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B’s Peter Rabbit First Birthday Party

How is my little baby ONE YEAR OLD already?! Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were coming home from the hospital with this darling little newborn, excited and just a little bit scared to begin this journey as parents? And yet here we are, one year later!

Our little guy has brought us so much joy over the past year. He’s a very happy boy, loves to smile and says “hi” to nearly everyone he sees! He’s our little tornado of energy and never stops moving unless he’s eating or sleeping. We just love watching him grow and learn new things as the days go by.

His first Birthday fell right near the beginning of Spring, so we decided to throw him a Peter Rabbit themed party. I love any excuse to plan a party and had so much fun putting this together! He won’t remember it, I know, but I will and he can always look at the pictures!

We had so much fun celebrating our baby boy and I’m excited to share some of the party details with you. I have to mention, however, that the photos aren’t of the highest quality. We were planning for an outdoor party, but the weather decided to be uncooperative that day…cold and rainy. I was pretty disappointed, but if I’ve learned anything in motherhood so far, it’s that things rarely go exactly according to plan! That being said, we had to move the party inside to our church. It worked out just fine. But that fluorescent lighting? Not so good for photographs. I hope you enjoy them anyway!

Planning your own Peter Rabbit or garden themed party? Find the store links below the photos!

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I used the garden theme all throughout the party…terra cotta pots as serving trays, white picket fence cupcake wrappers, and carrots, of course. And I was so excited to find some Peter Rabbit cupcake toppers on Amazon. I filled a few white frames I had at home with some pictures from B’s one year photo shoot. An easy (and cheap) way to add to the decor.

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How adorable is this little smash cake my sister-in-law made?! I found the little Peter Rabbit candle on Amazon.

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I did splurge on these Peter Rabbit themed plates and napkins from Meri Meri. Thankfully they were having a sale when I ordered them!

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It was so much fun putting a banner together with his monthly photos and seeing how much B has grown over the past year!

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Instead of a big cake, I decided to create a little cupcake garden. (thanks Pinterest!) I made the veggies out of fondant (time consuming but lots of fun) and placed them on chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing dipped in crushed Oreos to look like dirt. The four cupcakes in the back had little garden signs I printed and glued onto wooden sticks. My cousin graciously made the little “lettuce” cake balls which were both adorable and delicious!

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My mom filled some terra cotta pots with Gerber daisies. We placed 2 on each table over a burlap runner…cute, cheap, easy, and she could even reuse the flowers after the party! I found the burlap and the blue tablecloths  on Amazon.

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Little B loved his cake!

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He shoved his face into the icing and everybody laughed, so of course he kept on doing it!

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“Hey, mom, why’d you’d take my cake away?!”

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A little display table with a guessing game, some more photos, and a Peter Rabbit book for all the party guests to sign!

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“A Year of Firsts” – all the photos were printed from Fox Print. I’m a huge fan – especially if you need small and/or square prints!

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My sister created the sweet prints and also the did the artwork on the invitation! I created the “ONE” with wooden letters, some Peter Rabbit storybook photos I printed and cut out, and modge-podge. Not sure I’d attempt that again..it took forever! The miniature watering cans came from Factory Direct.

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It was fun afternoon and B certainly loved all the attention! I hope you all enjoyed the little recap of his party. Here’s to another year of fun, learning, and adventures with our little one year old!

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