The Very Hungry Caterpillar Theme

Books are such an important part of childhood and I am loving seeing the parties which are being based around a much loved children’s book – such as the Very Hungry Caterpillar which is a book my daughter is just starting to enjoy at the moment!

This party theme can involve bright and bold decorations and also gives you the chance to serve some delicious fruit as an option for your dessert table to match the fruits in the book.

Given that there are so many party themes relating to TV characters, I think that any party theme related to reading/books is a winner in my eyes!

Hope you enjoy my selection of ideas =)


There is a large range of invitations and printables for this theme. Here are a few I’ve chosen to showcase:

Very Hungry Caterpillar invitation - The Little Soiree



Party printables - Ham & Pea Design and Paperie


Very Hungry Caterpillar invitation - Imprintables



Very hungry caterpillar printables - Petite Party Studio


Party printables - Luv Bug Design

Decorations and Tableware

Fabric such as this could be used for backdrops, to make tablecloth from or anything that you creative mum’s can come up with!


Very Hungry Caterpiller fabric - Fabric Love


Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric - Fabric palette Australia


These Very Hungry Caterpillar themed pom poms could be hung, or could be used to make a caterpillar as seen below:

Very hungry caterpillar tissue pom poms - Ah-Tissue


Caterpillar idea using tissue pom poms - Mondocherry blog


Here are a few other decorating items:

Party banner - The Party Hub


Rainbow tissue garland - Elke and Me


Green accordian lanterns - Pink Frosting


Very Hungry Caterpillar bunting - Stix and Stones


Very Hungry Caterpillar garland - Suzy is an artist


Very Hungry Caterpillar mobile - Booktopia


Very Hungry Caterpillar wall decals - Booktopia

A simple but colourful balloon decorating idea using the below balloons:

Balloon decoration idea - Craftmumship blog


Very Hungry Caterpillar balloons - The Party Hub


These balloons would also make for fun decorations:

Caterpillar balloons - The Party Hub


This tablecloth could be used on the table or even as a backdrop:

Very Hungry Caterpillar tablecloth - Party Kids

Love these platters for something special on the table. There are more styles to choose from too if you follow the links:

Party plate - Peters of Kensington


Very Hungry Caterpillar melamine tray - Belinda Janes

Some cute partyware for the food:


Very Hungry caterpillar plates - Party Hub


Very Hungry Caterpillar plates - Party Kids


Very hungry caterpillar wooden cutlery - Sucre Shop


Sweet Treats

This set of cupcake wrappers and toppers is all you need to theme some simple cupcakes:

Cupcake cases and toppers - The Party Hub

Then pop them onto a bright cupcake stand:

Red cupcake holder - Piece of Cake Parties and Celebrations

These lollies are perfect for this theme:

Sour Crawlers - Marysville Lolly Shop


If you are making cake pops then this is a great idea for how you could arrange them:

Cake pop idea - Bronnie Bakes

Love these cake toppers for an easy way to decorate a simple cake! They can be kept as momentos for after the party as well:

Very Hungry Caterpillar topper set - Jade Stone Studio

Set your cake atop a red cake stand such as this wooden one:

20cm red cake stand - Emerald and Ella


Or since we are talking about red cake stands, I can’t help but share these gorgeous ones coming into Sweet Style:

Red cake stands - Sweet Style

Special theme items

A special hat for the birthday child:

Very Hungry Caterpillar party hat - Dainty Couture

Use a soft or wooden toy as a decoration item. There is even a giant 1.2m caterpillar you can buy ! Perfect for the bedroom/playroom after the party:

Very Hungry Caterpillar plush - Toys Paradise


Giant plush - Peter's of Kensington


Very Hungry Caterpillar pull along - Kids Central


Butterfly hand puppet - Discount Toy Company

Favour Packaging


12 pack of favour bags - Crafts by Diana


Very Hungry Caterpillar loot bags - The Sugar Box


Green polka dot favour bag - Harry Brown Designs


Green gelato stripe box - Sweet Little Birdy

Some favour ideas for this theme include these cute fruit stamps work in well with the fruit foods in the Hungry Caterpillar story even though they don’t match completely:

Tiger Tribe fruit stamp kit - Urban Baby


Very Hungry Caterpillar crayons - Liddle and Boo


Very Hungry Caterpillar badges - The Party Hub


Very Hungry Caterpillar coin purse - Oranges and Lemons Boutique

A book set such as this is great as you can divide up the books and give one to each child:

Very Hungry Caterpillar little learning library - Mighty Ape


Real Parties

This party theme has had some great parties styled around it. Find more party inspiration here:

A sweet party on the Hello Naomi blog

Some cute food and decorating ideas on the Pink Pistachio blog

Healthy fruit used creatively in this Hungry Little Caterpillar party on Hostess with the Mostess blog

A lovely, simple fruit based dessert table on the Mom Tog diaries blog

Lots of ideas from Pottery Barn kids for the Very Hungry Caterpillar theme


Hope you enjoy this selection and your child enjoys celebrating their birthday along with their favourite book =)





posted on 22nd Sep 2012 | Tags: ,

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