Javin turned 6!

Now that summer is coming to an end, I’m finally getting a chance to round-up some things up I’ve been meaning to blog for a while, the first being Javin’s 6th Birthday Party!  When we planned this out, he told me he wanted to make it ‘bug themed’. This was definitely not music to my ears, but I knew we’d find a way to make it cute with a little bit of crafting and some food fun.
My friend Em came over and helped me make the food and decorate. So grateful for her!  The activities consisted of a bug dig, a bug bounce and a bee toss. The food was healthy small bites inspired by insects and we celebrated with a dirt cake made up of chocolate mousse, whipped cream and cookie crumbs.
For favors, we punched holes in the lids of mason jars and turned them into lady bug habitats. The kids got to take them home and release into their yards. We added a little legend to each jar about how special lady bugs are and they ways they can benefit a garden. They whole thing was so fun … except getting the lady bugs into the mason jars!
Here’s where I found everything: ladybugs – osh, dirtcake – vanilla bakeshop, invitation download – spaceships & laserbeams, cute signage- U+U,  plastic bugs – toys r us, mason jars + magnifying glasses – amazon
{photos by Urbanic}