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Friday, May 7, 2010

Caterpillar Party Recap

Last weekend we celebrated the 2nd birthday of our Little Guy, Adam.  I chose a caterpillar theme because he eats through everything – just like the beloved little bug in The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I wanted to do a twist on that story, by using lots of bright colors found in the book and using them to set the scene for the party. 

I promised myself that I wasn’t going to do too much for this party because I’d just finished Princesspalooza for my daughter and figured that since he was 2, too much would be too much.  In any case, I was really happy with how everything turned out and my little guy  had a blast!!!

Here are some photos:

We set up a table for gifts, party hats, favors and ‘Buggy Punch’!

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Party Hats!

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This is the party crown for the birthday boy and some of the goody bags.

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Here’s the invitation that we sent out – Etsy….Etsy….

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I made the bag holders & tags with my Cricut and glued festive party bags to them and filled them with lots of candy and fun party favors.

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Place settings at the party table where the kids snacked on hot dogs, fruit salad & ‘Butterflies’ (Farfalle Pasta Salad).  I found the birthday plates and napkins at the dollar store – they worked so well with my color scheme that ended up not using the original plates I was going to use.

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I customized party horns I found at the dollar store to match the rest of the decor.

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I purchased butterfly nets from The Christmas Tree Shoppes to use for a fun game.

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Food!

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For the most part the kids played on the moon bounce and playset – but we also played ‘Butterfly Catch’ which was a hit.  I made butterflies out of tissue paper and had the kids catch them in the butterfly nets….most of them ended up on the grass, LOL!

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I made chocolate cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Buttercream Frosting (sinful).  This was my attempt to recreate the caterpillar from the invitations!

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Okay, so, I forgot the little feet….but who cares because……

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HE LOVED IT!!!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE DUDE!!!

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Just a little side note:  I got an email from CSN stores to do a review of some of their stores with a chance to do a possible giveaway – they have over 200 stores with everything from furniture, track lighting, baby items and probably my favorite – cookware.  I will let you know what I find and what the quality of the products and service is.  Check them out if you haven’t already heard of them!

Also, check back next week to see photos from the Super Man themed birthday party I’m doing this weekend!

10 comments:

Enchanted Expectations said...

Love it all. U did a great job as usual. Your son looked very happy.

Party Box Design said...

L.O.V.E! You did an AMAZING JOB!

Alisa said...

Wow you did an amazing job! I found your blog when i was looking for elmo bday ideas but now I will follow you! You can visit me at naijababies :-)

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

Thanks Monique! Thank you Alisa - I'll definitely check out your site!

Christina said...

How did you make the tissue paper topiaries?? They are lovely!!

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

Christina - I made a bunch - and by bunch I mean about 50 or more small tissue paper poms. I stuck them into a styrofoam sphere, and used a wooden dowel as the 'trunk', then took another piece of strofoam and put it into a paper box I got from Target and then added some colorful sizzle and voila!!!! Maybe I'll do a tutorial and post the steps. It was easy to do - just time consuming. I'm sure there is an easier way - but I'm insane.

MishMish said...

Love the caterpillar cupcakes - what a super cute idea!! This would be an awesome theme for my son's first b'day party!! (He's onl 6 months now, but you gotta plan ahead - right??)

Thanks for sharing!

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

@MishMish - you are right -it's never too early!!!! LOL

Sassy Sweets said...

Hi there- How did you make the food place cards with the caterpillars on it? Did you make them yourself or purchase somewhere else?

Keisha - Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams said...

@Sassy Sweets - I made them myself :)

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