June 11th, 2013
June is here, and with it the beginning of summer. Summer is probably the most popular season for weddings, and there is a wide variety of themes and colors to choose from when planning the perfect summer wedding.
Bumblebees make an excellent theme for summer weddings. The bright colors and contrast between black, white, and yellow can be handled in a variety to ways to fit your personality. Colors for a bumblebee theme can be elegant or fun, bold or subtle. The bumblebee theme can also be prominent or more subdued, like this wedding where the yellows are light and bees play a small role in the designs.
Bumblebee Wedding Decorations
When planning a bumblebee theme wedding, the decorations will be important for setting the tone of the wedding. Mini bumblebees or honey bees can be used in hair, bouquets, or boutonnières to bring the theme into your clothing and accessories.
For the reception and/or ceremony location, bumblebee decorations can be used on walls, tables, and to decorate the aisles. Even the cake can be bumblebee theme, like the cake for this bumblebee theme wedding. Small honey and bee-themed gifts make excellent wedding favors for this theme as well.
If you want more of a bold bumblebee theme, you can even dress the flower girl up in a bumblebee costume. A black and yellow tutu skirt with bright bumblebee wings is an adorable outfit for a flower girl, and will make a fun dress-up costume for her to enjoy after the wedding.
Resources for Wedding Planning
The Knot is a great resource for planning summer weddings. Their website offers last-minute tips to make your summer wedding a success, cake ideas, and tips for handling hot weather. More general advice covers everything from wedding colors to interfaith wedding ceremonies.
Another resource that’s very helpful when planning a wedding is a good checklist. The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist is interactive, allowing you to check off each task as it is completed and save your progress online. As the wedding gets closer, it can help you keep track of tasks that need done so you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything. Some items on the list link to articles with additional information about tasks like choosing a photographer, organizing a wedding party, and planning the menu.
Summer weddings are the perfect candidates for a bumblebee theme. Since bumblebees and the associated yellow, black, and white colors can be elegant or casual, bold or subtle, you can interpret the theme however you like. Whether you choose a soft shade of yellow and a few bumblebees or go bold with bumblebee decorations, this theme can help make your special day memorable.
June 3rd, 2013
When planning a birthday party for girls, there are several themes you can choose from to help you prepare the perfect party. For girls who like retro or flower themes, a flower power theme would work well. This is a great theme which can be made to fit parties for young girls or teens with equal ease.
Setting The Mood
A flower power theme usually brings to mind the ’60s and ’70s. While it can be updated easily, if you’ve chosen the theme in the first place there’s a good chance the party girl wants it retro. To set the mood for a flower power theme, the first step is invitations. It is not hard to purchase or make flower power theme invitations, and this will also let guests know ahead of time so they can plan to dress in tie-dye or other retro outfits.
Playing music from the ’60s and ’70s is another great way to create the right setting for your party. Along the same lines, karaoke can be a fun activity for all ages. Other ideas for activities, especially for younger girls, include flower power crafts. You can plan for your party goers to create jewelry, decorate headbands, or make paper flowers.
Decorating With Flowers
For a flower power party, the most important element is choosing flowers to decorate with. Flower theme decorations are available in a variety of styles and colors to fit any flower power party. Flower decorations will likely be the first thing guests notice when they walk in your door. Large flowers can be used as decorations on walls, tables, furniture, and doors. Mini flowers are perfect for table settings or incorporating in crafts.
Flower Power Theme Food
It’s not hard to find snacks, desserts, and food to serve for a flower power theme party. Flower shaped cakes can be baked or bought. One of the easiest ways to make a flower cake is to buy or make six round cakes. Place one in the middle, then use the other five cakes as flower petals. Cookies can be made and decorated using flower-shaped cookie cutters.
You can even serve edible flowers as part of salads, soups, pastas, and rice dishes. Edible flowers can be floated in ice tea, lemonade, or flavored water to add a subtle flavor. Punch can also be served as flower nectar to keep with the theme.
Retro flower power makes a wonderful theme for a child or teen’s birthday party. With pretty flower decorations, music from the ’60s and ’70s, and flower theme foods to set the stage, your flower power party is sure to be a success.
May 30th, 2013
Little girls love to play dress up. Whether it’s for a party or everyday wear, tutu skirts and ladybug wings make a perfect costume for imaginative play. Planning a birthday party is fun and easy with a ladybug theme, and the costume used for the party can provide hours of playtime fun later. Putting together a lovely ladybug costume is easy with Bugs-N-Blooms tutu skirts, ladybug wings, headbands, and fairy wands.
