Implement these Ladybug party ideas for a fun celebration that's sure to bring lots of smiles. From beach balls to splash balls kids will bring home loads of memories.
Of course the ladybug birthday party invitations set the theme for the pool party and the color scheme.
Red and black is repeated in the paper goods, decorations and pool floats.
I bought these cute invites from Amazon for less than $4 for 8 of them.
There is a whole package deal you can get from Amazon with matching plates, cups, napkins, silverware, invites, ribbon and balloons.
You get 100 of them for $3.00 with free shipping at Amazon.100 Pcs Small Ladybug Stickers
Use the same idea for your utensils.
Place black forks in the red pot.
I bought these little pots at Hobby Lobby for around $1.00 a piece.Embellish with a black netting ribbon and ladybug sticker
The black and white ribbon came from me having left over ribbons from the first set of invites because I bought 2 packs.
For our ladybug party favors we included these squirt toys in the party bags along with some stickers.
Guests are greeted with a ladybug flag - I found this a year ago at CVS and bought two of them - an extra one to hang on the pool gate.
Here's another garden flag by Carson that's just as cute.
Flowers from our garden are arranged in simple mason jars and put on the party tables.
Zinnias and blossoms from our yellow butterfly plant not only look pretty but smell wonderful.
I use not paper - but nylon hanging lanterns because they now cost just about the same price and it doesn't matter if it starts to drizzle or if it's really humid outside.
Plus I can reuse these red ones for our Fourth of July party. The best store with the best prices is Paper Lantern Store. You can find nylon hanging lanterns here:
I used black netting ribbon to tie the lanterns onto the umbrella ribs.
Place your party bags around the umbrella pole and add a couple of ladybugs for your party table decorations.
Get at least two so you can use them for pool games too.
Let kids decorate their own red foam visor with round black stickers or ladybug stickers. Then take a picture of all your guests before heading into the pool
Cupcake wrappers and cupcake toppers complete the black and red color theme. I bought this cute cupcake decorating set at Pier One a year ago.
I purchased white cupcakes with vanilla frosting from Publix - they are the best cupcakes by the way. So moist and the frosting is delicious.
Sprinkle a little red sugar on the top.
I couldn't believe I found these cute splash balls just before our party at Kroger. Bought enough for everyone to take one home, but before that there was lots of fun just throwing them around in the pool.
Our birthday girl loved her new Melissa and Doug bouncing ball.
Themed beach balls float in the pool and are used for pool games for kids and as take home party favors.
Get a set of 12 for just over a dollar a piece here:
Holding the inflatable lady bug on your stomach race across the pool and back - give it to the next team mate. The team that finishes first wins.
Themed swim rings are used for races across the pool. This one is small and fits up to 4 or 5 years old.