It all started about a half year ago, when I spotted this cute party hat at our local $ store.
I really liked it, so it just had to come home with me.
Fortunately, a half year later I still remembered that I got it,
and even more important: where I put it!
A simple theme, and fitting for a one year old's birthday.
Which we happened to combine with our 7 year old girl's,
who just had a project in her classroom where they watched caterpillars develop into butterflies.
(She had her 'own' party too, with some of her classmates.)
Since cake decorating isn't my forte,
I kept things simple.
I used M&M's to create caterpillars on cupcakes.
Used a toothpick and black frosting for the face, and sprinkles for antennas.
I put some cupcakes in a pie plate, and put colored icing on some of them to create one big caterpillar.
I made this banner out of fabric.
No sewing at all, just a lot of hot glue...
I first assembled the caterpillars, by gluing fabric circles onto a strip of paper.
Drew the faces on with fabric paint, and used pipe cleaners for antennas.
Then I cut triangles, glued them onto a piece of twine, and glued the caterpillars on the pennants.