My son’s first birthday was last week, and we had a theme from the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. I showed off some of the stuff long before the party, and then finished up showing off everything this week. Here is the collection of everything. You can click on the link or the pictures to get to the tutorial or post about each thing.
We decided on the party theme by starting a new Valentine’s tradition.
I made two types of invitations. The first were a bit involved, and I didn’t want to take the time to make more. I was about to just do Facebook invites, but I decided against it because it was so cheesy. I made the second ones and tried to hand out all of the invitations. I did end up putting the invitation on Facebook, so that everyone I wasn’t able to hand them out to were able to see it.
I created a party hat, but in the end I decided not to subject my hat-hating son to wear it for the actual party.
We had some decorations. I was able to get some help and paint cardboard props for around the house.
I planned out the food based on the book. We also made signs to go with the food.
We made a cake, and my husband frosted it for me!
My son received a gift that went along with the theme- a very hungry caterpillar plush. Each piece is has Velcro and comes apart.
The guests took home these lollipops as the favors. Even the adults!
We had a great party, especially because my husband was able to be there!