March 4th, 2014
When decorating a nursery, one common item to include is a mobile hanging over the crib. Colorful mobiles entertain and fascinate babies, and when hung over a crib may also help babies fall asleep. Mobiles can also be hung above a changing station to give the baby something to look at. Each Bugs-n-Blooms mobile includes fishing line and a hoop for easy handing from the ceiling, where the mobile will be kept out of the baby’s reach and not present a danger of getting tangled.
Types of Mobiles
Bugs-n-Blooms offers butterfly, dragonfly, flower, ladybug, and bumblebee hanging mobiles. Most of these mobiles are designed on the same basic pattern and measure 11-inches wide by 24-inches high. They are made from soft, flexible wire frame hung with five nylon decorations ranging in size from 4-inches to 7-inches depending on the specific design.
Two butterfly mobiles are available in a different design. Multi-layer spiral and shimmer spiral mobiles both hang the butterfly decorations from a hoop that matches the color of the butterflies. The mobile with multi-layer butterflies has five butterfly decorations, and the shimmer mobile has six butterflies. Each butterfly in these designs measures about 5-inches. Like the other mobiles, the overall size is 11-inches wide by 24-inches high.
Each of the mobiles offered by Bugs-n-Blooms has matching wall decorations available. For example, the flowers on the painted daisy mobile match the 8-inch painted flower decorations. These decorations are available in five colors – pink, purple, green, blue, and yellow – to match each of the colors included on the mobile. This is true of the other mobile designs as well.
Hailey decorations, which have wings or petals in different but complementing colors, are available in butterfly, dragonfly, flower, bee, and ladybug styles. In the Hailey mobile, all five of these decorations are brought together. The mobile is available in either pink, green, and purple or brown and pink colors and will coordinate with any of the Hailey wall decorations.
Decorating A Nursery
Bugs-n-Blooms mobiles work well with a variety of nursery designs. The twinkle butterfly mobile with all the butterflies in a single color will work well for designs with simple color pallets. For a garden or outdoor themed nursery, a mobile that puts a pink butterfly, purple dragonfly, green flower, yellow bee, and red ladybug together would work nicely. Dragonfly mobiles could be used in a dragonfly-themed nursery, or for decorating with a wetlands theme. The wide range of colors available in these mobiles includes pink, green, yellow, red, purple, brown, blue, and combinations of colors. A mobile can be found to fit any color scheme, and with matching decorations available you won’t have to worry about tracking down complementary décor to match the theme of a room.
February 27th, 2014
A Saint Patrick’s Day party for children can be lots of fun to host and plan. Starting with green decorations, decorate the party room with shamrocks, leprechauns, and hanging insects and flowers from Bugs-n-Blooms. Party activities can include a treasure hunt for a pot of gold and eating green-colored food and snacks. As an added treat to make the party extra special for a little girl, consider giving her a green fairy costume to wear at the party.
The perfect party for St. Patty’s Day starts with green decorations. Green is the main color choice for decorations and clothing when celebrating Irish heritage and planning an Irish-themed party. Using green tableware and paper plates, setting out potted shamrock plants, and hanging green decorations are an easy way to set the scene for a party.
Bugs-n-Blooms offers a wide variety of green decorations, ranging from a garland of green butterflies to glittering flowers with layers of green nylon petals. Other hanging nylon decorations include butterflies, dragonflies, and daisy flowers. These come in a variety of individual styles and sizes that range from 1-inch mini butterflies that can be used on craft projects, to 18- by 11-inch dragonflies for hanging on walls.
A Saint Patrick’s Day party would not be complete without some leprechauns and a pot of gold. As a fun party activity, you could organize a treasure hunt for the children with a pot full of chocolate gold coins at the end as a prize. To plan a treasure hunt, begin with creating age-appropriate clues and selecting a location for the hunt. For very young party goers, picture clues that point to places inside the house are good choice. Older children will appreciate more challenging clues, some of which might lead outside to the car, for example. The number of clues will depend on how long you want the game to last.
