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?
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)
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!