Peppa Pig Party
Let’s get this out of the way right now… Peppa pig and family look phallic. They do. Don’t even try to tell me they don’t. I’m so glad we got that off our chests 😀 Now having said that, it’s a really cute show and I just love how the characters are voiced. My little one was turning 5 and so I threw her a very fun, backyard picnic party with a Peppa Pig theme.
Starting off with the cake, I made 3x 8inch round iced all over with green buttercream and then iced with Wilton Grass Icing Tip. I colored and rolled out the fondant with my Wilton Fondant Rolling Pin for the top “muddy puddle” layer. I just let it go to whatever shape it went to, I didn’t want to cut it and have it look jagged. I wanted very soft edges for the puddle. I placed it on top and just let it drape over the edges. I then placed big sprinkles on top.
The rainbow is rolled and colored fondant as well. I rolled them into long pieces and stuck them next to each other with a bit of water and curled the edges for a whimsical look. The cloud was made by rolling smaller balls of white fondant and pushing them together but mostly keeping the shape. I then covered it with a thin layer of rolled out white fondant and pressed it gently onto the clump so that it would look like a big billowy cloud. For the sign I copied the peppa pig logo onto a thick piece of blue fondant. The letters were cut out using this Alphabet Cookie Cutter Set. (I know there is another pig show/book who is actually named Olivia, but she’s annoying and Peppa is cute :D) Once the blue logo was dried I placed it into the cake using thick cake pop sticks that I “glued” to the back using extra fondant and water. I bought the Peppa Pig Family Pack off Amazon (Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial) and used those for decoration around the cake and table.
My cake table was decorated using green fabric and a plaid square that I actually sewed! I just turned the edges under and did a basic stitch so that it wouldn’t look unfinished. I wanted that picnic feel and for me that means red plaid! I must have spent a bit of money at the fabric store for this party, the background for the cake table is a big piece of cardboard covered in blue fabric. The characters were printed onto card stock paper and cut out. The hills, mud, clouds, and sun were cut out by hand and simply stuck to the fabric board using tape 😀
The burlap bunting is from the party aisle at Target (if you plan on shopping online, I highly recommend using Ebates. Target gives 2% cash back! Which doesn’t sound like a lot but it really adds up, other retailers give a higher %.) I strung the bunting with ribbon and added these cute magnetic letters that I found on clearance at Michaels (Use Coupon Code ” 20DEAL9416 ” for 20% your entire order, including sale items!) They were a shiny white but I gave them a light and quick spray of blue spray paint. The goody bags were found at Party City. Inside they had a few gummy strawberries (pictured in the strawberry basket on the left) that I got off Oriental Trading, these Peppa Pig Temporary Tattoos, and bubbles.
You might recognize the grass that I used on the table from my minecraft party! I’m always thinking ahead to things that I can use multiple times and this was one of them! I got this Tissue Paper Grass Mat on Amazon. I folded it up nicely after the party and I plan on using it again and again! The fabric leaves and flowers were left overs from a Tangled party MANY, many years ago (maybe it only feels like forever ago). I keep everything!
I used that same grass as a table runner and again I used my huge roll of craft paper to line the table so the kids had something to draw on while they wait. The green mason jars holding the big sunflowers were found at Joann’s on clearance! The peppa pig doll was a little surprise for the day of the party. We made these darling pig noses using egg cartons! It was a fun craft for the kids to do while I prepped other things for the party. They love any chance to paint! I used a dark pink sharpie to draw the nostrils on and some stretchy string from a past project.
The goody bags were on the cake table but as an extra gift I found these cute wood baskets at Michaels for $1 each. The beanie boos were on sale, of all places… at Fedex. They were a totally random find, they just happened to have a few of their clip on’s in clearance, I think they were $2 each. I cleaned them out, I bought every single one 😀
The glass cups on the table are from those Starbucks Frappuccino’s! My husband drinks them occasionally but I have amassed quite a few of them over the years and I reuse them at every party! They look adorable and didn’t really cost me anything. The labels come clean off with some elbow grease and “goo gone”. You can write on them with sharpie to label them for names, I pop them in the dishwasher after and they come out clean!
Outside we made our own umbrellas. I got these from Oriental Trading. I was brave and let the kids color them in with sharpies. This was a really fun craft and the kids loved having an umbrella to twirl around and then take home that was just their size. I also set up huge beach balls (mostly for the older boys who attended) to run around and play with, as well as a pool noodle obstacle that no one played with (lol!). It was windy, so my picnic blankets were not staying put, in retrospect I should have used heavier blankets but I didn’t know how wet the grass would be so I used these plastic ones.
Back inside for some treats, I made Peppa Pig sugar cookies with royal icing. Again, yes, she looks phallic. Idk. I just don’t know.
ANYway, I also made clouds, suns, and George’s dinosaur. The dinosaur looked absolutely terrifying until I put the black’s into his eyes with my Food Decorating Pens.
Aren’t these adorable?! My kids love chocolate covered marshmallows and we do them at every party instead of cake pops, because who has time to mess with those? I dipped the marshmallows in red chocolate melts then rolled them in sugar that I dyed red. I was debating the white dots for a long time, I felt like they looked diseased but they looked too plain without them so I went for it! I used my leaf tip to pipe green chocolate leaves on top, the chocolate didn’t stay in it’s shape as well as I would have liked. I love these big wooden cake pop sticks that I found! They look so great with the theme. I got the Wood Slices on Amazon.
A few last pictures of the rest of the party, my kitchen island is where the adults congregate at the party so I’m sure to have plenty of healthy (and unhealthy) treats for them as well. I always have a fruit tray and veggie tray for healthy party food. I love this burlap sign letting everyone know to label their drinks, I hate how wasteful parties can be so I tried to minimize it a bit by eliminating “losing” your drink. I even label the kids glasses.
This rain cloud was a huge pain in the butt. I can’t tell you how long I spent stringing these raindrops onto fishing wire. Like, a long time :l I hot glued them in place.
I blew up the balloons and attached them to my overhead light fixture, they didn’t pop from the heat of the lights so that was a bonus. It looks cute but I wouldn’t do it again.
For the party I bought my little one a plain red dress that I thought was similar enough to Peppa’s and these really cute Peppa Pig Hair Clips to wear. She looked adorable!
Thanks for reading all about our Peppa Pig Birthday Party! I hope you found some ideas to use at your party, please let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear from you in the comments.