Food and Snacks
Food for a party on St. Patty’s Day can be as simple or elaborate as you like. A drop or two of green food coloring will turn mashed potatoes, sugar cookies, and many drinks an Irish-themed color. More elaborate party food ideas include pot o’ gold cookies with yellow candy-coated chocolate pieces in the center, emerald colored milkshakes, and shamrock macaroons.
Don’t forget to decorate the table with items like green butterflies and mini flowers. These small flowers measure 2-inches diameter and the butterflies measure 3-inches by 3-inches. They are the perfect size for attaching to a basket handle, scattering across a serving table, or perching on a cake.
St. Patty’s Day Costume
For a little girl who loves to dress up, a green fairy costume can be the perfect gift before a Saint Patrick’s Day party. This costume set includes green swirls butterfly wings, a green tutu skirt with polka dot waistband, a white headband with green flower, and a green multi-layer butterfly wand. The one-size costume fits girls ages 2 to 8, or approximate sizes 2T through 10/12.
February 20th, 2014
Bugs-n-Blooms dragonfly decorations are made from nylon fabric over a flexible wire frame. They are shipped flat, and when unpacked can be gently twisted and bent into more life-like shapes. The dragonfly decorations come with an attached, but removable, hoop and fishing line for easy hanging. They can be hung from walls or ceilings, with extra fishing line added as needed to hold wings in place.
Layered Dragonfly Decor
Triple-layer dragonflies and Multi-layer dragonflies come in three sizes. Small Triple-layer dragonflies measure 7-inches by 5-inches, and small Multi-layer dragonflies measure 5-inches by 4-inches. Both styles measure 10-inches by 6-inches in medium and 13-inches by 8-inches in large. Triple-layer dragonflies have a soft cloth body, and the multi-layer dragonflies have a body made of wired crystal beads.
Each dragonfly is embellished with sparkles and glittering sequins. The Triple-layer dragonflies are available in a wide variety of colors, including layers of three different colors on one dragonfly or dragonflies that combine different shades of pinks, purple, and green. The Multi-layer dragonflies have a colored top layer over white wings.
Layered dragonflies make a good choice for decorating a bedroom or nursery. Dragonflies are a popular decorating theme, and dragonfly lamps, bedspreads, nursery bedding, curtains, wall decals, and other decorations can be purchased to match the theme.
Beaded Dragonfly Decor
In addition to Multi-layer dragonflies, there are three other dragonfly designs by Bugs-n-Blooms that have beaded bodies. Crystal, Glitter, and Sparkle dragonflies all have single-layer wings attached to a body made from crystal beads. Sparkle and Crystal dragonflies are sized like the Triple-layer dragonfly. Glitter dragonflies, like the multi-layer design, have smaller dimensions in size small.
All three beaded dragonflies are available in pink, purple, green, blue, and yellow. Crystal and Sparkle designs are also available in dark pink and brown. The wide range of colors makes it easy to match with different room designs. Dragonflies in a bathroom, for example, work well with paint colors such as sky-blue, foliage green, and light yellow.
Sparkling Dragonfly Decor
Swirls and Jewel dragonflies are available in eight different colors with wings decorated with sparkles or sequins. Rainbow dragonflies have multi-colored wings and come in two different designs. One is shades of pink, green, and blue, and the other is yellow, blue, and purple with a touch of pink.
Shimmer dragonflies are the only dragonflies from Bugs-n-Blooms available in extra-large as well as the three smaller sizes. This larger size measures 18-inches by 11 inches. Hailey dragonflies are only available in size medium, but feature unique color combinations. They are available with top wings that are pink paired with lower wings that are purple, dark pink, or brown, and also in red and black.
February 12th, 2014
Ladybugs are an excellent choice when choosing a theme for a little girl’s birthday party. The ladybug theme can be very versatile, and will work equally well for a first birthday, a child’s birthday party, or an event for young teenagers. Ladybug decorations, themed food and activities, and ladybug costumes all contribute to an extra-special birthday party.
