Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hungry Caterpillar Party- recap

Hi! I can't believe my baby is ONE! Today we had a small birthday party for our sweetie. We only had close friends and family. Everyone that was invited attended. I love when that happens! The weather was perfect the food was delish and the decorations Albert and I made were LOVELY! :) I thought I would share his little party with YOU! (click on photo to enlarge). Here is what the mantel looked like all decorated: Albert made a balloon caterpillar. It was the talk of the party! He dangled some green and one red balloons from the ceiling. I made this paper photo banner:
I used 10 green card stock circles and one red. I printed a favorite photo for each month. Everyone loved this idea. I loved the finish look, it was SUPER easy! I also took a recent photo and enlarged it.
I made a sweet little caterpillar pompom garland. I bought 5 bags of pompoms (4 green and one red). I simply sewed them together with embroidery thread:
The favors were quick and fun. Sticking with the theme, I bought some bug catching kits and made a thank you baggie added 5 gummy worms in each bag, placed it in the bug catcher- tada!
I labeled everything on the food table, including the utensils. lol
The food was DELISH! We had tri-tip (hot dogs and chips for the kids), potato salad, chili beans, green salad, rice pilaf and a fruit tray.
I used quotes from the book. I also picked 3 fruits that I knew people would eat from the book! We had a fruit tray with watermelon slices, strawberries, and orange wedges. mmmmm!

I kept the drinks simple- water, tea, and fruit drinks for the kids. My sister made her delicious cupcakes! Albert made the adorable toppers!
The baby LOVED them. I love little messy birthday cupcake faces!
Albert made the CUTEST pinata for Noah:
and Noah enjoyed hitting it!
The weather could NOT be any better! The kids played outside with the swings, on bikes and wagons. The day was truly splendid!
Thanks for letting me share! It was such a wonderful party! 2 down....one more to go. Ethan's party is in June. I am TIRED! lol

Have a great weekend. Ethan is on spring break. We are taking a trip to the beach next week, but I will be checking in with some layouts and a fun project.

xoxox, Veronica

19 comments:

Cynthia B. said...

Looks like a wonderful time! I almost wish my kids were this young again, so I could use these ideas (almost... ;) )
TFS! I'm glad he had a wonderful party. Now go rest!

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

cynthia- I will. I am TIRED! :) It was worth every minute. He was one happy baby!

Renee said...

Congrats on Noah's birthday! It looked so festive. I am sure that a good time was had by all!

Cari said...

Adorable! My kids love that book, we've worn out the paperback in just a few years :)

Kelly Middleton said...

What a great idea! I totally would have done this with my kids when they were toddlers! So clever!

♥Amber Filkins: Silver Lining♥ said...

LOVE it! Everything is so cute! Great job!

♥ Amber

Joanne said...

Those decorations are just so adorable! I love your theme. and the baloon idea is really awesome. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Joanne

clements_diane said...

WOW!! What a cute party and love how you carried the theme all the way thru. By the way, where do you find a husband like that!

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

haha clements_diane, you made me laugh outloud!

He found me online 14 years ago...I had no idea that he would be this helpful! He runs with all my crazy ideas. Love him to pieces!

Janna Werner said...

This def. looks like fun!! Have a lovely weekend! Janna

mommy2alex said...

Love the party! Yall did great!!
Hope you're having a fun spring break.
Take care of you and baby girl. :)

Lulu said...

You missed your calling as an event planner. So cute, imaginative and (I'm guessing) very yummy!!

Mindy said...

I am a birthday party nut! I love this! The balloon decor is so cute and easy and your pinata turned out wonderful. I make mine too for our parties!

Erica said...

The invites and everything came out fabulous!

bus charter service said...

The pictures are great,well done.

Birds and Blossoms said...

Fantastic ideas!!!!!!! I have a friend who loves Eric Carle and she would go nuts over this!!!!! LOVE the pinata!!!!

Donelle Anderson said...

Very cute! Love it all. Where'd you get those bug catching kits?

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness, I too would LOVE to know where you got the bug catching kits. They are adorable. Awesome job.

Katy said...

Where did you purchase the bug catching kits? Thanks!