The Partiologist: Ladybug Picnic - Part II

Ladybug Picnic - Part II

Good morning and welcome back to my Indoor Picnic!  If you LOVE ladybugs, you're in for a treat.  Hey pretty lady, this one's for you!

Ladybug Party

I first want to show you the glasses before they were filled so you could see where I stuck the ladybugs. 

After the party, I peeled them off, which was little harder than I thought, by the time I was done,  it ruined my manicure!

The writing on the wall~


Hey Pretty Lady...This Bug's For You!

And a close up of the glass.


Each had a wooden ladybug propped up on the glass!

All filled up.


Moving right along, I made chocolate covered pretzel sticks and placed each one in a Martha Stewart juice glass that was tied with gingham ribbon and filled with paper shred.


Daisy Duke's Pretzel Rods.

On the other side of the counter was a black metal three tiered stand - so I HAD to make some treats for that.


The top tier had little brownies in red and white polka dot mini cupcake cases ~


The second tier was filled with homemade chocolate covered sea salt caramels.

 Each was topped with a little leaf and ladybug I made out of fondant.


On the bottom tier were "Grasshopper" Brownies (mint filled chocolate brownies) placed in gingham wrappers topped with a little note "Enjoy".


Since there weren't enough treats, I used my jars for some red and black candy.


No trouble finding red and black candles and I added gingham ribbon to them. 

I was going to wait to show you our dessert (at least the one we ate at the picnic) but I just can't wait any longer! 

So here it is.


I got this idea for a daisy cake from Lindy Smith. 

Then I added The Partiologist Touch...

Added a leaf and little lady bugs (chocolate cakes) all around and one on top. 

The daisy cake part was a chocolate cake and the petals were made out of fondant and formed over a paper towel cardboard. 

Here's a view from the top ~


The ladybug cakes were made out of the same batter as the daisy and they were soooooooo yummy!  I doubled the recipe, and I've been eating a ladybug every day.. that's something I never thought I would say! 

Well, I hope this has fulfilled my promise of "cute" and if you're still wanting more...

I'll give you more!!!

7 comments :

  1. Waw, you sure put a lot of effort in your party's! So many home-made delicious stuf. How long up front do you start making al these?

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  2. Love Love Love the Daisy Cake....but I'm thinking I'll copy the idea for a cheese spread (ball) appetizer surrounded with endive....too cute.

    Do you ever share recipes or are you only here for the decorating aspect? Love your site.

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  3. I love your lady bug picnic. So many yummy treats - I'm feeling the sugar!
    Darling ideas! Kim, you really do have a born talent for this "stuff.".

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  4. I just found your blog and I LOVE all the party ideas! I completely support you putting all of these ideas in a book someday. You would sell a lot of copies. A blog is a very good way to get the book started. I'll be checking in frequently to see all of your beautiful ideas! I wish I lived close enough to attend your parties! I give great parties, but to attend one but be wonderful!!!

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  5. I just wanted to tell you that I just discovered your blog and LOVE IT!!! You are so creative and your parties are so well thought out and planned. All the small details are amazing!! I was so enthralled I read every one of your posts and can't wait for more!! :)

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  6. Thank you all for taking the time to comment! I start on the decorations years in advance! I've already dicided on a theme for next year's luncheon and so I am collecting things NOW! As far as the treats, I start making them a couple weeks in advance, wrap tight in saran and freeze!

    Yes, I will soon be starting to post some of the recipes!

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  7. Beautiful party! Love your blog! Thanks so much for linking to the Pretty Packages Party! Hope to see you here again next month!
    smiles!
    Jami

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