A Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Party


We had a Hungry Caterpillar Party to celebrate my son’s birthday. We themed the food around the book, making a few substitutions along the way to make it a bit healthier, using wholefood ingredients!



On Saturday he ate through one Sausage……IMG_5213I made sausage roles using butter puff pastry and real meat, with some grated zucchini and carrot added to the mix!

On Saturday he ate through one Lollipop……

IMG_5209For lollipops I put grape tomatoes, homegrown basil and bocconcini on sticks.

On Saturday he ate through one slice of Swiss Cheese……

IMG_5196And we shared a yummy cheese platter with crackers made from wholemeal flatbread dried in the oven.


On Saturday he ate through one pickle……

IMG_5194Yep we had pickles!

On Saturday we also had cherry pie, cupcakes and salami

  • For Cherry Pie I simply put some cherries on butter puff pastry and baked it
  • For Cupcakes we had sweet potato, silverbeet and feta muffins. See this recipe
  • And I bought a good quality salami made of beef!

On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake……


This is a refined sugar free banana bread (with some added cocoa to the recipe). Here is the recipe I used.

For Icing I used cream cheese and rice malt syrup (and on another cake I just used whipped cream) and used strawberries and grapes to make the color.


On Sunday he ate through once nice green leaf…
All we did was a simple salad of greens, tomato and avocado.


All the food labels came from here.


Some decorations I made out of things at home (we had caterpillar’s everywhere):


A Caterpillar made out of paper plates!


A caterpillar made out of colored paper

IMG_5211Strung up pictures from the book.

Kids Craft:



The craft table for the kids: Decorate your own egg carton caterpillar and caterpillar coloring in!


A lovely thing too is that all the decorations I made for this party are being given to a friend to recycle at her child’s birthday!


And my no junk food Party Bags! (Which the kids seemed to like!)


IMG_5226Make your own catapillar home-made play-dough, some eyes and pipe-cleaner antennae