Oh my goodness, I am positively preoccupied with this adorable Peter Rabbit Birthday Party submitted by Courtney Davis of Sweeter Than Cupcakes out of Oxford, MS!
Peter Rabbit Birthday Party
Complete with the most darling decor items, backdrops, and sweets, this party will have you just as bewitched as the beloved books by Beatrix Potter!
Be sure to notice these spectacular party ideas + elements included inside this impressive 3rd birthday celebration:
- Darling table backdrops created from a wooden gate, adorned with a chalkboard sign and a wooden pallet, covered in gardening tools
- Adorable radish cake pops
- Coffee filter cabbages
- Carrot playdough favors
- Mini pie pops
- Carrot-shaped sugar cookies
- Chalkboard labels
- Watering cans for decor
- Veggie pots for dipping; labeled so cutely as Mr. McGregor’s Pots
- Tree ring fudge
Party Design & Styling: Courtney Davis of Sweeter Than Cupcakes
This is what Courtney said about planning/styling the party- “Soon after my daughters third birthday, she determined that she wanted a Peter Rabbit fourth birthday due to her love of the Nick Jr. Peter Rabbit episodes. It has been nothing but Peter Rabbit ever since!! I was easily able to get behind such a classic party theme. For all of the detail on the Peter Rabbit Dress with applique and blue cardigan (that was too hot to wear on the day of the party) be sure to check out this post. The advantage to my kids picking their party themes so far in advance is that I can gather items at discounted prices. You better believe I stalked all of last years after Easter sales!
Most of the decor items are derived from the classic Peter Rabbit story, but for the garland I used quotes from the Peter Rabbit Nick Jr. show. For the animal shapes, I simply traced around some cookie cutters. A wheel barrow that held ice and drinks. The twine carrots were from an after Easter sale at Pier 1. We made the coffee filter cabbages largely from this tutorial. Instead of dip dying the leaves we painted them with liquid water colors to get variations in the colors.
The main party favor was a play-dough carrot. I used this play-dough recipe. We stuffed the play-dough into pastry bags, trimmed off the tops of the bags, and tied them up with strips of gingham fabric.
We served pots of veggies for dipping. The ranch dip was served from a hollowed out cabbage. The veggie pizza is delicious for any occasion. We garnished strawberry soup with a slice of radish just for fun.
Coming up with the sweet party treats is always my favorite part! The perfect Peter Rabbit tablecloth came from a Pottery Barn Outlet. An old gate, a simple chalkboard sign and Peter Rabbit scarecrow made the perfect backdrop. Some of the treats included carrot shaped sugar cookies, carrot cake cupcakes, and pie pops. I had to incorporate radishes somewhere, and red velvet radish cake pops were just the thing. I simply wrapped the stick in green fringed paper to complete the look. The tree ring fudge was delicious, but if there were to be a next time, I would bake some spiral tree ring cookies! These were no small feat. The tutorial makes it seem so much easier than it actually was!
We had a scavenger hunt that the kids really enjoyed. My husband played the role of Mr. McGregor, and we hid plastic toy vegetables in one area to simulate his garden. The other fun activity was painting rabbit hats for party hats. At one point during the party, my daughter came up to me and thanked me for her party. That’s all the encouragement that I ever need!! I simply love doing this for my girls!”
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