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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Decorations for $40


I only spent $40 on decorations and paper goods for my son's The Very Hungry Caterpillar themed first birthday.

Design Inspiration

My son is in love with the book and I saw some great plates and table cloths at Target, so I used the store bought stuff as a base and worked off of that.

Decorating Style

I'm typically pretty neutral and transitional, but I had fun with this colorful party.

Project Details

I made the cupcake toppers, thank-you tags, pom-poms, and lolli-pop cookie favors.  You can find more details on my blog:  The Thrifty Abode.

Favorite Items

The lolli-pop cookies were time consuming, but I love how they turned out.


DIY as much as you can if you're throwing a party on a budget.

Party Supplies

Friday 6th of April 2012

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Thursday 15th of March 2012

I have been dreaming of throwing my child a party like this since i can remember. This August my daughter turns 1! I am very interested in how to order those invites & decorations. This is the best party ideas I have seen yet! Any way you could E-mail me with more info.?