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Little Bit is ONE! A Very Hungry Caterpillar indeed...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Little Bit is ONE! A Very Hungry Caterpillar indeed...

OK people, you are all going to have to bear with me as i figure out how to actually create a blog,  formatting and all.  I am not kidding when i say i have no idea how to do this! Mostly I'm pressing a button and if it works, then it works...if not, I'm pretty sure you'll all notice too!

So my Little Bit turned ONE yesterday!  I'll probably continue to write ONE in all caps because really i can't believe he is ONE!  Time has flown by and i hope that there's been a good amount of savoring this first year despite the fact that i cannot get enough of this cute little snack pictured below!
 Don't you just love that shirt?!  Thank you M for making it, and thank you to some chick on Etsy in Australia for selling the embroidery design!
 The table spread.  Our guests ate their way through the book pretty much with the exception of a few foods (pizza, ice cream, and cherry pie were left out because i didn't think we needed that much extra food for a bunch of toddlers... and besides, my Tid Bit is allergic to dairy.)
 I made signs for the foods...aren't they so cute?!


 My friend B made this cake.  She says she thinks i could do it, and perhaps so if i knew how to make or work with fondant...but i don't, so for the first time ever, i paid someone else to make a cake! I found several ideas online and combined my favorites to do this cake...but again, some chick in Australia did one very similarly.  What is it with Australia?! They must love them some Eric Carle!  I hope neither the chick in Australia or Eric Carle mind that i swiped a couple of ideas...i mean it is the finest form of flattery right?
 These little grape and cherry gems happened because I'm a dufus.  No really, I am.  I forgot that Monday was Martin Luther King day (and therefore a school holiday), so after i drove Tid Bit to school only to realize he didn't have it, we went to the grocery store, where i then brainstormed in the produce department. So, that's how these happened. Six inch skewers with grapes and cherries.  We made a few frozen shorties (with toothpicks) and floated them as ice cubes in the giant water container which i think i pictured somewhere below.
 the plates from Target that really inspired the whole thing


 I found a super cute caterpillar cookie cutter on Amazon.com and made these with Tid Bit on Monday as well. I'll post the recipe for the actual sugar cookie sometime too because it was REALLY good!  It was very similar to cookies I've had from Cookies By Design which are super tasty. I'm suddenly realizing i should perhaps note here that any endorsements i make are purely my opinion.  And you know about opinions...they're like belly buttons...everyone has one!
 the balloon caterpillar...Little Bit's favorite thing about the party (well aside from eating cake!)

 This was another produce dept inspiration, but on the morning of the party.  Ran in because my kitchen island needed a little spice and when i saw these lime green spider mums and red gerbers...this idea just hit me upside the head.  So i grabbed them right up!
 Our front door opens up into the stairs and i thought we really needed a greeter


 This is me...and Little Bit blowing out the candles. The caterpillars strung from the chandelier were a craft project last week with Tid Bit when we were stuck inside with a weeks worth of snow here in SC!
Happy Birthday Little Bit!  I hope every moment of your life is as tasty as that cake!

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2 Comments:

At January 20, 2011 at 12:12 AM , Blogger Ashlee said...

What a great party!! And I love your writing too -- very entertaining!

 
At January 20, 2011 at 3:50 AM , Blogger Laura Parker @ Life Overseas said...

YEAH!!!! I feel like I was able to go to that party and be a part of it! You better keep this up, girl! I love it.

 

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