Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar is truly one of the most wonderful children's books every written and illustrated.
Even the Party Pugs agree.
Melissa created a wonderful first birthday party for her son, Ben, based on that fabulous little green guy.
She started with this brightly colored banner...
To which she attached a six-segmented caterpillar, with each circular piece featuring a photo of the (adorable) birthday boy.
The head of the caterpillar is a removable, red foam board circle (with attached chenille stem antennae) on top of a simple white cake with plain frosting. The body of the caterpillar is a squiggle of green-swirled cupcakes, adorable and yummy!
And let's not forgot party attire! Melissa ordered this adorable shirts from etsy seller MakMayDesigns.
For the birthday boy:
And for his 3-year-old sister:
Melissa really managed to bring this little Caterpillar to life in a perfect party!