There is a wide variety of ladybug decorations available, and they don’t just come in the traditional red and black. In addition to red, ladybug shaped decorations also come in pink and purple for a little girl who prefers softer colors or a ladybug princess theme. These decorations can be attached to walls and ceilings, and mini ladybugs can be used to decorate furniture and food tables. Ladybug mobiles add a nice touch when hung from the ceiling.
In addition to ladybug shaped decorations, there are other ways to add the ladybug theme to your home or party venue. You can make a ladybug wall by using poster putty to attach black circles to a red accent wall or by hanging red paper over a wall to achieve the same effect. Red and black tableware, paper plates, and tablecloths are an easy way to keep with the ladybug color scheme.
Foods for a ladybug party are often decorated to look like ladybugs. This will work for desserts like sugar cookies, cake pops, cupcakes, and dipped pretzels. For healthy snacks, you can arrange a fruit plate of strawberries and blueberries to resemble a ladybug. Tiny ladybugs can be formed by cutting cherry tomatoes in half and arranging them on crackers with black olives for the ladybug head. You can also make ladybugs from mini Babyble cheese.
Pairing activities with food is always a popular idea. Instead of decorating ladybug cookies yourself, you can have the cookies already baked and set up a table with frosting, sparkles, and chocolate bits so the party goers can decorate their own ladybug cookies.
One party game that can be done with a ladybug theme is a variation of pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. Make a ladybug out of paper or felt and draw spot-size circles on it for the targets. Then make black spots either out of paper, to pin to the paper ladybug, or felt with the rough side of a piece of Velcro attached, to stick to the felt ladybug.
Little girls love to dress up at parties, and giving your party goers a ladybug costume set will help make the party extra special. Bugs-n-Bloom’s costumes are one-size-fits all, and the wings and tutu skirts will stretch to fit ages 2 through 8, or approximate sizes 2T through 10/12. These ladybug costumes and wings come in red or pink colors.
A ladybug party will delight your little girl on her birthday. With such lovely ladybug decorations available, a variety of ladybug theme food, fun activities, and the chance to dress-up like a ladybug, all the young party goers are sure to have a good time.
January 28th, 2014
Tutu skirts are fun, versatile clothing items. They can be paired with leotards for a dance recital, used for a photography session, worn with a party costume, or played in as part of little girl’s dress-up clothes. The pretty, high-quality tutu skirts from Bugs-n-Bloom are one size, and recommended for girls ages 2 through 10 years. They are made from 100% polyester tulle, and feature embellishments including ribbons, flowers, and butterfly appliques.
When planning a dance recital for young children, costumes are one of the first considerations. Bugs-n-Blooms’ tutu skirts make a great addition to the costumes for a dance, and can be paired with a variety of leotards. The waist circumference of each skirt stretches 17-inches to 36-inches and the skirts have a 12-inch length.
We offer a variety of tutu skirt styles to match different dance recital themes. A yellow and black bumblebee tutu skirt works well for garden, insect, and animal theme dances. It can also be purchased as part of a costume set with bumblebee wings, a fairy wand, and headband. Other colors of tutu skirts, such as the purple sparkle tutu skirt and multicolored polka-dot bow skirts, can be paired with a wider variety of leotards to fit most themes.
Tutu skirts are a great way to dress-up for special occasions and photography sessions. Little girls will look cute as a bug in a ladybug costume with the red and black version of the polka-dot bow skirt. Another skirt that will work well for toddler and child photographs is the Gerbera flower tutu skirt. This skirt is available in a light pink color with a white flower on the waist band, or a purple and pink skirt with a bright pink flower.
Tutu skirts also make a nice addition to costumes for themed parties. For example, a butterfly theme party would be the perfect time for a little girl to dress-up wearing a rainbow butterflies tutu skirt. This skirt has purple and green as the overall colors, with sequined butterfly appliques attached to the tulle skirt. For a birthday party, the skirt could be given as a gift and then worn for the remainder of the party.
