My cousin wanted a Very Hungry Caterpillar party for her son's first birthday. My kids made little caterpillars out of egg cartons which were hidden in the yard for a caterpillar hunt. My cousin purchased inexpensive magnifying glasses for the kids to hunt with. For some decor we made caterpillars out of balloons and placed them on the fireplace. I made the cake out of a bunt pan and cut it into pieces to get the shape I wanted. The appetizers were the foods the hungry caterpillar eats in the book. I wrote a story about the birthday boy's first year that followed the format of the Hungry Caterpillar story. A photo for each milestone was posted next to the story. My own children made the decorations by simply watercoloring pictures I printed from the computer. They also watercolored coffee filters and we turned them into butterflies with pipe cleaners. We also made antenna for the kids to wear instead of hats. It was a very different and memorable party for everyone.
Activities / Games
Kids went on a caterpillar hunt using magnifying glasses to find them in the yard.
What People Ate
Snacks were the same as the food in The Very Hungry Caterpillar story.