Putting Together A Ladybug Costume
When you are preparing a ladybug costume for your little girl, you can either buy a costume set or mix and match different pieces. Buying a costume set is convenient, but if you like a specific tutu skirt or want a pink costume, it is easy to put together separate pieces to create the perfect costume. Flower headbands and ladybug fairy wands are also great additions to a ladybug costume.
Shimmering ladybug wings come in both red and pink. Dress up wings are a perfect accessory for little girls pretending to be a ladybug or a fairy tale princess. These wings are made from nylon fabric and can last for several years. The soft elastic arm straps are comfortable and stretch to fit babies, toddlers, children, and even teens. When paired with a tutu skirt in a matching color, you’ll have a lovely ladybug costume for your little girl.
Ladybug Birthday Parties
When planning a ladybug birthday party, decorations are one of the main things that will set the theme for the party. Ladybug wall hangings, vinyl stickers, and curtain tiebacks are the perfect way to decorate for your little girl’s party. Ladybug theme decorations can be used on walls, doors, tables, and other pieces of furniture. Printables for ladybug labels, garlands, and tags are also great ways to add ladybugs to the food tables and drinks.
There are all sorts of ladybug recipes that let your dress up the food for a ladybug party. From vegetable snacks, to cupcakes, to frosted sugar cookies, you can make a number of ladybug foods to delight your party guests.
Ladybug Play Time
Ladybug costumes are perfect for everyday dress up. Whether your little girl is playing princess, acting out a fairy-tale, or serving a tea party, she is sure to love dressing up in a ladybug outfit. To match the ladybug play, you can also plan ladybug crafts and activities. Ladybug coloring pages, simple sewing projects, finger puppets, and other paper crafts are fun and easy ways to match activities to a ladybug dress up costume.
Ladybug dress up for a birthday party or for everyday play is a fun way to entertain a little girl. Hours of play can be centered around ladybug costumes and crafts, and a ladybug party is an easy and popular theme to celebrate your little girl’s birthday.
May 20th, 2013
When you’re planning to decorate or redecorate a girls bedroom with a butterfly theme, you want to find decorations that are high quality, look nice, and will save you money. When shopping for butterfly decorations at Bugs-N-Blooms, you can be sure that you are finding quality decorations for a good price.
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Decorating With Butterflies
These discounts apply to all our products, but there are a few in particular you might want to look at for decorating a girls room. Butterflies make a wonderful theme for room decorations. These colorful insects are perfect for a girls room, and lend a cheerful, feminine touch to your decorating scheme.
Butterfly decorations come in a variety of colors to meet your decorating needs. You can choose a specific color scheme, or mix-and-match different colors for a more informal look. Butterflies can be affixed to walls or ceilings, used as curtain tiebacks, or included by using a butterfly mobile in a child’s nursery.
Adding Wall Stickers
Another way to use butterflies in your room décor is to include butterfly wall stickers. Vinyl butterfly decals can be used on most smooth surfaces, including walls, furniture, and doors. For these, decorating options expand beyond just butterfly shaped stickers. Quotes featuring butterfly-theme verses – such as “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” – are also available. If you would like to write out your child’s name or a favorite phrase, butterfly wall letters can be purchased in a variety of colors to match your other decorations.
When preparing to hang wall stickers, make sure that the wall is clean and completely dry. If you have painted the room in preparation for decorating, wait three to four weeks after the last coat of paint before applying wall stickers. When you’re ready to hang the stickers, carefully peal the decal from the sheet and stick it to the wall. Wall stickers can be pealed off and reapplied several times without damage, so don’t worry if you don’t get it just right the first time. See this webpage for a complete list of tips and instructions.
Decorating a girls room with butterflies is fun and easy with decorations from Bugs-N-Blooms. With discounts and promotions, you can save money on quality butterfly decorations. Wall hangings, curtain tie backs, mobiles, and wall decals are all great ways to bring a butterfly theme into your little girls room.
May 12th, 2013
Bumblebees are a versatile, unisex theme that can be wonderful for a baby shower. Bumblebee baby showers are becoming very popular, largely because they the theme can be cute, simple, and elegant all at the same time. Playing on the word “bee,” you can hang banners for the “Mom to BEE” or host a “What will it BEE?” gender reveal party. “Sweet as honey” can also be used as a theme variation.
There is a wide variety of decorations to choose from when planning a bumblebee theme party. Black, yellow, and white provide a color scheme that can be used in everything from invitations, to table settings, to room decorations.
Smiling bumblebee decorations and vinyl stickers can be used on walls, serving and food tables, and even on furniture. With the addition of black, yellow, and white items on the table and around the room, these bumblebees will greatly enhance the baby shower theme. The decorations can be used for an indoor party, outside for a garden party, or used to decorate the door so your guests are welcomed by bumblebees.
