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Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Very Hungry Cateripllar Birthday Party Part 2!

I finished the final details of this Birthday Party for my 1 year old little man the DAY before! That was NOT easy with a 6 week old fusser and Mr. Get Into Everything 1 year old, but I did it! (Thanks to my parents who came and basically played with/held babies while I finished everything and my husband who helped with the other kids!) Some might think I over did it for a part that a 1 year old will never remember, but I had so much fun with it and it was such a great creative outlet for me! (I miss that when I'm not teaching.) Here are the final touches of the party!! (Might add, not including food I spend less than $40!)
We started by reading the book!
Caterpillar out of balloons!

Can't have a party without streamers!
Made food and butterflies out of construction paper to decorate the walls. All things the caterpillar really ate of course!
Caterpillar Cake (Bundt Cake cut up)
Butterfly cake! (Chocolate!)
Birthday Boy's smash cake!
We ate everything the caterpillar ate: Remember he had Strawberries, Apples, and Oranges. (and some AWESOME fruit dip. 1 jar Marshmallow Creme, 8 oz cream cheese, and small container boysenberry yogurt.)

Cheese and not shown, Watermelon, Sausage (hot dogs), pickles, and


Also found these cute critters at Zurchers to decorate the table with:

It was a LOT of work but the result was this:

So I am thrilled!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party Part 1

So, I realize my last post was TWO months ago. If you don't know me, I had a baby in April. Now I have two babies.... 10 1/2 months apart! So.......crafting has not been at the top of my list.  This baby (not my babybaby, just my baby) is turning ONE this week!!!

 I got some cute ideas from a friend of mine for ideas for a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed birthday party. I used the book as my template and wrote my OWN story (invitation) of "The Very Hungry Baby." Anybody who knows my baby knows he LOVES to eat and is a total oinker!! Here is the invitation.

The partyis in FIVE days....and I have nothing ready. It'll be cute though, I have it all in my head. It's just a matter of getting both babies changed/fed/sleeping at the SAME time. For long enough!