How to host a Peter Rabbit party

by Lavinia Drake
How to throw a Peter Rabbit themed party. Here you'll find a range of ideas from kids costumes to cake toppers to host the most excellent English Peter Rabbit and friends party.

Welcome sign - welcome guests with a hand painted or chalk sign saying 'Welcome to Mr McGregor's Garden'. Surround the sign with garden vegetables and an old watering can and empty terracotta plant pots in a stack.

Styling and photo source Kara's Party ideas.

Table centre decorate the tables with Mr McGregor style of scarecrows, use blue felt to make the classic Peter Rabbit coat, and sticks of wood, to recreate this look.
Peter rabbit table decoration
Photo by Eventive Moments 

Bunting - Make your own carrot bunting, to add colour to the room or around a garden, using orange and green paper with gardeners twine, for the authentic touch!

Created by Steph at MPMK 

CostumesPeter Rabbit outfit consists of large ears, a blue coat, brown satchel, a bunny tail and of course some carrots freshly pulled from the garden.... or organic veg shop.

Peter Rabbit boys costume created by The Next Big Adventure.

CostumeFor our favourite lady duck outfit, a blue bonnet, some floral fabric shawl over a puffy white dress, and a cardboard ducks bill and orange webbed feet.

Jemima Puddleduck Girls costume by Mum Inc.

Games to playPin the tail on the bunny. Use a chalk board, draw the outline of a bunny rabbit, then write the players names on plain white stickers. Blindfold each player one at a time as they try to pin the tail on the rabbit. The player to get the tail the nearest wins.

Photo by Crazy Wonderful.

Masks - Make bunny rabbit masks, which can be held in front of the face with lolly sticks. A fun craft activity keeps the kids engaged and something fun to take home.
You can't have a rabbit party without having a classic carrot cake, decorate it with marzipan carrots and Peter Rabbit character toppers available from Baking Time Club.
Carrot cake from pinterest.

Sit your cupcakes or carrot cake on a Peter Rabbit cake stand available from Baking Time Club.
Peter Rabbit Cake Stand
Fill the table with garden greenery and use a three tiered cake stand to hold sweet treats like, strawberries dipped in orange coloured white chocolate, green 'cabbages' and bunny shaped biscuits.
Carrots and Cabbages style by She Sows Seeds.

CakeFor the enthusiastic baker whose up for a sugar craft challenge, make a one, two or three tiered cake with a variety of vegetables and flowers for decoration, along with our favourite Beatrix Potter characters.
Celebration cake with a fondant Peter Rabbit and lots of vegetables, makes a colourful centrepiece. This cake has been edged with a quant white fence and pink flowers. 
Cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes.

Vegetable patch topped cupcakes with soil made from crushed oreos, a spade made from grey fondant and pretzel sticks.

For the recipe see the Delaney Family blog. 

Make a range of home grown vegetables from fondant to decorate cupcakes and cakes here shows traditional veg found in an English allotment: Cabbages, radishes, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and leeks. 

If you haven't got time to make a miniature vegetable patch to go on cupcakes, these cake toppers are a quick way to transform plain cupcakes into Beatrix Potter party ready. Comes with 4 different characters and two designs of cupcake case.
Peter Rabbit cake toppers
Peter Rabbit cupcake kit available from Baking Time Club.

Have fun creating your own Peter Rabbit party, be it a baby shower, christening or birthday, the garden theme provides so much inspiration for in and outdoor parties. Tag your photos on Instagram with #BakingTimeClub so we can see yours cake creations.
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