Penguin Themed 2nd Birthday Party

Posted on January 6th, 2013 by Kara
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How fun is this PENGUIN THEMED 2ND BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Holly Lasha of Mimi’s Dollhouse! So adorable with so many ideas! Such a cute winter party.

Party Styling, Printable Decorations and Theme: Mimi’s Dollhouse

Photography: Rachel K Photography
Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details

Cupcakes: The Cupcakery

Penguin Cake Pops: Candy’s Cake Pops
Fudge: Jewel of the Lion
Sugar Cookies: Sunshine Bakes
Macarons: Le Bonbon

Gourmet Popcorn: Popped
Custom Penguin shirt: *golden*

Wooden Letters: Wooden Letters

Chevron Pants: The Trendy Baby

Penguin Hair Clips: So Cuties Boutique

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Ribbon

Cupcake Liners

Polka Dot Nut Cups

Lollipop Sticks

Gumballs

Milk Bottles

Apothecary Jars

      

Holly said this about planning the party- ”Theme: Emma, the birthday girl, LOVES penguins or “pem-gins” as she calls them. She carries stuffed versions of her favorite animal all around the house. Whenever she sees a penguin on television or at the zoo, she gets so excited. When she started walking, she even waddled like a little penguin as she totted along. I was clear to me very early on that her second birthday party HAD to be penguin themed.

When I set out to design the party, I really wanted to capture the playful feel of the penguins, but with little girly touches. And what says girly better than huge bows? Using fun black and white patterns, big bows and aqua,hot pink and yellow accents, I designed my Penguin Party Package and styled the party to match my little penguin’s personality.

Decorations: When I set out to style this party, I started with my Penguin Party Printables and sought to keep everything fun and bright. For the dessert table, I used black and white patterned fabric and cupcake wrappers to accent each of the “penguin” treats.

The table backdrop was made using black foam board. I cut out the penguin in silhouette as well as the penguin details from white, aqua,pink and yellow cardstock and created penguins to hold the birthday banner in their beaks and hands.

I used chalkboards and chalk markers to create signs for the party and used several of Emma’s stuffed penguins. I even found adorable pink and aqua bag clips in the dollar aisle at Target to accent the penguins and the table decorations.

For Emma’s name on the table, I got unfinished wooden letters from Wooden Letters and painted them black. I then used the patterned paper from the printables set to cover the front of the letters in the party patterns.

For the Hot Cocoa and Coffee Bar, I made a backdrop using fabric and tulle in the party colors. This helped break the kitchen area up and also really accented the bar and all the coffee extras.

Drinks: To drink, we made hot cocoa and coffee for the coffee bar. The hot cocoa mix is one of my favorite (and super easy) recipes that I share on my blog. For the add-ins, we had marshmallows, cinnamon, sugar, creamer, peppermint syrup, pumpkin syrup and chocolate stir spoons.

The kiddos enjoyed regular and chocolate milk (keeping with the party colors) in glass jars with cute striped straws and ribbon and party circles wrapped around them. The chocolate milk was a big hit!

Desserts: We had chocolate cupcakes with pink buttercream frosting, vanilla cupcakes with bright aqua and pink coconut frosting,and chocolate cupcakes with cookies and cream frosting all made by The Cupcakery. These delicious cupcakes were made even sweeter with the addition of penguin and snowflake 3-D and flat fondant cupcake toppers made by Brittany at Edible Details. I could not be more impressed with how fantastic her toppers looked and how well they matched the party.

We had penguin cake pops made by Candy’s Cake Pops. They were cookies and cream flavored and were as moist and yummy as they were adorable. Beth at Sunshine Bakes made us some amazing penguin, snowflake, and monogram sugar cookies.

We had yummy pink raspberry and blue almond coconut macarons from Le Bonbon and some fantastic coke float and peppermint flavored fudge from Jewel of the Lion. I used black and aqua striped straws and ribbon to accent the macarons and fudge and also make them easy to pick up and eat!

Everyone snacked on plenty of penguin foods like fish shaped tuna and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and goldfish crackers, veggies, fruit and cheese.

Favors: Each little one who came to help celebrate Emma’s party got an adorable Penguin hair clip made by So Cuties Boutique attached to some S’mores Flavored gourmet popcorn for mom and dad from Popped. The favor tags said “Thanks for POPPING by my Penguin Party”!

Fashion: For Emma’s birthday outfit, I had the cutest custom shirt made for her by the super talented Rachel from *golden*. She completely blew me away with the details on the shirt…it was perfect!! I also had matching black and white chevron pants made for her by The Trendy Baby. She wore one of the little penguin clip in her hair that were part of the favors.”

Party Styling, Printable Decorations and Theme: Mimi’s Dollhouse

Photography: Rachel K Photography
Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Edible Details

Cupcakes: The Cupcakery

Penguin Cake Pops: Candy’s Cake Pops
Fudge: Jewel of the Lion
Sugar Cookies: Sunshine Bakes
Macarons: Le Bonbon

Gourmet Popcorn: Popped
Custom Penguin shirt: *golden*

Wooden Letters: Wooden Letters

Chevron Pants: The Trendy Baby

Penguin Hair Clips: So Cuties Boutique

Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Striped Paper Straws

Ribbon

Cupcake Liners

Polka Dot Nut Cups

Lollipop Sticks

Gumballs

Milk Bottles

Apothecary Jars

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  1. Jafra

    Hi there I absoutly love your penguin idea would you be willing to share where you got the printables from? My daughter will be 1 this winter and this is perfect. I am looking forward to hearing from you

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