Celebration Time: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Party Line
Since Little Bug’s arrival, we’ve been enjoying Eric Carle’s classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We love reading about all of the sweets and delicious food the caterpillar eats along his journey. My favorite part is how each day is colorfully illustrated to highlight the caterpillar’s food selection until he gets to Saturday when he stocks up on an all he can eat sweets buffet.
Although transforming this magical book into a dessert table remains a goal of mine, I was excited to find that the Eric Carle Museum has made creating a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party much easier. Throughout the years I’ve seen many different versions of party decor for this classic story, but the museum’s coherant design integrates all of the story’s classic elements. From the polka dot pattern adorning the borders of cups and napkins to the food illustrations used on the paper plates, these party supplies are great place to get started with your event styling. They even have an array of favor options to fill your treat bags while sticking to the theme.
It’s hard to get balloons to showcase your party’s motif. These come in four colors and feature the star of the show – a hungry caterpillar!
For noise making purposes, some polka dotted horns will add life to the party.
The napkins combine two other design elements from the story, the caterpillar and polka dots, making it a great place to wipe sticky hands.
It seems so appropriate that they placed a lollipop on the favor bag. Now, you can fill it with some other yummy treats to send your hungry caterpillars home with.
The plates are one of my favorite parts of the party decor. I love how they use the food illustrations from the book mixed with the polka dot pattern. How whimsical!
As I always recommend, be sure to plan your party early because shipping can take up to seven days to get your party supplies. Also, consider reading the story to your party guests. It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I share this classic with Little Bug, it still is one of our favorites.