25 Jan

Modern Ladybug (or Lovebug) Party Theme

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas

I stumbled across these adorable nylon ladybugs recently and thought they’d be the perfect starting point for a Modern Ladybug party theme!

Ladybugs are always cute for kids birthday parties and “LovebugValentine’s Day parties, but this theme can even translate beautifully for a girlie baby shower or bridal shower.

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas

For adult-friendly parties, just make sure to focus on decorative elements that are chic & stylish, as opposed to overly “cutesie”; for example – the grass & gerbera flower arrangements pictured below, contemporary polka dot partyware, and a cool red signature drink like a Raspberry Collins or Watermelon Mojito.

Whatever your particular occasion may be – from a 1st birthday to a bridal shower – here’s some inspiration to get you started…


Pictured above:
Embellish rolled black napkins with “napkin ring” made from a strip of cardstock and a foam ladybug topper.
Decorate solid red paper cups with round black stickers. Use these as drink cups for kids, or as cute containers for serving up mini-sized desserts or salads/pastas.
More tableware & decor finds: Modern Ladybug Dinner Plates; Just Dots Black & White Beverage Napkins and 7″ Dessert Plates; Red Utensils; 27″ Foil Balloon, Ladybug Cookies (for party favors); Ladybug Frame (super cute for displaying pics of the guest of honor), and Ladybug Cupcake Toppers.


ladybug birthday valentines party ideas

For floral-based centerpieces that match this theme, try a combo of gerbera daisies, wheat grass or artificial grass mats, and ladybug accents, such as the foam ladybugs mentioned above, which you could attach to floral wire to create “picks” for the arrangements. {see image resources below}

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas


Party Favor Ideas:
Modern Ladybug Soaps, another style of Ladybug Cookies, or red & black candies packaged in Mini Acrylic Favor Boxes and tied up with a polka dot ribbon. These adorable Ladybug Gift Tags from Etsy would be a cute addition to any of them!

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas


In lieu of ladybug cupcake toppers, you could also whip up some cupcakes that look like ladybugs… like this version brightideas.com.

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas


Last but not least, this Mini Ladybug Birthday Banner would be an adorable accent for birthday parties! ($10.50 each from The Birthday Shop on Etsy).

ladybug birthday valentines party ideas


Have some more ideas for this theme? Please feel free to post a comment here and share them with other readers!

Floral image credits for above images: Image #1 –  LeeLee Flowers and Jewelry & Floral Verde (note: images digitally modified to match ladybug theme); Image #2 – Event Accomplished & Heavenly Blooms Florist and Sippy Cups are for Chardonnay.

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Tiffany SAYS:

My daughter’s 1st Birthday Ladybug Soiree

January 25, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Julie SAYS:

Yeah! I am doing a ladybug theme for my daughter’s first birthday in March. Some great ideas!! Thanks!

January 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Adorable ideas!! Here’s a link to a super cute Little Ladybug party that I created the paper goods for!


January 25, 2010 at 7:14 pm

Kendra SAYS:

I did a lovebug party for Valentine’s for the kids a few years back. I turned most of the black dots into hearts. I blogged about it here:

January 25, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Tania SAYS:

I couldn’t believe it when I saw this. I have searched for this theme here in the last 3 months to find nothing! I am doing a modern ladybug theme for my daughter’s 2nd bday in April and I have come up with some great ideas too. Great job! I will take pics and post my party as well!

January 25, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Wendy SAYS:

Precious! I love ladybugs – would make a cute baby shower theme too!

January 25, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Kristine SAYS:

hahaha well believe it or not there were lady bugs EVERY WHERE…but you cant really see any in those pics!

January 25, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Jeanne Benedict SAYS:

So cute! My 6-year-old daughter would love this. The cupcake lady bugs are really great.

January 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Hi Jenn,
So cute and adorable idea! Love your blog you are such an inspiration and so wonderful. I am following you on twitter I wish you can follow me.
Wish you great success.
Rowaida Flayhan

January 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm


Love it! Thanks for the site where the nylon ladybugs were – it’s really full of great stuff! Thanks!


January 26, 2010 at 5:59 am

{Ms. P} SAYS:

My mom calls me “Ladybug”.

I used a few ladybug cups for my company’s Garden Party one summer…This is cute & I wanna have another party!

January 26, 2010 at 6:48 am

Shannon Jones SAYS:

This is really cute! I love your blog and follow it daily!
Do you have any ideas for a purse/shoe party for my DD 2nd birthday? She is obsessed with purses and shoes.

January 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

Kimmay SAYS:

So beautiful! I love all the red and black.

January 26, 2010 at 8:28 am

Carrie @ Half Baked - The Cake Blog SAYS:

LOVE this layout – the ladybugs are adorable! We did a ladybug board awhile back with some super cute cake and cupcake ideas.


January 26, 2010 at 9:03 am

Diapers and Divas SAYS:

I love the idea of a ladybug theme for a little girl’s bday party! It’s so cute and you can keep it fresh and modern too!

January 26, 2010 at 10:49 am

Sara SAYS:

I love this theme! There are some really cute ladybug outfits at Baby Gap right now that would fit right in http://www.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=53461

January 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

I LOVE those cupcakes! So cute. They would look perfect on our Cupcake Tower with red ribbon and black dots:


January 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Heidi SAYS:

Martha Stewart has some adorable cupcakes that would be perfect for this party theme…




January 26, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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