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A Party That Would Make Eric Carle Proud: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday

Mar 20 2014 - 4:32am

On the third day he ate three plums! Happy 45th anniversary to The Very Hungry Caterpillar [1]! A true children's classic, it's no surprise that many mamas opt for a caterpillar-themed birthday parties [2] for their little ones. Get inspired to throw your tot an unforgettable birthday with this Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed party!

Source: The MomTog Diaries [3]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

Welcome to The Very Hungry Caterpillar party! A rainy forecast forced mama to move this party indoors — but everything turned out fabulous despite the weather. The Summer-picnic-inspired color palette of the party table brightened up the space — and even though it was chilly and wet outside, everyone had a blast inside!

Source: The MomTog Diaries [4]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Table

What a setup! Guests small and big alike enjoyed the fruit, snacks, and delicious themed cake that were available for consumption. The lemonade — served with colorful vintage straws — was also a huge hit with the kids!

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Feeding The Very Hungry Caterpillar

So creative! Fruits eaten by the caterpillar in the picture book — like apples, plums, pears, strawberries, and oranges — covered the party table. Each healthy snack had a custom caterpillar-themed label.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Cake

It's not a party without cake! The Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed custom cake was stunning — and sources confirm that it tasted even better than it looked. How is that possible? It was a supermoist vanilla almond cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting. Yum!

Source: The MomTog Diaries [7]

A Very Happy Caterpillar

Can you tell the birthday girl was delighted? This little caterpillar was all smiles on her birthday, and she just couldn't stop marveling at all the whimsical caterpillar-themed goodies — like her dazzling birthday cake!

Source: The MomTog Diaries [8]

Homemade Caterpillar-Themed Cupcakes

Sure, there was already a whimsical themed cake on hand, but that didn't stop this mama from baking her own sweet goodies for the special occasion. This cupcake-baking mama substituted lemonade for water in her cupcake recipe to give them a deliciously sweet flavor.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Favors

Thanks for stopping by! Each child received a little container of "caterpillar food" — aka M&M's! — to take home after the festivities had ended. Inexpensive tins with a custom caterpillar sticker made unique little favors holders.

Source: The MomTog Diaries [10]

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