A Very Hungry first birthday party! #Parties#babies#birthday parties#birthdays#books January 3 2013 | Guest post by Rachel Elder We hosted our son's first birthday party in August 2012. We were so excited to have an outdoor party, complete with Slip 'n' Slide, a kiddie pool, golf toss, and a barbecue. The day of the party, we began setting up at 10 AM and realized we were in for a scorcher of a day, since the temperature was already in the 90s and climbing. The theme for the party was A Very Hungry Caterpillar, after our son's favorite book. We went with all homemade decorations and food, although we decided to use a local bakery for the cake. My sister is a budding photographer, so her gift to us was photographing the day's events. We had about 25 guests, almost all of whom were adults. Extended family from California and Washington drove in for the event (hosted in Portland, OR) as well! Despite the heat (which reached 100 degrees that day), everyone had a great time, including the birthday boy. He even got to feature several wardrobe changes throughout the event. Here are a few snaps from the day! Related Post A Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party you can totally pull off Oooh how I love the birthday party that Elle recently threw for her now one-year-old daughter, Penelope. The decor, food, and attire were inspired by... Read more You might also like these birthday faves! A Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party you can totally pull off A handmade rainbow-and-clover-themed birthday party for a one-year-old This badass six-year-old dressed as Iron Man for her birthday A Super Mario Brothers-themed birthday party for a six-year-old Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Rachel Elder I'm a crafty mama who loves attempting DIY projects and exploring the outdoors. PREVIOUS How can I start talking to my partner about opening our relationship? NEXT My tiny, kitschy, crafty, and Star Wars-y living space Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Oh my goodness, I could just die of cute! And I love that yard sign! Reply Sweet birthday party for a sweet birthday boy! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.