Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Very Hungry Caterpillar Picnic

Photos by Magna Vita Photography
This Spring I hosted a birthday celebration for our daughters, Olivia and Georgia, who turned 1 and 3. I love themed parties and took inspiration from one of our favorite books, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. With contributions by many talented women, we enjoyed a picnic at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, BC. A special thank you to Magna Vita Photography for the beautiful party images.






The guests were welcomed to the picnic by a gorgeous banner from Bella Grey Designs. Two strands with printed cardstock in all the colors from the book strung onto soft tulle. A great keepsake!





Welcoming our guests to eat was a handstamped banner from Sweet Stella's that is a work of art. Handcut embellishments of the caterpillar and fruits adorned the Happy Birthday banner- AND the clever artist behind Sweet Stella's, Shannon, made the fruits removable so that the banner could be reused with a different theme. Another beautiful keepsake for a special birthday.




Sweets and treats were available for guests from Kimberley's Kitchen, Em's Gems, and iBakery. The gorgeous butterfly cookies from iBakery are a replica of the butterfly at the end of the book. They taste as good as they look. And each guest got to take one home. Jackie is a true talent when it comes to creating cookies in any design that you could wish for.


Cookies by  iBakery

Cookies by Em's Gems


Marshmallows by Kimberley's Kitchen


The caterpillar cupcakes didn't survive the travel to the park; poor little thing has a smudged face. But it tasted good.


To decorate the tables I used lovely mini pinwheels from Twirlie Whirlies. The kids loved playing with them and we tucked them into the loot bags at the end of the party. I have a few left and have used them to decorate the girls' bedroom. I am now in love with pinwheels!





A very special handmade gift by our  friend, Jessica- a Very Hungry Caterpillar sock puppet that eats all the felt fruits and food! What a clever idea (and I think she should sell them!)


Time to go home. Thanks to everyone who made this a special day for our family!

Kimberley

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