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Planning E’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Themed First Birthday Party

on September 30, 2012

I am so excited about E’s birthday party!  It’s just under a week away, and there is so much left to do!

I have been so inspired by all of the very creative Mommys on Pinterest but it does make for a bit of pressure for it all to be perfect!

We’ve hired a room in a lovely church hall, we’re going to set up a play area for the kids, a big table for food, a table for the cake (cupcakes) and put up loads of decorations.  Here’s my list so far:


  • caterpillar with photos for each month
  • caterpillar made of balloons
  • caterpillar made of tissue paper pom poms
  • cake smash photo collage
  • weekly photo collage
  • birthday photo – enlarged
  • welcome sign
  • balloons


  • apples, pears, plums, strawberries and oranges (from the story)
  • sandwiches (on little rolls made into a caterpillar shape)
  • rice cakes and carrot puffs
  • cupcakes (made into a caterpillar shape)
  • butterfly biscuits (haven’t found a recipe yet, but I have bought the cookie cutter!)

Party Bags:

Play area:

  • foam play mats – letters and numbers
  • tunnel
  • ball pool
  • caterpillar themed toys – links, shape sorter, wooden caterpillars, etc
  • balls and bubbles for the garden
  • colouring sheets and crayons (for older kids)

Most of the decorations are done, of course all of the food prep needs to be done closer to the time.  I am struggling a bit with my tissue paper pom poms, they aren’t as easy as they look to make!  I’m also wondering about possibly making party hats, I’ll see if I have time later in the week.  Would love to have any feedback about what I might be forgetting!


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