baby einstein caterpillar birthday party

Baby Einstein Caterpillar Birthday Party

Check out these tips for throwing a fun and colorful Baby Einstein caterpillar birthday party for a boy! Lots of recipes and decor ideas included!

1 year ago, my husband and I were BLESSED with a cute little baby boy.

Since his arrival, our life has changed for the better with so much JOY and HAPPINESS.

I don’t even have proper words to describe this AMAZING journey so far.

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My little man turned 1 a few days ago and we threw him the best Baby Einstein caterpillar birthday party ever!

The INSPIRATION came from his Baby Einstein Caterpillar toys.

Those were the FIRST toys he ENJOYED playing with and they are still the only toys he likes to play with…hehe. 

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Once we had a theme in mind, I got started with the party invites. 

I was SOOO happy with how they turned out. CUTE and COLORFUL… 

Making these was quite the learning experience…

I figured out how to use many Photoshop tools that I had never bothered using before…lol.

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Since I was already making those invites, I used the same design to make cupcake toppers, party favor labels as well as labels of all the desserts that would go in the DESSERT SHELF.

Yes! Along with a massive caterpillar cake, I also prepared a dessert shelf with all sorts of GOODIES! 

baby einstein caterpillar birthday party printables

Next, it was time to come up with a MENU. 

This was super CHALLENGING coz this birthday party was ALSO going to be a dinner party.

So, I had to prepare a cake, multiple dessert items and a proper dinner. YIKES!!!!

Let’s just say that by the end of this party, I was EXHAUSTEDDDDD!

But, everyone loved the food and that made me happy.

baby einstein caterpillar birthday party menu

By the time I was done decorating that GINORMOUS birthday cake and preparing everything else for the party…I didn’t have time to do a proper photo shoot of the cake.

But to give you an idea… this cake was HUGE!

Probably as big as my son…hahah. The dimensions were about 33 inches by 22 inches! 

My dear husband was nice enough to take a few pictures quickly before guests started arriving.

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However, the next day…I made my little prince a small SMASH cake.

It was like having another small Baby Einstein caterpillar birthday party for him but this one was more relaxed and laid back.

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This cake was a MINI REPLICA of his big caterpillar birthday cake… Ain’t it just darling? 

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And this time, we did a photo shoot…

I think my son was more MESMERIZED by the darn candle than the actual cake…hahaha.

After I got rid of the candle, however, he dug into that cake and made the biggest MESS ever

It was so much FUN seeing him truly enjoy himself.

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After the party, I had some LEFTOVER stuff from the dessert shelf. So, I took pictures of those.

Prepare to DROOL like never before…lol.

These chocolate barks with candies, sprinkles, cashews and pecans were SINFUL!!!!! 

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A party won’t be complete without PRETZELS… right?

Chocolate dipped pretzels to be exact…

These are definitely a CLASSIC.

Sweet, salty, crispy….Mmmmmm

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I also made some small and crispy rainbow sugar cookies dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.

I thought they looked ADORABLE!

My son is currently obsessed with these…heheh.

He likes to scratch those sprinkles off the cookies…lol.

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My dear husband requested I make these molasses crinkle cookies. They are his FAVORITE!

The recipe is very similar to Swedish ginger cookies BUT with a few minor changes… NO ginger and more spices!

They almost look the same too… sparkly, sugary and crinkly!

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Every kiddie party needs CANDIES.

I filled a jar with colorful candies for everyone to enjoy…

By the way, that blue candy tastes AWFUL! You have been warned!

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My cousins went CRAZY for these chocolate puddings…lol. 

Surprisingly, my son really liked these too.

Needless to say, after all that chocolate and sugar, he was super HYPER and didn’t sleep till wayyyyyyy after midnight…hahah. 

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Most people put candles on birthday cakes to blow out. But, I thought that was RUINING the look of the cake. 

So, I placed 5 chocolate cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes near the cake and inserted a candle into each cupcake.

The colors of the candles and cupcakes CORRESPONDED to the colors of the Baby Einstein caterpillar.

Pretty neat…Eh? 

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I finally made a successful batch of RED colored frosting. Thanks Gill (from Jillybean Cake Couture).

She gave me her directions and they worked like a charm. 

By the way, this STRAWBERRY frosting was “finger lickin good.”

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Speaking of frostings, this yellow MANGO frosting was apparently a HUGE hit among all the guests! 

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It’s surprising how something as simple as cupcake toppers, colorful frostings and colorful liners can take your cupcakes from ORDINARY to EXTRAORDINARY!

Don’t you agree? 

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We weren’t sure what to give as PARTY FAVORS because most of our family and friends don’t have little kids.

So, giving toys made NO sense.

We made little goodie bags for the FEW kids that came.

But otherwise, everyone got a nicely packaged CUPCAKE! 

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I don’t think hubby and I could have pulled off this Baby Einstein caterpillar birthday party if it wasn’t for ALL these lists!

We had lists for everything (Trust me… EVERYTHING!!!lol) pasted on the fridge…

Yes… we are both obsessed with lists.

