Today I'm so excited to share a few (okay maybe a little more than a few haha) photos from Madeline's 2nd birthday party. Up until two months before her birthday, I was planning to have a "Tea for Two" birthday party for her. But I happened to see a photo on Pinterest of a Peppa Pig birthday party, and the ideas started flowing from there. Madeline has been obsessed (obsessed is an understatement) with Peppa Pig since the fall of last year, so I knew it was only fitting to plan a Peppa party for her. Peppa is the cutest little show, and I'm not going to lie, I have enjoyed watching it with her haha. She has learned some of the cutest phrases and has shocked me with some of the intellectual skills she has picked up from watching Peppa. She received several Peppa playlets for Christmas, and watching her play and pretend with them has been the cutest thing!
I was originally just going to share a few photos from the party, but I started thinking that Madeline can't be the only child who has wanted a Peppa Pig birthday party, and I would have found a post packed full of ideas for a Peppa party being so helpful when I was planning all of this. So, below I'm going to list a few more photos and list where I found everything, what I crafted for the party, and the menu. Maybe you're reading this just to see the photos, but if you're planning one yourself, I hope you find this info helpful. Enjoy :)
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What I Crafted
Throughout my party planning, there were a few things that I just knew I didn't want to spend the money on and instead decided to do the crafting myself. Although this was *much* more time consuming, I was able to save some yet still achieve the look I was going for. Here are a few of the things I crafted:
Felt Muddy Puddles: If y'all have been following me on here for a while (or follow me on Snapchat and Instagram to see my stories), y'all know that Madeline loves jumping in puddles...muddy puddles, if she has it her way (thank you, Peppa Pig). When it rains, she immediately reaches for her boots and wants to go jump in puddles. This has caused her to grow a deep love for her rain boots. I saw this on Pinterest and knew that I had to cut out giant muddy puddles for my girl who loves to jump in puddles. I ended up getting a roll of brown felt (15 feet to be exact), and after drawing them out with chalk then cutting out each puddle (roughly 2 feet wide), I was able to get about 12 muddle puddles.
Rain Boot Centerpieces: If you watch Peppa, you know that if you want to jump in puddles, you must put on your boots first! Madeline has followed this rule, and loves her yellow rain boots that are just like Peppa's. If she had it her way, she would wear rain boots every single day. I purchased these rain boot planters and painted them just like Madeline's yellow Hunter Boots. The funny thing is that these planters are just about the exact same size as Madeline's actual boots. It took about two coats of yellow gloss spray paint to cover these. Then after drying, I painted the Hunter logo on them, then covered them with a gloss spray paint for extra protection. These looked soooo adorable on the kids tables, the adult tables, the food table...every table! I filled them with hydrangeas, roses and tulips.
Piggy Plates: I saw these piggy plates already made but personally did not want to pay that price for them as I knew they would be simple to make. After cutting out one piggy ear, tracing it several times on a piece of construction paper, making a few copies of that paper, laying it over a few sheets of pink construction paper and then cutting out the ears, all I had to do was use a hot glue gun to stick them on the plates. With the help of my sweet mama and brother, we were able to knock these out in about an hour (one person cutting ears and two glueing). We ended up making about 100 (dinner + dessert plates). These were a hit!
Tulle Table Skirt: As soon as I purchased the backdrop to go over the food table, I knew that I wanted to create a tulle table skirt for the table. I wanted the colors to coordinate with the banner as well. Tulle table skirts are pretty pricey if you buy them already finished. It took me five hours (broken up over a three day period after I put Madeline to bed at night), but I loved the results! The one I created was 15 feet in length by 3-ish feet in height and it took 28 roles of tulle. I just went to Hobby Lobby and purchased the four colors of tulle I needed when they were 50% off, and it ended up saving a bunch of money. The skirt ended up being beautiful (it looked like sherbet). I was obsessed with the colors. I followed this tutorial as far as tying the tulle goes, but I preferred to tie the tulle to ribbon and hang it on the table with command hooks.
The food ended up being so cute as it followed the Peppa Pig theme throughout. It looked so adorable when it was all out on the table as well. I wasn't able to get a picture of the table with the food completely on it, because everything on the menu was "last minute" foods (i.e. nothing could be prepared ahead of time except for the muddy puddle cups). It all came out so fast during the party and everyone was ready to eat. I was so thankful for the help of my mama, sister, grandmother, aunt and some sweet friends for helping to get all of the food out on the table. It was a nice balance of things the kids loved and the parents enjoyed as well. I also have to mention the food labels. Kim was absolutely amazing in helping me personalize these to fit my menu. She has just about every single Peppa character to choose from and was also able to create one for me last minute when one of the dishes didn't end up working out. Anyways, here's a list of what we had:
Peppa's Pig Tails (i.e. Arby's curly fries)
Pigs in a blanket
George's Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets
Muddy Puddle Cups (i.e. chocolate pudding cups with crushed Oreos)
Suzy's Sandwiches (cucumber, pimento cheese and strawberry cream cheese tea sandwiches)
Mr. Potato's Chips
Mummy Pig's Meatballs
Grandpa Pig's Fruit Garden
Ms. Rabbit's Veggie Patch (i.e. Cups of carrots, broccoli and ranch dressing)
Dinosaur Juice (Lime Sherbet, Kool-aid, Pineapple Juice, Hawaiian Punch and Sprite)
I wanted to make sure that there was plenty to keep the kids entertained! I thought the ceramic piggy banks would be a fun activity for them to decorate and take home. They ended up being a hit! We also had "Pin the tail on Peppa and George." The Peppa Piñata was packed full of treats to take home as well. The biggest hit of all was the jumpy castle we rented for the party. I also purchased these darling Peppa, George and George's Dinosaur cookies (that were also delicious!) for the children to take home, along with some bubbles.
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Jaycee Girl even attended the party and joined in on the excitement as we found this little Peppa iron-on patch to iron on to one of her little shirts. I also have to brag on the tassel banners that I purchased for the party. The banners turned out being more perfect than I ever imagined! I received them super fast, and Rose was awesome in helping me personalize them to the EXACT colors I wanted. And just a side note, check out this Lilly Pulitzer inspired tassel banner she has!
Although I was absolutely exhausted in the end, the party was so fun and adorable. Most importantly, Madeline had a blast! She had been talking about her "Peppa Birthday Party" for awhile and is still talking about it (especially the jumpy castle). It was such a fun day made special by family and sweet friends. I still can't believe my sweet, sassy girl is two years old! We love Peppa Pig and after Madeline's special second birthday, Peppa will always hold a special place in my heart :)
Sorry for the super long post, but I hope y'all enjoyed it! If you're planning a Peppa party, hopefully this has been helpful.
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