Bug Party Ideas
First we planned a couple of buggy activities. Since our HEXBUG Nano were the super fun Easter Egg we colored and created Easter baskets. While the kids showed their artsy talents the adults hid eggs.
An alternate idea would be to buy small plastic bugs and bug nets. Have kids search you yard for the bugs. The winner gets a prize- maybe a bug house! (We can usually find all these items inexpensively at a local dollar store.)
After the bug search was over- and everyone had a HEXBUG egg and an equal number of regular eggs we played “Bug Run”. If you’ve ever watched an ant you know that bugs don’t follow a straight path. So I drew two bug trails in chalk on my driveway. Every few feet a circle would give an instruction- spin, jump, hop to the next circle- and at the end the HEXBUGS had their own race.
To play without HEXBUGS simply change the challenge at the end. Maybe worm eating (with gummy worms). Have kids dig the “worms” out of “dirt” (finely crushed Oreos make great dirt). The first to find and eat a worm is the winner.
Since our party was taking place at dinner time pizza was a given. I ordered kid friendly pizzas and added olives sliced in half as bugs. Because they were on top of the cheese they were easy to pick off.
We had Bug Juice to drink.
This very simple concoction looks best in a clear punch bowl as it can be a bit creepy to see “dead bugs” in the bottom!
6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 liters ginger ale
1 small container green sherbet
1 c raisins
Combine lemonade and ginger ale in punch bowl. Mix until lemonade dissolves.
When ready to serve add scoops of green sherbet to the bowl and place raisins on top to resemble bugs!
And for dessert- Dirt Cups!
This is a very easy dessert to make:
3.9 oz Instant Chocolate Pudding
1 c cold milk
8 oz whipped topping
15 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
Mix pudding and milk in a large bowl and let stand for 5 minutes.
Stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of Oreo crumbs.
Spoon mixture into cups and refrigerate for one hour.
Before serving top cups with cookie crumbs and gummy worms.
If cake or cupcakes are more your style, use finely crushed Oreos to resemble dirt on top of the frosting. And if the cake is layered mix Oreo crumbs with the frosting in the center to resemble dirt- and don’t forget to toss in a few worms- when you cut it you may just slice a worm in two! Oooh, gross!
Thanks to MomSelect and HEXBUG for giving every child at our party a limited edition HEXBUG Nano Easter Egg and the Spiral Starter Set for our game!