Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hoppy 2nd Birthday, Adley: A Peter Rabbit Party

My lil' "Addie-Bear" is a total animal enthusiast so I definitely knew that whatever theme I selected this year had to include some type of animal. We already did the farm theme last year with a petting zoo & the whole 9, so this year I knew I wanted to go a whole new direction & get really creative. Why not "Peter Rabbit"? It happened to be an extra big bonus that our favorite puppet theater was doing the very same theme for their spring show-PERFECT & different! 

After months of planning, the day finally came! I definitely felt a little carrot/rabbit-ed out, but I knew it would all be worth it to see the smile on that 2 year old's face. I thought she would have fun & enjoy the show, but she took it to a whole new level! 

The kids who arrived early started off by doing a "make your own puppet" activity & getting their own set of rabbit ears to get into the spirit before walking over to see the show. Adley was ecstatic as she got to go up with her big sisters & some of their other friends to help get everyone excited with some songs & adorable motions, she even boldly stood upfront all by herself as everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to her, but the best part came during the show when she would let out totally overly-animated laughs at the most random points in the play. She absolutely LOVED the entire thing, perfect for her age group. After the show, she got to get up close & personal & meet Peter Rabbit, then we all headed back to the room to enjoy some food, cake, presents, & fellowship. It was a wonderful party & well worth it!

-M&M Momma

The invitations

The tickets I made for the show

Found cute rabbits to put in these
fun lil' carrot bags I found.

Fun cups for the adults

Terracotta cupcake stackers
for the cupcakes to go on

Had to put together a fence,
main part of the story

Cute garland

Coloring book favors and...

Of course chocolate bunnies!

Kept it simple with hand stamped
brown paper bags & "Easter straw"

Yummy bunny tails 

Garden soil

The cake

Before adding the "Fresh Fruit", "Garden Veggies",
& "Mr. McGregor's Lunch" (Pizza)

Decorating puppets.

Patiently waiting for the show to begin!

Some of the kiddos just singing away!

Meeting the puppets after the show

Addie & Peter Rabbit!

So many cute lil bunnies!

The birthday girl!

Not a fan of the fake grass

He wanted the drink.
Not yet, Buddy.

Enjoying her pizza!

Getting sung to by a lot
of people made her act a lil'
shy, but I think she
really liked it, lol.

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Great time!

Great people!

Pooped out,
but SO fun!

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