Let it be known that I am a purist. The thought of purple ladybugs was incomprehensible to me. I originally was going to make all the decorations red. However, when she overheard me talking to her mother, she said, "No Grandma, I don't want red ladybugs. Purple." Being a grandma, I couldn't resist her wishes, so I caved in.
During my search of a variety of website for party ideas, I came across an idea of a lollipop wrapped in tissue paper with black spots on it. Since I never tagged it, I wasn't able to relocte it. Luckily for me the idea was so simple, I was able to reproduce it. I just used a Sharpie for the black dots that I randomly placed on a double layer of 4 x 4 purple tissue paper. The original idea used black pipe cleaners to secure the tissue paper. However, since I did not have any black pipe cleaners when I began this project, I used some purple jute I had in my stash. These went in the goody bags. Of course I made enough for all the adults too!
The next thing I made was a Happy 3rd Birthday banner. Below is a picture of only part of the banner. The entire banner was too long to get a good photo of. I really liked how it turned out. It was so cute. The ladybugs looked soooo cute in purple.
I wanted something different for the table. I took the biggest Nestie I had, and made a medallion to resemble a flower. I used one of the flower fusion dies as my center and added a purple ladybug on each side. I had these mini clay flower pots that I used for the base. I stuck a piece of syrofoam inside and used a wooden BBQ skewer for the stem.
Altogether I made 3 flowers to spread out along the main table.
Of course no party is complete without party hats. Keeping the theme of purple ladybugs, this is what I created. I got the idea from here.
The last minute I decided to make chocolate covered pretzel ladybugs. I lucked out and got the last batch of purple melties at Michaels. My chocolate covered pretzels did not look like any of those on Pinterest, but I can tell you they were the hit of the party. Each person got to take home 2 pretzels in a glassine bag. (I ran out of time to decorate them). I set out a tray of chocolate covered ladybug pretzels when the cake was being served. They were gone in no time.
I only stamped the side of the paper that was to be the top of the present. The purple ink I used was light and did not photograph well.
Thank you for stopping by. Tomorrow I shall post the birthday card I made for my granddaughter. Do you think it will be purple with ladybugs? (wink)