Jun 15 2014

Hungry Catepillar Happy Birthday!

OK…I just have to brag on my grandson, Carter!  He turned ONE year old yesterday and we attended his first birthday party!  He was SUCH a good boy the entire time!  It is hard to believe a year has gone by since he was born, do you remember?  This is a LONG post…scroll to the bottom to see all the goodies!


THEN (June 14, 2013)


NOW (June 14, 2014)

I love this picture because you can see all 3 of his teeth, and that WILD hair!  And he has such a BIG smile!  lol!

Carter 1st birthday

And here is one of the gifts we got him…he scampered right thru the tunnel the first time!


Tunnel small

Birthday theme was “Very Hungry Caterpillar”.  We used the Stampin’ Up! Circle Framelits for the caterpillar, Oval Framelits for the eyes, Triangle Punch for the nose, and Modern Label Punch for the antennas.  The Serif Essentials Dies (retired) for the letters.  He also had a banner that spelled Happy 1st Birthday!

Carter banner small

Birthday cupcakes spaced to look like a caterpillar!  And a personal birthday cake for Carter with the number 1!

Carter birthday cupcakes small

Table centerpiece with birthday crown, book and “I am 1” banner, plus his newborn photo dressed in a caterpillar suit.

Carter display small

I made this LARGE tag for the bag that held the tunnel and tent…it was too big to wrap!   I free-hand cut the leaf, scored and sponged it.  The apple is the Heart Framelit with part of the Oval Punch cut at the bottom.  The leaves are the retired Blossoms Petals Builder punch.  The caterpillar was punched with 1 & 1 1/4″ Circle Punches.  The “munches” were made with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Carter Bag tag

And here is the matching birthday card I made for him.  Greeting is Sassy Salutations.

Carter 1st birthday card

That icing is SOOOOO yummy!  He was SO careful with it!

Carter cake small

Crib filled with birthday balloons!

Carter bed small

It was such a fun party and special day!  And Carter is such a blessing…love him to pieces!


Thanks for letting me brag on my grandson a little bit!


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7 People have left comments on this post

Jun 15, 2014 - 01:06:33
Jane Giggy said:

What a handsome little guy! Love his hair! Everything for his birthday party is adorable Connie. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 15, 2014 - 02:06:35
Lucy said:

Such a cutie patootie….great party decor.

Jun 15, 2014 - 09:06:16
Dianna Mallow said:

Connie, Love this idea. My grandson will be 1 in Oct. I might copy you. Where did you find the tunnel at? Dianna

Jun 15, 2014 - 09:06:26
Bobbi Miller said:

Wow, what a cutie pie! You did a fantastic job on the card, tag and all those banners. What a nice day for him. He’s adorable.. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 16, 2014 - 09:06:28
Carol Carriveau said:

That smile and those eyes…and that very out of control hair – my younger brother had hair like that and we used to ask him (obviously a bit older!) if he combed his hair using a plug socket….he was never happy about that questions…he finally managed to learn how to control it! All of the party decorations are fabulous…love the caterpillar decorations and your ‘hand cut’ leaf…..zowie – he will never remember it but what a fabulous first birthday celebration!!!!!

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:06:04

Carter is such a cutie pie! I love all the decorations and party pictures! What a great theme for a birthday party!

Jul 14, 2015 - 12:07:51

Love your card and leaf and all the pics of the party… am going to do the same for my great-grandson 🙂