Ladybug Appetizers Fun Snacks for Kids
Ladybug appetizers are a must for a “Sweet Little Bug” first birthday, baby shower, or just a fun snack idea for kids. Food art can range from simple to complex but this is the easiest one yet!
Simple Ladybug Appetizer Ingredients
Black olives and grape tomatoes. That’s IT. And perhaps a tray to set it up on. You’ll need a knife to cut a few olives, but really, that’s all it takes to make this cute little ladybug appetizer tray.
Create the Ladybug Body
Pile your tomatoes onto the platter and arrange them in a large oval. Make sure to leave enough room at one end for the head. It helps to place them close together, using the perimeter tomatoes end to end to draw out your shape.
Add the Edible Ladybug Head
Use your black olives to create a smaller circle at the top for the head. Pack them in tight and make a nice outside ring.
Add Ladybug Spots
You could try and mix the olives in when you first layout the body but I found it much easier to get them spaced properly this way.
Remove a tomato and replace it with an olive in the areas desired. The olives are slightly smaller so you’ll need to adjust the interior tomatoes a bit. Just make sure you leave the perimeter tomatoes in place or your shape will start to get wonky. 😆
With your spots all done the last thing to add are your legs and antennae. Simply cut (4) olives in quarters lengthwise and arrange them on the side of the tray. Mine extended up onto the sides and I kinda like the 3 dimensional look of it.
Display Your Ladybug Appetizers
Proudly display your ladybug appetizers veggie tray and serve it up with some toothpicks and a side of ranch dressing. I guarantee you’ll see adults and kids alike eat them up. How could you not!? It’s too cute.
EASY Ladybug Veggie Tray
How’s that for easy!? It’s so simple you don’t even need a recipe. Just serve it up with some toothpicks and a side of ranch and see how quickly you ladybug disappears! If you try one of your own I’d love to see it.
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