A few years ago, I used “bugs” as the theme to decorate our kitchen for spring and summer. I got the idea at first because I threw a high school graduation party for my very first class of second graders. (Yes, I am old – my first class of second graders graduated from high school. In fact I am super old because they have also now graduated from college. A year ago. Oh well.) Way back when they were second graders, our big thematic unit that year was about insects. We even put on a play for the rest of the school called “The Ladybug Ball.” So I thought that their graduation party just had to have a bug theme. We also used the bug decorations for a cookout we hosted later that summer.
The bugs made for really cute spring and summer parties. They were bright and fun and went perfectly with our checkered red and white checkered picnic napkins.
We made bug cupcakes topped with red m&ms with black frosting dots for ladybugs and yellow m&ms with black frosting stripes for bees.
We even had bug chocolates on the tables and bug favor bags for everyone.
One word of warning though – we (coincidentally?) had more pesky live ants to deal with in our kitchen that summer than ever before or since. My husband was convinced that the ants mistakenly thought our little ant decoration was some sort of tiny god that they all just had to make a pilgrimage to come visit.
So decorate with caution… 🙂