This is our dinning room art wall. For this occasion I filled it with prints off the internet of The Hungry Caterpillar illustrations. This entire wall costed me $12 + paint I had on hand. I found each frame/mirror at the thrift store (I made sure each UGLY picture that was included had a mat around it). Then I took them apart, painted each frame black, painted each mat white, put back together MINUS the ugly picture and the backing. Because the backing is removed it takes only a second to swich out my kiddos art for new.
My mom upcylced my son's outfit by cutting out an applica of the caterpillar that was on one of his 3 month sleepers. We added the cupcake with candle. For my daughter's dress, I just sewed a bunch of buttons to make the caterpillar. By the way both shirts, overalls, and upcycled sleeper were garage sale finds (only 50 cents apiece)
Found this idea from http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/ submitted by Jill A. of Westford, MA. The background is a large thrift store frame. Cleaned up and added illustrations from the story. The cake is made from a bundt form, cut into thirds. The apple is my baby's smash cake. It is a cupcake.
The menu was right from the book
I have always wanted a banner that we can use for everyone's birthday. This was a no sew one made from felt. (I am a huge felt fan!) It took awaile to cut and sew buttons on the tabs, but I think we will keep if for years to come.
I got the jar invitaion idea from http://www.potterybarnkids.com/, I put the caterpillar on top, made adorable leaf invitations, added fake grass and a paper twig. But I really LOVED these placemats that my 2 year old made. I gave her stacks of circle lable stickers (why do I have so many of these?) It kept her busy for days. After I laminated them they were perfect.