Skirts can also be purchased specifically for use as play-clothes. A pink and black skirt with zebra animal print bow makes an excellent addition to a chest of dress-up clothes. Another design, which includes zebra print on the crinkled hem, features a pink flower at the waist and a fluffy pink skirt. Since the waistband stretches to accommodate several different sizes, these tutu skirts can be worn for many years. After the dance recital, photography session, or party these skirts can be worn for years as every-day dress up accessories. The tutu skirts can be hand washed or spot cleaned if they get dirty.
January 11th, 2014
When planning a Valentine’s Day party, whether for the entire family or for children, dress-up costumes for the kids make a nice addition to the party. Little girls love to play dress up, and pink and red costumes from Bugs-n-Blooms are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They will also fit nicely into a themed party that includes pink and red decorations of ladybugs, flowers and butterflies.
For a children’s Valentine’s day party, activities can include decorating heart-shaped cookies and completing a Valentine’s day craft. With a theme of insects and flowers already in place, giving little girls a pink butterfly costumes lets them fit in with the theme and enjoy dressing up.
Bugs-n-Blooms offers a four-part Red Ladybug Costume Set. The set includes a red and black polka-dot tutu skirt, red shimmer ladybug wings, a ladybug fairy wand, and a red flower on a white headband. The tutu skirt stretches to fit approximate sizes 2T to 10/12, or ages 2 to 8 years. Ladybug wings measure 14-inches wide by 13-inches high and have soft elastic arm straps.
Butterfly costume sets from Bugs-n-Blooms each include a pair of butterfly wings, a tutu skirt, a headband and a fairy wand. The Pink Butterfly Costume includes light pink wings with sparkling silver stars that measure 17-inches wide by 16-inches high, and a tutu skirt and headband with Gerbera daisy flowers. The Dark Pink Butterfly Costume features pink and purple princess butterfly wings that measure 24-inches wide by 17-inches high and comes with a dark pink polka-dot tutu.
The different styles of tutu skirts are all the same size waistband, and measure 12- or 14-inches long, depending on the style. They are made of 100% polyester tulle that can be hand washed or spot cleaned and worn over and over again.
Fairy Wings and Wands
Other pink butterfly wings that can be used for fairy costumes on Valentine’s Day include Gerbera, Swirls, and Layered wings. Each of the wings are made from nylon fabric over a wire frame that is soft and bendable. They can be paired with most costumes and dresses to turn them into a fairy outfit for little girls.
To complete a fairy costume, Bugs-n-Blooms offers six different styles of fairy wands. Four styles are topped with a butterfly, and there are bumblebee and ladybug versions as well. The butterfly fairy wands all come in several colors, including pink, and have a 12-inch long handle with trailing ribbons. The butterfly at the top that measures 5-inches wide by 4-inches high..
January 5th, 2014
Decorating ideas for Valentine’s Day typically include items in romantic red and pink colors. Hanging seasonal items on walls, arranging them as a vignette, or adding them to regular home decorations can help keep a home’s interior looking up-to-date and enhance holiday celebrations. Flowers, butterflies, and ladybugs from Bugs-n-Blooms are available in colors ranging from light pink to bright red, depending on the item, and will fit a wide variety of decorating schemes.
Fresh flowers are a staple of Valentine’s Day gifts and decorating. For a more lasting addition to the decorations, artificial flowers add a nice touch to many interior designs. One idea is to hang them on a wall with letters spelling out the word “LOVE,” perhaps using a flower as a substitute for the “O.” Mini flowers can be used on handmade cards or to decorate a serving try for breakfast in bed. Flowers also work well for decorating a Valentine’s Day party.
There are ten types of flower decorations from Bugs-n-Blooms, plus mini flowers and curtain tiebacks. This includes a wide variety of styles from triple-layered flowers to twinkle flowers with five petals. All of these are available in pink colors that will work well for Valentine’s Day. Sizes range from the 2-inch diameter minis to the 16-inch diameter extra-large size.
