Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Decorations- Part II

Like I said in my last post, I normally post party pictures AFTER the party happens. However, for my party I'm working on right now, I'm posting things as I make them. I'm working on a Very Hungry Caterpillar (book by Eric Carle) theme party for my daughter's first birthday. Keep following along, I'm excited to see how everything comes together at the actual party.

In this post, I'm going to show how I made my Caterpillar Candy Lei's and my Hungry Caterpillar Plate Centerpiece.

Caterpillar Candy Lei's
Hungry Caterpillar Plate Centerpiece

Caterpillar Candy Lei's
I'm excited about the candy lei's. I'm going to be using them on my tables as décor and they will also double as a favor for the kids (and in my family, the adults like party favors too). I found the green cellophane wrap from Hobby Lobby. It was the only place I could find green and it was only $2.99. I cut it down and placed 5 pieces of candy on top.
 Then just roll the wrap around the candy. Keep it flat.
 Don't twist it between the candy sections, keep it flat. If you twist it between the candy pieces, the candy moves around and the caterpillar won't lay nicely.
 I used red and yellow ribbon to tie off the sections. I used the red around the 'head', I felt it was easier then making a red face somehow. And I used yellow on the rest of him to add some color and contrast to the caterpillar.

 I cut off the ends and curled the ribbon. I also glued on some googly eyes, but you can't seem really see them here (sorry for the poor quality photos!)
I'm going to set these up on my tables around my centerpieces like this:
(And remember, this should look way better all set up at the actual party)
Check out how I  made the centerpieces here:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Plate Centerpiece
Now the easiest thing that I have made so far for this party has been the caterpillar plate centerpiece. I used red and green party paper plates that I actually bought from Walmart for $.48 a pack! And that's for 20 plates each, so that's a great party deal whether you're eating off them or decorating with them. I used an old wrapping paper roll and clear packaging tape too.
 I taped the bottom of the plates to the wrapping paper roll and the tops of the plates to each other.

 I made the faces with my Cricut and scrapbook paper. But I'm sure this would be very easy to cut out without a Cricut machine or anything special.
This cute guy is double-sided and I will be putting it on a countertop or table somewhere at the party.


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