The first thing I wanted to make were little goody bags for the guests. I order super cute Hungry Caterpillar fabric. As soon as it came in I started on the first one. However I quickly got frustrated and the bags never got finished. I made one and it took forever. I am okay with a sewing machine, but I think I could be a lot better if I took a class and actually learned about sewing instead of just reading the manual. The bag looked fine and I will use it, but I like my crafts to be worthy of giving to someone else not like I tried to make it is a quick as possible. So I decided I would just skip the bags. Maybe another party down the road.
I moved on to ordering Lucas' pictures from his first year and made his picture hangings which can be seen here. This is my absolute favorite thing to make I just love looking back on the pictures. I saw it in a Martha Stewart magazine a few years back, before I Kalen even turned one and I knew I would be making these every year.
Next I wanted to make a pretty big Caterpillar to hang over the food table. I saw a bunch made out of balloons but they weren't all that appealing to me so I decided to use Chinese lanterns and then cut out the different features of the Caterpillar. I loved how it turned out and it was super easy!
I have been looking through the Internet for some time before the party and I came across a blog that had a free printable of all the days and what the caterpillar ate. I saved the image to my computer and now I cannot find the blog to give her the credit! I'm so sorry. So I printed them out and glued them to card stock for a little extra excitement. For the Mon-Fri days I attached them to jars with the food inside. For Everything he ate on Saturday I just taped those up in the guest bathroom, for everyone to read while washing their hands.
|Caterpillar Growing into a Butterfly. I love the fat one!! haha|
I make the kids Birthday Banners every year and hand them on the entertainment center. Lucas' was fun to make since I got to make "Happy" into caterpillar.
Just a few other small details. I wrapped the silverware with a little caterpillar wrap and I bought some cute cardboard straws for everyone to enjoy their drinks with.
|Straws from Making Memories Fun|
|Wraps from Soiree Chic Shop|
On the front door hung Lucas' Birthday Wreath. Which is still there because I have yet to make a summer one.
Last but not least his yummy birthday cake. I had the bakery that made our wedding cake make Lucas' Bday cake! The Bakery use to be called Sheila's but they changed it to Dessert First . They made him a vanilla cake with strawberry filling and delicious butter cream!!
|Lucas in his bday shirt from Munsker & Roo and his bday shades from my friend Ashley.|
|Enjoying his smash cake!! Yummy |
|Adorable Invite created by Park Side Prints. Kelly Myers was great, she helps in any way possible|