Come tour the peter rabbit birthday that I did for my twins one year old birthday party. Be inspired by this gender neutral party decor!
Peter Rabbit Birthday Party Theme
I’m back with Part Two in my Peter Rabbit party series. (Did you miss part one? Click here!) If you missed the video tour, you can watch it below.
I’m going to walk through the buffet table and dining table decor in this post! I’m going to get started with the buffet table and I’ll work my way from left to right. Here we go!
Peter Rabbit Party Theme
Watering Can Full of Hydrangeas
I love using both real and faux flowers in my home all throughout the year. They are a great way to bring some life into a space! I wanted to use a watering can for my “vase” since it fit right in with my Peter Rabbit theme. I purchased this Better Homes and Garden Watering Can at Walmart. The handles were stained a dark cherry color that I didn’t really love, so I simply sanded off the stain! It took about 10 minutes and now the watering can is just like I like it! I’ll probably display flowers in this can all Spring and Summer.
DIY Terra Cotta Flower Pots
These are regular terra cotta pots that I added a thin layer of joint compound too before I painted them with acrylic paint. I simply dabbed on creams, greys, and greens, and then a sanded them slightly once the paint was dry! This DIY wasn’t intended for our Peter Rabbit party, but after I finished them I thought they would add a great touch on the buffet table. I originally saw this Painted Pot DIY on Natalie’s (My Vintage Porch) instagram. Here is a link to her original blog post.
I will say that if you decided to do this DIY, don’t plan on planting live plants in your pots. I did that on a few and the joint compound falls off when you water the plant. So these are for decor purposes only! I added a little bit of grass to a few pots and filled them with some eggs and a few small nests! I love how they turned out.
Peter Rabbit DIY Wooden Toy Blocks
In one of the flower pots you’ll notice some wooden blocks with Peter Rabbit and his friends on them. I saw something similar on Pinterest and thought they were so cute! These are the blocks I ordered. I purchased these Peter Rabbit images on Etsy and sized them to fit my blocks. I also typed up the alphabet and sized those to fit my blocks. Once printed, I trimmed everything up and then used Matte Mod Podge to adhere my images to the blocks. This was so easy and added such a cute element to my table decor. I’ll continue to use these in the babies play area!
The brown rabbit sitting on top of the stack of books was a recent At Home find! Do you follow me over on Instagram? I shared some live footage as I strolled the isles of rabbit heaven in At Home several weeks ago. If you have one nearby, and you like rabbits and spring decor, you need to hop on over there. 😉
In the middle of the buffet table, I displayed some photos of the babies that I already had in the house. Let’s move on to the right side!
Peter Rabbit Birthday Theme
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Peter Rabbit Board Book
I purchase this Peter Rabbit board book and this book set on Amazon as a gift for the twins and decided to use it as part of the decor. I combined these two books with a collection my husband had from his childhood and another Beatrix Potter book that I had picked up from Goodwill.
This gathering garden basket came from Michaels and I thought it was perfect here. I added some faux dusty miller stems that I grabbed at Walmart!
Peter Rabbit Birthday Table Centerpiece
Let’s walk through the table centerpiece first! I saw this cute idea to make little Peter Rabbit Terrariums off Pinterest. The pin I saw is from Fawn Handcrafted Celebrations and you can see her original blog post by clicking here! Are those not adorable?! For this centerpiece I used most things I had on hand. I used clear glass vases, decorative sand, pebbles, and moss. I used some little Peter Rabbit cupcake sticks to put into my terrarium since I didn’t have any rabbit figurines that were small enough. To finish them off I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the vase and secured it with a sticky dot.
The rabbit that is sitting upright, is one I had in my Easter bin, but it was pink. I put a few coats of cream craft paint on it and then made a little bow out of leftover fabric from my highchair skirts. The little rabbit platter can be found here! I’ve had mine for years and I love it! I placed one of the terrariums on it to help add varying heights to the centerpiece. I placed a couple of the DIY toy blocks I made and tucked some grass straw throughout the centerpiece to complete the look.
Table Place Settings
For the place settings, I started with these braided placemats. I placed some cloth rabbit napkins on top of the placemat before I added the jade scalloped plates. Don’t you just love those plates?! I love the color and I really love the scalloped edge! I placed the paper Peter Rabbit plate on top of those and then finished each place setting off with a small kraft gift box. The kraft gift box and rabbit ribbon are from Michaels. The plastic utensils are from the Pioneer Woman’s party line. I created a little pocket from scrapbook paper that I had on hand to hold the utensils. The tiny little book sitting on top of the utensils are from a set that was my husbands when he was little! Lastly, I added a small sprig of dried Baby’s Breath to each place setting.
The white, bunny place card holders were some I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few seasons back. They might be one of my favorite finds of all time! 🙂 I designed the buffalo check place cards to go with everything else. The tablecloth is from Tuesday Morning. I really love how this all came together! What do you think?
High Chair Skirts + Cake
The last DIY I did for this little party was the high chair skirts. These were very easy to make, just a little time consuming. I picked up 3 coordinating fabrics from JoAnn Fabrics and then tore them into long strips before I secured them to my cord and then hung them on the high chairs using Command hooks! The little paper banner was made using the Peter Rabbit images I purchased on Etsy.
My little boy has had some food sensitivities so I decided to make them each their own little “healthy” smash cake. I found this recipe on pinterest and it turned out pretty good! For the icing, I mixed greek yogurt, a small amount of honey, and a little cream cheese. I baked the cakes in 4 inch ramekins and stacked one on top of another once they were cooled. Then I spread my icing in between the layers and smeared it over top and outside. Once that was finished, I topped them with raspberries! It is safe to say the babies enjoyed them! 😉
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