And just like that…we have a one year old! Time has seriously flown by this past year (I’ve heard that is what happens with baby #2!), and we have a freshly minted 1 year old boy on our hands. I wanted to share photos of Blake’s party and document the great day we had!
We decided on a theme after ordering Blake’s birthday cake at Costco (HIGHLY recommend, by the way). We saw a caterpillar decoration for the cake and T and I instantly thought we should go with the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It worked so well because, well, this kid LOVES to eat.
So off to Pinterest I went for inspiration. I limited it to just a few key decorations so as not to go overboard and stress out and take up my time making a “Pinterest perfect” party. In the end, I wanted to make sure my focus was all about our little guy, and the people there to celebrate. And it was just that. Take a peek!
I designed the large banner and Blake’s ONE banner on his high chair. Happy to share the files if anyone would like them! Simply post a comment below with your email :-)
I made a caterpillar with dessert plates in alternating greens and used a hole punch on the edges and secured two plates with string until I had all of them together. We used command strips and hung it across our cabinets and it worked out great! I had captured monthly shots of Blake from each month, and it made for the perfect decoration!
The cake turned out PERFECT! We go to Costco for all our cakes- they are delicious, feed a crowd and are under $20. They have set designs you choose from, but we have come to know our cake decorator and asked her if she could make the caterpillar look like the one from the book. And boy, did she deliver!
PS- Bryce’s face in the photo above makes my heart melt. He was SO happy to celebrate his baby brother’s birthday. Such sweetness.
And of course, the best part of any 1st birthday is the cake smash, right?! He really got into it after the first bite…so fun! We opted to just cut him a large slice of the cake versus doing a completely different smash cake because again, I was going for simple. (Although I found a great DIY caterpillar cake that looked so cute…) It worked out great!
We had such a great time celebrating Blake’s first birthday. What an incredible year it has been. Happy birthday, you very hungry caterpillar!
Check out Bryce’s sports themed 4th birthday, plus others at the bottom of this post.
PS- looking for gift ideas for babies? I’ve got ya covered!
Thanks for sharing. Your family is adorable!!! It looks like he definitely enjoyed his day! I love the high chair banner, anyway you could share the file? Thank you!
Hello! May I have the file? My son is turning one and I love it so much! His name is Maverick ! Brennamarie30@gmail.com
Nichole Davis says
I would love the large banner!!! I will be celebrating my son’s first in a couple of months!
Hello! I am obsessed with the banner if you could please share the file with me :)
Happy Birthday, The Very Hungry Blake :) The big banner is epic.. I would love to have it if you could share with me,too.
Absolutely adore The Very Hungry Blake sign! My son also LOVES to eat! He even likes sauerkraut! I would greatly appreciate if you could share the banner! It would be perfect for his upcoming party!
So cute! I would love the large banner file if you wouldn’t mind sending it please.
Katy Schweiss says
I would LOVE the file for your incredible banner if at all possible! My Very Hungry Henry is having his first birthday soon. If you would email me at email@example.com
I love your banner it is amazing! My daughter is having A Hungry Caterpillar Party I would love to have the file you used. My email is mj10261987@@yahoo.com! Thank you so much!
Brenna Johnson says
Hello! How do I get the large banner?! My son is having a 1st birthday soon! His name is Maverick & I love the banner!!! Brennamarie30@gmail.com
I would love a copy of the banner file! Thank you for offering to share it!
Could you please send me the files? Thank you!!
So cute! I am doing the same theme for my son’s first birthday. Could you please share the files with me if they are still available? Thank you!
You have such cute ideas!
I would love to use your Very Hungry Caterpillar ideas
for our 1 year olds birthday.
Thank you for sharing, so kind of you!
So cute! I’d love the files too! Thanks! :)
Hello! Would love the files for our son’s first birthday party. Plus with all the coronavirus quarantine time I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to print and craft! :) thank you so much.
I would love this for my sons birthday as well, his name is Travis. Thanks in advance!
This is adorable! Can you share the banner with me! I’m excited to do a Very Hungry Pryor birthday hopefully in May!
I would love the banner and the high chair sign please birthday in August
Such a cute banner! Could you please share the file with me?
Sooo cute! I’d love to have the banner file for my daughter Cassie who is turning 1 in a few days.
Stephanie Vittitoe says
Hello, can you please share poster and high chair banner with me? Thanks so much. So cute!
Absolutely love this ❤️
Please can you share the banner file?
Kaylee Burgess says
Hi this is amazing! Could I please have the banner file emailed? Kaylee_burgess@hotmail.com
Randi Pittman says
Hi such a great birthday theme! My son is also a great eater and loves the book so it is perfect! Can you share the banner /and poster files with me as well? firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks so much!
Hi, my second son is turning 1 in September and I am planning a Hungry Caterpillar Birthday too. May I please get the file for the banner- email@example.com. Also where did you go to print it out so large?
Sooo cute! I would love to have the file for the banner! :)
Hello! Would you please send me the little banner that goes on the high chair? Thank you! Ralonski@gmail.com
I LOVE The banner!! It is PERFECT for my son. Please share the file. Khaas52117@gmail.com
Would love the file for the big banner! So cute!
Planning a very hungry caterpillar theme 1st birthday for my son this May and came across your cute banner on Pinterest! Any way I could get the banner please? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
Hi! Also planning a cute caterpillar party! Wondering if you could email me the large banner file? Adorable!! My son’s name is Axel
Hi, could I please have the banner file also? Thanks! Super cute party idea. Megancustis@yahoo.com
Allison Washler says
Hello, could you please send me the banner file? This is the cutest party idea! Allisonk.email@example.com
I love the banner & simplicity of a Costco cake…genius! My son is turning one soon & is a big foodie as well! This theme would be perfect! I would love the file if it’s still available. His name is Beckett.
I would love the files to print for my daughter’s first birthday coming up! Sarafranklin47 at gmail.com
Would love the file for the banner. Thank you so much
Jennifer Salerno says
Hi – I would love to get that banner printed for my son. Would you mind sharing the files and offering printing suggestion? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org