Monday, September 24, 2012

Party Time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar


We had Liam's Birthday party on Saturday! 

The weather was amazing & we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day-- we were lucky, because the party was outside at the pavilion & playground at the church where the boys go to Mother's Day Out. The timing (11am-1pm) was just long enough for the kids to play on the playground, eat lunch, open presents and eat some cake. We are so lucky to have family & friends who love Liam so much and want to help us celebrate!

Here are some pics of our fun day!

The (mini) cake:


We served the fruit from the book that the caterpillar ate:


And made up our own treats for what he ate on Saturday:


The chocolate cake push pops were great for the park (minimal mess!):


The food table with Liam's Birthday banner:


 The Pavilion:

 
The party favors (reusable VHC bags, bubbles, color-your-own-caterpillar cups, leaf crayons, sprees and tubes of gum):

Liam's Birthday Outfit-- a personalized VHC shirt with red & white seersucker shorts:

 
 Jack had his own VHC shirt, with the same shorts (Unfortunately, he was wearing a bib in most shots so I didn't get a good pic! Better shot here.):


 The gang all ate:


The babies played:


 Jack & Daddy read some of Liam's new books:


And Mommy & Liam mowed the lawn:


We had a fantastic day!


Happy 2nd Birthday, Liam!


WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

32 comments:

  1. I am very desperate to get about a dozen of the VHC bags. Where did you get yours from please?

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    1. I got them from the dollar spot at Target, back in Sept! I don't think they have them anymore. :( I know that the Eric Carle Museum website has small VHC treat bags, though!

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  2. I am doing the hungry caterpillar theme for my sons 1st bday in feb - where did you get the banner?? I love it!

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    1. I ordered the banner from VistaPrint. Email me at BabyBlakely@gmail.com and I'll send you the template!!!

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    2. Elena or Stefanie,
      Can you send me the template? Kittelk11@aol.com

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    3. Can you send it to me as well? ronitv5@gmail.com Thank you!

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  3. Yes, I too am doing a VHC Birthdday party for my son. Would love to know where you got the birthday banner from?

    LeeAnn

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    1. I ordered the banner from VistaPrint. Email me at BabyBlakely@gmail.com and I'll send you the template!!!

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  4. Hey Stefanie,

    I am doing this theme for my youngest son. I would love to know where you got the banner and shirts from. Please feel free to email me @ diedre.west@live.com. I would love to know about the party. I'm so glad that you posted all of this!

    Thanks
    Diedre

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  5. Hi Stefanie,

    If possible could you please email me the banner template to bubbly_brunette22@hotmail.com I would greatly appreciate it

    Thanks

    Chantel

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  6. I stumbled upon this while looking up ideas for my son's birthday party in a few months. Where did you find that banner? I've searched etsy and i can't find one that nice....... Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Hello! Your Very Hungry Caterpillar party looked amazing! I emailed your gmail account a couple of times and hadn't heard back yet, I was just hoping to learn some more about where you got some things and I was also hoping to get the banner template!

    Thanks so much,
    Jennifer
    Jenny1445@aol.com

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  8. I was wondering if I could get the banner template as well? My email is jacorbin91@gmail.com

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  9. I just wanted to thank you again for the banner template! I had it printed and received it today. It was so adorable. I hope my Hungry Caterpillar party comes out nearly as cute as yours!

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  10. I would also like the banner please!! leahfrey@live.com
    Thank you soooo much!!!

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  11. Love, Love your party! I am doing the same theme for my son's first birthday party :)
    I would also love to get your template! His party is on the 21st so hopefully I can get it in time!!! My email is sono_me2@yahoo.com.
    Thank you!!!!

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  12. You did an amazing job and it looks so cute. I am about to plan my son's 1st b'day with hungry caterpillar theme. I would also like the banner template please.... tuls25@outlook.com
    Thanks you so much

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  13. What a great party!!! All your ideas were amazing!!! I love the banner!! Could you please send me the template as well?? Thanks so much!!!
    mamasandy18@gmail.com

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  14. I just love what you did for your little boy's birthday party. Everything looks amazing! My little boy's second birthday is coming up in September and I would love the banner template. My email is ariasse@gmail.com. God bless :)

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  15. Hi There, I had emailed you a few days ago, I was wondering if you can send me the banner template and what size of banner you ordered? it's so cute! My email is tracyperkowski@gmail.com

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  16. I am looking for the banner template too lol :) i emailed your gmail account just now.
    Ashley.craddock10@gmail.com

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  17. Hi I emailed your account too. I was hoping for the template for the banner too:) melissafritzsche@gmail.com Thank you!!

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  18. Hi! I'd love the template for the banner as well! I'd appreciate it a million! Thanks so much! Tmzapata85@gmail.com 😊

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  19. Hi I was wondering if you could send me the template?

    lroneal@live.com

    We are having a Hungry Caterpillar Party and I love your banner!

    Thanks!

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  20. Loved all your party ideas! Could you also send me the template?
    ddgrignon@yahoo.com
    Thank you!!!

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  21. Have emailed you about the template :) could you send me the template please :)

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  22. I absolutely loved your Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday banner and
    was wondering if you would share your banner dimensions and template
    with me for my son's 2nd birthday party? His birthday is on October
    8th. Thank you for your time! srkords@gmail.com

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  23. Just emailed you about sending me the banner template too! My son's party is October 2nd. Thanks! amytcole@gmail.com

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  24. Hi there! Any chance you could share your birthday banner template? My address is Harriet.meris1@gmail.com! Beautiful birthday! Thank you!- Harriet Miling

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    1. Hi - I love what you did for your son's party. Like others, I was hoping you could email me the template to jenlafkas@gmail.com. I was also wondering if you could share the dimensions.


      Thanks,
      Jennifer

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  25. Hi! Love all the decor for your sons party, like others can you please send me the template to jacklinefelix@ymail.com.

    Thank you.

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