It helps us MICRO-MANAGE everything…lol.

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If you are planning a birthday party, here are a few tips: 

– Plan ahead! You never know what trouble you can encounter…

– Get organized. 

– Make lists for everything! Dinner, desserts, groceries, chores e.t.c.

– Know the exact number of guests that would be coming. That would help you figure out if a recipe needs to be doubled or tripled.

-Always have extra ingredients on hand. Halfway through decorating my cake, I ran out of green icing. I had to make another batch. Thankfully, I had all the ingredients on hand or else I would have had to make a trip to the grocery store and that would have been such a waste of time.

– Also, always have some extras for everything you have made (e.g. few extra cookies, few extra cupcakes e.t.c. You never know when an accident can occur…)

– Things like cookies, frostings and pretzels can be made a few days beforehand. So, don’t leave those till the last minute. 

And finally… Expect the unexpected BUT don’t forget to have fun! 

Well, that’s all for today. Take care my lovelies!


  1. jasmeet

    April 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    This is so far the best cake website i have seen, its so amazing pretty that i dnt want to eat but just sit and stare and appreciate the beauty of it. i know i sound nuts but i just feel that way. good going keep it up and fun forever.

  2. Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

    April 5, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Happy 1st birthday! I love that you made so much effort to organize a great party 🙂

  3. Belinda @zomppa

    April 5, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Omg these are out of control adorable!! He is sooooooooooooo cute!! I loooooove your party. I’d love to go to any of your parties!!

  4. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    April 5, 2013 at 9:58 am

    SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH awwwwww Happy Birthday to your lil guy!

  5. Staci

    April 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Would you please share the recipe for the molasses crinkle cookies?
    Thank you for such a great blog!

  6. Asmita

    April 5, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Abeer,
    Happy Birthday to your son! You did a fantastic job! Lovely.

    Abeer can I please have your Mirchi ka salan recipe…. please.

  7. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen

    April 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Happy Birthday! He is beautiful. I am loving all of the colorful recipes on here 🙂

  8. Abeer

    April 6, 2013 at 2:15 am

    @Jasmeet… Thank you! I am glad you are liking my site 🙂
    @Marta…This birthday party was ALOT of work but at the end of the day, it was totally worth it 🙂
    @Belinda… Hahaha. You are always to welcome to my parties 😛
    @Kayle… Thanks! My lil guy had a tonne of fun… i think he liked all the colors…heheh.
    @Staci… I will email the recipe to you sometime this weekend or Monday at the latest!
    @Asmita… Sure! No problem… I will email you the recipe sometime this weekend or Monday 🙂

  9. Abeer

    April 6, 2013 at 2:16 am

    @Yummychunklet…Awww.Thanks 🙂
    @Kristi…Thanks hun! He was loving all the colorful stuff too 😉

  10. CCU

    April 6, 2013 at 4:09 am

    My friend, i think you are the most talented mum when it comes to birthday parties 😀


  11. Henna

    April 6, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Happy birthday to your little cutie, and congrats to you too proud-mama!
    It looks like your party was a success, and you did a fantastic job with all of the preparation!

  12. Kiran @

    April 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    I can never survive without my to-do lists. Ever. Best advice 🙂

    ANd a very happy birthday to your Prince! Awesome mom and dad to throw such beautiful celebration! xo

  13. Abeer

    April 7, 2013 at 12:18 am

    @CCU…Awwww! It was so sweet of you to say that 🙂
    @Henna… Thanks! It was alot of work but totally worth it… my lil one was so happy and that made us happy too!
    @Kiram…Amen for lists! I have little notes and post its all over the house all the time…lol

  14. Coffee and Crumpets

    April 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    What a lovely party Abeer! Happy happy birthday to your little guy! Love all the details, you did an awesome job.

    Nazneen xx

  15. Helena Chiu

    April 26, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Aww… so beautiful. Nine years ago, we threw the same Baby Einstein for our then 1-year old. Happy First Year to your beautiful baby 🙂

  16. Robin B

    January 24, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, so glad I found you on Pinterest! Such helpful and exciting tips for my daughters birthday party! Thanks a million for sharing your wonderful ideas and keep them coming!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 25, 2015 at 12:18 am

      Awwww… thanks! A lot of love and effrot went into planning this birthday party. I hope it helps you plan your little one’s birthday too 🙂

  17. tya nelson

    June 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I love your site, and well done on your party! I love it! I am currently working on my own baby Einstein party for my little guy’s first birthday and am making cupcakes with your strawberry frosting which is so yummy! I wondered if you’d be able to share the instructions you got from Gill at Jillybean Cake Couture to get that color of red frosting? I haven’t been able to achieve it with out totally watering down the frosting with coloring!
    thank you so much!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      July 5, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Tya! Baby Eisntein parties are so much fun to plan out! For the red frosting, my friend suggested using a decent amount of both the red gel colorings from Wilton and the key is letting your frosting sit for a few hours. I let it sit for about 2 days in the fridge and it was a perfect red shade! Hope this helps 🙂

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