Monday, February 2, 2015

Ephraim’s Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

On Saturday, we celebrated Ephraim’s first birthday with a Peter Rabbit themed party! It was a sunny day despite all of the snow we got right before the party (and right after)! A cold January day calls for a garden party to remind us of spring, doesn’t it? :)  We had such a wonderful time! Ephraim has been blessed with so many special people in his life. I still can’t believe our baby is one!

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Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

I had a vision of what I wanted the party to look like, and it came together even better than I expected!

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One of my favorite pieces of the party were these Oreo cream cheese balls, dipped in green candy and wrapped in mini cupcake liners to look like heads of lettuce.

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party
Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

My mom has gotten REALLY good at making decorated sugar cookies. Aren’t they beautiful!?

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Steve and I built a 6-layer chocolate “Dirt Cake”! It was fun to make a “naked” cake, as they call it. We topped it with a couple of radishes.

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Thanks to my mother-in-law Alice for bringing some real garden veggies :)

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

These are hard to see, but they are little bunny cookies (Annie’s organic brand).

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I dipped pretzel rods in green and orange candy melts, and laid them in a bed of crushed Oreos.

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

We printed some Peter Rabbit posters from PeterRabbit.com.

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Tiger lilies brought bright shades of orange and green to the mantel.

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

So fun (and cheap) that for a Peter Rabbit party, you can decorate with kale and cabbage and ferns—whatever is green and pretty!

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

This 2x3 poster was printed at Staples for $4, and it was the perfect focus for the display.

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

We had all of Ephraim’s month photos taped up on the wall.

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I had fun designing all of the little food signs. I found the small pots for a good deal on DollarTree.com.

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My mom has collected Peter Rabbit glass figurines and books over the years. So cute!

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I love this photo of my boys!



Ephraim loved watching Nolan sing “Happy Birthday” to him. :)



”What do I do with this?”



He started taking tiny bites of frosting.



At this point, he decided to pick up the cake and eat it in earnest.



But all of a sudden, the cake fell apart. And Ephraim FLIPPED out!



He was NOT happy that his cake was in a million pieces! I couldn’t get him to eat any more of it, and it was hard to get him back in party mode :)

Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party


We had a lot of little friends helping to open the presents!



E left present-opening to make a fun game of crawling under the table and playing Peek-A-Boo.

Thanks to those of you who came to the party and made it so special for us! We missed many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends—wish you could have all been here!

Happy First Birthday, Ephraim Luke!! We love you!

 

And a reminder for my blogging friends—we are doing the Every Girl Link-Up on Thursday! Get your Valentine’s décor photographed so you can share with us! :)

15 comments:

  1. Super cute and sweet first birthday! I absolutely love all of your little details and touches!!

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  2. So cute wish we could of been there. The boys are adorable together.

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  3. Peter Rabbit is so great! My nephew loves watching him. The photo of your boys is too precious. You did a great job!

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  4. Happy 1st Birthday to Mr. Ephraim! I would cry too if my cake fell into a gazillion pieces! You did a fab job with the details - the pretzel "carrots" in Oreo "dirt; the "real" veggies; the little Oreo "cabbages". And that fab chocolate cake with not too much frosting! Sooo cute!

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  5. What a cute and original idea! So stinkin' cute

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  6. What an amazing way to celebrate your sweet baby!
    Happy Birthday to your boy. : )

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  7. You are sooo creative! Love the lettuce Oreos and the radishes on top of the cake!

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  8. Adorable Party Rachel !!! So many cute details, Peter Rabbit is the best idea for a one year old. You really should think about a career in party planning ? :)

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  9. What a fun party Rachel! Adorable and unique theme; loved all the little details. And your Mom's cookies, amazing!! Happy Birthday to your sweet guy. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness! What a precious party! Ephraim looks so precious as he's mourning the loss of his cake. ;-)

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  11. This has to be one of the cutest ideas I have seen to date. You did SUCH a beautiful job adding all those cute little touches on everything. You are so creative!! What a lovely party for a sweet little boy! XO

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  12. Your six layer cake looks fantastic and the radishes on top were such a nice touch! Everything goes so beautifully together with the real vegetables, orange flowers, and pieces your mom has collected. Also, that picture of Ephraim crying over the cake is adorable even though he was so sad.

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  13. I love love love love love this genius theme. Don't be surprised if I steal it from you in May of 2016 :)

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  14. Hello Rachel!! You have shared very cute and interesting blog here. I am also seeking a talented party planner for my theme party and who can also suggest me perfect venues for events.

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Thank you so much for your comments! I enjoy reading each one, and if you ask me a question, I will respond below it :) Thanks again!!

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