Hi!! My short break became long, I know.
You see, the week before B’s party, I’ve been so busy. Crazy busy! Looking for stuff in the internet, downloading templates, thinking what to serve, buying materials and ingredients, etc. On top of that, I go straight from work to Abi’s place (Cuddles and Crumbs) because we were doing the cake and cookies! That’s almost one full week of sleeplessness. I felt I needed to hibernate after the party. 😀
Anyways, here are some more details about the party …
I was able to get some templates for the banners (below photo, right side) and some buntings from the internet. The buntings were from Peppa Pig website where they give out a birthday pack once you sign up with them. Aside from the buntings, there were also character cut outs and other cool stuff in the birthday pack so you should check it out if you want to do a Peppa Pig theme party.
For the banner, I got the template here. I printed out characters and letters on A4 paper then cut them in circles using my rotary cutter (I’m really in love with this crafting tool! I got it from Tchibo/Brands for Less). Glue the parts together and then punch some holes for the string. Easy peasy. Just make sure that you string them together in the right order because we only noticed the boo boo after the party.
Our banner was like: (pig)HAPP(pig)YBIRTHDAY(pig)BLAKE. — the pigs were supposed to be spacers. HAHA!
The cake was chocolate with butter cream and fondant. I will have to do a separate post on this because I’m so delighted that I was finally able to handle fondant!!
We scoured several sites for a cake design. I actually made a board in Pinterest just for this! Because this is my first time to do this, I did not want to mess the characters. I decided to order the toppers from Amazon. (They’re not really toppers but small toys but it did the job and plus B gets to keep the toys! win – win!). We started decorating around 7 pm on Thursday (day before the party!) and finished around 1 am. Midway through, we decided to ditch the design we chose and just wing it. Not bad, right?
Initially, I wanted to just put candies and chocolate coins in small bags for the giveaways but decided against it later on. It felt … blah for me so we made sugar cookies! Another first for me so that means another post! The sugar cookies were not very sweet and the royal icing was a bit tangy so it really worked well.
I got the small plastic bags from Daiso. And for the decor, I printed some Peppa Pig characters (there’s a lot in the internet!!) and cut them using my Fiskars Scalloped Squeeze Punch, Extra Large and Fiskars Squeeze Punch, Large – Circle. I made a post about How to Make Cupcake Toppers before, it’s basically the same except I punched a small hole on the paper so I can thread the wire through.
The menu was very simple. We had:
- Chicken Nuggets – store bought! I should have made these myself. Check out Cuddles and Crumbs recipe for healthy Chicken Nuggets. I must try!!
- Spring Rolls (Lumpiang Shanghai)
- French Fries
- Menudo and Rice
- Mixed Fruits
- Vanilla and Choco Cupcakes
- Chocolate Mousse – Of course there has to be some sort of “muddy puddle”, right?
- Candies and Pretzels
Ok, I must admit, I was a bit disappointed with the party itself because some guests cancelled last-minute and then the rest came in installments! So it was just us and Abi’s family who were present when we cut the cake (and it was so heartbreaking when we cut the cake!! oh my heart). Anyhoo, it’s not a big deal. It just meant we had food for the rest of the week. LOL
At the end of the day, B was happy and it’s all that matters.
Happy 3rd Birthday, baby girl!!