A useful, as well as attractive, baby present is to make a diaper cake and decorate it with mini bumblebee decorations. A well-made, attractively decorated diaper cake can double as a decoration for the party, as well as being a practical gift.
Another nice gift is a bumblebee mobile. This is particularly fitting, since it can be used to decorate the baby’s nursery and will also be a reminder for the parents of the baby shower theme.
There is a wide variety of party foods that can be made to fit a bumblebee theme. Bumblebee theme cakes, cake pops, and cupcakes can be baked yourself or bought from many different bakeries. This recipe for bumblebee banana cupcakes uses a muffin mix to make baking easier. For adventurous cooks, here are tutorials for creating bumblebee cake pops and fondant bumblebees. They take time to prepare, but are super cute and can be well-worth the extra effort.
Using a bumblebee theme is a great place to start when planning a baby shower. Bumblebees make for a chic, cheerful theme, and bee-theme decorations are easy to find and/or make. The theme also lends itself well to candies, cupcakes, and other foods. By matching foods and decorations in a cute bumblebee theme, you can make this baby shower extra special for the expectant parents and guests.
May 3rd, 2013
With Mother’s Day this weekend, you may already have plans for how you will be celebrating this special day. But if you’re still looking for ideas, why not consider adding butterfly and flower decorations to your plans? Butterflies can be used as a theme for Mother’s Day, whether you are serving your mother breakfast in bed or planning activities to share with your young children.
Things You Can Do For Your Mother
A time-honored Mother’s Day tradition is making breakfast or brunch for your mother. Delicious recipes for delicious blueberry cream cheese flapjacks, cinnamon French toast, different kinds of tarts, fruit salad, baked oatmeal, and easy crepes will help make Mother’s Day special. For an even more memorable breakfast, mini decorations can easily be added to the breakfast tray or dining table.
Another Mother’s Day idea could be working on a decorating project together. Perhaps there’s a room that your mother has been planing on re-doing, or a room that needs a spring make-over. Working on this project together, and incorporating butterflies, ladybugs, or flowers can be a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day together.
Things Mothers Can Do With Their Kids
Mother’s Day doesn’t have to just be about other people doing nice things for you because you are a mother. Mother’s Day is also a day set aside for you to celebrate your maternal role and spend time with your children.
If your children are very young, it is likely that some of the planning for Mother’s Day will be your job. One way to make the day special for you and your children is to plan a fairy princess tea for your daughter to serve. She can dress up in a costume with tutu skirts, fairy wings, and butterfly hair accessories then enjoy serving you, and perhaps a few friends, a special Mother’s Day tea.
With both boys and girls, an afternoon of crafting is a great way to spend your time. If you have a butterfly theme going, crafts are easy to fit with the theme. Ideas for butterfly crafts for kids can be found in abundance, and are a fun project to share.
When making plans for Mother’s Day, whether you are planning a special day for your mother or a day to spend with your young children, butterflies are a great addition. Butterflies can be used in crafts, to decorate a special breakfast, or in planning a tea party. With so many possibilities, butterflies can become a very special part of the perfect Mother’s Day.
April 26th, 2013
Children love bugs. Butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, bumblebees – these creatures fascinate most children. So what better place to use bug-themed decorations than in a schoolroom? Whether you are decorating for preschoolers, a kindergarten class, or a school room at home, these decorations can be a great addition to your school room.
Tips For Decorating A Classroom
When decorating a classroom for preschoolers or kindergärtners, there are several things you can keep in mind to help make the decorations more child friendly. To get the children more involved, you can use their artwork on the walls and let them help decorate. If you wait to put up some of the decorations until the children are there to help, it cam make them feel more involved in the classroom space.
One of the best ways to begin decorating a classroom is with wall decorations. When decorating the walls of your classroom, make sure that the artwork and decorations are hung so the children can see and interact with them easily. You don’t want the kids to be overwhelmed by cluttered walls, or have to look up very far from eye-level to see the decorations.
When decorating a kindergarten classroom, you can use craft paper to line the walls and decorate directly on that. This will let you change the theme easily, and the children can help without risk of damage to the walls. Butterflies, dragonflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, and flower decorations can be used in a variety of themes. Garden, jungle, bugs, spring, and summer themes are just a few of the many possibilities.
Decorating A Homeschooling Room
If you’re one of the many parents who has chosen to homeschool your children, you might have a room in your house set aside as a classroom. If so, you and your children can have fun decorating your very own schoolroom.
Hanging butterfly decorations and other bugs on the wall can give the room a bright, cheerful feel. These decorations lend themselves well to any outdoor theme, and can help bring the outdoors in, especially in the winter. You can also use wall stickers to personalize the room. Letter stickers can be used to spell out your children’s names or a name you might have given your school. Stickers of bugs and blooms can join the three-dimensional insects on the wall, and clouds would look nice decorating the ceiling.
