I had the priviledge of designing and decorating a first birthday party this past weekend. While it was yucky outside, it was a sign of spring indoors at the lady bug themed party! The whole idea came from the book Five Little Ladybugs, which mom said was this little one's favorite! I wanted to base the design off the colors from the book, along with a ladybug theme, but yet, not go too overboard with ladybugs everywhere! I think the use of colors and patterns turned out nicely and a few ladybug/leaf/outdoor touches were brought together to create quite an adorable display. The cake decorator provided the cupcakes and cake. She did a great job decorating the cake based on the designs I sent her.
The best part about this party was the fact that my son was able to help me in the process. We sat down together to create the little ladybug photo holders as an added bonus to the package. We took styrofoam balls and cut them in half. Mr. Man then painted them all in shades of red and yellow. I added black dots and used flower wire for the antennas to stick photos in.