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Today was my [not-so] baby boy's 5th birthday. Five has never seemed like such a big number before!
But I won't spend this whole post moping about how old he is...
Let's talk about the party!
The kids dined on "bug food":
We had Honey Bits (Bit O'Honey), Bug Bites (gummy worms and bugs), Ants on a Log (Pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate with sprinkles) and Beetle Bugs (m&ms):
Dragon Snaps (Cheetos) and Worm Holes (Donuts):
Roly Polies (pigs in a blanket), Lady Bugs (cookies), Dirt Cups (Chocolate cupcakes with crushed Oreos) and Bug Juice (juice boxes):
I made the cone-holder out of a cake box. I cut out holes with an Exacto knife on the top of the box, then wrapped the whole thing in green crepe paper. The cones were made of scrapbook paper:
I found a great tip on Pinterest--for a custom look, take the wrapper off water bottles and wrap in a coordinating duct tape. Waterproof!
I also made white cupcakes with colored icing that formed a caterpillar (another Pinterest find):
I hate trying to organize 20 children into a party game, so we just let them play in the water out back:
But we did have a pinata (Finn really wanted the donkey-not really bug themed, but...):
For favors, I found bug kits at the Dollar Tree. I wrapped them in simple paper bags and used my Silhouette to write and cut "Thank you" bugs:
He was clearly overwhelmed, but in a good way! Finn is still zoned out from the party (and the birthday party we attended yesterday...and the wedding we went to last night...It's been a busy weekend).
Happy Birthday to my big boy!
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