Jacob’s Very Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday Party

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  • invite2/10
  • artwork:signs3/10
  • mantle4/10
  • outside:centerpiece5/10
  • cupcakes6/10
  • welcome table7/10
  • details8/10
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Jacob (and mommy!) love Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," so it was a perfect theme for his first birthday party! This party was relatively low-budget and full of DIY projects!

Design Inspiration

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and all of Eric Carle's artwork, including a cheerful, primary color palette.

Project Details

Invitation, "Chalkboard" Print, Signs, and other Printables: My own designs using graphics from the book (chalkboard print and custom invitations can be found at my Etsy shop)

Caterpillar Button Onesie, Centerpiece, Photo Banner, Mantle Decor, Cupcakes & Toppers, Balloon Caterpillar, etc.: All DIY projects by me

Eric Carle Dot Border: Amazon

Paper Goods, Hungry Caterpillar Tote & Pencil Cup, etc.: Target

Cupcake Wrappers, "1" Candles, Pennant Banner, Table Covers, etc.: Walmart

All Books on Black Shelf: Eric Carle Titles

1st Birthday Bib: Carters

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