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    Default First birthday party, any cool ideas?

    I'm starting to think about DD's first birthday, the theme of which will be ladybug. I'll probably go OTT, but I reckon the first birthday is pretty special.

    What do you think makes a memorable party? Or have you ever been to a party and thought, thats clever!

    There will probably an age range of about 0-5 for the kids and heaps of adults. Some simple ideas I have so far:
    Red themed food (ladybug of course) such as bruschetta, homemade sausage rolls with heaps of tomato sauce, lots of red fruit like watermelon, strawberries etc.
    A cupcake decorating table, with red and chocolate icing and lollies to put on top (Jaffas, choc chips) so everyone can make their own.

    Has your LO ever received a 'different' lolly bag or thank you gift? It seems the new trend is to give something instead of the traditional lolly bag of snakes and Freddos.

    Any ideas would be most appreciated!

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    You must go to Pinterest and type in lady bug party - heaps of cool ideas! I'm planning DS 3rd birthday now (disney cars themed)

    For his 1st and 2nd I didn't do lolly bags for the toddlers just the bigger kids and adults - I bought little pirate stuffed toys for his 1st ( pirate themed) and play school sticker/activity books for his 2nd ( play school themed) for this one I'm doing a lolly buffet so everyone gets a Cars bucket and fills up their own lolly bags but I still will have little cars themed toys in them for the little kids

    For his 1st birthday we played all the traditional party games but got the parents to play which was hilarious and the kids loved seeing their parents playing musical chairs and the egg and spoon race !

    I've always had personalised birthday banners made and go way overboard with decorations ( eBay is the best) and this year I'm getting a lightening mcqueen ice cream cake made which should be cool

    Make sure you take heaps of photos and we had my brother go around to every guest with a video camera and they said a birthday message each to DS which is so cool to watch even now so I can only imagine how great it will be to look back at when he's older!

    Also a friend if mine has been asking her daughter the same questions on video on her birthday every year since she was 2, at her 18th in June she had a video montage of the last 16 years of her answering those same questions and it was just amazing ( one of the questions was "what do you want to be when you grow up" - she had 16 different responses every year from being a dog ( age 2) a princess ( age 4) a Dr ( age 8) the prime minister (10) etc)
    So we are starting that with DS this year!

    Have fun planning the party - they grow up so fast so enjoy every milestone as best you can !

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    Definitely check out Pinterest!!!!!

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    At big w today, I saw lady bug wind up toys. They were only $1. They'd be awesome in your goody bags. Add some lady bird sticker sheets, I've seen these on eBay, finally I've also seen individual chocolates that were lady birds, they were a chocolate like a Freddo frog covered in foil. And I'd say you're done. Or a lady bird hair clip, or hair tie.

    (There's a section in the toy section at big w full of $1 toys, it's where I get the prize toys for my girls parties.)

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    You could play pin the spot on the ladybug instead of pin the tail on the donkey. Or maybe head if you make it yourself because obviously they have lots of spots.

    Your food ideas sound good.

    I thought a good game at a party we went to was instead of musical chairs they had musical spots. The kids had to dance around until the music stopped and then stand on a spot.

    Also if you get a canvas and paint a ladybug on it you could get your guests to do the spots with a finger dipped in black paint as something your bub can keep.

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    Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I had a late night on Pinterest last night!!

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    Ladybug Cake: round cake with red icing, with Oreo's or junior mints as the ladybug spots and black licorice as legs and antennas.
    Serve food with holes cut out of them (fruit, cheese, bread)...like the very hungry caterpillar book, read the book while they eat.
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    goody bags with Bug house (either make or purchase) fill with /attach butterfly net, bug viewer, notepad and pencil, gummy bugs. Bug tattoos.


 

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