It’s hard to believe we just celebrated Morgan’s 3rd birthday! It feels like yesterday I was getting newborn snuggles and battling food allergies that she has since grown out of.
For months, it has been a back-and-forth competition to see what party theme would win out. Every time we would ask Morgan, she would say either Baby Shark, Bluey or Peppa Pig. But once we were a few weeks out from her birthday, she finally decided on Peppa Pig. From there it was time to start planning!
The first things I did was book a bounce house and find invitations. I love to support small businesses when I can and found an invite I loved on Etsy. I sent all necessary information and added a custom line to request ‘no gifts.’ I received the file in a timely manner and opted to just print them at home on cardstock to keep costs down as well as be able to get invitations out sooner.
This was Morgan’s first actual party so we were excited to be able to invite her friends from school as well as family and other friends. For her 1st birthday, we did lots of traveling that month and basically were able to celebrate her birthday over 3 different weekends, last year we were in the middle of a pandemic and this year I wanted her to really enjoy it!
The bounce house was rented through Laugh N Leap who I have used a ton in my event planning days pre-kids. They have SO many options, including a Peppa Pig bounce house and I love being able to go all in with a theme.
Like I mentioned before, I love to shop small when I can. I recently came across a sweet mom of 3 girls who opened a party supply business called Busy Mama Party Co. She truly finds the best things for any and all occasions. I have ordered from her several times – Brad’s birthday, our Christmas in July fun, Halloween and now Morgan’s birthday. I loved some of her rainbow collection that I could easily work into the Peppa theme. If you want to shop Busy Mama Party Co., use my code GIRLMOM to receive a discount!
To help our guests find our house, I wanted to put something out front so I had Brad help me put a wheel barrow filled with dirt by our lamp post as a nod to Peppa’s love of jumping in muddy puddles. I added some Peppa balloons and used Laney’s yellow rain boots to hold a little peppa pdf and some flowers.
Cake + Table Display
Funny story — about 10 seconds after I took Morgan’s picture in front of the table with her decorations, the R balloon in the birthday banner exploded. And then we were so shocked by the sun showing up (and it’s warmth) after a week full of rain and clouds that we grabbed a fan to keep the deck cool. Well, when my husband plugged it in, it was a little too close to my fringe curtain backdrop and sucked it right into the back of the fan ripping it down. Oops! Things happen but at least I got my pictures first!
I also had planned to pull the center of the birthday balloon banners up to create more a rainbow shape and had created some white “clouds” with balloons to place at either end of the banner, but ran out of time.
For food, we ordered a nugget tray from Chick-fil-A and I cooked curly fries (aka pig tails) in our air fryer. The cake and cupcakes were from Publix and super delicious! I got the mini cake for Morgan to blow her candles out on (covid friendly, which I feel like will forever change the game for blowing out birthday candles) and cupcakes to serve all of our guests. I pushed the Mom Easy Button this year and have zero regrets.
Peppa Pig Shirt
White Fringe Curtains
Rainbow Happy Birthday Balloon Banner
Silver Sequin Tablecloth
Peppa Cake Topper (& friends)
DIY Number Cake Topper
White Cloud Balloons
Pig Ears Headbands
Other Fun Peppa Pig Party Ideas
Since Morgan’s party was only 2 hours long, I banked on the bounce house being able to entertain the kids the entire time rather than having to set up activity stations like I have with other parties. However, had we needed something else to add to the party, I would have set up a coloring station as well as having my wheel barrow of dirt pull double duty to become a planter station with biodegradable pots, little shovels, and seed packets. This could also be your guests’ party favor to take home with them!
Source: JaeForsythe & Project Nursery + Junior
Because we asked for no gifts, I didn’t feel the need to stress over party favors. But another easy idea to go along with the muddy puddles theme is to get chocolate pudding cups affixed with a cute spoon and ribbon. Voila!
By the end of the day our birthday girl was pooped from her Peppa Pig Party! It was a hit!