Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ladybug Party

Finally, right?  There were a lot of pictures to go through.  I always put my brother-in-law in charge of photos for things like this 'cause he has a fancy camera and is better at taking pics than I am.  Unfortunately, he left his camera at home.  Way ta go Uncle Sherwin.  Just kidding.  He still took a lot of the food pictures and did a good job with my point and shoot.  I took most of the people shots and of course, none of them turned out good.  Lame.  I also took the ones of the table set up in the dining room and I'm not in love with any of those either.  Ah well, such is life. 

I'll put links to everything I made at the end of the post.

So here we go......

I set up a drink station on the dresser I just recently moved to the living room.
It actually worked out pretty good.
I made Strawberry Lemonade by adding fresh strawberry puree to lemonade.
The kids drank way more than they should have.
I also had a pitcher of water, red & white wine, and beer.
The red label Session just so happens to be my favorite beer in the world.
I've always liked it, but the recent obsession probably stems from the fact that I can't drink a six-pack of it for at least another three months.
Funny thing is, when I'm not pregnant, I really could care less about beer.
The ladybug banner I made worked out here as well.

I extended the dining room table using the built-in leaf and set up shop there.
All the apps and sweets were set out right before the party started.

I never got a good shot of the fabric banner I made, but here's a peek at it hanging.

I think every person commented on the "mossy rocks".
I got them at the Dollar Store.

Little dishes of red and black licorice.

The Ladybug Crostini.

The Ladybug Brie En Croute with Ritz crackers and fresh raspberries.

A mixed green salad to go with the main course.

Five-Cheese Lasagna.

My sister's Fruit Dip recipe.
Two ingredients and it's delicious.
I'll share the recipe in another post.

Oreo Truffles.

Cupcakes decorated with the Royal Icing Ladybugs and Flowers that I made.

The Girl blowin' out her candle.

These next ones are blurry, but I love them anyway.

Puttin' on and showin' off her new Ladybug gear.

Although the pictures didn't all turn out to be perfect, the party was.
The Girl had a blast and that's all that really matters.

Here are the links to all the recipes and decorations:

Holly's Fruit Dip (recipe to come)


  1. Wow! Well done! That was a lot of work Mama - and I see ow much your little girl loved it. My favorite pictures are of her in her new Ladybug clothes :) What a happy day

  2. ADORABLE!!! I cant believe all the thought and detail that you went into this. So impressed with your party throwing skills. LOVE all the cute decorations and how you have the tables all set up and of course all of the food and desserts you made look so good! Such a happy little birthday darling!

  3. I was just about to go to bed when I saw your post. I've been wanting to see the pics of the party. Everything looks great! Your daughter looks adorable in her new ladybug outfit. Is she going to wear it for Halloween? Good job mommy!

  4. WOW!!!!! Will you be my mom, lol!

    You put Martha to shame ;)


  5. How adorable! The effort you put into every little detail is amazing. A perfect party!

  6. You really put ALOT of time into the ladybug themed party and it looked like everyone had such a fun time! The Ladybug Brie En Croute with Ritz crackers and fresh raspberries sounds delish and the ladybug cupcake are just too cute:)

  7. OH MY!! the party looked so beautiful!!There were so many details I'm sure she loved her lady bug party. And shes just the cutest thing!!

  8. Your little girl is so lucky! You did an awesome job with this party. Wish I was invited!


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