Get ready to party caterpillar style!
I found a really cute hand made invitation online but decided I didn't have the time for that, so I used evite and uploaded a picture of the caterpillar and added a fun message.
Can you believe a year has passed?
Our little caterpillar is growing up fast!
Crawl on over for the birthday fun
Ryland Carter is turning ONE!
Cake and light refreshments will be served.
Following the party all are welcome to stay and hang out, relax and let the kids play!
For the entry way I had 3 tables set up. One with a 'make your own caterpillar' station, another with handmade antenna's to wear and gift bags, and the last one for the gifts. Each gift bag contained a slinky, caterpillar key chain, stickers, butterfly lollipop and crayons. We made the antennas with brown headbands, black pipe cleaners and little styrofaom balls spray-painted black.
|goodie bag - my favorite find was the caterpillar key chain|
|pom poms, laundry pins and glue sticks used to make a caterpillar|
|found the coloring sheet online|
|the balloons and beach balls were a hit|
|The collage was super easy to make - I used pipe cleaners and construction paper.|
|1st birthday cake - made with love.|
|I found these green/white cupcake liners to make it look like legs.|
|Paper lanterns, construction paper and pipe cleaners were used to create this awesome caterpillar mobile. Idea came from Pottery Barn|
|I found Ryland's birthday shirt on etsy.|
The guests started arriving around 3pm. I had hoped Ry would nap from 1-3pm, but alas he refused, so he was a little cranky for his own party. "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to" right?
|The birthday boy|
|everyone likes to color|
|Ry was not too happy when we brought out the cake|
|But then he tried the frosting|
|And he was a happy birthday boy!|
|I LOVE FROSTING!|
Ryland crashed promptly after eating his cake. That's OK, he made it through the important stuff and the party continued on. The kids had a blast playing with the balloons and running around the backyard. I think we had close to 30 people over for his party, the majority of the kids ranged from 6 months to 6 yrs old. Later that evening, after everyone left, we opened his gifts. The little stinker made out like a bandit! He is one happy little dude.
A big thank you to everyone who came over to celebrate Ryland's 1st birthday with us!
Very Hungry Caterpillar Shirt - etsy
Caterpillar key chains - Michael's
Stickers, crayons, slinky's - Wal-Mart
Gift bags, plates, napkins - Target
Table cloths, paper lanterns - Party City
Headbands, pipe cleaners, styrofoam balls, pom poms - Hobby Lobby
Awesome plush caterpillar toys (there were 3 of them) - borrowed from my friend Amanda :)