Monday, May 21, 2012

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday

I have been shamefully lazy with my 3rd child and his birthday (well, not his first birthday...but definitely his 2nd...) so I really wanted to do something fun this year.

Time was ticking by and I had no time to order custom invites, so I grabbed these cute caterpillars at the Target and hand wrote the invites (ohhh- the horrors, I know!!).  

Feeling kinda loser-like delivering them to Bubba's class the same day a perfectly custom princess birthday invite was sent home, I was whining about it with my friends.  And JennyKate, Miss Etsy-Extraordinare, suggested a Very Hungry Caterpillar theme!!!  Done!!

 I mean, look at the adorable cake.....
 So the baker kinda got it wrong.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar did not eat through a banana, but who am I to correct her??
 Thank you easy for the adorable labels......

 These were my favorite part!
 Perfect for a 10 am party - the fruit was yummy!

 And these cute treat bags......
 Bubba was very hesitant to get in the bounce house, but we did what every parent would do - we forced him screaming into it - and he loved it, just like we knew he would! (Don't judge us!)

 We also made fingerprint bookmarks!!
 And Sis read a story to all of Bubba's guests.  Any guesses as to which story we read???

 Have you seen a cuter smile?????
 Because we certainly did not give every child enough sugar, we made cotton candy.  Kinda a learning curve, but I got it and it was YUMMY!!!!

It was by far one of the best parties I have ever thrown - it just came together so well.  The weather was perfect, the guests all had a fun time.  It was awesome.

Happy Birthday little man!  Here's to year number 3!


14 comments:

Connie Weiss said...

I love the theme and the cake is adorable!

I love easy!

Happy Birthday Big Guy! Three is a big deal.

Shawn said...

Happy 3rd birthday Bubba!

You did great Becca, every detail was perfect. I always say when throwing a party that it's the little details that make it grand!

Connie Weiss said...

I love ETSY! Not easy. Easy is overrated.

allstarme said...

Looks like a great party and awesome cake!

Nadine Hightower said...

Very Cute!! looks like everyone had fun.

jennykate77 said...

It turned out SO stinkin' cute...almost as cute as that little guy who turned 3!!! :) What a fun birthday!

Impulsive Addict said...

I saw some of these pics on fb. I LOVED how it turned out! I totally missed the convo in HB but JK filled me in. She's a creative one I tell ya. She's helping me throw Kiss a 40th bday celebration. You know it will be all kinds of cute and classy!

Cotton candy is soooo messy to make.....or at least it was for me when I made it at school. It was in my hair and everywhere.

Impulsive Addict said...

LOL at Connie! I caught that too! I knew you meant Etsy though.

Kenzie R. said...

What an awesome party! It turned out fantastic :D You definitely went above and beyond!

MiMi said...

Freaking adorable!
And that pic of you with the cotton candy...is that your twin or something behind you??? :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

What an awesome theme for a birthday party! Everything turned out so cool!! And I love that you had to 'force' the little man into the bounce house - but that he loved it. That's exactly how Princess Nagger was at that age - now she'd spend HOURS in a bounce house if we let her! :)


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Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Adorable! I can't believe he's already 3!!!!
(Pinning this super cute party!)

Emmy said...

Cute cute cute party!! Love that cake- and love that you served food from the book. Seriously what a perfect party.

And, yea I would have been one of the parents throwing a crying child onto the bounce house too- I am sometimes too much of a suck it up mama.

Darling's said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Might have to borrow a few of those fun ideas!! Glad the little man had a great birthday!

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