For her first birthday, my daughter had a ladybug-themed birthday party. On Saturday, my aunt and my newest uncle, my cousin and her husband and daughter, and a family friend joined my family including my mom and dad at my parents’ house to celebrate with my daughter. The party was a success, and my daughter had so much fun!
To make her first birthday extra special, I decided to decorate the cupcakes for the party myself. I had originally planned to have a friend decorate the cake, but, when she was unavailable, I baked and iced the multitude of cupcakes myself. I made butter recipe chocolate and vanilla funfetti cupcakes that I frosted with cream cheese and white icing that I had tinted pink. I then used chocolate icing to decorate the cupcakes as ladybugs. The result was both adorable and delicious!
However, because my daughter prefers vegetables over sweets, I also made her some adorable ladybug vegetable crackers. Using roasted vegetable Ritz, garden vegetable cream cheese mixed with plain Greek yogurt, grape tomatoes cut in half, and whole black olives, I created an adorable veggie ladybug snack for her.
Finally, to make the ladybug-themed birthday even more festive, I bought my daughter some ladybug plates and cups as well as some red plastic forks and spoons and black napkins. Simple but adorable! And most important, my daughter had a great first birthday party that I hope she will always keep in her baby memories.
Ladybug Cupcakes 1 © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ladybug Cupcakes 2 © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ladybug Vegetable Crackers © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ladybug Plates, Black Napkins, and Red Silverware © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ladybug Cups © 2012 Heather Johnson