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Peter Pan Party!

Get ready for a picture-heavy post, but there were just too many good photos to choose from!

Jude’s Peter Pan party was a huge success! We are so grateful for our family who all came and showered our 3-year-old boy with such fun and love.
Here’s the birthday boy, waiting for his party to start.

I used a lot of different items from Garnish, like their wooden flatware (pictured above) and their striped straws. They just had too many good things to choose from!
Here’s Peter Pan in full regalia

Here were the favors – red stripe bags (from etsy seller Fort & Field) tied with bakers twine and sealed with a custom Peter Pan sticker (PaperSource round imprintables) and matching red felt feather (stiff red felt, hand cut by me).  Inside were gold coins, pirate eye patches, colorable pirate ships, and other goodies like silly bands.

To go with the favor bags, there were pixie dust packets (from etsy seller The Crafty Dragonfly) wrapped in glassine envelopes from Garnish with instructions for flying printed on the labels.

Also on the entry table, our display of Peter Pan paraphernalia: a variety of pirates’ hats, a paper top hat (like John’s from the movie), an Indian paper headdress (both these hats were from the PaperSource Thanksgiving decoration set), and a couple of Peter Pan hats we have from Disneyland.

Happy Birthday banner from etsy seller The Spoiled Wall.

Birthday cake setup. Cupcakes and cake “cannonballs” (oreo cake balls!!!) were from Kiley’s Kupcakes – AMAZING! If your’e in the OKC area, definitely call Kiley. I don’t know what she puts in that frosting, but it’s definitely the best I’ve ever tasted.

Green Izze drinks!

Before I was born, Dad took some painting classes and this was one of his paintings – a pirate ship! Mom brought it over as she thought it was totally appropriate for a Peter Pan party and I could not have agreed more. Jude was thrilled. This was also our drink station. I made fruit punch that went in the container.  I also used butcher paper to wrap the island in the kitchen where all the food was (made for super easy cleanup, but also went w/ the overall look), and I also did this little butcher paper skirt on the console table to protect it.

Of course there had to be sticky rats lurking around.

Catch of the day: Swedish fish on wooden skewers

Lost Boys’ trail mix (s’mores mix from Target) in the wooden paper cones from Garnish. Faux-boix box wrapped in paper from Elum.

Freeze-dried strawberries in the containers from Garnish. The boxes in the back were individual servings of homemade bowtie mac & cheese (pixie wing pasta!). And of course we had Pirate’s Booty, too!

Our entryway was the entrance into Neverland. The Neverland star was from Ikea, Oh, and you can kinda see Big Ben to the left in the photo below.

Look at Wendy! And Tick Tock, the crocodile!

Singing “happy birthday.” Was he proud or what?!  We sure were proud of him. The kids were just all so cute!

Here’s my teepees out in the back. Simon got a bale of hale for the kids to sit on – the cutest little photo-op!

Here’s me as Pirate Mommy

And Simon as Captain Hook, natch!

The Pirate family w/ Peter Pan. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the fact that the majority of my costume came from my actual wardrobe. :-

Tinkerbell!

All the kids, ready for trick or treating! Our city did trick or treating on Saturday for some reason. We had so much fun going with all our family together!

Look at the UPS man! I LOVE it!

WOW. What a party it was! I love throwing a party that makes little kids’ eyes light up with wonder and amazement. And of course, maybe a few grownups too. Because as you know, Peter Pan is all about never growing up. Jude was thrilled to pieces, and that’s what it was all about. Thank you to EVERYBODY who made this day such a success! We love you!

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  • http://mandyford.blogspot.com Mandy Ford

    SUCH an adorable party!!

  • http://laurencorbyn.wordpress.com Lauren

    TOOO cute. And creative. And fabulous. And inspiring!

  • UK

    Happy Birthday, Jude!

    I didn’t think Cheryl could be outdone on a birthday party but she and I both agree it has happened. What fun. Thank you for bringing so much fun and memories to the family.

    Love you all so much,

    UK

  • Keri

    You are the coolest mommy ever! I love ALL the details of the party, so fun!

  • http://findingmykd.blogspot.com Bridget

    It looks like everyone had a wonderful time! And I love the green. What a great color…

  • janet

    I love that you just totally went for it and put your gifts into full swing! Jude looks like he had a total ball.

  • http://halfofvamh.blogspot.com Allison

    I absolutely loved going through these pictures — I felt like I was there! It’s a rarity out in blogland but this felt like such a genuine party. Not too over the top but still tons of details and most importantly, the kids were having a blast! High-5 to you! PERFECT.

    • jill goldman

      Rachel-
      what a lovely party, you are such a creative gal!

      • Rachel

        Thanks, Jill!

        xoxo,
        R

  • http://www.partyfrosting.com Kim

    So adorable! I love all the little details and the photo op station is fantastic!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

    • Rachel

      Thank you! It was such a fun party to throw!

  • http://bellezaeluce.com Danielle @ Belleza e Luce

    What a wonderful party! Both my son and daughter enjoyed looking at the photos as well. And your father’s painting … exquisite!

    • Rachel

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear it – it was such a fun party to plan. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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  • http://twitter.com/GingerUrchin beka {ginger*urchin}

    This is such an awesome and beautifully executed Peter Pan party! I absolutely love the details… the wooden cutlery, the favor bags, the pompom trim and the teepees… Will be using lots of these ideas for our P/P party this weekend :) Thanks for sharing and the inspiration :)

  • http://twitter.com/gingerurchin beka buckley

    This is such an awesome and beautifully executed Peter Pan party! I absolutely love the details… the wooden cutlery, the favor bags, the pompom trim and the teepees… Will be using lots of these ideas for our P/P party this weekend :) Thanks for sharing and the inspiration :)

  • http://explanationrequired.blogspot.com Katie

    I’m so glad to have found your post! We’re planning a Peter Pan party for my little girl’s 3rd birthday and everything you’ve done her is awesome!!

    • RachelShingleton

      Thank you!

  • http://explanationrequired.blogspot.com Katie

    I’m so glad to have found your post! We’re planning a Peter Pan party for my little girl’s 3rd birthday and everything you’ve done her is awesome!!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you!

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    What a fantastic party.. Really amazing.. Happy birthday peter pan..

  • http://www.magento-themes.jextn.com Magento Theme

    What a fantastic party.. Really amazing.. Happy birthday peter pan..

  • Vanessa Aldoradin

    I love all your ideas. I am from Peru , my son will be 3 years next August. We are watching all the amazing ideas you’ve got. Congrats!!!

  • Vanessa Aldoradin

    I love all your ideas. I am from Peru , my son will be 3 years next August. We are watching all the amazing ideas you’ve got. Congrats!!!

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  • Acwalker85

    I love this! Our boys will be 4 and 2 in May and we are planning a PP party. Love the backdrops for photos. We found an alligator ring toss game that I can add to my new list of ideas thanks to your awesome blog!

  • Acwalker85

    I love this! Our boys will be 4 and 2 in May and we are planning a PP party. Love the backdrops for photos. We found an alligator ring toss game that I can add to my new list of ideas thanks to your awesome blog!

  • KraftyKim

    this is just adorable!! I love the ideas you had for the different things. So many of them could be used with just about any party!! Nice job!!

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  • DianaP

    SO cute! Where did you find that font for “lost boys trail mix” and “catch of the day”??

  • http://www.imensosoftware.com/content-management-solutions/joomla-web-development.html David Kroj

    So Pretty! I got many ideas with these all picture, how we can celebrate to our children’s birthday, Good Job