The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday Party
This past weekend we celebrated my little man’s 1st birthday with a great big very Hungry Caterpillar party!
If you’re not familiar with the story book by Eric Carle, the plot is simple….each day of the week the caterpillar eats through a new food and he’s STILL HUNGRY….he eats through apples, pears, plums. pranges, strawberries, on Saturday he eats through chocolate cake, a cupcake, a slice of cherry pie, a lollipop, a pickle, some cheese, a sausage, an ice cream cone, some salami….in the very end he wraps up into a cocoon and transforms into a beautiful butterfly!
I thought it would be fun to have all of foods from the book at the party, all of the kids had a great time and the birthday boy LOVED his cake!
I think this was my best fondant job so far! I tried a new recipe that I came across using pinterest that incorporated water into the marshmallows and I was very pleased with how easily it rolled so thin. It will definitely be my new go to recipe from now on! If you’d like to give it a try, you can find the recipe I used at A Spicy Perspective Recipe can be found HERE. I’m also finding that using a buttercream that’s 50/50 butter and shortening holds up really well under the fondant!
I replaced the labels on water bottles to match the theme. Printed out pictures on regular computer paper and applied to the bottles with clear packing tape
I crafted a pinata with a balloon and some paper mache, decorated with red streamers to look like a strawberry.
The pinata was filled with bug shaped fruit snacks for the older kids and raisins for the babes. Each baby got to wear a hungry caterpillar bib at the party and then took it home as a “thanks for coming”
I’m going to make an effort to get some more recipes posted this coming week! French Cruellers coming up soon!