Ladybug Appetizers Fun Snacks for Kids
June 19, 2020
olive and tomato ladybug appetizer on white platter

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!

Ladybug Veggie tray by Salt Lake party stylist

Simple Ladybug Appetizer Ingredients

Grape tomatoes and black olives in white bowl on tray

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

Oval of tomatoes on white tray - ladybug appetizer in the making

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

Olive head and tomato body on veggie ladybug

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

vegetable ladybug with tomato body and olive spots on white tray

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. 😆

olive and tomato ladybug appetizer on white platter

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

Ladybug veggie tray by Salt Lake party stylist

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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  1. Natalie Mayhew

    Squeal how freaking cute!!! I’m in love with this little bug

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you so much! I was pretty pleased with how it turned out. Only took a few minutes to create too. I highly recommend this one – and if your kids aren’t fans of tomatoes and olives, try raspberries and blackberries, or strawberries and blueberries for a fruit version.

  2. Lori

    That lady bug is the cutest ever!! What a fun summer idea!!

    • Brianna Adams

      Thank you so much. It was super fun to make and SO easy!


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