Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Grace's 1st Birthday Very Hungry Caterpillar party

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We had Grace's 1st Birthday party at our house on Saturday and it went so well! Tons of family and friends showed up to help us celebrate the occasion and Grace had a great time. I decided to use The Very Hungry Caterpillar as the theme because it is one of her favorite books and I love its bright color palette!

The invitation:

Very Hungry Caterpillar party

The cake:

I made it myself and it turned out much cuter than I even hoped! The top tier was chocolate and the bottom was white. It is covered with white fondant and the border is done with gumballs. The caterpillar and butterfly are both made with fondant.

The decorations:
Very Hungry Caterpillar party
Monthly Photos Caterpillar

Very Hungry Caterpillar party
Banner and Balloon Caterpillar- I made the banner using my Cricut machine
Very Hungry Caterpillar party
Food table, we kept it simple!
Very Hungry Caterpillar party

Very Hungry Caterpillar party
I loved these food signs

Balloons!
We hadn't let Grace have any sweets during her first year, so we weren't sure how she would react to her cake. Let's just say, she loved it.

What is this Mom?

I'll try a bite

Face first!


It's my cake, don't take it away!


And this was the final product. She was covered in icing.
I had two outfits for her luckily, one pre-cake and one after cake. I love both and I really wish we had better pictures of her in them.
Very Hungry Caterpillar party
Very Hungry Caterpillar party

 Grace's Aunt Ashley made her several beautiful bows and I absolutely fell in love with this caterpillar one:

Very Hungry Caterpillar party
It was a great party and I'm so happy with the way it turned out!


Wrapping Paper and hats: Target
Invitation and Food Signs: Polkadots and Puppies
Very Hungry Caterpillar Dress: Bugs and Beez Boutique
Butterfly Onesie: Leo & Lyla
Photography: My mom and my friend Julie took great photos for me!
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14 comments:

  1. It really looks like you gave her a wonderful party! Love the decorations and those pictures are priceless!

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  2. Are you kidding me? This is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!!! I sort of want to steal it for our next party. Well done.

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  3. So cute! And I love that theme!

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  4. That is the cutest cake ever!! You did an awesome job and what a cute theme for a party :)

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  5. Oh Everything was so cute and perfect, and Grace is simply gorgeous! Congratulations!

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  6. Thank you so much for offering the free printables!! I've been looking for food signs for my daughter's 1st birthday which is Hungry Caterpillar theme. I really, really appreciate it!!!!!

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  7. Sooo cute. Can you please share where you bought/created your invitations? THANKS SO MUCH! I think they are the cutest ones I've seen for this theme!! Thank you!

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    1. Allyson, email me at momentsthattake@gmail.com and I'll let you know!

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  8. Looks like a blast! I'm having a Hungry Caterpillar theme for my son's third birthday this weekend and can't wait. So many great ideas to do with it. LOVE how your cake turned out. Amazing! Grace is such a cutie. Looks like she had a great day.

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  9. Cute party and even cuter little girl, Stephanie!

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  10. Love the party!!! I'm having a VHC party for my baby boy's 1st party in July. You said you used your Cricut to cut out that banner...do you mind telling me what cartridge you used??? Thanks! :)

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    1. JEM, I used the basic cartridge that comes with the Cricut cake machine as well as the Birthday cake cartridge!

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  11. I am really curious on the invitation and the food signs! This is one of the most awesome parties I have seen!

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  12. I am really curious on the invitation and the food signs! This is one of the most awesome parties I have seen!

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