Saturday, February 12, 2011

Very Hungry Caterpillar Party!

For Nora's 1st Birthday party we had a Very Hungry Caterpillar theme. Molly loves "reading" this book to Nora, so we thought this would be a great party idea.

We found this fun Very Hungry Caterpillar tablecloth at Target, and little favor bags. I just put crayons, a coloring page I printed from online, a few suckers, stickers and a green bead necklace inside each bag for the girls and there cousins.

One of my favorite details was the water bottle labels. I don't know why, but I love water bottle labels, and they are SO easy to make. I just printed a picture I liked, cut them, and used clear packaging tape to put them on the bottles. I also had pop and green punch.

Here is the cake I made, I think adding the gumballs around the edge was so fun, and goes with the dot theme in the book. I saw the idea for this over at Cake Walk.

Tons of yummy food, not super theme oriented, but easy and cute on Hungry Caterpillar plates.

And we couldn't forget the apples, oranges, pears, plums and strawberries, like the caterpillar eats through in the book!

Another favorite was the outfits I made for the girls. I found Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric at and used a coupon to get it quite a few months back. SO fun! Then I used the Kwik Sew pattern 3775 to make it yesterday. I love that this pattern goes from size 12 month to about 4t, so it works for both my girls.

Here is a back shot of the dress. Instead of using buttons like the pattern called for I used snaps, since I am afraid of making button holes, ;) and snaps are so easy with little ones.

And I couldn't forget Molly, so I made her up this easy skirt, and then just printed a caterpillar on heat transfer paper and ironed it onto one of her white long sleeve T-shirts.

Nora was spoiled by her family and friends who came to the party! We are so happy they could celebrate our sweet 1 year old with us!

And to top it off, she got to dig into her own cake. :)


  1. How fun! I love that cake! And those dresses/skirts are so cute! I'm a little jealous I have to admit! You do things so awesome!!!! Your girls are so lucky! :)

  2. LOVE themed birthday parties and Kim you did a great job!

  3. So cute and so fun.. the girls outfits were great. I love the picture you got of Nora enjoying the cake!

  4. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE the cake. It's amazing, Kim! The water bottle labels are adorable. And don't get me started on the outfits:)

  5. I love the party theme. I have to say the banner was so cool. It get excited whenever you make something with Nora on it. (not sure why)? You are so talented and have some beautiful girls. Loved it all