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Two years ago, my children discovered the fun of "Mr. Eric" and his books and songs about a cool cat named Pete.  Pete has new WHITE shoes that change colors as he walks through his day- depending on what he accidentally steps in.  Mr. Eric uses colors, repetition, and a very catchy tune to keep children engaged and wanting to read the story again and again.  The book lends itself to an endless opportunity for party activities around colors as well as party foods and decorations.  Party mom, Pam, shared her daughter's Pete the Cat party with us, and I am thrilled to feature it!

Pete has new white shoes, but he steps in strawberries, blueberries, and mud and his shoes become those colors.  Eventually, he steps in a bucket of water and washes it all away.  I love how Pam played off of the colors and the story line to build the party around all of those details...


The beautiful birthday girl enjoying a blue cupcake...

Mr. Eric (the author, Eric Litwin) was at the party to entertain all of the guests!  How exciting!

What a fun party, Pam!  I know it was ALL GOOD!

You can see more of this party on Pam's blog...Made During Naptime

Find out more about Mr. Eric and Pete the Cat here

Photos- Taken by Tate

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I LOVE your party decorations... PLEASE contact me at so I can get some help doing the same for my twins' birthdays!
July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

My class is participating in a Fall Parade. The theme is book characters. My class is doing Pete the Cat. I was wondering if you could email me the images you used for the cupcakes. If you can't I understand. Thank you so much! My email is
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusie
Are you willing to share any of your secrets of how stuff was made? Do you have a picture of the invitations? How did you get Eric there?
October 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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