Peppa Pig Party
In our home the daily ritual is watching Peppa Pig, there is always a rush of excitement with little ones yelling “Peppa Pigs on!”
So it was a no brainer when it came to deciding on what type of theme to have for my sons third birthday. I had seen a few Peppa Pig parties over the internet but they all seemed to be purely based around girls parties and when i offered a George Party instead my son still had his mind set on Peppa! I was determined to not go with pinks, although knew i had to have it in there somewhere, obviously!
The first thing i decided on was the colour scheme and my first choice was pastels so i got started on my backdrop design for my table. Once my backdrop was done it gave me loads of inspiration to add to my table. After convincing my dad to make me some trestle legs and source a tabletop for me, i got painting and decided to coordinate my table colour with my backdrop (mint green) which was the base for all things yummy. Originally i wanted to paint muddy puddles on my table but i sourced some wooden circles in various sizes from Bunnings , glued and painted them for the foundation of my cupcakes and cookies and the base of my cake stand. I also included the boys in painting these as i always like to involve them in the party planning. I sourced some tiny gumboots and went with red as they are Georges colour. This is when i began to start adding a few extra brighter colours to the mix.
Pinterest was great for searching for ideas for cakes and even though he is only three, i rounded a few cakes down and asked the birthday boy what he liked.. easy.
I had a visual of muddy puddles and gumboots on cupcakes and after searching high and low over the internet i couldnt find any that had been done. Michelle from Miss Shell’s Cakes was wonderful to work with. I was so happy with the cake and cupcakes, they were just divine, exactly what i had imagined.
My dear friend Natalie from D’lish Cupcakes and Accesories made the apple and strawberry cookies. I also got inspiration from this for a bit of Grandpa Pigs Garden as well as adding some more brighter colours to my table.
Themed candy such as clouds, Peppas Teddy Biscuits, raindrops and icecream pops mixed with a few tiny umbrellas and fresh flowers for my Peppa Pig Garden finished my table.
Dinosaur donuts and dinosaur nuggets were also on the party menu, also a request from the birthday boy.
I had chair backers made up for my gorgeous chairs , grass mats for my table settings as well as some great props. (all hire items from Little Wish Parties)
I dressed up some plastic milk bottles from the reject shop with fabric and opted for a chocolate sippa straw to make some muddy puddle milk. I cut out some muddy puddles from brown cardboard to create a coaster for their milk. The kids loved it! Matching but larger cardboard muddy puddles were placed around the party for lots of muddy puddle jumping.
Cloud balloons and rain set the scene. Instead of making tassels i ended up buying some pre made metallic pom poms for my jumbo balloons, saved me lots of time. I also attached blue beads to some umbrellas to make rain.
I tried to save money where i could by planning well in advance and doing lots of bargain shopping. That way i put it into other things like entertainment. Peppa was a huge hit and it was like all his dreams had come true at once so it was well worth the money.
Lots of party games had come to mind like piggy in the middle, mr potato sack racing, muddy puddle jumping. We also transformed our little tykes cozy coupe into daddy pigs car.
I knew this party was a successful one as he has already told me he wants the same party next year!