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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party and how we got there!

Wow! January has rolled around once again and i find myself going through past years photos of our themed parties we have had for Tara to get some inspiration for this years theme.

Tara's 1st birthday party was a Hawaiian Pool Party

With fresh fruits and Hawaiian pizzas

They all had a turn of the fish pinata

And topped off with a princess style cupcake tower of tiny teddies in bikini's, frangipani's, fish and flip flops.

The adults got the palm tree bottle opener thank you's

And the smaller guests got the Hawaiian rubber duckies

It all seems such a long time ago, how quickly life flies by when they are so young

Tara's 2nd birthday was when we moved to the farm so our theme was easy to choose "Wild Wild West-Cowgirl party"

Thank you's were sheriff badge cookies and art supplies like stickers and pencils

I made the party table from bales of hay, gingham material and each child got a hat to stick with the red and blue theme

With a few little tweaks, i was able to make the dolly cake was made into a cowgirl cake

Our cowgirl with her matching cowgirl cake

Another year flown by and the three musketeers will soon meet another member

And then she was THREE!

The year of the ladybug!

Ladybug Frankfurt's

On the ladybug table

Ladybug cupcakes and ladybug strawberries

Adult ladybug crackers with cherry tomato,cream cheese and an olive

Thank you Ladybug spotty demi tea cups for all the guests

One Ladybug cake sitting on a leaf waiting to be eaten!

And then there were four....Mason was 2 weeks old the day we celebrated Tara's 3rd birthday here

Which brings us to 2012, Our first COMBINED party Mason turning 1 and Tara turning 4.The best theme we could think of for one hungry caterpillar and a beautiful butterfly was ERIC CARLES' "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

The party table for all the hungry caterpillars

And so the story begins..On Monday

On Tuesday...

On Wednesday...

On Thursday...

On Friday....

On Saturday he ate through......

Hungry caterpillar cupcakes

Water for the beautiful butterflies

I hid egg carton caterpillars around our garden and told the children they were eating all the plants so i needed them to collect them for me

Then they had a chance to decorate them with paint, glitter and stickers

While the smaller grubs crawled around and played

All that playing made someone hungry

Mason's 1st birthday cake

Tara's 4th Birthday cake

Time for some "Pin the head on the caterpillar" game

The birthday girl with Mummy

The Awesome Foursome xx

The Birthday boy with Daddy

A beautiful butterfly Pinata

Thank you bags were all themed with worksheets, VHC magnetic wooden puzzles, VHC sticker sheet a popcorn butterfly

And some Hershey kisses VHC style

And that brings us to the end of our party planning adventures for another year, although Tara has already put her request in for next years theme so keep watching this space for upcoming parties!

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