Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy {Belated} Birthday Sophia!

Okay, so being the blog slacker that I am, I am just now (11 day after the fact) blogging about Sophia's first birthday party.  We all ended up with a horrible stomach bug the week after, so that will be my excuse. :) 

Anyway, I decided to do a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party after finding some adorable ideas on Pinterest.  I have always loved Eric Carle books (our entire playroom is decorated in Carle themed stuff), so it seemed like the perfect theme.

Food: I held the party during lunch time, so we had a fruit tray, veggies and dip, pigs in a blanket, peperoni rolls, chips, and, of course, CAKE!  I couldn't find any local bakeries that had Very Hungry Caterpillar themed cakes, so I was going to just do basic cupcakes, but a co-worker of mine, Stefanie, offered to do the cakes for me and she did a fabulous job!!!  She made a small "smash cake" and then a 2 tiered guest cake.

Decor: I kept the decor pretty simple.  I used copies of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, and stuffed caterpillars to decorate the table and counter.  I also bought a "Happy Birthday" banner, table cloth, and paper lanterns from Hobby Lobby in the VHC color scheme.  Emma and Sophia's dresses were also part of the decor.  I ordered VHC fabric and had dresses custom-made for them by a family friend. 

Overall, the party was a great success!