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If you give a pig a pancake party

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Party Recap

My son loves pancakes and wants homemade ones every morning. He also lOves his pajamas so I figured the perfect third birthday party would be based on the childrens series "if you give a pig"...we read both "if you give a pig a pancake and if you give a pig a party" books regularly. All of his friends loved coming to the party on a Saturday morning in their pajamas and enjoyed making pancakes with a "toppings" bar! Then we played outside in the sandbox and play ground, as well as having a piñata and finally cupcakes!
I found an amazing vender on that hand drew my invitations, banners and the thank you cards. Each was uniquely different and attention to detail was perfect.
Then I had an etsy vendor make his cute birthday boy shirt, and another vendor made the coordinating pajama pants. I then used my own creative side and printer to make "hunters house of pancakes" branded labels. These labels were used throughout the party to label the food stations, the syrup containers, the cups and paper goods, and even on the beverage station with a variety of keurig coffees for the parents.

The party favors were "chocolate chip pancake mix in a jar" with a stuffed animal pig on top, pig pez dispensers, and a custom made "hunters house of pancakes" plastic cup to recreate the party at their house another morning!
The party turned out so cute, was fun to see the joy in all the kids faces that morning and I look forward to creating next years theme party!


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    All the kids and parents wearing pajamas!

  • Desserts

    Chocolate and vanilla cup cakes Candy bar with candy pigs, blue & brown chocolate covered sunflower seeds, cream mints, blue candy canes, blue and brown sixlets candy, and hershy kisses.

  • Activities / Games

    Piñata Park playground and sandbox fun

  • What People Ate

    Pancakes with toppings such as strawberries, blueberries, chocolate chips, nutella, whipped cream, bananas and syrup. Tropical fruit cups

  • What People Drank

    Milk, OJ and apple juice. Keurig coffee maker station with a variety of coffees for the adults.


Party Helpers

  • The barter artist


    So creative! Each invitation was hand drawn and uniquely different. She helped write the poem inside the invite and she made the banners and thank you notes!

  • Sugar diva


    Polka dot balloons and blue/white grogain ribbon

  • Jamber baby boutique


    Amazingly cute birthday boy Tshirt with cupcake and three candles. Then the back looked like a jersey with 03 on it since he was turning three. She then helped me locate another vendor for coordinating pj pants and Facebook page

  • Delaneys den


    She worked with the t shirt vendor to coordinate fabrics for the pj pants she made. (ps. She has tons of adorable girls clothes) and Facebook page

  • Big dog designs


    Custom iron-on appliqués. I had a pig made to iron on my pajamas to match the theme.

  • Mommy

    Party Planner

    i had so much fun using my creative side to plan this party! It allowed me to escape from mommyhood and my full time corporate job to work on these party details in my 'spare time'. I loved how it turned out.


1 comment

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    Liz D wrote:

    Hi Ashley! I am also planning an 'If you give a pig a pancake' party for my daughter's 3rd birthday, with a slightly different spin. I love all of your ideas and was so excited to find your page! Your invitations are darling and I would love to contact the Etsy vendor to see if she could do something similar for me. Would you mind sharing the name of the vendor? I would really appreciate it! My email address is Thanks, Liz D.