Tuesday 18 February 2014

A Very Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday

This weekend saw us celebrating Archie's first birthday with a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party.  I have always loved the Hungry Caterpillar, and the little guy's nursery is decorated with the same theme.  We hired a local hall, invited along some friends and ate cake.  Here are a few photos from the day.

I made bunting out of green paper plates and paint

and we were sent a gorgeous wooden number one to use a centre piece from Handmade by Zoe

As it was a first birthday party and full of little people, I served up Hungry Caterpillar style fruit

Which went down very well with one particular toddler!

I bought personalised cake toppers from ebay

and I bought beautiful personalised chocolates from Wrapped 4 you

Archie was surrounded by family and friends

 and I made a caterpillar cake, with a plain sponge covered in coloured icing and coloured lolly sticks for ears, and then green iced cupcakes.  

(yes I am terrible at icing cakes)

I even extended my creativity to Archie's outfit, and sewed two strips of Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric onto a plain white vest, to look like braces.

The party went so well, and I hope all the children enjoyed it.  Archie had a great time exploring somewhere new, playing with the toys and being the centre of attention! The toddlers had Very Hungry Caterpillar sticker books to take home instead of a traditional party bag, and the babies had bibs and bath toys.


  1. Looks like a lovely party! I can't believe he's one! Xxx

  2. We had a lovely time. The braces looked awesome x

  3. It looks lovely Bex. And I'm sure everyone had a great time. Can't believe Archie is 1 though. x

  4. It looks great Bex, what a fab theme! I love his little braces. xx

  5. Aww! What a fab party!
    The Hungry Caterpillar was the first book I remember reading as a child and my girls still love it now!

  6. Aww that's lovely. What a great idea. Happy birthday little A xx

  7. Such a classic and brilliant birthday theme - who doesn't love the book?! And that last photo is such a sweet one.

  8. Aw it looks lovely, well done! Glad you all had a great day, Happy belted birthday Archie! x

  9. Ahh Happy Birthday Archie! Can't believe he is one already xx

  10. I LOVE the amount of care and thought that has gone into this. Check out the House of Fraser PJs they are so so gorgeous. What a fab party. Aaron is SO into the book at the mo xxx


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