When decorating a schoolroom for children, either at home or in a traditional classroom setting, bug decorations lend a nice touch. Butterflies, dragonflies, and other bugs will compliment many themes, and can be re-used if you decide to change the decorations in your classroom.
April 10th, 2013
If you’re looking for a theme that’s new and original for your next party, dragonflies can be the perfect way to go. They are not as popular as other insects, like butterflies, but the symbolism associated with dragonflies, along with their unique look, can make them a perfect party theme. Dragonflies are often associated with tranquility, new beginnings, change, and joy, making them a good choice for a birthday party, baby shower, or wedding.
Kids Birthday Parties
Choosing a theme for a child’s birthday can make planing the party go easier. With a theme, you can narrow down choices of decorations, foods, and games so that they fit with the theme. Dragonfly decorations are perfect for hanging from ceilings, on walls, scattered across tables, or decorating chairs.
If you want a traditional birthday cake, your baker should be able to make a dragonfly shaped or decorated cake to match the theme. When doing some baking yourself, dragonfly cookie cutters can be used to make sweet snacks for the party. Baking cookies is a fun activity to share with your child before the party and is a great way to get them involved in party preparations. You could even use cookie decorating in place of a party craft to get the other children involved.
A dragonfly theme can be a creative basis for planing a wedding shower. Dragonflies can be incorporated into a variety to themes, including anything outdoors, garden, or insect related. They also work well as the main theme or with geometric and abstract decorating elements.
As with birthday parties, dragonfly decorations and dragonfly-theme desserts make a good addition to the baby shower. To help tie the theme in with the gifts, a diaper cake decorated with small dragonflies is useful, as well as a lovely. Here’s a good article on how to make a diaper cake. Another nice gift would be dragonfly mobile for the baby’s room.
For a whimsical wedding theme or a nice addition to the decorations for a spring or summer wedding, dragonflies are a good choice. A dragonfly wedding theme is increasing in popularity, but it’s still unusual enough for the bride who wants something a little different for her wedding.
Much like butterflies, dragonfly wedding decorations can be used on tables, hung from walls indoors or in a tent, and can even be used in the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets or as part of a hair style. Dragonflies can also be used on a wedding cake, with little decorations fluttering up the cake tiers or edible dragonflies created by your baker.
Keep dragonflies in mind when planning your wedding, a baby shower, or child’s birthday party. Dragonfly decorations, accessories, and dragonfly theme foods are a great choice for creating a memorable party setting and lasting memories of a special day.
April 3rd, 2013
Whether you’re planning a wedding in the near future or dreaming about your perfect day, spring is a wonderful time to think about getting married. One of the most popular seasons of the year for weddings, spring lends itself well to a variety of wedding themes to fit any bride’s taste and budget.
One theme that is particularly fitting for spring is a butterfly wedding. As a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings, butterflies are becoming increasingly popular as a wedding theme. Butterfly decorations come in a variety of colors to compliment your style and wedding choices. They can be large enough to decorate walls and ceilings, or small enough to use in your hair or bouquet. You can even organize a live butterfly release as part of your ceremony.
Butterfly Wedding Decorations
Butterflies can be the main theme of the wedding, or they can be used in as part of a larger theme like spring or garden party. Butterfly wedding decorations can be used on tables, hung from walls indoors or in a tent, and along aisles to add a colorful touch to your decorations.
Smaller butterfly decorations make great hair accessories for the bride and bridesmaids. These decorations can be glued or wired onto clips, pins, and headbands to create unique hair pieces that can be used in a variety of wedding hair styles.
The butterfly theme can easily be carried over into your reception. Similar or matching butterfly decorations can be used for the ceremony as well as the reception area to create a sense of unity. Butterfly wedding cakes can be done with mini butterfly decorations fluttering up cake tiers, or edible butterflies sculpted from sugar paste and frosting by your baker.
Wedding Planning Resources
One of the most helpful resources when planning a wedding is a good checklist. The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist is interactive, allowing you to check off each task as it is completed and save your progress online. Some items on the list link to articles with additional ideas for tasks like choosing a photographer, organizing a wedding party, and planning the menu.
The Knot is a great resource for planning spring weddings. Their website offers videos about spring weddings, articles for how to make your wedding unique, and ideas for choosing everything from the dresses to a caterer.
When planning for a spring wedding, think butterflies for a theme to fit whatever style of wedding you have in mind. Butterflies can be elegant or casual, and fit any color scheme. Pretty butterfly wedding decorations can compliment your personal style, and help make your special day even more memorable.