{real party} My Little "Bug's" First Birthday Party!

I can't believe my baby is one!  This last year has been a whirlwind and I wish I could slow time down.  Nevertheless, if time were at a halt then we would have no birthdays to celebrate so I guess I'm okay with it. :)  For Graham's first birthday I chose to use the theme of "bugs and insects."  I made all of the printables myself and had them printed at my local print shop-- I think they turned out darling.  I will be uploading them to Etsy soon for those interested in purchasing. 
The food table
The party favor, paper ware and water table
Fabric bug banner
The invite-- I used a scallop punch to make the bug bites.

I had party goers fill out notes for Graham to open/read on his 18th birthday.  I plan to put them into his time capsule/chest with other significant things from his first year of life.
 Felt crown by Two Little Bluebirds
The cake-- bug topper was purchased at Joann's Fabrics store.

 Printable Banner by Embellish

 bugs were everywhere!

 Party goers got to take home bug glasses, insect nets and ladybug or bee masks.

 Delicious food bought at Costco.  LOVE that place.
 Printable banner by Embellish
birthday boy's older brother 
 bug masks

 Birthday Boy!
 The bug glasses were a huge hit.  Maybe not with my little bug, but all the other little bugs loved them.
My grandfather filling out his note to Graham
 On the bug hunt with his insect net
 Family photo at the end of the party
Happy Birthday Graham!  Just LOVE you!

*party side note: I had intentions to make the food more "bug and insect" related, but ran out of time.  It would have been cute to have chocolate pudding cups with crushed oreos and gummy bugs sticking out of the top or to make beetle bite cookies.  The possibilities are endless with a bug themed party.  So fun!


  1. I'm planning a bee's party - where did you find those bee's masks? Would love to know. wazzu94@hotmail.com

  2. Wow! This is the cutest little boy's party I've ever seen!

  3. So cute! Would love to hire you to put all this together for my little bug's party! Any chance you can tell me where you got the cards and the masks? Thanks

    1. I would love love love to help you with your little bug's party! YOu can purchase all of the printable cards/invites/banner from my Etsy site (see link below). Also, to answer your question about the masks-- I got them at Michaels Craft store over a year ago, but you may be able to google felt bug masks and find some that way.




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