The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday

My multi-talented hair stylists celebrated their son’s 1st birthday a few weeks ago using “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme. It turned out so beautifully, I wanted to share pictures. My favorite thing about this party is that the decorations are so simple, yet make such a statement.


They used paper lanterns hung from the ceiling to create their very own caterpillar…



…and commemorated Lennon’s first year with this adorable banner with his monthly picture.



Simple hydrangeas in a vase with blue rocks, for color, and a caterpillar toy adorned a side table.



Food signs made from images from the book, marked the hors d’oeuvres.




Cupcakes made up the caterpillars body and served as treats for the guests.



The head was a small cake made especially for Lennon to enjoy.



I think he liked it!



The guests received snack bags of grapes and cheddar bunnies clipped with a decorated clothespin to look like butterflies…



…and their own butterfly net as party favors.


This beautiful party shows how you can use a book or favorite character as your inspiration for decorations, favors, and even food.

What inspiration have you used for a kid’s party?


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11 Responses to The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday
  1. Andrea
    June 29, 2012 |

    This is so cute. I love the snack bags.

  2. Mindy
    June 29, 2012 |

    SO cute! All of it. I especially like the paper lantern caterpillar though.

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  4. Becki Foster
    June 30, 2012 |

    Very cleverly done – love the theme!

  5. What an adorable caterpillar made with the lanterns! I can’t believe how high the bar is for birthday parties these days. What a great party!!

  6. Kerry @ Made For Real
    July 7, 2012 |

    Wow! So creative – love these ideas. I’m gonna have to repost this soon, do you mind? My daughter’s bday is coming up soon!

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  9. Christina H
    August 10, 2012 |

    Love it, beautifully done. We are doing the same theme for our little one’s 1st birthday and I actually had got the butterfly nets as well for favors but was wondering when you put inside of them? I couldn’t tell from the pic! Awesome job!

  10. Valerie
    June 25, 2013 |

    What did you put inside the butterfly net?

  11. Kel
    August 7, 2013 |

    I would also like to know what you put in the butterly net party favors! Looking for more inspiration :)

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