Last week we celebrated my youngest daughter Naomi’s 2nd birthday. I decided to keep it small because we are expecting our 3rd child in January 2015 – which we are thrilled about!
However I lost all party planning motivation during first trimester and with all the tiredness which comes with 1st trimester I really didn’t want to put pressure on myself in the party department!
So I kept the guest list quite small and kept things my version of simple without worrying at all about whether I would even share this party on the blog.
About a week before the party, motivation started to return and I got myself organised! I am finding parties require less effort to put together now that I know where to source everything from and I already have some standard party items and decor at home (eg: cake stands, mini jars etc) so it didn’t take much to put this party together.
All vendors used were from my children’s party directory of course.
Naomi love’s Peppa Pig so that was the theme for her party. I will share the different vendors/items I used at the party in case you want to source any of these items yourself.
Here is the Peppa Pig inspired dessert table for the party – I went bright with the colour scheme and that lovely tassel garland is by Divine Drops. It actually hangs much more nicely in person but the heater was on and blowing the tassels around:
I hired this mini picket fence from Tiny Tots Toy Hire to go with a Peppa Pig/garden feel.
I love this Peppa Pig inspired printable collection from Style Me Gorgeous and it is what I used for the printables and it also inspired the cake and cookies:
Here is the lovely cake that Minnie from Minnie’s Sweet Creations made for Naomi. It tasted AMAZING! It was inspired by the printables but I also requested Peppa and her friends on the cake as well:
Here it is on the table and again I found yet another use for the pink mini picket fences I purchased from Saffy and May a few parties ago – just to help decorate the riser and tie in with the front picket fence.
The cookies were created by Megan of Love Every Detail in Melbourne who shipped them to me. I left the design up to her and inspired by the printable she created a GORGEOUS selection of cookies that were also delicious! Both the cake and cookies were easily finished by the end of the day:
Here are some table shots:
Besides the cake and cookies I kept the dessert table simple with jelly (a standard favourite!) and fruit cups. These bright confetti dot spoons matched the colour scheme perfectly and I found them at Ruby Rabbit partyware here
I also thought I would try out these mini balloons from Ruby Rabbit partyware and use them as little toppers in the fruit cups for a bit of fun.
Here are more of the Style Me Gorgeous printable labels in use.
The kids party table and chairs I hired from Tiny Tots Toy Hire. Kept it quite simple and bright with just some Peppa Pig masks and plenty of room in the middle for all the kids food.
One of my favourite items had to be these cute Peppa Pig favour boxes by Pretty Little Vintage! They are just adorable! They had a personalised thank you message on the back but I also attached the printable thank you labels to the side:
I filled them with a few different items and I had to do a share of these cute little clips from one of my vendors Little Miss Charlie’s Treasures which I included in the girls favour boxes.
Besides the dessert table I didn’t decorate too much else for the party besides some helium balloons but I did use these really fun Peppa Pig pom poms created by Theme It Party Boxes. Dana can create any character and I ordered Rebecca Rabbit, Emily Elephant and Suzy Sheep. Then it was just a matter of fluffing the pom and assembling the pieces together.
Now pom fluffing is not one of my talents so I don’t think I quite did these pom’s justice however they were cute none the less!:
And lastly here are some pictures with the birthday girl who had a lot of fun! We hired a ball pit from Tiny Tots Toy Hire which she loved and now being 2 she was quite excited about cutting the cake and everyone singing happy birthday.
So there you have it…another party over and although I didn’t think I’d be able to pull it together thankfully the start of the 2nd trimester of pregnancy hit me with a bit of energy and I could enjoy the day as well.
Thanks for taking the time to have a read and share in a bit of this Peppa Pig inspired celebration.