This post is sponsored by Airheads. All opinions are my own.
It seems like yesterday that I was planning a ladybug picnic for my daughters. Now that they are teenagers, one even heading off to a college program in a few months, they aren't into bug-shaped sandwiches or tea parties anymore. When Airheads reached out to me asking if I had an idea of how I could showcase Airheads candy, I just had to throw one more Ladybug Picnic.
You are invited, hope you can come! Come to a Ladybug Picnic!
You are invited, let's have some fun! Fun at a Ladybug Picnic!
Down in the meadow, under the trees,
That's where the Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybug Picnic will be!
-from the Ladybug Picnic album by Karen & Kids
What do you serve at a Ladybug Picnic? Gather your favorite snacks like cheese and fruit, sandwiches, and of course, a dessert of easy-to-make Ladybug Cupcakes!
Creating a Ladybug Cupcake is so easy when you've got delicious moldable candy like Airheads in the Chewier Mini Bars! Since 1986, Airheads candy has been a favorite of kids and adults. My kids have always loved the long lasting fruity flavor! Their favorite is cherry, but they wouldn't refuse an Airheads of any flavor! With flavors of white mystery, cherry, lemon, blue raspberry, orange, and watermelon, it's a hard choice for me! What's your favorite? And did you know Airheads is gluten and peanut free?
Airheads come in a variety of sizes, too, like regular, mini, big bars, and even new bite size pieces. I chose the Mini Bars to craft my ladybugs to top cupcakes for our Ladybug picnic.
What You Need to Make Them
Your favorite cupcakes with white icing
Cherry and Watermelon Airheads in mini bar size
Leaf cookie cutters
Using a cherry Airheads, roll it up.
Use a rolling pin to flatten a little bit.
Shape the Airheads into a circle.
Dice a raisin until the pieces are very small.
Place the pieces of raisin on the backs of the ladybugs.
Cut off ⅓ of the end of a raisin and add for head of ladybug
I just love how easy it is to work with Airheads!
Place Ladybug on top of leaf.
Place Ladybug and leaf on top of cupcakes.
I always liked to make our picnics fun by adding some festive tableware like a pretty tablecloth, plates, and napkins that match the theme. For a Ladybug Picnic, you can use red and black plates and napkins. I found red and white polka dot plates and napkins at my local party store. I thought it looked pretty festive!
Below is a printable for your convenience.
Ladybug Picnic Cupcakes
- Your favorite cupcakes with white icing
- Cherry and Watermelon Airheads in mini bar size
- Leaf cookie cutters
- For Ladybugs:
- Using a cherry Airheads, roll it up.
- Use a rolling pin to flatten a little bit.
- Shape the Airheads into a circle.
- Dice a raisin until the pieces are very small.
- Place the pieces of raisin on the backs of the ladybugs.
- Cut off ⅓ of the end of a raisin and add for head of ladybug
- For Leaves:
- Using a watermelon Airheads, roll it up.
- Use a rolling pin to flatten it.
- Take a small leaf cookie cutter and cut out leaf shapes.
- Place Ladybug on top of leaf.
- Place both on top of cupcake.
You can craft just about anything using Airheads! What kind of party will you create?
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