Ball

The "spread" (Ignore the weird paint job on the house... we're debating colors. :D )

The “spread”
(Ignore the weird paint job on the house… we’re debating colors. 😀 )

I learned how to make and decorate with royal icing (amateurly, but good enough for little kids)! Among other fun projects.

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Cheddar & Olive Bumblebees, stingers up (toothpicks through a paper plate), surrounded by sweet cherry tomatoes (to hid the edge of the paper plate. 🙂 )

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Deviled eggs with olive and tomato ladybugs. A little edible ink made spots on the back. Although I’m not sure how I feel about the look they’re all giving the baby carrot & tomato flower in the center.

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My husband's aunt sent us this amazing mold, which was my little Love Bug's inspiration for the Bug Ball party. <3

My husband’s aunt sent us this amazing mold, which was my little Love Bug’s inspiration for the Bug Ball party. <3

They come out like this. I made chocolate, strawberry, and lemon.

They come out like this. I made chocolate, strawberry, and lemon.

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The night before… ladybugs & bumblebees

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Covered in simple royal icing (pasteurized liquid egg whites, powdered sugar, and color), with candy eyes.

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Leftover strawberry & lemon batters went into heart shaped pans & bumbled about. 😛

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Grape caterpillars, with a touch of edible ink for eyes, were a big hit

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“Bug Juice” (cranberry, orange, strawberry lemonade, with a bit of lemon-lime soda) with gummy worm infested ice cubes.

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Kid craft: organza bags (from the wedding section of the dollar store) to be filled with candy & chocolate covered raisins , pipe cleaners, google eyes, and a clothespin made a great craft/party favor… especially for the older siblings.

 

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