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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Lady Bug Appetizer

First, I want to share that I am being featured at Tip Junkie's Birthday Bash!! Monday's title is Princess and Fairy Birthday Girl Ideas . There's 20 birthday girl ideas featured and I'm number 11! If you have never been to Tip Junkie, I must say you are missing out! Her crafty ideas and features are AMAZING! So I am honored to have the opportunity for Lexi's Cinderella 4th birthday party to be featured!

So while I am featured there, I want to feature my friend Clare's 1st birthday party for her daughter Lila! It's a Lady Bug Birthday Party!!! Notice the lady bug 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)

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!

I am participating in Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Dining With Debbie , Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tuesdays at the Table recipe exchanges. For more blogger recipes go to these links.



Blogger Mrs. Joseph Wood said...

How fun! I love all the pictures and the lady bug theme. I use to have my girls room in lady bugs... it was adorable!
Have a wonderful week Courtney!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood

June 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Cranberry Morning said...

What fun for a birthday!! Love the lady bug appetizer. I'm keeping that one!

June 15, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger becca banana said...

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"! :)

June 15, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger visitoardc said...

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:

June 15, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Stacia said...

The lady bug theme is adorable!

June 15, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

SO cute and it's not all sugar like the cute party foods usually are. Thanks for sharing!

June 15, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger ~Amy~ said...

What a really cute birthday idea! I especially love the tutu and that adorable cake!

June 15, 2010 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Sonya Schroeder said...

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,

June 15, 2010 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

What a cute idea and what a cute little Lady bug Lila was! :)

Looking forward to checking out the Tip Junkie!


June 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger kewkew said...

So adorable!!

June 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

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. :)

June 15, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful looking party.

June 15, 2010 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

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:)

June 15, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Those appetizers are adorable! I like the fruit kabobs with shapes on them. Great ideas.

June 15, 2010 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Sisters Of Honor said...

Everything looks great! Thank you for sharing.

June 16, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Dani Joy said...

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

June 16, 2010 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Thanks for coming over to Dining With Debbie.

June 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

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!

June 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a lovely theme - gorgeous pictures too! Love the appetizer recipe as well!

June 16, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

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