Peter Rabbit Themed Birthday Party: I have mentioned before that Birthdays are a pretty big event in the Mudpie house. None more so than a first Birthday. I had in my head this huge Peter Rabbit themed extravaganza. However for one reason or another the gathering was not a large as I had imagined it would be. But actually this made the whole experience much better for me. And they do say first birthdays are all about the parents…

I struggled with a theme for Kipper’s party as I was after something traditional yet cute because as they get older boys just don’t do ‘cute’! I couldn’t do the Hungry Caterpillar again as this is the theme we had used for Monkey’s first. When I realised that Peter Rabbit had celebrated 150 years the year Kipper was born it seemed to fit. Determined not to get too stressed out by the occasion I opted for a few personal touches.
Cake – Food was always going to be easy as we had already decided on a BBQ with close friends and family. Yet I wanted the cake to be the centre piece of the table. Looking on Pinterest I fell in love with a number of different designs. I realised quickly that if it was going to look like the picture that was quickly forming in my head I wouldn’t be the one decorating it. Thats when I was recommend Sugared Pumpkin by a friend. Not only are her prices reasonable the cake itself was everything I hoped it would be and more. It also tasted really delicious we opted for vanilla cupcakes, a small lemon tier and a larger chocolate bottom. All I need to do now is to find a display dome to keep Peter Rabbit safe.
Outfit – I traditionally buy or make a numbered t-shirt for Monkey but I had already seen the outfit I wanted for Kipper – which was a little bunny outfit from Greenberry Kids. Our very own little Peter Rabbit. I also used the same outfit for his cake smash – post coming soon! He was happy in the outfit and there was plenty of room for him to move around. Although I hadn’t banked on the ears falling over his face all the time which made getting photos interesting. I am hoping to get some more pictures of him at a later date in it too. So at least this way it will get more wear out of it than a numbered t-shirt
Tableware – I brought from Amazon* in a traditional Peter Rabbit design, I added in some blue and white paper straws for the older kids to try and give it a bit of a vintage feel.

Party Favours -There was only a handful of older children coming, mainly Monkey’s friends since we had already held an NCT party for all of Kippers friends. So there were a few small things set out for them to play with including bubbles and balloons. I opted for some little plastic carrots which I brought from Paper Chase during Easter and filled them up with little organs Haribo teddy bears. They also looked great with the cupcakes.
Invites – If you are a regular reader of Mudpie Fridays you will know that I am a fan of print at home stationary every since we got our Ecotank Printer as it allows personalised invites at a fraction of the price. Plus since much of it you can download and print you can do it very quickly and… last minute! To match my traditional/vintage theme I found theses lovely ones from Hip Hip Hooray.
Time Capsule – For Monkey I made a First Birthday Time Capsule, I am doing the same for Kipper. I have found a Peter Rabbit box to keep it all in. I downloaded from Hip Hip Hooray some little note-lets which I asked guests to write a message on for the time capsule. I will also use some Peter Rabbit wrapping paper to make his first birthday cards into a book.
Birthday Banner & Signs – I would normally make my own Birthday Banner for the boys but trying to rep the whole thing as stress free as possible I opted to buy a personalised one from CushnCraft off of Etsy. I also got a couple of signs to direct people round to the back of the house from
Thank You’s – Keeping to theme I will be using some of the cake smash photos to make a Thank you card from Kipper. I suspect in download format.
I also made a First Birthday Chalkboard Poster and a Monthly First Year Photo Banner. So there we have it, our youngest has passed his first birthday milestone. I am so glad I did it this way instead of the craziness of Monkey’s. If you are thinking of holding your own Peter Rabbit inspired party then check out my Pinterest board below:




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  1. The Mummy Bubble

    This is adorable! My toddler loves bunnies too!

  2. Becky, Cuddle Fairy

    Awww I can’t believe Kipper is 1 already! That was such a fast year. I love the Peter Rabbit themed party. Kipper’s outfit is too cute & the cake is stunning. The time capsule is a fabulous idea! x

  3. It’s true what they say. Our littlies row up so quickly. I can’t believe my youngest is about to turn one soon too!#bloggerclubuk

  4. Mrs Mummy Harris

    That cake looks amazing! I love all the little touches that you did, it really makes the party extra memorable!
    I wish we had thought of a time capsule for Bens birthday – such a lovely idea! #bloggerclubUK

  5. Charlotte Stein

    What an amazing cake and a lovely theme for a 1st Birthday! Some good tips for me and my little ones 1st this summer ????

