Monday, November 3, 2008

The Very Hungry Party...Finally!

KID 2 turned 2 a couple of weeks ago, and after postponing this party TWICE due to illness, we finally celebrated her birthday in Very Hungry Caterpillar Style!
Some Party Prep:
I made mini cherry tarts the night before the party

Nectar-Sipping Cups...made from foam circles
(I had way too much time to plan after cancelling this party TWICE!)

These little bookmark pals turned out so cute! These were our party favors.

They actually fit through the holes in the book!

Party Day!
Birthday Girl is Looking for Some Fun!


Hunting for Caterpillars

Found One!

The Dramatic Reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar...With the Puppet

The Very Hungry Table Spread...we made apple-cheese muffins instead of cupcakes

Our Very Hungry Birthday Girl!

KID 1 in his salami disguise

Grammy's setting a good example...

Sipping Nectar Like a Butterfly!

Free-Play in the Backyard

Happy Birthday To You, Little One!

Served with a cherry on top, just like the story!

Some activities not shown here:
Feeding the hungry caterpillar (a beanbag toss game)
Decorating butterfly crowns (it was too windy to wear them and I slacked on the photo op)

The party was so much fun! The kids were great and the adults even enjoyed "eating what the caterpillar ate!" Now I need to start planning for KID 1's "Wild Rumpus" (his birthday is right after Christmas, so if I don't plan now, it might not happen!)


  1. Sweet, Donna! I think I'll have to Kirtsy this. Glad to hear your party was a success!

  2. AMAZING! I wish I were so creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Be well and be blessed!

  3. Bryssy, thanks for the kirsty nod...that's always a thrill!

    Fly baby, thanks for the compliments! I always appreciate your feedback!

  4. Donna, this was such a creative idea for a party and we had a great time! Our caterpillar chia pet is sunning himself on the porch as I type...

  5. That's funny! KID 1 is just itching to give his caterpillar a haircut. I think today is the day he will become a barber!

    I'm so glad you all had fun! Kudos to John for getting your little one there by himself!

  6. WOW! That is sooo cute! I love unique themes like that!

  7. Sooooo creative! and cute!

  8. How fun!!! Your children will always remember it!

  9. Yes! THat`s actually the same theme we had for my son`s first birthday. (see my site for pics)
    However, your party looked way cooler! Way to go :)

  10. What a great idea for a Birthday Party!

  11. Hi! I just did a Very Hungry Caterpillar post on my Party Blog and since I used one of your pictures I thought I'd let you know. I hope that is ok.
    I love what you did. The whole party is fabulous!!!
    Have a great day! :)

  12. The food looked great. I might copy some at our reptile party this weekend


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