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A Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is an all-time classic children’s book that I simply adore! My boys love this book, and I knew it was the perfect theme for Blake’s 2nd birthday party. While researching ideas for the party, I found this photo on the Pottery Barn Kids website, which became my inspiration for the theme. They even have coordinating caterpillar bedding—adorable!

Hungry Caterpillar party

For every party, I start by designing the invite.

Once an invite is designed, the rest of the printable collection is made to coordinate. Themed treats and sweets line the dessert table, and a caterpillar made from tissue fans atop a playful polkadot fabric sets the backdrop.

hungry caterpillar party 2

Here is a closer look at some of the details.

hungry caterpillar cake 2

hungry caterpillar favors

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Sources: Tissue FansPint Berry Baskets, Decorated Cookies, Party Printables

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  1. […] Adorable Dessert Display […]

  2. avatar Divya says:

    Hi what are the dimensions of the backdrop ? Did you wrap the fabric on a frame ?
    Beautiful backdrop !


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  4. […] Adorable Dessert Display […]

  5. avatar Kristy says:

    I would also love to know how you made the Brownie pops! I keep trying and failing making cake balls stick inside a cone! Ugh. THX.

  6. avatar Suebee says:

    Love the theme! Found this while looking for ideas for my son’s first birthday party. Could you share with me where you got those glass apothecary jars to carry the candies? Great idea and execution. Thanks!

  7. avatar Cheryl says:

    Hi, can you email me on how you made the brownie pops? Thanks!

  8. […] This is only going to make sense if you are as huge a fan of the book as we are:  apples, pears, plums, strawberries, oranges, chocolate cake, ice cream cones, pickles, swiss cheese, salami, lolly pops, cherry pie, sausages, and watermelon, and that’s all I can remember off the top of my head, but check the book for more!  See the middle link below for another AWESOME looking party! […]

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  10. avatar Lindsay A. says:

    I love! this theme!! Doing my son’s 1st birthday with this theme and wanted to know where you got those Gumball Holders?! Could you email me the info please! It would be greatly appreciated!! Party looks great!!!

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  12. avatar Kelly says:

    Just wondering what size lanterns you used for the caterpillar? Thanks :)

  13. avatar cathy says:

    where did you get the gumball holders?

  14. avatar pgidda says:

    I would love to know where th gumball holders are from too!!!! please and thank you. what a fab party.

  15. avatar Ashley says:

    I love everything!!! I also would like to know where you got the little gumball holders? Can you please email me and let me know? Thanks!!

  16. avatar katie says:

    so stinkin cute! how do you make the invites? i’m a bit computer slow to figure that one out on my own…

  17. avatar Janelle says:

    Hey! Love everything about this party!!! Could you e-mail me & let me know where you got those little gumball holders??? Those are darling & such a cute idea for a favor!!!

  18. avatar JoeJoe says:

    Hi! I absolutely love this… Would you please email me and let me know what you design your invites with? I have been looking to purchase a new photo editing program but I’m also wanting something that will work great for my crafts as well. I want one that can do projects like this as well as bottle caps for hair bows and so forth. I also do some scrapbooking as well. I just love how professional looking your things all came out. They look so crisp and clean. Please let me know what program you used I would so appreciate it.
    Thank you so very much for sharing your hard work and beautiful designs.

  19. Darling party! Love the tissue fan caterpillar, the cookies with holes in them (genius!) and the gumballs.

  20. avatar ToddlerRemedies says:

    I love the boyish colors you have used here and I fell in love with just about everything. I’d like to ask about the last picture though. Did you get this at a store somewhere? Or did you buy the plastic containers separately then put in the candy?

  21. avatar Toni Gautreaux says:

    I did this theme for my son’s 2nd birthday. It is great for young kids because all the food in the book can be easily made and put out for kids and adults to eat. It also could work for a boy or girl. Great book and great theme!!

  22. avatar Jasmine C. says:

    Nice party, Rebecca! A Very Hungry Caterpillar is indeed a great theme, and children can really relate with it because it’s a well-loved story book. I say it’s one of the most age-appropriate party themes there is.

  23. avatar Kim says:

    Always love this theme! Love the pleated fans to create more abstract version of the caterpillar!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

  24. avatar Rachelle says:

    This is absolutely awesome!

  25. avatar Carmen says:

    I love what Rebecca did with the fans, sooo cute! Lovely party, thanks for sharing.

  26. avatar Tranae says:

    Fabulous. I love this ideal.

  27. This is absolutely adorable! LOVE it!! I love everything Rebecca does, she’s fabulous!

  28. avatar crissy's crafts says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!

  29. avatar Rebecca says:

    Thanks ladies!!! Only took a few months to share (;

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  31. avatar Melisa says:

    I am in love with this party. One of my all time favorite themes. You knocked it out of the park!

  32. avatar Pam says:

    I’ve been waiting to see more pictures of this darling party for Blake! I love it Rebecca. Another beautiful, creative and FUN party. Bravo!

  33. avatar Rebekah says:

    Love the cookies in the berry baskets! Such a cute party Rebecca. You are amazing!

  34. avatar Tiffany says:

    How did you do the invites? Everything is gorgeous!