Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Party!

I had the most fun planning Stellan's 1st birthday party! I chose the Very Hungry Caterpillar for the theme, and the possibilities seemed endless for food and decorations!

I enlisted the help from some of the youngins to make caterpillar kabobs!
I made these bookmarks for favors:

Ellen made this FABULOUS banner!

I think my favorite touch for the party was picking the menu from the food in the book. Then I put little labels in each dish with a quote from the book such as, "on Thursday he ate through 4 strawberries, but he was still hungry":

The yummy food!

Smash cake! Fact: this "1" candle was Caleb's. We never lit it for Caleb's party because he was sick and didn't want any cake. :( But hey, it worked for Stellan's party so we finally got to use it!

The birthday boy just woke up from a nap and is sporting his birthday caterpillar outfit that Grammy made him! So cute!!!

Favor jars:

Another glimpse of the food table. The food was my favorite part! ha!

The caterpillar cake:

Mmmm, he was all about some cake!

Present time! I was surrounded by children. :)

Lots of family and friends were able to join us for the party. Hanging out with Pops. :)

It was a GREAT party and we are so blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends!! We love you! And happy 1st birthday, Stellan!!!!


"M&M Momma" said...

Can you explain what exactly you did for the food. I have so many ideas, but can't decide on what would be best. Was it all snack food or did you do a main dish as well?

Anonymous said...

Good Evening,

Can you please tell me how you made the book marks? I love the idea!