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.


On the table, we had Peter Rabbit-themed platesPeter Rabbit-themed napkinsPeter Rabbit-themed cups, as well as carrot bags. We put the plastic silverware in carrot bags.

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!

Of course, I had our Peter Rabbit story book right in the center of the table, along with this Peter Rabbit toy.


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.



For goodie bags, we used carrot bags. Each child got a clementine and one book from this mini Peter Rabbit book set , which was placed inside a carrot bag.

My son was absolutely thrilled with his party and his friends had a great time, too.


About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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