Monday, August 11, 2014

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Food

The food for my Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party was super fun! I just did all the food that the caterpillar ate in the book by Eric Carle, and added a fun twist to it.


On Monday he ate through one apple,
On Tuesday he ate through two pears,

 On Wednesday he ate through three plums,

On Thursday he ate through four strawberries,

On Friday he ate through five oranges,
On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake,
(I got my cakes from in Utah. She is amazing and does all my cakes)
Apple and Caterpillar SMASH CAKE!!!!
One ice cream cone,
(I displayed the cones on my treat table, and then I didn't forget about the ice cream in freezer when it was time for cake and ice cream. I always forget about the ice cream!)
One pickle,
One slice of Swiss cheese,
(I included some cheddar cheese slices for the kids too)
One slice of salami,
(I also included turkey slices, rolls, and butterfly shaped crackers to enjoy with the salami and cheese. I loved the butterfly crackers (get it!?) with my caterpillar theme)
One lollipop,
(Lollipop display box how-to is here
One piece of cherry pie,
One sausage,
(I made hot dogs, bratwursts, and lil' smokies in sauce to represent sausage. My lil' smokies recipe is a couple packages of lil' smokies, a jar of grape jelly, and a bottle of chili sauce. Throw it all in a crockpot, heat till warm)
 I loved this sun balloon because of the big sun in the Eric Carle books.
One cupcake,
(you can find my cupcake topper how-to here
and one slice of watermelon,
On Sunday he ate through one nice green leaf,
(I made a nice, delicious salad for the leaf)
Drinks, condiments, fruit bowl, etc....
This cute bowl is called a fill-a-bowl. You can fill the side with whatever you want. I used runts and chewy lemonhead friends in the fruits/colors that the caterpillar eats and created the fun sides of the bowl. I filled the bowl with all the fruits the caterpillar eats too. The caterpillar on top is a kids travel pillow that I got from TJ Maxx for $7. For easy directions on how-to make the cute paper plate caterpillar go here

 I did a candy to represent each fruit that the caterpillar eats. Plum was hard to find a (desirable) candy, so I used purple huckleberry taffy.
 Pear jelly belly
 Of course, my beautiful cakes were on my treat table

Orange slice candy
 Green apple jolly rangers. And I love the '1' candle inside the jar too (this was for my daughter's first birthday party).
 Strawberry sour straws
 Sour watermelons
 Watermelon jolly rangers, sour worms (or caterpillars), and I used gummy worms (or caterpillars) too.
And my cupcakes, lollipops, cherry pie, and ice cream cones were also on my treat table.
Every item was labeled with a card explaining the day of the week and the food eaten that day. I got the cards as a free download from Of course, a couple copies of the book were on my table too. I was so happy with how everything turned out, and the food was so fun to do and was over half the cuteness and the d├ęcor of the whole party too.

Cakes: Sprinklebelle Cakes

Photography: Jaime, PB&J Photos by Jamie (the good photos, my personal camera is terrible!)



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