The Partiologist: Ladybug, Ladybug

Ladybug, Ladybug

I'm working on a party...and it's completely taking all my time.  You will love it I promise, so while I'm working my fanny pack off planning this party, I am going to show you a party you may have missed.  Let's look back at a fan favorite party - the Indoor Picnic.  Most of you would have the courage to host the picnic, well, outdoors.  I'm really not much of an outdoor party girl, maybe it's because I can't control the weather, or maybe I want to get things set up waaaay early, or maybe...goodness knows there are lots of reasons!!  Whatever it is, I decided to have an INDOOR picnic.  (Ladybugs and ants were flown in from the most beautiful picnic parks in the world).
I made the party invites from wedding invitations found at Hobby Lobby~

Ladybug Invitations

I'm having a Picnic in my Great Indoors...
Complete with Ladybugs
and Ants galore!
No need to worry, come rain or shine...
At this picnic, we'll have a great time!

I used wrap around polka dot address labels I ordered from Etsy.
I had flowers planted in my urns out front~my challenge was to keep them watered all summer long!
And a giant cupcake tower to greet the guest when they came in the front door~
With cupcake picks that read "Welcome Ladies"
Around the corner was the picnic basket filled with bread~
No one remembered the song...
I wrapped up each little 7 grain roll in parchment and tied them with twine.  I don't know about you, but if I just had a basket of bread, I would be happy....and full!
Here's a treat everyone loved~
Chocolate Cheesecake Truffle Pops, what a fun park these ladybugs came from!  I made the leaves with my Cricut and bought wooden ladybugs from HL, glued on the leaf.  Punched a hole and tied to the cheesecake pop with ribbon.  Displayed in sugar filled glasses.

Over on the counter was the perfect Ant I Dote! 
Sorbet in frosted glasses then topped with Asti!
Did you notice the ants crawling up the ice bucket?
They crawled right off the fabric onto the ice bucket!! 
I told you there were ants galore!!
I c'ANT wait to show you more!


  1. So cute. I love the ant covered fabric!

  2. It is just adorable! I'm sure it was a fun party! Thanks for sharing your cute ideas!

  3. Your indoor picnic looked like a wonderful time with fabulous treats. I love hpw you placed the ribbon on the glasses just high enough over the rim for a straw to be placed through. Very nice touch. Everything looks great and yes, I did notice all the *ants* crawling up the ice bucket :) and I love your little watering cans shown on the left of the photo.

    1. Aw, you even noticed my little watering cans!!! :)

  4. My dear, you are so creative! All these look wonderful! I would really love to attend your party!! :)

  5. It's 3:45 a.m. and I can't sleep...this is a fun way to spend my early morning! Just looking at your great ideas.



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