The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

Our birthday theme for our sweet baby girl's first birthday was Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We kept things simple and just had our families over for dinner, cake and presents.

Snacks while dinner cooks...

I had set up a little caterpillar of balloons, but the head popped and the kids started playing with the "body" before I could get a picture. That's just the way it goes sometimes. This was the look I was going for...


I get points for trying right?

I also set out The Hungry Caterpillar book and the baby book my sweet friend, Kaitlin, made for me (complete with photos from the first year).

For dinner, I made this. YUM! (It calls for habanero peppers, but I substituted jalapenos and put in less than called for just to make it more kid friendly).

Sweet baby girl's favorite food right now are BANANAS. So, for dessert, we ate banana cake...

I purchased this edible cake topper from here and it worked perfectly! It came as a sheet, I placed it on the cake and the image melted into the cake! It was fantastic!

The Birthday Girl, got her very "smash cake"

She wasn't quite sure at first...

But then she really got into the spirit of things...HA!

After a quick bath and jammies, we opened some presents

and Sweet Pea and Silly Willy got in a balloon fight....

Then it was time to wind down and Sweet Pea settled into a chair with Auntie Dina to read some books.

It was a fun and relaxed evening with family

And now I'm in party planning mode for Sweet Pea :)

Enjoy your weekend!


Mom said...

How much fun it was! Loved the photos too ~ you really captured the atmosphere and mood of the moment! (And personally, I liked YOUR catapillar BEST!)

Brittany Turco said...

hahaha! Thanks Mom :)

Anonymous said...

What a cool themed party!!!! Your daughter is ADORABLE!
I don't know how I came across your blog, but I sure enjoy your creativity and reading about your little family!