I know what you all may be thinking by the title of this post. “A bug-themed Valentine’s Day party? Ewww, gross!” Well, this year I decided to think outside the box of the traditional pink and red Valentine’s Day decor with hearts, bows and arrows, and cupids and came with something completely different—BUGS! Now before you get all itchy just thinking about it, keep on reading, my friends! I’ve got some ideas to make this love bug Valentine’s Day party, well, as cute as a bug, if you ask me! It’s a theme that’s sure to please both little girls and boys!
For starters, I found these adorable bug masks to give to your guests as they enter your party!
Then I designed these completely customizable and printable love bug party invitations for you to send to your guests to let them know about the big event. See, I promised you bugs could be cute, right?
Next up, let’s talk party decor, starting with the walls. There are SO many fun and creative ways to decorate for a love bug party! I made these easy bug wall decorations using honeycomb paper lanterns following a tutorial I found on Evite. They only made ladybugs, but I expanded on their idea to make spiders and caterpillars out of the honeycomb lanterns too. Aren’t they the bee’s knees?
To create the tablescape, I found insect print wrapping paper at my local Paper Source (here’s a similar option) and decided it would be the perfect cover for the party tables. I made the blades of grass on vinyl decals, which I applied to the glass drinking bottles.
To decorate the tables, I found a ceramic log and covered it with crafting moss and bugs. I used wooden tree slices and more plastic bugs to add to the bug theme as well. If you search Google, you can find TONS of really awesome plastic bugs for decoration!
I found these heart-topped jars in the seasonal section at Target—I think they look like the perfect “bug catching jars,” and they also added the little Valentine’s Day touch I wanted for this party! I filled them with moss and plastic bugs. These could also make fabulous party favors for the kids!
For food, I had a bug buffet with some adorable bug-themed food. I made lots of fun (and healthy) bug snacks out of fruit and vegetables—caterpillars, snails, butterflies, ladybugs, you name it! It would also be a fun party activity for the kids to make their own bug snacks!
I added this cute printable sign to my food table—grab a leaf to munch on, or in this case, a bug cupcake!
Ewwww, gross! But the kids just loved this “bug juice” made out of cucumber water!
I added plastic bugs to store-bought cupcakes for dessert—quick and easy!
To create the place settings, I found these little grass-filled pots at Michael’s. I added a plastic bug and a name on a stick so that everyone could find his or her seat. I also used these bug leg placemats underneath the plates for an easy addition to the table decor.
I hope I’ve proved to you that bugs CAN make adorable Valentine’s Day decor! Bee mine, love bug!