Monday, February 27, 2012

Our Very Hungry Caterpillar

Our last 1st Birthday Party happened this past weekend.

It was a Very Hungry Caterpillar Party.

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Complete with a very large and hungry caterpillar.IMG_8832IMG_8841

Do you remember all of the foods that the caterpillar eats through? Let me remind you:

  • the caterpillar eats through a single red apple, two (green) pears, three (purple) plums, four strawberries, and five oranges, which takes us from Monday to Friday.
  • Saturday: the caterpillar eats its way through many different foods: chocolate cake, ice-cream, a pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake, and a slice of watermelon. (via Wikipedia)

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We had a short story time reading the book and reminding everyone of all of the foods the caterpillar ate through.

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This is a  picture of a grown-up sausage that the caterpillar ate through. The kids had hotdogs.IMG_8867

And there was play time.

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Play time with Uncle J, the game organizer. Uncle A was also up in all of the fun. My brothers are 10 year old boys in men’s bodies. IMG_8906IMG_8907IMG_8909

And then we rallied in the troops to sing, “Happy Birthday.”IMG_8919IMG_8921IMG_8922

The Grandmas just passed the Birthday Boy around. IMG_8881IMG_8887

We had a caterpillar hunt for the littles.IMG_8891IMG_8892IMG_8895IMG_8893IMG_8974IMG_8975IMG_8894

And the kids got to take home some Caterpillar Food, a lollipop, and a glow stick. IMG_8942

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PS-  Special Thanks to Mr. Dunbar who put up with my craziness for a week and then just went along as I tried to not bark orders.

My dad who picked up tables and chairs.

My mom who helped set everything up and put up with 25 phone calls for napkins, plates, ribbon and whatever else was on my brain that minutes.

My MIL who let us use her house.

Isn’t my MIL’s backyard amazing? When I called to thank her for letting us use her space she said, “That’s what a home is for. For the kids to run and play and use all of the space with lots of noise and laughs.” I love that.

12 comments:

Eric and Jenny said...

Wow! This is fantastic, what a cute idea for a first birthday party, you are so creative! Hope you don't care if I pin a few of your ideas, there are so many good ones.

And your pictures are gorgeous, and you look gorgeous and just all together a great post and great party!

Loved it!

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

what a fun and fabulous way to celebrate a 1st birthday!

jen@odbt said...

Wow...what an amazing party!! I did a caterpiller cake for my son's 1st birthday (and now he's 11!). Love all the details you put into it.

Shannon said...

Looks like it was a great 1st Birthday for your little man!

Nicolle said...

Your MIL does have a fabulous home. We are borring my MIL's home for Boyd's party next month! LOVE The Very Hungry Caterpillar. What a great party theme. Great photos. Happy birthday to your baby.

Nicolle said...

"borrowing".

Traci said...

I love the tree in the backyard. What at great idea for a party. Your pictures came out great! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

Love, Love Love this theme!! Aubrey loves this book, so we may just borrow the idea for her third birthday.!:) So colorful and fun and your pictures came out beautiful.
happy birthday to your sweet baby boy:)
have a happy day

Mrs. C... said...

It was a very fun afternoon with amazing weather!! So glad we live in Cali and the kids can play 99% of the time outside! Hugs

Genn said...

Happy 1st birthday to your Popeye!!
Wow that went fast.
What a great idea for a party!
Love it.
You looked so cute.
Is your outfit from ON? I think I saw that shirt there as I was leaving and wished I had tried it on. Cute.

ps- thanks for your text tonight. made me smile :)

Jensamom23 said...

What a great idea for a party and that tree....AMAZING!

Megan said...

Somehow I missed this post and just saw the button on your sidebar. This is adorable Irene! What a perfect theme for a party and all of your touches just make it! Can't believe your little man is already one!