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From 2011-2016, we had an inspiration blog featuring nurseries, baby showers, parties, and portraits that were submitted to us by photographers, designers, and parents. We no longer accept submissions or post new blog content, but we have left the archive here for those who have saved this content, or for new readers looking for inspiration.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party

Storybook themed parties are always so special, and we love this one based on The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Missy of blog Pink Pistachio planned and designed this adorable party for her little one's first birthday. The theme had special significance for her. This book was a favorite she would read to her first grade students, and at the end of the school year, her class surprised her with a baby shower. One special gift from the shower was a handmade Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt, accompanied by a touching letter that advised her to cherish the moments spent with the quilt: during tummy time as a newborn, used as cape during toddler years, and as a tent during childhood. So incredibly sweet! To read more about this party, be sure to visit Pink Pistachio.


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vendors & sources

Whirly Lollipops: Dylan's Candy Bar (NYC)
Table Linens: Garden Ridge
Event Design, Food Labels, and Cake Banner: Pink Pistachio
Beverage Tub: Target
Apothecary Jars: Thrifted
Cutlery & Water Jug: Walmart