Inside: Download all the free printables you need to throw A Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party. It’s one of several kids birthday party ideas you’ll love.
A few weeks ago was my little one’s 2nd birthday.
Unlike last year, when I quickly threw together a woodland party in a few days, this year I planned this party weeks ahead of time. The time invested definitely paid off.
And he had a blast!
Read below for the all the details on how I decorated for this Very Hungry Caterpillar party.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Invitation
In case you missed it, I posted a free printable fill-in-the-blank caterpillar invitation for you to use for your own party.
The Hungry Caterpillar Food
What’s perfect about a Very Hungry Caterpillar party is that the menu is already set. Just flip through the book and decide which items you want at the party and you’re done.
We decided to keep it simple and serve cheese, butterfly-shaped crackers and apples. And of course, cupcakes and cake! We used the printable cupcake toppers with illustrations of all the food the caterpillar ate through to continue the theme.
The water bottle labels were a bit of a creative license since the book never said anything about the caterpillar needing a drink. I simply changed the quote “but he was still hungry” to “but he was still thirsty”.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Decorations
The backdrop I used is similar to the Pokemon Go banner I had at my other son’s party a few weeks ago.
I had it printed at my new all-time favorite online banner printing store StickersBanners (and no I’m not being paid to say that; they’re just awesome, affordable and fast).
I purchased red striped straws for the drinks and adorned them with a big fat caterpillar flag. I also bought Tolstoy frames from Ikea to display the hungry caterpillar themed printable art for the table.
Each little guest also wore printable caterpillar crowns.
No party is complete without a little favor, so we sent each guest home with some green play doh outfitted with a cute caterpillar label and a leaf thank you tag. They also got an apple drawstring pouch that housed a small pack of crayons.
In a few days, we’ll be sending out the big fat caterpillar thank you cards because I love handwritten notes.
All in all, it was a fun, festive and simple party.
Don’t forget you can download all these party printables for free by entering your email in the form at the bottom of the post.
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