Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Peter Rabbit Party

Passing Notes Today :  Mrs. Kelly and Guest Mrs. Sedaris

Hey girls - 

Easter is coming and I've got bunnies on the brain.  Because of this, I thought it would be a great time to show you my friend Maureen's (you may remember her better as Mrs. Sedaris) Peter Rabbit party for her daughter's first birthday.  I begged asked Maureen if I could share because I loved all the details and I thought they would work perfectly for spring and Easter.

Let's start with the centerpiece.  Don't you dig (pun intended) how rustic this centerpiece is?!  It's simple and garden chic and looks like it was pulled straight from Mr. McGregor's garden.  Also, it's pretty affordable!  (I think we have a little Barefoot Contessa in our midst)


In keeping with her garden theme, Maureen made sure to load her table with plenty of fruits and vegetables.  Check out these sweet cabbage dishes too.



Her menu included:
  • Veggie Pinwheels
  • Raspberry Swirl Bundt Cake
  • Fresh Veggies and Hummus
  • Blackberry Pie
  • Ginger Peach Poundcake
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Fruit Salad
  • Blueberry White Iced Tea
  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting



Maureen said these pinwheels were a huge hit!  Here's a recipe.


For gift bags, Maureen used brown craft bags decorated with Beatrix Potter illustrations and green ribbon.  I like how each one is different.


Maureen kept it simple with gift bags:  a homemade cd, playdoh, pirate booty and Peter Rabbit jelly beans. What?  You know Peter Rabbit totally loved him some Pirate Booty.


I love the sweet Peter Rabbit dresses Maureen found for her girls at Janie and Jack.  Look at that little munchkin!


The picture below was not staged.  That is Maureen's oldest daughter watering flowers from the garden. Moments later, a tiny rabbit in a blue jacket with brass buttons, hopped over and sat lovingly at her feet.


And finally, one of my favorite things about this party was that the games were just good, old-fashioned outdoor games like Leap Frog, Simon Says and Red Rover.  The kids played out in the garden just like Peter.  In fact, here it looks like they are darting away from Old Mr. McGregor.  No need for fancy video games or electronics...look at the pure joy on those faces!


"Peter never stopped running or looking behind him till he got home to the big Fir tree."

Thanks for sharing Maureen.  If anyone serves up raspberry bundt cake at the Easter table I will be much like the children in the picture above--dashing to reserve my slice.

Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way,

Note from Mrs. Williams:  This was the cutest party ever, and you're right Mrs. Kelly, this could easily be altered for a fantastic holiday brunch.  I love all the ideas, but I'm crazy about that last photo.  It makes me so happy to see all those happy faces.  Thanks to Mrs. Sedaris for sharing!

Note from Mrs. Gosling: Thank you Mrs. Sedaris for your Easter Extravaganza party. I am loving on cutie #2's outfit and her watering skills. It looks like it couldn't have been a better day! What a beautiful family and circle of friends!!!


LCrane said...
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LCrane said...

Where was this party? I'm diggin' the green grass and leafed out trees. I'm not so sure about outdoor activities wearing Janie & Jack in our neck of the woods right now. With residual snow and lots of mud, I'm thinking we're having an indoor egg hunt this Easter! ...Great party inspiration. Super cute!

Naptime Notebook said...

Hah, yes! Good eyes. Not in Rochester. More like Richmond, VA. Doesn't the green grass make you swoon?

Erin said...

LOVE! LOVED that party - love those kids! :)

LCrane said...

Oh, YES. But to be fair, the whole party makes me swoon. :-)

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