  6. Amazing cake, and such a cute photo #bloggerclubuk

  7. Random Musings

    I love the carrot shaped favours but OMG that cake though! It is amazing! I still can’t believe Kipper is one already!!

  8. Sam, Memories and Mayhem Blog

    That is one of the best cakes I have ever seen! I really like how you themed the party but kept it subtle and the little favours are adorable. The little rabbit outfit is so cute – I love how the ears kept flopping over your little one’s face! #BloggerClubUK

  9. Right, I’m going to apologise in advance for any blatant theft you see popping up on my social media accounts at the end of July!! Wills is 1 on the 23rd and I’ve been racking my brains for what to do, mainly because we are moving 2-5 days later (date STILL tbc, argh!) Wills has been attached to a Peter Rabbit bunny that Amelia picked for him pretty much since day 1, and as soon as I opened this post on my browser I just knew it was perfect! It might end up being a garden gathering because we’ll be mostly packed, and the cake will be nowhere as good as I have to make it dairy free and not really sure how I’m doing that yet haha! Love love love this!!!! #BloggerClubUK

  10. Susie/So Happy In Town

    What a lovely idea for a 1st birthday theme – you can’t go wrong with Peter Rabbit. That babygro couldn’t be more adorable! #BloggerClubUK

  11. Joanne - The Ealing Mummy

    Wow what an amazing cake! I think that your photos really show how much effort you put into your littles boy’s party. I’m sure one day he will look back on these photos and see how much you loved him! Just lovely! #bloggersclubuk

  12. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    Wow what a lot of thought you put into the whole day! Love that cake! #bloggerclubuk

  13. You put a lot of thought and effort into the party but will gave all these fab photos to look back on. Well done #bloggersclubuk

  14. five little doves

    Oh wow this is the sweetest party theme ever!! That cake is just amazing!! And that outfit? SO cute!!! #bloggerclubuk

  15. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    A beautiful theme for a little one #BloggerClubUK

  16. Sarah Irving | The Urban Wanderer

    Oh my goodness, that cake is AMAZING! I love the bunny outfit too. What a great theme for keeping it traditional too, you cant beat a bit of Beatrix Potter or Peter Rabbit.

  17. Michelle

    I love Peter Rabbit! I’m glad you were able to do a theme with Peter! I also love that cake! It looks so good and your baby boy is adorable! Happy 1st birthday!!! #bloggerclubuk

  18. This is adorable! That cake is amazing, and I love all your little touches.

  19. The cake is amazing! Some really lovely theme ideas. The outfit is great too! I love the carrot bubble sticks. #bloggerclubuk

  20. mymummymanual

    Amazing ideas! It’s made me so excited for my baby’s 1st birthday – just 3 months away!! #BloggerClubUK

  21. mummy here and there

    I love the Peter Rabbit theme, so cute X #bloggerclubuk

  22. That cake! Wow. I love Peter rabbit. Maybe I could have my own 34th Peter rabbit birthday #bloggerclubuk

  23. Sarah - Mud Cakes and Wine

    How sweet and yes boys partys end up being rather primary colour dominated. love the cake and the bunting is so sweet, great theme #bloggerclubuk

  24. Fantastic party and lots of memories for Kipper when he’s older. I’m sure those pics with his rabbit ears falling down will be a talking point.
    But even better, I knew I’d read a post about the ecotank printer and I couldn’t remember where. Our printer is on it’s last legs and I desperately need a replacement that doesn’t cost £50 every time I have to replace the ink.

  25. Wow, that cake is stunning and I love how you’ve displayed the cupcakes underneath too, what a centerpiece! I love Kipper’s outfit too, how cute. The rest of your post is really useful and I am pinning it to my Party ideas board. I’ve got a few parties to arrange this summer.

  26. Oldhouseintheshires

    That cake is amazing and that little outfit soooo cute! #bloggerclubuk

  27. Heather Keet

    This is so cute!! ‪ #BloggerClubUK‬

  28. All about a Mummy

    What an absolutely amazing party, I do love a string theme! Happy Birthday Kipper! #bloggerclubuk

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