My two-year-old is obsessed with Peter Rabbit. Ok. I’m obsessed with Peter Rabbit. But she does love him and it only made sense that we celebrate her second birthday with the little guy. So here is a peek at Penny’s Peter Rabbit birthday party ideas.
Being under “stay-at-home orders” I had to scale back on Penny’s birthday a little. I say a little because I was planning a small simple party before all this happened anyway. I believe in making kid’s birthdays special but not over the top. Don’t get me wrong, I drooled over the “Peter Rabbit birthday party ideas” on Pinterest. But those parties are not always realistic.
So, true to my blog’s name, I kept things pretty simple. But don’t worry, if you’re looking for Peter Rabbit Party ideas with some OOMPH I included a few of those as well. 😉
Penny’s Peter Rabbit Party Ideas
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1.) Decide on an overall look.
Although Peter Rabbit is all about a fruit and vegetable garden, I chose to go a little more in the direction of a floral garden. After all, I’m sure Mr. McGreggor loved flowers as well. Either work great or you can even do both. You’re the party planner after all!
2.) Choose invites.
Since we’re in the middle of a pandemic, it was only the three of us at Penny’s party. Of course, we invited all of her favorite stuffed animals as well but they’ve never been great conversationalists. If we were allowed to invite family and a few friends I would have gotten these gorgeous Peter Rabbit invites to send out.
3.) Create a tablescape.
Every good party needs a central place people gather to eat or drink. We already have a farmhouse table so I laid out my rooster table runner. This blue gingham table runner would look stunning though. If you’re going the vegetable garden route this linen vegetable tablecloth is darling. Otherwise, any floral or even plain table cloth will do!
I used log centerpieces and a white french cake stand for the cake. Peter Rabbit is classy after all.
4.) Decorate around the table.
I hung tissue paper flowers above the table. You can also make DIY coffee filter flowers to create a wreath or as gift toppers! If you don’t want to hang flowers, grab this beautiful Peter Rabbit banner on Amazon. It’s adorable.
5.) Decide on a dessert.
Although, what is there to decide? Can you serve anything BUT carrot cake at a Peter Rabbit birthday party? (My husband says yes and claims we should have gotten chocolate but that is blasphemous in my opinion.) However, I could let a vanilla cake or cupcakes slide. 😉
I had a carrot cake delivered from a local bakery (no contact delivery!) and decorated them with these cupcake toppers.
6.) Pick up silverware and plates!
For Penny’s party, I grabbed these adorable dinner plates and gorgeous little dessert plates. Of course, I picked up these Peter Rabbit napkins too. Another option would be to grab these blue gingham melamine plates for the party. Then they can be used again!
7) Choose a party outfit for the birthday girl (or boy)
A little blue shirt for a boy would be just perfect for a Peter Rabbit party. I ended up buying Penny a Peter Rabbit dress from The Hair Bow Company and it could not be any cuter.
Some other cute ideas to include would be:
- Vegetable platter with lots of carrots of course!
- Decorating with watering cans
- Handing out bunny ears if you’re inviting more than just family
- Decorating with small shovels or garden hoes
- A moss table runner
Have you hosted a kid’s themed party before? What was it? I love to get new ideas!