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Caterpillar Birthday Party (30 photos)
I just love creating parties styled around children’s books, so I was so excited when my client asked me to create a custom suite of party goods and style a party around a beloved children’s book. The goal was simple: bright, primary colors, a focus on fruit and a modern interpretation of everyone’s favorite caterpillar.
I started by designing the collection of paper goods, including an exclusive caterpillar illustration, and two patterns that appeared throughout the entire party: a colorful polka dot and a green and yellow chevron pattern.
The table setting held one of my favorite elements to the party…..a 3-D caterpillar centerpiece that I crafted from painted mini paper lanterns, and grass plants. A table runner made from our polka dot fabric, simple yellow plates, and striped silverware from Pottery Barn Kids added to the whimsical look.
Simple yellow plates held a charming apple cupcake, which was inspired by Amy Atlas’s new book, Sweet Designs. Grass cupcake wrappers tied in our theme to the wheat grass centerpiece. Each child had a name plate hanging on the back of their colorful chair, each featuring a different fruit from the collection.
As always, the desserts stole the show! I used our chevron patterned fabric as a back drop, and a crisp white tablecloth on the table. Since I planned to use all white dishes, I placed a red table runner going across the table, in order to make the desserts “pop”.
The two tiered fondant-covered cake from Two Sugar Babies held center stage and featured our colorful patterns and fruits from the book. A 3-D caterpillar, as well as a mini bunting, sat atop the cake.
A make-shift tiered tray (using a white plate and white berry baskets) held candy runts from Candywarehouse.com, cello bags with our custom fruit toppers held hard candy, and rice krispy treats covered with fondant from Two Sugar Babies. Check back this afternoon for Charynn’s DIY tips on re-creating the rice krispy treats!
One of my favorite elements were cake pops in the shape of fruit from Sweet Lauren Cakes! We displayed them in pots of wheat grass which tied back to the caterpillar centerpiece on our table.
Green and white striped cups held candy runts and re-purposed cupcake toppers, red boxes were full of candy that the kids brought home as party favors. Rainbow lollipops and candy from Candywarehouse.com was used as an accessory throughout the entire table.