Tuesday, June 29

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Theme!

One of my favorite books growing up and one I had the most fun sharing with kids in my life is The Very Hungry Caterpillar! I love the idea of using this (or any favorite book) as a party theme!

First, start off with an round circle invite that looks like a caterpillar! Source

Use green and red balloons to create hungry caterpillars everywhere! Source (amazon customer pic)

How fun is this fruit chandelier idea?!? Making apple swirls and fruit on string really make a fun addition to this theme! Source

Create sandwiches cut with a round cookie cutter, use a tomato for his head, cucumber for his feet and onion for his eyes! Source unknown

Serve up the foods that are in the book and if you have the time take a little hole out of each one (like the book!).  I would think the best way would be to use a round icing tip! Source

And of course - you have to do cupcakes! Source

Party add on!...
Grab these leaf plates - not only could you use as serving dishes, but use them as a back drop! A little double-side tape/string/etc and you could make a fun display! For an extra touch, add holes to the plates to even closer match the story! By here - link


  1. Oh my goodness these ideas are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  2. such great ideas. I think my favorite is the green and red balloons...wait..it's the fruit slices hanging from the light...no, wait..it's the cupcakes. Dang..they are all so cute!

  3. I love the Hungry Caterpillar story book. To see it come to life as a party feature is awesome. Thank you for sharing.
    I will share on shoppe girls too.


  4. This might be the theme for Syd's 3rd birthday! I love those little sandwiches!

  5. Awww! I did this theme for my daughter's first birthday! That was my "first" try at cake decorating. Thanks for sharing! I wish I had known about this blog back then! :)

  6. Adorable theme. Love every creative idea on how to capture the images from the book.

  7. The "look" on the sandwich's little tomato face is hilarious.

  8. My son LOVES this book!! Everything is very cute!!

  9. thanks for all the blog luv ladies! I love parties based on books!

    Kim @ Frost Me!

  10. The Caterpillar sandwich is great! You are so creative...I love your stuff.

    Karen @

  11. I threw my son a caterpillar party last summer. It was super-fun: http://girlwithgreencard.blogspot.com/2009/10/caterparty-part-ii.html

  12. http://leelersinc.blogspot.com/2010/11/for-evaleighs-first-birthday-we-had.html

    I used your site for inspiration, then blogged about my hungry caterpillar party!

  13. Hi there! Would it be possible to update the first link to this page rather than my Facebook photos? Please & thank you SO much! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355921.0


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