Recently, I threw my newly minted four year old son a Peter Rabbit-themed birthday party. I cared about all the little cute details of the Beatrix Potter’s story, yet I did not want to go over the top. The resulting party was simple, cute and made the children happy. I think I did a good job with staying on the theme, and still keeping the party from being overwhelming or too expensive.
Right away each child received a pair of soft bunny ears. The kids were so cute sitting around the table with these ears on!
For food, I let the garden theme dominate. We had a green salad, cheese sticks, spanokopita spinach triangles. I filled ice cream cones with some sour cream, mixed with sea salt and garlic powder and added some broccoli and baby carrots to them: this was supposed to symbolize veggie pots in Mr. MagGregor’s garden. I was amazed at how much the children loved these “veggie pots!” My husband had said that no one was going to eat them, and at the end we had none left over!
For entertainment, we had “carrot pipe cleaner” game.
We also made carrots out of green forks and orange poster paper. I gave the kids one large sheet of orange poster paper, some tape and some scissors, as well as some green forks. they were supposed to share the paper and all work together in cutting out the carrots. Then, they were supposed to stick the green fork to the back of the orange carrot, using the tape, in order to make a carrot top.
We also had a Mr. Mac Gregor’s garden sensory tub.
Finally, we had a chocolate dirt cake. My daughter made a huge marzipan carrot and used a few Lego flowers to decorate it.
My son was absolutely thrilled with his party and his friends had a great time, too.