{guest blogger} marshmallow love bugs

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I’m tickled PINK today to welcome Lydia of The Party Wagon to Oink! Lydia graciously accepted my invitation to be our featured guest blogger today and I’m doubly excited because it’s her first guest post…ever! I’ve had the pleasure of creating favor boxes for a few of Lydia’s parties and she is an absolute sweetheart! Be sure to stop by her blog, The Party Wagon, which features amazing parties, offers ideas for gifts-n-goody bags and is filled with inspiration.

Without further ado, Miss Lydia…

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There is nothing like spying a big bag of GIANT heart-shaped marshmallows when you are a child and your mom is dragging you through Target. They are pretty much just calling your name! And so, my kids and I left the store that day with big, big marshmallows and the accompanying smaller version of heart-shaped mallows. I must admit, they looked pretty fun…and so, while they were at school during the following week, I made Marshmallow Love Bugs for them. They love anything with candy eyes and anything on a stick…and that is where I started. And, this is what they became…silly little love bugs that never bite back.

To make these funny little bugs, all you need is…

  • Jumbo Heart Marshmallows
  • Smaller Heart Marshmallows
  • Edible Eyes (found at Target and Craft Stores)
  • Edible Marker
  • Heart-Shaped Sprinkles
  • Toothpicks
  • Small Icing Tube
  • Paper Straws or Lollipop Sticks (optional)

1.  To make, you simply add two eyes to the larger marshmallow heart by attaching the eyes with a dot of icing. Use the heart shaped sprinkle for the nose and attach it with a dot of icing.

2.  Draw on a mouth using an edible marker.

3.  Attach the marshmallow antennae using a toothpick. I broke one toothpick and used a half for each smaller marshmallow heart.  Push the toothpick into the smaller marshmallow and then attach to the larger marshmallow.

4.  Add a red heart sprinkle to each “antenna.”

5.  Push a paper straw or a lollipop stick into the pointed part of the large marshmallow if you want the bug to be on a stick. I used a white straw with pink polka dots and tied a bow on it just below the point of the marshmallow.

I love slipping these in their lunchboxes—I know it makes them smile! I hope you enjoy making and sharing these silly little LOVE BUGS!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Lydia of The Party Wagon

Concept and Styling :: The Party Wagon

Photography :: Zoomworks Photography

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Thank you so much, Lydia for hangin’ out with us on Oink! today! You’re welcome back anytime!

Isn’t Lydia’s Love Bug adorable? I think it would make a cute class treat so I was inspired to create a lil’ Love Bug Tag for you!

Perfect for hanging around Lydia’s Love Bug lolly or attached to a bag of treats in our Solid Red Treat Box—a {free download} here! Click here for the Love Bug Tag!

I hope you’re inspired to create lil’ lolly for your Love Bugs!

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About Hank

I'm Hank, the Piggy Bank Parties' mascot, and all around fun pig. My favorite movie is "Babe," my favorite song is "This Little Piggy Went to Market" and my favorite book is "Charlotte's Web".

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