Adorable ideas for a Very Hungry Caterpillar party!

I really adore classic party themes, especially ones based on books. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is definitely one of the most beloved books of all time! The adorable caterpillar eats 1 apple, 2 pears, 3 plums, 4 strawberries, 5 oranges (plus a piece of chocolate cake, an ice cream cone, a lollipop, a cupcake, and whole lot of other stuff, too!) so the party menu is a no-brainer. And there are lots of really creative ways to make the party cute. Here are some great Very Hungry Caterpillar party ideas:

1. Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake by Butter Hearts Sugar

2. Very Hungry Caterpillar invitations from Chickabug

3. Leaf serving trays (set of 12) from Amazon

4. Grape and tomato caterpillars via Little Food Junction

5. Strawberry sugar cookie with a hole in it (SO CUTE) via Kara’s Party Ideas

6. Applesauce caterpillar-and-apple cupcakes recipe by Betty Crocker

7. Very Hungry Caterpillar balloon display via Catch My Party

8. Very Hungry Caterpillar sandwich platter via Mini Mocha

9. Very Hungry Caterpillar egg carton craft via Spearmint Baby

10. Caterpillar cookie cutter from Amazon

11. Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric from

12. Very Hungry Caterpillar cake pops via And Everything Sweet

13. Sweet and simple leaf cupcake (the caterpillar ate “1 green leaf”) via Little Big Company

14. Thumbprint caterpillar canvas via Meet the Dubiens – an activity and a keepsake

Also check out these great apple theme ideas!

Very Hungry Caterpillar party

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Or, check out more Very Hungry Caterpillar theme party ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!


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  1. 1
    Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:30 am
    Jacqui says:
    This is such a cute party!! I love that cake and the thumb print activity. Personally I am a sucker for finger/foot print activities.
    • 1.1
      Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:17 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Jacqui! I love foot print activities too! : )