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The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Birthday Party Theme

Our youngest grandson just turned ONE, hence a big celebration to honor this special occasion.

His mom chose a very appropriate theme for this Birthday Party, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, because our “little caterpillar” loooooves to eat.

It was a fun party for the kids, because they had a chance to listen to the story about the Very Hungry Caterpillar,

and snack on the different foods the caterpillar was eating each day.

I will be inserting a quoted section of the story from the book, and accompanying it with a corresponding party food served.

” In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf” 

Deviled Eggs – were served.


“On Monday he ate through one apple. But he was still hungry”

Platter of sliced apples, in a shape of a caterpillar, sprinkled with lemon juice.


“On Tuesday he ate through two pears, but he was still hungry”



On Wednesday he ate through three plums, but he was still hungry”

Plum tomatoes were used, in place of plums.


“On Thursday he ate through four strawberries, but he was still hungry”

Nice large bowl of farm fresh strawberries was served for everyone to enjoy.

“On Friday he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry”

A bowl of juicy orange slices was part of the food selection.

“On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone,”

We had delicious, homemade, low fat, chocolate cupcakes, prepared by the Birthday Boy’s Godmother.

 ” one pickle,”

” one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami”,


“one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie”,

” one sausage”,

The adults and the little “caterpillars”, enjoyed grilled sausages served on buns, with peppers and onions.

Nirchi’s Pizza , from upstate New York, is always a must in our family, plus a delicious Broccoli Salad.

….back to the story now….since on Saturday, the Very Hungry Caterpillar still was hungry for:

“once slice of watermelon.  That night he had a stomach ache!”

“The next day was Sunday again.  The caterpillar ate through one nice green leaf, and after that he felt much better.”

Tossed salad took the center stage, with an adorable caterpillar created out of cucumber slices,  and  a tomato.

“Now he wasn’t hungry any more – and he wasn’t a little caterpillar any more. He was a big, fat caterpillar.

He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself.  He stayed inside for more than two weeks.

My daughter was very creative with the “cocoon”, as she baked little bundles made out of mini wieners, wrapped in pastry.  They looked cute, and tasted delicious.


Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out, and he was a beautiful butterfly!”

Hopefully you enjoyed the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” story, and now I will show you the very special Birthday Cake my daughter put together for the Birthday Boy.

She baked individual cupcakes, used here to make up the body of the caterpillar, twizzler pieces became the legs, and the head was actually a personal “smash cake” for the little prince.

He enjoyed tasting the icing on his cake, then he turned the whole thing into a heap of mush, a mixture of cake and icing.


Last but not least, are the personalized bags with party favors for the kids, plus a story book to read, and M&M covered pretzels, as thank you favors for everyone.

Happy Birthday to our ” Little Caterpillar”!!!






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