{PARTY ON A BUDGET} Spotty Dotty Ladybug Picnic Party

Melissa Newell from My Party Passion, is with a new picnic Party on a Budget post!

Spring has sprung Y’all! It’s Me, Melissa – the Party on a Budget go-to-gal. With Spring comes more mini parties! Today, it’s all about bugs... Ladybugs!

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As with most of my Mini Parties on a Budget, it all starts with one item that gives me inspiration – usually from the dollar store. No exception here. This little plastic box with dots on it was the inspiration for this Mini Party.

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The other party supplies that I gathered, all came from my crafting closet or the recycle bin (still keeping it earthy here at My Party Passion)!

The Setting: Our front yard. The grass finally showed us its true beauty with lush green colors. The girls each had a “ladybug” rug to sit on – old rugs from IKEA that I put black paper dots on.

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In front of them were two picnic themed table runners and homemade place mats (see HERE for a tutorial on how to make these from old gift bags).

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Each girl had their initial on a board (made from pizza boxes) that I made to go with the theme. I used old wrapping paper to cover them (bought after Christmas sale 2 years ago at a craft store) and tore crepe paper to create their initials. I cut out some ladybugs to scatter throughout the party – using my Silhouette SD Machine.

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The “sweets” table was a fun to create using my white and red IKEA frames ($1 per frame – they paid for themselves long ago) and cutting out backgrounds from scrap paper. I made it simple and affordable. I had filled the plastic dotted boxes with a strawberry Special K bar and some strawberries for the girls. They also feasted on a chocolate fudge mini cake with whipped topping and strawberries. A few spotted balloons and a picnic basket finished this off.

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Goodies: Of course what would a party be without a little “take away goody." This time I found little mani/pedi kits in the shape of ladybugs at our local dollar store. These worked perfectly. Putting them into a little see-through bag with a personalized clip on them finished them off.

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After the girls were done eating, they wanted their pictures taken with their “initial signs." For this, we went out back to our only flowering bush (at the time).

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All in all the girls had fun and it cost me less than $10 for the entire party.

It’s almost Memorial Day – are you celebrating with a party? Until next time – Party On Friends!

Thank you, Melissa, what an adorable way to enjoy the nice weather! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion.

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Melissa N says...

@ 12:10 on May 06, 2013

It was so fun to do! Thanks for sharing Jillian!

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Bethany M says...

@ 05:47 on May 14, 2013

I just LOVE your parties Melissa! I live the fact that they are stylized but budget friendly! You show that as long as someone is creative...resourceful...and into the details...an awesome..artsy party can be created! I'm a BIG Dollar store/Dollar Tree lover too! <3

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Melissa N says...

@ 17:08 on May 23, 2013

Thanks so much Bethany! 8) I think your party ideas rock also!

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