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I am planning a kids Backyard Bugs and Grub party. The party will be indoors but will have the backyard theme.<br><br>
I would like to serve some healthy options to the kiddos and the parents.<br><br>
Any suggestions?
 

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For dessert, you can make a flower pot "cake". I sterilize a big terracota pot (not glazed) and put some oreos in the bottom where the hole is. Then put a bunch of oreos in the food processor and grind until they look like dirt. Alternate chocolate pudding layers with oreo and whipped cream layers (you could use 2% milk and omit the cream for a healthier dessert), finishing wit the oreo "dirt" on top. Stick in a few plastic flowers and a bunch of gummy worms. Voila, flower pot cake.
 

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My friend's kids love those little grape tomatoes. Maybe those and some baby carrots, for "ladybugs" and um, "caterpillars?"<br><br>
Maybe I'm reaching here...
 

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Fruit kebobs<br>
vegetable (raw) kebabs w/ dip on the side<br><br><br>
and i found this recipe on line!!!<br><br><br>
strawberry mice!!<br><br><img alt="" src="http://familyfun.go.com/Resources/Cookbook/FeatureRecipeImages/0307_strawberrymice.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
RECIPE INGREDIENTS:<br>
Fresh strawberries<br>
Mini chocolate chips<br>
Black decorators' icing<br>
Almond slivers<br>
Toothpick<br>
Red lace licorice<br>
Wedge of Cheese (Your choice)<br>
1. For each mouse, slice a small section from the side of a strawberry so it sits flat.<br><br>
2. Press a mini chocolate chip into the tip for a nose, using a small dab of icing to secure it in place, if needed.<br><br>
3. Add icing eyes and stick 2 almond slivers into the top of the berry for ears.<br><br>
4. For a tail, use a toothpick to carve a small hole in the back of the berry and push the end of a piece of licorice lace into the hole. Serve these berry cute treats with small triangles of cheese.
 

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So cute!!!!!<br><br>
Thanks everyone! I'm trying to plan out my menu now so I can spend my budget appropriately.<br><br>
i was also thinking flower pots on the tables with granola bars and fruit snacks. Stuff that can be easily stored if not eaten.
 

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You can make those spider crackers... 2 round crackers, with PB or spreadable cheese inside. Break 4 pretzel sticks in half and place sticking out around edge put top cracker on.<br><br>
Ant's on a Log ( Of course!) celery, cream cheese or PB with raisins on top.<br><br><br>
Games - Copy up some mazes- like getting the ant through the hill?<br><br>
Spider web greeting - have everyone sit in a circle send hold end of a large ball of yarn or twine and roll ball to opposite side of circle- say hello! ... continue till everyone has the string in hand . You can raise and lower "Web" and kids LOVE this part!<br><br>
I know they have material with red checks and ants on them, and I think you can get plastic ants and bugs at the dollar store to sprinkle around as favors.
 

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You could also make similar arrangements to <a href="http://www.ediblearrangements.com/Default.aspx" target="_blank">Edible Arrangements</a> for table toppers/appetizers/etc.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g254/mpfeiffer/earrangements.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 
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