Bug Birthday Party

Inchworm Cupcakes
This party celebrates a child's love of insects -- without a sting to the wallet.
Francis Janisch
Francis Janisch

Bug Hunt

Buy bugs in bulk and place them around your yard or family room for the kids to hunt. Plastic magnifying glasses will get kids excited to seek out and examine their specimens.

Francis Janisch
Francis Janisch

Bug Bottle

Kids can add moss, sticks, and grass to a recycled plastic jar to make a take-home habitat for the interesting insects they find.

Francis Janisch
Francis Janisch

Grass Table Skirt

Weave a tablecloth out of different shades of cheap crepe paper streamers and attach fake bugs with glue.

Francis Janisch
Francis Janisch

Caterpillar Cake

A standard fluted Bundt pan and a box of cake mix is the secret to this fantastically creepy dessert.

Originally published in the May 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

Who can resist a caterpillar? Our Caterpillar Crawl Birthday Cake video shows you how to create a sweet birthday treat.

Start with a funny face, then build a worm as long as you like using individual cupcakes.

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