Party Recap

For Max's first birthday we chose a classic Peter Rabbit theme, one of my favourite children's books, combined with blue & white polka dots. The Peter Rabbit theme allowed us to centre the food around healthy fruit & veg options, rather than the usual high sugar/salt/fat party foods. The weather was not kind to us, deflating the balloons and paper lanterns, but we had a lovely afternoon regardless


Party Highlights

  • Best Dressed

    The birthday boy in his Peter Rabbit outfit

  • Desserts

    The bunny birthday cake was the same one I had on my first birthday, from the cult Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake book so it had special meaning. It was a low sugar carrot cake, with a cream cheese icing.

  • Activities / Games

    We played pin the tail on Peter Rabbit, with participant prizes of gorgeous little wooden bird whistles (I ran out of small bunny gift ideas) that I tied in to the theme with excerpts from the story about the sparrows helping Peter, we read the story to the kids and had a carrot hunt around the garden, with the kids finding hollow plastic carrots with stickers inside

  • Best Moment

    Singing happy birthday to Max and cutting the cake

  • What People Ate

    I tried to tie the food in with the story as much as possible, we ate crudites, boiled eggs in the shape of bunnies, fruit kebabs, currant buns & cookies, yoghurt orange & lemon cupcakes, cheesy potato skins with salsa & sour cream, greek lamb & fetta meatballs, chicken & veggie sausage rolls, chicken & avocado wholegrain tortilla cones, hommus, tzatziki. Everything was fresh and homemade with the exception of the currant buns.

  • What People Drank

    Carrot juice, chamomile tea as per the story and water with personalised labels

  • Funniest Moment

    Watching my 13 year old brother fail miserably at pin the tail on Peter Rabbit


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