My baby is one. Naturally, we had a bash to celebrate this milestone and I didn’t hold back. Originally, I was going for an Under the Sea theme. But then, I started seeing all of the cute Hungry Caterpillar Birthday pins on Pinterest and I quickly changed the theme. And I’m glad I did.

a very hungry caterpillar birthday party

Let’s go over the details, shall we?

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party Details

1. Invitations – My dear friend, Jenni of 9 designs, once again knocked it out of the park with the invites!

a very hungry caterpillar birthday invitation

Caterpillar Cupcake Cake – Oh yes, I did it. Oh yes, it was amazing. I got so many compliments on this caterpillar cake!  I made a 6 inch round cake for Benny’s smash cake and added chocolate melting wafers for eyes, large confetti sprinkle for the nose, and black pipe cleaners for the antennae and feet. The body is made out of two dozen funfetti cupcakes piped with green icing. I had a hard time finding just the right cake board to put the cupcakes on so I improvised. I used a pizza box covered with coordinating wrapping paper!

caterpillar cupcake cake

3. Decor – The decor was simple: anything red or green, anything primary color polka dots. One of the most talked about decorations was the caterpillar paper lantern. I found the paper lanterns in the dollar section at Michael’s and added two pipe cleaners for the antennae. Just hand with some fishing line, and viola you have a caterpillar!

caterpillar paper lantern

4. Favors – Favors were so easy for me! I grabbed some bug catchers from the dollar store {and they had then in red and green to boot}. They included a bug net as well. I filled the catchers with some gummy worms and slapped on a thank you label. The kids loved them!

hungry caterpillar party favors

5. Food – We kept the food simple and somewhat along the lines of the story. We had sandwiches, fruit salad, strawberries, a cheese and meat tray, and chicken nuggets for the kids. I made food labels that, of course, showed off the theme of the book.

a very hungry caterpillar food cards

The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme was a fun first birthday idea! I am currently working on E’s birthday which is ice cream themed and can’t wait to share all the details with you.

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