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Ladybug-Themed First Birthday Party

Ladybug-Themed First Birthday Party

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!

Ladybug Cupcakes 1 Ladybug Cupcakes 2

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. I also ordered a few spring rolls and vegetable fried rice from her favorite Chinese Restaurant downtown, which she loves very much. I think it is safe to say that she enjoyed it because in the end of the party, her plate looked like it was just cleaned!

Ladybug Vegetable Crackers Ladybug Plates, Black Napkins, and Red Silverware

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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 Cups

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Ladybug-Themed First Birthday Party 2012 Heather Johnson
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

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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