It’s officially April which means at the end of this month my funny, amazing, little Phoebe will turn 2 years old, I’m still in total shock if I’m honest. To celebrate, we are having a big party with all her friends and family. There is quite a lot that goes into this party planning, so this year I’ve been on it and given myself plenty of time to prep and properly plan. I love a good list and with lots going on I figured make it easy and get it all down, plus this way I get to share.
- Venue – Belmont Hut
A local, small hall within a children’s park. We had her 1st birthday there, and as it worked so well first time around I thought keep it simple. It has a big kitchen, and two good sized rooms, with all tables and chairs included and a lovely grass area leading into the park. The room off the kitchen will be set up with the buffet and drinks, the other for the children and if the weather is nice possibly a paddling pool/ball pit.
- Food & Drink – buffet
Daddy pig will be organising the food, as he was a chef for a number of years, he’s all over the buffet. Quiches, sandwiches, sausage rolls and all the classic party food, plus some extras for the adults. For the drinks, I won’t be having fizzy pop, maybe some smoothies, juice, some bottled beer for the adults and some well earned fizz for the mummies! This year we have a few of Phoebes friends with allergies, I know how important this is so I’ll be double checking with parents, plus I saw these free printable Peppa Food Flags which will be perfect for the party.
- Theme & Decorations – Peppa Pig
I know she’s only 2, but she bloody loves that pig and I know all the fun Peppa Pig party decorations will go down a treat. I’ve got a huge Peppa party pack including, a banner, tablecloth, plates, napkins, cups and balloons. Plus this way it means I’ll stick to one theme and try not to get too carried away (she’s says with a Amazon basket full goodies) with myself!
- Cake – Peppa and family
My step mum and our own Daddy Pig will be making the cake or rather cakes, together as there is lots of decoration involved. The tray bake base, will be a chocolate “muddy puddles” and then two classic Victoria sponge cakes on top. It’s going to be so gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the finish product and phoebes little face.
- Fun & Games
As I know 2 year old toddlers need lots of entertainment and activities so I have a few tricks up my sleeve, all peppa themed of course. My favourite I’ve spotted is a big cardboard peppa, with a cutout hole for her mouth saying “feed me” a big basket of food/balls and away they go! I showed Phoebe and she totally got it, so I think that’s a must. Another great idea is mummy pig and daddy pig masks for the adults, but I’m not sure if it would be weird and scary for the kids!?!
- Invitations – Envytations
I’m using a fabulous new online company I found through the power of Twitter for the invites. It means people who I don’t see regularly will be able to RSVP easily, plus you can keep on top of who’s coming using a clever RSVP Tracker. The designs are gorgeous and you can even upload your own image, alter text and create a chat group for all your guests. I can’t wait to finish my design. Emily is also super helpful and has always been on hand to help through the process. (A post all about Envytations coming soon)
- Party Bags – Peppas House
I’ve seen some free print out designs for the favour/party which is actually Peppas yellow house, so going to give that a try, I meant what could go wrong! Inside I’ve got some peppa stickers, colouring book (possibly when I know numbers) bubbles, peppa biscuit, bouncy ball and I’m find one other silly thing nearer the time, any suggestions?
I’ve been loving Pinterest for the planning, it’s perfect for getting all your ideas on one board. Check out my new board below.
What did you do for you’re little ones second birthday? I’d love to hear about it plus any suggestions are always appreciated. Wish me luck, only a few weeks to go.