Lady Bug Appetizer

I want to feature my friend Clare’s 1st birthday party for her daughter Lila! It’s a Lady Bug Birthday Party!!! Notice the ladybug like tutu and hair accessory!!

Look at her beautiful plate of fruit and watermelon cut in the shapes of bugs!

And the homemade Lady Bug Cake her mother-in-law made!

And the black and red theme for the table!

And the topic of this blog post – the Lady Bug Appetizers! Aren’t they adorable?

Make this fun and sweet Lady Bug Appetizer. It is simple to make and so fun for birthday parties, potlucks, and summer picnics. #WomenLivingWell #easyappetizers #birthdayparties

Here’s how to make the Lady Bug Appetizer:


2 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons sour cream

Black paste food coloring (if you want to put the dots on – she skipped them)

1/2 teaspoon minced chives

1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

1/8 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

36 butter-flavored crackers

18 cherry tomatoes, quartered

18 large pitted ripe olives

72 fresh chive pieces (about 1-1/2 inches long)

Directions:In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Remove 1 tablespoon to a small bowl and tint black. Place tinted cream cheese mixture in a small plastic bag; set aside. Add the chives, garlic salt and parsley to the remaining cream cheese mixture. Spread over crackers. Arrange two tomato quarters on each for the ladybug wings.

For heads, halve the olives widthwise; place one half on each cracker. Insert two chives into olives for antennae. Use tinted cream cheese mixture to pipe spots onto wings. Yield: 3 dozen.

The perfect summer appetizer – enjoy!

Walk with the King!


  1. Don't you love themes? That is so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing. You must be a blogger at heart, going to a party and thinking "I bet I could blog this"! 🙂

  2. That is really just super-cute! Thanks so much for sharing! We do a lot of k-12 outreach on insect education, so I just had to check it out when I saw it on TMTT! 🙂 We're new followers. Stop by to check out our kid-friendly dairy ideas if you get a chance:

  3. That is so darn cute. Man some people are so creative. I love getting new ideas from everyone!! Thanks for sharing Courtney!!!

    Serving with Joy,

  4. What a cute idea and what a cute little Lady bug Lila was! 🙂

    Looking forward to checking out the Tip Junkie!


  5. Very cute and tasty looking!! I had "fairy" party not too long ago for my daughter and her cousin. It was so fun. Barbara Beery's cookbooks have SO many amazing fairy recipes. 🙂

  6. Courtney,
    I've been a fan of yours for quite some time, so I'm completely flattered that you found my blog just to say that you liked my comment on Focus on the Family today:) That means so much. Thank you for loving Jesus and loving your husband so much. You are a blessing to me:)

  7. the lady bug appetizers look fun and easy. Of which I look for in all of my recipies. I totally go for the easy but delish!

    What a fun theme and how nice of you to feature your friend.

    I will head over to check out Tip Junky, too.

    Dani Joy

  8. These are great ideas! I love the bug theme! For the watermelon, do you know if she just used cookie cutters? My nearly-6yo dd LOVES bugs, so this would be perfect for her party this summer! Thank you so much for the ideas!

  9. What a lovely theme – gorgeous pictures too! Love the appetizer recipe as well!

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