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Alex’s Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday Party


A very special first birthday party for our youngest son, Alex, in the classic "very hungry caterpillar" theme.

Design Inspiration

The book, "the very hungry caterpillar." this is a favorite that we read to Alex before bed, and what I love about the book is the beauty and color of the illustrations.

Decorating Style

I love modern and whimsical and I love bright color. Getting to use the whole spectrum of the rainbow for this party decor was a dream come true for me.

Project Details

As an Etsy artisan myself, I love to help support other small businesses and artisans in prep for parties. I also love to DIY much of the party decor, utilizing my silhouette cameo.

Smash cake + party cake: Polka Dot Bakery

Very hungry caterpillar cake pops: Sugar Grubbin

Party invitation [insert]: design by Digipartyshoppe on Etsy

Party invitation [insert enclosure design]: design + assembly by Renest Studio; two-inch circle sticker design by Caringdesigns on Etsy

Party entry sign/setup: design by renest studio; design + assembly of mini tissue puff "1" by renest studio; "alex" white wooden letters from Pottery Barn Kids (repurposed from alex's nursery); navy + chevron canvas by Renest studio (and repurposed from alex's nursery)

Paper circle garland: handmade by Renest Studio

Caterpillar "1" mantle banner: handmade by Renest Studio

Chalkboard "Alex my first birthday" print: design + development by Pink Poppy Design on Etsy

Happy birthday Alex banner: handmade by Renest Studio

"Very hungry caterpillar" water bottle labels: design by Digipartyshoppe on Etsy

Large tissue puff caterpillar backdrop: handmade by Renest Studio

More details available on my blog here!


Favorite Items

i have to say my favorite piece from the party is the mini tissue puff "1" used in the party entryway. i love the whimsical nature of it, and it became such a cute little photo prop for taking pics of our son!


don't be afraid to look around your home for everyday decor elements that might be able to be incorporated into your party theme!