I discovered Peppa Pig on a trip to London in 2005. The infectious snorting and adorable characters made me decide immediately that when I had a little one (in some distant future) she would have to watch Peppa.
Fast forward to 2010. Lark arrived, the little star around which we all orbit, and eventually I introduced her to Peppa Pig, which Nick Jr. had just started airing in the States. Peppa became a regular in our house, and the theme of Lark’s 4th birthday party a few years ago.
I had to get a bit creative with this party, as there was nothing available here in the US for a Peppa Pig party until recently. I did buy some Peppa party supplies (plates, napkins, bunting) from a seller in the UK via Ebay, and some adorable favor boxes on Etsy. However, the majority of the party decorations were inspired by Peppa’s world, rather than printed with Peppa all over, and I think they turned out much nicer for that.
Now, of course, Peppa is all over the place here in the US and all the big party supply stores can outfit your fête easily. But I like a good custom party, don’t you? So DIY it or mix and match some of these ideas with the store-bought stuff– make it your own!
Clouds and Rainbows
Cut come cloud shapes out of white poster board and hang them up high. Attach your streamers in rainbow-colored order to the bottom of your cloud with tape, twisting each and attaching the free end to the floor with tape.
I added some raindrops cut out of blue and grey card stock to one of my clouds with clear craft/bead string (essentially fishing line).
Under the rainbow, you can see our Peppa coloring station. I usually put coloring pages and crayons/markers out for the kids when we have a party, with party-themed pictures to color, of course! It’s a fun and easy way to keep them busy.
These are easy and fun! Cut an irregular blob shape out of brown kraft paper and tape it down to your floor. Your little party-goers will enjoy being able to “jump in muddy puddles”, just like Peppa.
Put down several muddy puddles around the room, so the kids can jump in them together. I used a white paint pen to write around the edges of the puddles, mostly for our guests/parents who were not familiar with Peppa’s proclivity for puddles. You can skip this part if you choose!
Simply inflate and cluster together white and silvery/grey balloons for some fun 3-D rain clouds! I added some blue streamers coming down for more rain, too.
You can see one of our muddy puddles here on the floor under our balloon rain cloud. We put Lark’s little rain boots and her Peppa Pig umbrella nearby, too.
Peppa’s World Backdrop
I set up a simple backdrop using a few tablecloths from the dollar store and poster board. The style of animation in Peppa Pig is wonderfully simple and allows you to make a sun and clouds that look like they do on the show without too much difficulty. The sun is just a big circle with some rounded-end rectangle rays.
Hang a blue tablecloth for the sky, and place a green one down for the ground. Luckily, we had Peppa’s house and car already and I was able to add them to make the scene even cuter.
I put my backdrop over the counter and a big window (sorry for the less-than-great picture) where our party snacks were set out, but this would be a really cute place to take pictures of the guests if you put it on a wall.
No fancy cake for this crowd! Store bought cupcakes got dressed up with some hand-made cupcake toppers featuring Peppa and all of her friends.
I made the toppers using a sheet of printable Peppa images I bought from a seller on Etsy, cardstock shapes and lollipop sticks. (These days, I bet you could find Peppa stickers to use for this, too.)
I used my Cricut Explore to cut the scalloped shapes for these, but you can buy ready-made die-cut shapes from a local craft store or just cut plain circles by hand. No fancy equipment needed.
I love that we had all of the different characters on these, so the kids could choose their favorites. Besides, they are SO cute and colorful!
Peppa’s House Favor Boxes
I was not a blogger back in the days of the Peppa party, so I did not get blog-worthy photos of it for you. Sorry, friends. I’m most sorry that I did not get better photos of these COMPLETELY ADORABLE favor boxes, however, Sandra from Tempo di Festa has graciously allowed me to share her picture here.
I bought the file from Sandra and had them printed up on some white cardstock, then cut them out and assembled them. They were SO cute, and the kids loved them. I tied a balloon to each, in rainbow order, of course.
And what else would we be showing on tv, but Peppa, of course!
After Lark’s second birthday party, we started judging the success of our events by evaluating two very important criteria:
- whether or not the guests seemed to have fun, and
- the number of children who cried.
It’s hard to cry at a super-fun Peppa Pig party. Snort, yes. Cry? No.
I hope you’ll try some of these ideas for your own Peppa party. And remember: If you jump in muddy puddles, you must wear your boots!
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