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Adorable Ladybug First Birthday Party Ideas & Photos

When my youngest daughter, Paige, turned One, I couldn’t wait to Celebrate her First Birthday! It’s such an Amazing Milestone in a Little One’s Life.

It had been 6 years since our previous First Birthday, and we all felt like we deserved a Party after surviving 12 months with Baby Paige and 2 other Kids while we both worked Full Time.

We chose an Adorable Ladybug Theme for the Celebration, and what a Beautiful day it was, spent with our Family and Friends!

Lady Bug Party Display

Check out our Personalised Ladybug Party Decorations, featuring a Gorgeous Red & Black Polka Dot Background with an Adorable Lady Beetle making it Perfect for Girls, Boys and Unisex Celebrations.

Lady Bug Birthday Party Setup

Just like the rest of our Personalised Party Collections, our Ladybug Theme comes in Party Packs or individual products and is printed on high-quality material. Plus, you can choose After Pay and we Ship Australia-Wide!

If you’re hoping to throw your own Ladybug Themed Party, you’ve come to the right place! Here are Party Ideas and Photos for your own Little Bug!

Lady Bug Party Area

Ladybug Themed Party Area & Setup

For our Ladybug Party, we Naturally chose Red & Black as our Theme Colours. Not only do they match the little bugs, they also Look Bright and Bold Together!

I used the Colours for the Tablecloths. For guest seating there were Bright Red Tablecloths and we just used our White patio Chairs. The Featured Party Tables had Red Tablecloths with Black Skirting.

Lady Bug Cake Table

I sprinkled Red & Black Ladybug Decorations wherever I could, including on the Tables and Walls! I even made Personalised Ladybug Wine Labels for the day.

Lady Bug Party Tables & Wine

We also used our Personalised Ladybug Party Decorations from Katie J Design and Events, including the Bunting/Banners, Posters, Wall Displays, Party Bags, Chocolate, Water and Pop top labels.

For Birthday Parties, we offer Customisation of the Party Girl or Boy’s Name and Age on our decorations and supplies. At Paige’s Party, guests Loved the Yummy, Personalised Treats, like the labeled chocolates and juice bottles.

Lady Bug Party Drinks

If you need some tips for our stickers and labels, check out our guides for Personalised Party Rectangle Stickers for Drinks and Bubble Wands and How to Wrap Mini Chocolate Bars with Personalised Labels.

Lady Bug Party Bags & Favours

Lady Bug First Birthday Photo Banner

Because it was Paige’s First Birthday, I wanted to do something special to Commemorate her first 12 months in our Family!

Using our lattice wall I created a Photo Montage of Paige. It had a photo of her each month since she was born. It was a Gorgeous way to see how she had changed over the last 12 months.

I know this isn’t the Best Photo of it (the light was in the worst position when I tried to take photos), but I hope this gives you an idea for your own little one’s Ladybug Themed Party!

First 12months Birthday Photos

Ladybug Themed Birthday Outfit

One of my Favourite Trends is dressing Babies in Outfits that Match their Party Themes! We did the same for Paige in a Cute Ladybug Outfit.

Ladybug Party Child Outfit

As soon as I saw this Outfit on Etsy, I knew that I wanted it. It was so Adorable. I'm glad I started planning early as it was made it in the US and I was so thankful I had the time to have it shipped in time. A Big Shoutout to Baby Trendzz for the Gorgeous Custom Outfit that they made for Paige!

If you’re planning to purchase or make a special Birthday Outfit, check out our Guide for Capturing Amazing Memories with DIY Birthday Party Backgrounds!

Lady Bug Party Oufit & Decor

Ladybug Themed Party Food

If you know me, you know that I love making Party Foods. I go the Creative, Simple route!

At Paige’s Party, we had several cute little Ladybug Themed Party Foods. Here’s a quick overview these neat treats:

Lady Bug Party Food
  • Ladybug Cupcakes: Red iced cupcakes with black dots and Ladybug decals stuck on top with toothpicks
Lady Bug Cupcakes
  • Ladybug Marshmallows: Marshmallows on sticks dipped in Chocolate and Red Sprinkles
Lady Bug Marshmallow Party Treat
  • Ladybug Strawberries: Strawberries dipped in Chocolate and White Cashous balls
Strawberries dipped in Chocolate
Lady Bug Iced Biscuits

Ladybug Birthday Cake

Paige's 1st Birthday Cake was so Beautiful it looked like we could have bought it! But I am so Proud of my Partner, Beau, for making this. He spent weeks on YouTube trialling different techniques.

In the end, he made a 3 Layered Cake. Each layer was a different Cake Flavour with a different Fondant Colour. He Decorated it with Satin Ribbon, a 1st Birthday Candle, and Fondant decorations which he bought off eBay.

Lady Bug Birthday Cake

If you aren’t up for making your own Three Layer Fondant Cake, here are some DIY Cake Hacks you might enjoy instead!

Beau also made Paige's “Smash Cake.” I love the Smash Cake Idea, because a one-year-old can have so much Fun Eating with Messy Hands or just Biting Right off the Cake, but everyone else can still enjoy the Official, Unsmashed Birthday Cake.

To make the Smash cake, Beau carved a Round Chocolate Sponge into an oval shape and decorated with Red & Black Buttercream frosting and Fondant eyes, mouth, and antennae.

Ladybug Cake Smash

Ladybug Photo Opportunities

We made sure to Photograph Paige enjoying her Smash Cake! It was so Adorable and she had a Blast.

It was a DIY setup, with a White Cloth over our Concrete floor and a Crepe Streamer hung behind. The Crepe Streamer was super easy to make. You just Need a Long Piece of Dowel and some Crepe!

We doubled the Coloured Crepe over the Dowel and Stapled it in place at the top.

Crepe Paper Photo Background Prop

Paige would have to have been the Cleanest child I had ever seen at a Cake Smash. Not one mark on her white top but looking super cute as she delicately ate her cake.

Lady Bug Cake Smash

Baby Birthday Party Play Area

I usually talk about Birthday Party Games and Activities, but at Paige’s Ladybug Themed Party, she was the only baby there! So we made her a Special Play Area so she could have fun at her First Birthday Party.

Even if you have several babies at a party, this is a great way to keep them Entertained!

We used Bamboo to fence off her area so that she couldn't get into the garden or down the stairs to the backyard. We used foam camping mats to create a colourful and soft ground for play as she was not yet walking. And we were lucky enough to get this Inflatable Slide with Ball pit from Kmart for $30. Needless to say she had so much fun we left it up for a couple of weeks for her to play in!

DIY Toddler Party Play Area

Lady Bug Party Decorations & Supplies

I have lots of Lady Bug Party Decorations over at Katie J Design and Events, but our Personalised Ladybug Party Decorations will always be Special to us because it was Created just for Paige's 1st Birthday!

Lady Bug Birthday Party Grand Decorations Pack

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Katie Lynch

As the Owner of Katie J Design and Events, Katie Lynch provides Advice and DIY Tips on 'How to Create and Style an Amazing Party that Everyone Loves'. Katie shares her Easy and Affordable Party Foods, Cake Hacks, Decorating Ideas, Inspo and Photos from her 20 years of Experience as a Qualified Events Manager.

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