L is ONE! This past weekend we celebrated little L’s first birthday with a casual Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday party at home. The day was beautiful, we finally got to put our new patio to good use.
I had such a blast collecting ideas from around the web as inspiration for our Hungry Caterpillar First Birthday Party! I wanted to keep the costs reasonable, so we chose a few of our favorites to put into action!
We put together a little welcome table in the front hall and added some fun themed items to the favors for decoration. A giant caterpillar made of 16″ paper fans crawling overhead.
The caterpillar stuffed animal came from E-bay for a couple of bucks. I made two of the crepe paper No. 1’s out of left over card board from cornice boxes and a $1 pack of streamers from Dollar Tree. I made my own invitation using Power Point to match one of my favorite’s from pinterest.
Favors were baby food jars labeled “Caterpillar Food” and filled to the top with M&M’s. You’d be surprised how many M&M’s you need to fill this many jars!
Around the corner we had food and drinks set up in the Dining Room.
Loved the Chalkboard Milestone Poster and Caterpillar Cupcake Cake.
Thank goodness we had beautiful weather to enjoy the back yard and patio for games.
I premade some caterpillar on clothes pins and had them hidden around the yard for the kids to find scavenger hunt style. L’s friends and cousins are between the ages of 2-6 and everyone enjoyed the game.
Then each kid teamed up with a parent to transform into a Hungry Caterpillar. We used the same Dollar Tree streamers that made the No. 1’s earlier.
And some shameless shots of L enjoying the party.
Stuffed Caterpillar – Ebay
Large and Small Paper Fans – Birthday Direct
First Birthday T-Shirt – DIY
Watermelon Rice Krispies – RECIPE
Invitations – DIY
Water Bottle Labels – DIY
Chalkboard Sign – ETSY
Caterpillar Pull Toy – Kohl’s
Hungry Caterpillar Fabric – Fabric.com
Partying At –
It’s Overflowing – Share Your Creativity Party, DIY Showoff – That DIY Party, The Dwellings – Amaze Me Monday, Craft-O-Maniac – Monday Link Party, Coastal Charm – Nifty Thrifty Tuesday; Ladybug Blessings -Handmade Tuesday, Not Just a Housewife – Show Me What Ya Got, A Stroll Through Life – Inspire Me Tuesday, Be Inspired – Tuesday Linky, Sugar Bee – Take a Look Tuesday, The Thrify Home – Penny Pinchin’ Party, The Style Sisters – Centerpiece Wednesday, Savvy Southern Style – Wow Us Wednesdays, Seven Thirty Three – Inspire Me Wednesday, Someday Crafts – Whatever Goes Wednesday, Simply Designing – Whimsy Wednesdays,Time Travel Thursday – The Brambleberry Cottage, SWEET HAUTE Share Link Up Party, Catch A Glimpse Party, Katherine’s Corner – Thurday Favorite Things, What About.com – Friday Show Off, The Shabby Nest – Frugal Friday, My Repurposed Life – Catch as Catch Can, My Romantic Home – Show and Tell Friday, Chic On A Shoestring – Flaunt it Friday, Bacon Time – Anything Goes, It’s So Very Cheri – Sunday Linky Party, Craft-O-Maniac Monday, DIY Showoff – That DIY Party, Skip To My Lou – Made by You Monday, Home Coming – The DIY’ers