02 May 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

19th April 2011
Austin’s 4th birthday we had decided to theme his party on his favourite book
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

Austin helped me blow up heaps of Green & Red Balloons. We drew pictures of all the food in the book and laminated them to put on the wall. On Trade Me I brought a New Giant Hungry Caterpillar that we hung from the wall to look like he was eating the food we had made. We also made cushions for the couch out of Hungry Caterpillar Material.

I made an iron on transfer for a T-Shirt for Austin. He thought this was awesome.
Two of Austin's Aunties wore Eric Carle T-Shirts too...
We had lots of fun making this birthday Invitation.
We created an invitation with all the Hungry Caterpillar Food on it and with a single hole punch we punched holes in the food to look like the food had been eaten by the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Games & Prizes
Pin the hungry caterpillar on the Apple
(I made this using a huge piece of Red card shaped into an Apple and then laminated little hungry caterpillars for the kids to stick on the apple with unique numbers on them)
Pass the Parcel with each layer having the story on it
Piñata – Huge Hungry Caterpillar
Blow the Caterpillar Egg to the leaf - long straws and polystyrene balls
(It was pouring down with rain so we couldn’t do this as planned, the kids used the straws and balls in the conservatory making their own fun. It was so funny to watch).

Apple – Apple Turnovers
Plums – Mini Pikelets with Plum Jam
Strawberries with chocolate sauce
Chocolate cake
Swiss cheese & Salami – Skewers with cheese, cherry tomatoes & salami on them
Sausage – little breakfast sausages also savouries
Pickle – biscotti with pickles and cheese
Ice-cream - muffins in with white icing and melted chocolate, topped with 100’s and 1000’s
Cherry Pie
Birthday Cake - Cupcakes – 22 green with one large red
Sandwiches - Egg & Chives
Caterpillar biscuits on leaf plates
Rice bubble crackles with butterfly picks on them
Loot Bag

Instead of Loot bags for this party we brought Hungry caterpillar Bubble bath bottles for each kid. They also took home a bag of lollies and a balloon on a stick.

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