Celebrate the First Day of Spring!
It’s the first day of spring today! We’ve got a lot to celebrate from the snow melting, the flowers starting to bloom, and the butterflies unraveling themselves from their winter cocoons. March 20th is also The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day. What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with one of the most famous caterpillars – The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect theme for a spring celebration, baby shower, or child’s birthday. There are endless possibilities for incorporating the timeless story and classic art into your party.
From a tiered birthday cake…
Photo from Cute Food For Kids via Cake Central.
…to cookies with holes in them (just like the original book),
Photo from Cute Food For Kids via Kneadacookie.
…to a decorated felt crown for the birthday kid to wear,
Photo from Catch My Party
…to a The Very Hungry Caterpillar made out of paper lanterns.
Photo from Pottery Barn Kids
The possibilities are endless.
Even if you aren’t a DIY expert, you can still easily incorporate The Very Hungry Caterpillar into your spring celebration. Use these invitations to give people the details of the party and *hint* at the theme.
Once your guests arrive, you can welcome them with a colorful message made from our Eric Carle Garlands:
Decorate the area with Eric Carle Wall Decals (don’t worry, these decals are not permanent and can be easily removed).
Then enjoy some of the food that the Caterpillar ate such as apples, pears, cheese, and of course cake!
Once you’ve sent your guests on their merry way, be sure to thank them for coming with:
Celebrating spring and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day has never been easier or more fun.
One lucky commenter will win an Eric Carle Prize Pack that includes Eric Carle Garlands, Eric Carle Wall Decals, Eric Carle Decorative Prints, Eric Carle It’s a Party! Birthday Invitations and Eric Carle Birthday Thank-You Notes. Winner will be chosen on March 30, 2012.
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