For Emmy’s 1st birthday I knew I wanted to do a Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter themed party.
I found some cute plates, napkins and cupcake decorations and purchased those from amazon. Historically, Peter Rabbit I think has been a boy’s theme, but I didn’t really care and have vowed minimize my stereotyping for little girls and little boys so I thought we would be able to make it neutral.
I started making things early because I made quite a few things (thanks Pinterest). I knew I wanted to have a photo booth type area where families could have their photo taken because I know sometimes it’s difficult to get photos of your whole family together. So I started making pinwheels out of scrapbook paper and hung them on the wall. I also had a few tissue paper pom poms that hung on that wall as well.
I also made a banner to clip clothespins on to hold a photo of Emmy for each month of her life. I used paper doilies and stencils to paint the number for each month. I strung some decorative cord (found at Hobby Lobby) between two nails in the wall and pinned the doilies and photos.
A friend helped me make the Happy Birthday Emmy banner that we printed on purple card stock and I strung it up using the same cord as the photo banner.
I had a canvas that I spray painted with the chalkboard paint that I put all of Emmy’s one year “stats” on. Height, weight, favorite foods, etc.
I also made a little birthday hat out of scrapbook paper and decorative elements (which Emmy wore for all of 60 seconds). I found a local businesswoman (Banana Bread Baby) who made a little pillowcase dress using some Peter Rabbit fabric. It went perfectly with my theme.