Pink and Red Butterflies
Butterfly decorations from Bugs-n-Blooms come in a variety of styles and colors, with pink and red designs being well-suited for Valentine’s Day decorations. Fifteen out of the sixteen styles are available in dark pink, light pink, or both colors. These include multi-layer and multi-colored butterflies, butterflies with sparkles or glitter, and painted butterflies. Only Hailey Butterflies are available in red. They come in small, medium, large and extra-large sizes, and have red top wings and black lower wings.
Made from nylon material over a wire frame, the Bugs-n-Blooms butterfly decorations are perfect for attaching to walls and ceilings. They are equally at home as seasonal decorations for a living area as they are in a bedroom or nursery year-round. Each includes a hoop for easy hanging, which can be removed if they will be hung in a different fashion.
For a bright red color in your Valentine’s Day decorating, ladybugs are a good fit. They also come in pink, if you’d rather keep to a more subdued color scheme or want to match a color in the flowers and butterflies. Shimmer, Glitter and Hailey ladybugs come in two sizes. Small measures 4-inch wide by 3-inches high, and medium measures 8-inches by 6-inches. Mini ladybugs measure 2-inches by 2-inches.
To connect the ladybug decorations with a fun child’s craft, consider making ladybug themed valentines. These simple paper crafts are a fun project to make with your child or with a class if you are a teacher. All you’ll need are free printables for the body and wings, a candy sucker and some black tissue paper to form the head, brads to attach the wings, and some hot glue to hold it all together.
December 29th, 2013
Decorating with the bright, cheerful color of yellow bumblebees is a great way to chase away winter shadows. Even a small touch of yellow brightens a room, and bumblebee decorations will compliment a variety of themes. Whether you’re decorating a bumblebee nursery, adding cute decorations to a yellow kitchen, or looking to brighten a garden-theme room with yellow bumblebees, these decorations will be a good fit for your home.
Bee themed decorations work equally well for a little girl’s or boy’s room, and help make the nursery seem bright and cheerful even on cold and dreary days. A bee mobile, which measures 11-inches wide and 24-inches tall, adds a nice touch when suspended from the ceiling. Each mobile has five smiling yellow bumblebees. The frame is made of soft, bendable wire coated in nylon. For decorating the wall above a crib, consider a bumblebee wall sticker quote. The quote reads, “I’m bringing home a baby bumblebee .. won’t my mommy be so proud of me!”and is decorated with yellow scroll work and four bumblebee pictures. The wall sticker measures 14-inches wide by 7-inches high. Like Bugs-n-Bloom’s alphabet wall stickers, this sticker quote is reusable and can be applied to any wall that is smooth, clean, and dry. Wall stickers are also available in bee shapes that measure 5-inches wide by 4-inches high. These stickers can be used on walls, doors, and other flat surfaces. They are available in sets of six stickers, either six bumblebees or a single bumblebee as part of a set with a flower, butterfly, ladybug, cloud, and dragonfly.
In color theory, light yellows and bright yellow are considered warm, joyful colors that can be used to evoke pleasant feelings. Even if you don’t want to use yellow as the main color for a room, touches of yellow from well-placed bumblebee decorations lend a happy feeling to a room design. If you’re worried about too much yellow being overwhelming, small bumblebee decorations, such as curtain tie-backs, are a subtle way add yellow to a room design. Bumblebee decorations are also available in pink and purple colors, which can be used alongside yellow bumblebees to complement other colors in the room design. These decorations are made with a wire frame covered with nylon fabric, and match the design of the smiling bumblebee mobiles. They come in three sizes. Large bumblebees measure 13-inches wide by 8-inches high, small bumblebees are 5-inches wide by 4-inches high, and both come with a hoop and a length of fishing line for hanging. Mini bumblebee decorations measure 2-inches by 2-inches. The mini bumblebees are small enough to use for craft projects, like decorating a lampshade, and table decorations for bumblebee themed parties.