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A Peter Rabbit Birthday Party

Our baby boy turned one this month! I still can’t believe it. It’s been the most amazing year with him in our lives.  We couldn’t be more blessed than with our Little A.  – he’s our treasure.  For his 1st birthday we decided on a Peter Rabbit Party.  Mr. Smith and I love the classical characters and thought it would be a very sweet theme. I would have loved to have the party outdoors, amongst the trees, but with Canadian weather in October being a bit on the chilly side – we had to opt for indoors.  I found a great how-to for a Peter Rabbit party here and followed it pretty closely, because it was brilliant! I was taken right away with this cupcake idea! (pictured below)

Mr. McGregor’s Garden Cupcakes – vegetables in dirt! How cute are they? Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate cookie crumbs topped with vegetables shaped from starburst candies, mike ikes, sunflower jujubes and sour melons. I can’t tell you how much fun I had making these!

Benjamin Bunny Carrot Cupcakes with french vanilla frosting – decorated with these adorable Peter Rabbit Character toppers by Meri Meri from Make It Mine Parties.  I was so happy to find them along with a few other items that were made for a Peter Rabbit celebration! Such as the personalized hats, napkins, plates, table cloth and cups….all in classical Beatrix Potter style.

Mrs. Rabbit’s Berry Pie made by Little A’s Nana was a huge hit with the partygoers! It was positively delicious (thank you mom!). And one of my favourite treats was Flopsy Bunnies’ Blackberry LemonadeSweet and puckery!  Perfect for washing down all the other goodies.

Oh did we ever have a fun afternoon of celebrating!  Little A. was the happiest little bunny ever. Hopping around the party room, saying hello, checking out his presents, having snacks, playing with his new toys.  He was such a joy to watch.  And when it came time to singing happy birthday and bringing him his cake…did he ever light up! His eyes grew big and his mouth made an O of surprise and delight.  We helped him blow out his candle and then without hesitation he dug into his birthday cake!  (A little Peter Rabbit )

He ate every last morsel!

Mr. Smith and I had a blast on party day and on his actual birthday – the day after – we spent time just the three of us, playing with new toys, reading new books and eating cupcakes in our pjs! 

Peter Rabbit Birthday Party Recipes

Mr. McGregor’s Garden Cupcakes
makes 24
2 cup brown rice flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup oat flour
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup organic sugar
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup apple sauce1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl mix together flours, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs, add in sugar and olive oil, stir well.

Pour into dry mix.Add in apple sauce, almond milk and vanilla extract.
Mix thoroughly, until lumpshave pretty much disappeared (You can use a mixer)
Bake for 23-25 minutes at 350F.
Let cool before icing.
Chocolate Frosting
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup of softened butter or margarine
1/3 cup of vanilla almond milk
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
In a large bowl, mix cocoa powder and icing sugar.  Add in the butter, then almond
milk and vanilla. Whip until smooth (may need to add in a few teaspoons of water)
You’re ready to ice your cupcakes!
Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
Glutino Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
Open up cookies and remove vanilla filling.
Place cookies in a large ziplock bag and crush with a rubber mallet.
Dip frosted cupcakes in the cookie crumbs!
Garden Vegetables
For these I rolled starburst candies into pumpkins, peas and radishes.  I also
used mike and ike orange candies to make the carrots. Whatever candies
you can find to be creative and make veggie toppers with!
Benjamin Bunny Carrot Cupcakes with French Vanilla Frosting
Makes 24
4 cups brown rice flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 1/2 cup grated zucchinis
2 cup grated carrots
4 eggs
1 cup loosely packed organic brown sugar
2 rounded teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum,

cinnamon & nutmeg.  In a separate medium bowl, whisk eggs, add in olive oil, sugar,
vanilla and apple sauce. Pour into dry ingredients, mix well.
Add in grated carrot and zucchini.

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.  Bake at 350F for 20-22 minutes.

Let cool before icing.
French Vanilla Frosting
3 cups icing sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons of water
In a large mixing bowl, combine icing sugar with butter. Add in vanilla and water.
Mix until smooth and the perfect consistency (may need to add a few teaspoons of water).
Frost and decorate cupcakes with Peter Rabbit Toppers.
Flopsy Bunnies’ Blackberry Lemonade
Serves 16
1 1/2 cup organic sugar
16 cups of water
2 1/2 cups strained lemon juice
2 sliced lemons
1 cup of blackberries
In a saucepan on low heat, mix 2 cups of water with sugar.  Allow
sugar to melt and form a syrup.  Removed from heat and let cool.
In a large punchbowl, mix together remaining cups of cold water with lemon juice.
Add in the syrup and stir well.  Add in lemon slices and blackberries.
You can pour the lemonade into mason jars with colorful straws
and add ice cubes, so it’s ready when guests arrive!
Emily Smith

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  1. Oh so cute! I think I saw this theme on one of those party blogs, it’s so sweet! I think your little guy looks a little bit like you, am I right? Happy B-day to him! And have a great Halloween weekend Emily!

  2. Well Happy Birthday to little A and congrats to you all! What a lovely party you made. Such a sweet theme and all of your goodies looked so delicious! (I love the little lemonades!). Everything looked so special!

  3. But it surprised!! We look like sisters separated at birth also I know my partner for 15 years, I have a child of three years and a girl of six months …. and think that the first birthday of Mario, I chose the same topic for the party

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