Our two year old son is obsessed with Peppa and George Pig from the British animated series, Peppa Pig. Before he learned how to speak, he could hum the tune to the Peppa Pig series. I mean, who doesn’t love pigs with British accents? So much more interesting than pigs that speak with North American accents. Though, in Britain, the pigs would just be pigs – with no accent at all. Those pigs are one cute family.
So when our son turned two, I was excited to put together a Peppa and George Pig themed party for him. Of the various activities and treats, his favourite was the “muddy puddles”, made out of felt, that he jumped on throughout the day while exclaiming “muddy puddos!”. He also loved the Peppa and George Pig cupcakes and devoured the cupcake toppers that I made out of fondant.
If you have little ones who also love the Peppa Pig series, here’s Part 1 featuring some Peppa and George Pig themed décor and activities. I’m looking forward to blogging about our George Pig themed food including my muddy puddles pudding cups, Peppa and George cupcake toppers and marshmallow snouts in Part 2 of this blog post. Stay tuned!
- A thematic backdrop creates a great focal point – As you might have seen from some of my other party posts, I’m a big fan of focal points for table displays. I found this really cute print on Etsy by searching “backdrop”, “Peppa Pig” and “birthday”. There were a large number of vendors selling high resolution files (not the physical banner). You can easily purchase one of these files (some will even custom make the prints with the name of your child) and send the file to print at a local print shop or online through vendors such as Vistaprint. I printed ours in banner format through Vistaprint and received it in the mail in less than a week.
- Use free online printables to customize your party – I found some really great free George Pig printables on Pinterest and various websites. I used my PhotoScape software to customize the printables with my son’s age and Happy Birthday text. The files were conveniently printed at a local print shop.
Here are the websites that I used for my printables:
- Pig snout cups – This will take you no time to put together. Purchase some pink plastic disposable cups and draw two circles, with a black Sharpie marker, on the bottom for pig nostrils. Voila! You have yourself some pig snout cups.
- Muddy Puddles Game – Peppa and George love jumping in muddy puddles. In fact, there’s an episode dedicated to muddy puddles. I couldn’t resist decorating the entrance of our house with muddy puddles cut out of thick felt. I stuck the puddles to our floor with duct tape and hid numbers under each of the puddles. Towards the end of the party, we played a freeze game where the children hopped from puddle to puddle and eventually won a prize, corresponding to the number under their puddle, a part of the game.
- Pin the cake on Peppa – This is a really cute take on Pin the Tail on the Donkey game. I found this inexpensive game at Party City. You can also purchase it online from their website.
- Peppa and George Pig loot bags – I typically like customizing the loot bags according to the theme of the party. Indigo Books and Mastermind Toys carries various sizes of Peppa and George and Indigo carries a large selection of the soft cover books. I purchased the Peppa Pig Story Time Box and split the books between the loot bags as it’s more cost effective than purchasing the books individually. I also included a stuffed Peppa or George in each of the gifts and wrapped each loot gift with cellophane.