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Kim shares her passion for crafting, baking and fun party ideas here on Snackpicks with the hope of inspiring you for your next celebration or gathering no matter how big or small. Kim lives in Ohio with her husband and two boys and is also the creative director and owner of The Celebration Shoppe.

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Kids Birthday Ideas: Bug and Butterfly Birthday Cake, Snacks & Party Favors

bugs and butterfly birthday cake

Kids’ birthday parties are always a lot of fun. And the best part is the birthday cake and all the delicious sweets. You can make a kids' birthday party extra special when you create a theme for your party. Party themes can add fun and help make your child’s party that much more memorable. Host a bugs and butterfly birthday party that will have all your guests buzzing!

Kids' Birthday Butterfly Cake

Kids Birthday Ideas

If you’re a great cake baker, wonderful, bake away. But if you’re not, stop in your grocery bakery or your favorite bake shop and order a two layer cake flat iced with butter cream frosting. Transfer your cake to a pretty cake plate and edge it with candies for a pop of color and to hide any imperfections. I used sugared gummy fruit slices.

Tip: If there is a lip showing the cardboard bottom, take a X-ACTO knife and carefully trim away the edge.

Kids Birthday Cake Decorations

Now for the fun! Embellish your kid's birthday cake with butterflies: Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites White Chocolate Pretzel wings and gummy worm bodies. And add some sprinkle dots for the whimsical travel pattern the butterfly might take and sprinkle sticks for the antennae.

Tip: If the dots don’t easily adhere to the side of the cake, lightly dampen them with water and attach. Be careful not to over dampen or the color will bleed.

Kids Birthday

With very little effort this beautiful kids' birthday cake is decorated in less than 10 minutes with no baking required!

Bumble Bee Cookies Birthday Idea

Bumble Bee Cookie Recipe

And what is a kids' birthday party without cookies?! I whipped up this recipe idea for adorable bumble bee cookies using Keebler Chocolate Fudge Grahams and Keebler 100 Calorie Right Bites White Fudge Dipped Pretzels again for the wings.

Cookie Ideas

Just pipe yellow stripes on the Fudge Grahams (I used a resealable bag, #46 icing tip and connector.) and allow the icing to set for a few minutes. Then attach the pretzel wings.

Bee Cookie Idea

Ideas for Kid's Birthday Party Favors

Birthday party favors

And finally, thank your little guests for buzzing by with a fun favor box filled with goodies.

Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies

I’m personally a fan of the edible kind! I’ve packaged Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies in mini cello bags, along with jelly beans, and topped each box with a pretty noise maker.  Just be creative and your little bug will have a lovely and memorable birthday party.

Happy Hosting!

1 Comment for Bug and Butterfly Birthday Party

These are so cute!

- Jennifer on Sep 17, 2012

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