Laura turned five at the end of last month. It seemed the right age to have a party.
So we had a Peter Rabbit birthday party. We started by coloring pictures of Peter Rabbit as everyone arrived:
We moved into the kitchen to play Pin the Carrot on the Bunny.
This bunny has plenty of carrots!
I took them upstairs to read the story of Peter Rabbit while my mom hid eggs for our Jemima Puddleduck egg hunt:
Here is the group, ready to find all the eggs! (The weather was cold and rainy so we had the hunt inside.)
Then it was time to move to the tea table:
And enjoy some bunny cupcakes:
Meanwhile we added a few things to their egg baskets -- bubbles, flower pens, and real seeds to plant!
Laura's favorite part, of course, was opening presents!
It was fun to see her enjoying herself with lots of friends around.
An up-close of the bunny cake which was an emergency re-bake since my lamb cake bit the dust. It was easy to create since it only used half of a layer cake.
In keeping with the theme, I used a tea towel and fabric scraps that I'd collected from my goodwill outlet visits and made this quilt for Laura. The back is a vintage white sheet that has blue roses on it.
Here's Laura on the morning of her real birthday. She had to wait all day to open her presents from mom and dad and grandpa and grandma.
In the afternoon she requested that we spend time making something in my craft closet (the bunny she is holding below), reading books, and having a tea party together. I was happy to comply!
And now the next question on her mind is, "When is cousin John turning 6?" Ha ha ha!!!