Very Hungry Caterpillar butterfly treat favors


Instead of making favor bags for my son’s 1st birthday with a bunch of cheap plastic toys for the kids I decided to let our guests create their own favor bags. I got this idea this past school year from one of my young students. We completed a butterfly unit in kindergarten and his birthday so happened to fall during this unit. For birthday treats he brought “butterfly treat bags.” He had plastic baggies, clothespins, pipe cleaners and candy. When planning Conner’s 1st birthday I remembered this and thought it would be a good idea to do that way anyone could have a favor bag and put things that they would actually eat inside them. Candy I included were green and red Frootis, M&M’s, skittles, green and red gummy worms, Hugs/Kisses/Cookies and Cream candies and green and red Sixlets.


Guests chose various candies to add to their bag and then divided the bag down the middle and clipped it with the clothespin. They could then use a marker to draw eyes and a mouth on the clothespin if they wanted. There were also pipe cleaners that they could wrap around the top of the clothespin as an antennae.







2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday Party Overview | My Attempts at Being Creative!
  2. luckylranch7
    Apr 09, 2015 @ 22:02:58

    I’m working on my daughter’s 1st birthday Very Hungry Caterpillar party and love your treat bag idea! What does your sign say?


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