July 17, 2009

A Very Cute Birthday

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Look at this adorable birthday party inspired by the birthday girl's love of Eric Carle's A Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear books. You know she had me at the Chinese lanterns on garden stakes in the shape of a caterpillar. Seriously. I was done for.





Fellow St. Louisian and mom, Suzanne, contacted me awhile back as she was on the fence about doing her daughter's birthday or sourcing it out for some help. Then, like a woman after my own heart, decided to take on the task herself. Go on, Suzanne! You did a great job!

Crafts included Brown Bear painting (with pudding!) Egg-crate caterpillars and making your very own very hungry caterpillar bookmark. As if that weren't enough, the guests got to have some free-play time with tunnels, inflatables and balls AND THEN had story hour featuring Eric Carle books with full on reenactments of stories with a sign language bear and an adorable hungry caterpillar velcro-story-telling-apron. (Love that grandma got involved with story time!)

Other touches like a buffet full of goodies, Very Grouchy Ladybug Juice, a Happy Birthday Banner hanging over the Story Time location and the great DIY centerpiece full of excerpts from the book made this one Very Cute Birthday Party.

Oh, and those over the top custom Eric Carle inspired outfits for the birthday girl and her sis? Those are from St. Louis' own Nia Design. If you have a little one of your own or need a special gift for someone who does, you must check out Nia Design!

9 comments:

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

The lantern caterpillar is genius!

CHS Creative Productions said...

Very clever with the lanterns on the ground.......

Suzanne said...

Thanks--I feel like a rockstar mom right now for being posted on your site! Suzanne

Shelley@divinepartyconcepts said...

I am in love with the caterpillar! It all looks great!

Sugar & Spice Event Design said...

I am a planner by night, but a kindergarten teacher by day! I love this party. He has some great books and kids of all ages love his work! Pretty cool themed party!

Kendall @ Entertaining Life said...

You always find the best parties! This is too cute! I love all the caterpillar details like the cupcakes!

Carrie said...

Don't you love that Eric Carle fabric! I am working on an apron with brown bear stripes and hungry caterpillar spots. I just couldn't resist it!

Sara said...

As a former kindergarten teacher, turned SAHM I am lovin' this party! I will definitely have to remember this one for my little ones! Congrats on making the Birthday Party Round-up! Just wanted to pop in on the other people featured with me and say hi!

Anonymous said...

very cute. please check out my pics of my daughters ladybug 1st birthday party. thanks for the inspiration!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/51536865@N04/