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I’ve been asked a few times about the “buggy” foods that I served at my son’s 1st birthday party a couple months ago. So I thought I would share the ideas here. I had so much fun planning this party and creating all the food.
Ants on A Log
Celery filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins.
-pictured above with ants on a log
cubes of muenster cheese
crunchy chow mien noodles
Stick 6 noodles (3 on each side) into cheese cube and then 2 out the top for the antennae. Take time to pick out noodles that are similar in size so that they will sit nicely.
Black “Oreo” Spiders
-these aren’t actually Oreo’s but the name fits better…they are dairy free, gluten free cookies
red string licorice (if you can’t find string licorice, then get some that pulls apart)
white or red frosting
Gently push 4 pieces of licorice into each side of the cookie (for the legs). Put frosting in a piping bag or zip top baggie with a corner cut off. Squeeze on two dabs of frosting and place a red hot on each (for the eyes).
-perfect party activity
Take 3 marshmallows and use pretzels to join the marshmallows by pressing them into each one. Add 6 pretzels (3 on each side) for the legs. Add 2 pretzels on top and 2 red hots on the front for the antennae and eyes.
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Disposable Liners says
Cute bug themed food ideas!
So creative and fun! I especially like the oreo spiders! That’s one I have not seen before!
Becky Willis says
I have to say you are one creative Mom! Such a cute theme!
I love these!! I think I will make the marshmallow caterpillers just b/c!!
SilverMoon Dragon says
Those bugs are soo cute! Welcome to MPM, though my hips won't thank you for linking to that ice cream recipe!
I just made an almost identical recipe with lemon juice, and lemon zest instead of the crackers. It was so good I barely managed to stop eating the batter long enough to freeze it. I think lemon ice cream really needs to be served with a scoop of lime though, don't you? My excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Hi! I am a new follower from Menu Plan Monday. Cute buggy birthday! I just had my son's first and did a caterpillar theme as he is our little squishapillar (Squishy Caterpillar). Looking forward to reading more ideas – hope you will stop by and check out my blog. www.familyandlifeinlasvegas.blogspot.com
And you can see my attempt at the caterpillar cake here – yours turned out much better!!
The kiddos sure loved these! 🙂
The buggy foods are so cute!