Eliza’s Peter Rabbit Birthday

DSC_0372 Eliza turns two years old today!
DSC_0374She likes having her picture taken by phones so she can see herself. This is probably a generational thing. Since I was using the big camera instead, she preferred to hide under my desk.  DSC_0369To celebrate, we had a Peter Rabbit birthday party.  We love these classic stories, and in our family it makes sense to have a book-themed party!  When I was a baby, my nursery was decorated in Beatrix Potter theme, and our kids’ nursery is likewise adorned, so we have lots of Peter Rabbit accessories to decorate with!
IMG_2236The table was set with Peter Rabbit plates, bowls, and mugs for the children, and china in complementary colors for the adults.  DSC_0371My mom did sweet little flower arrangements in the Peter Rabbit tea pot and creamers.DSC_0401My parents were visiting for a few days to help celebrate–as an interesting aside, their last name is a variant of “wild rabbit” in German and Dutch. Josh’s parents also attended the family party.
We had carrot soup, rolls, and steak lovers salad for the meal, which seemed appropriately rabbit-like. However, as the children pointed out, rabbits don’t eat steak. That’s ok, it leaves more for the rest of us.
sampler 002I based the cake design on this piece of embroidery I made for Hannah when she was a baby. I had intentions of making one for each baby. Unfortunately that did not come to pass.IMG_2235Maybe Eliza’s cake makes up for it. I worked with a really helpful Etsy seller to convert Beatrix Potter images (public domain) to edible wafer paper, and affixed them to the fondant, then piped scrolls and text.DSC_0376At two, Eliza loves her babydoll Barbara, wearing hats, and reading books. Her favorite color appears to be yellow, and she likes to pick out her own outfits. She is a joyful girl and makes us laugh every day.DSC_0396 Me and the sisters. DSC_0415Two years old!  Hooray!

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6 thoughts on “Eliza’s Peter Rabbit Birthday

  1. Happy birthday Eliza! Two already! What a beautiful, tasteful party. You can’t go wrong with Beatrix Potter! I am very impressed with your cake. I remember you posting that birth sampler for Hannah on your blog when you made it. I can’t believe how grown up she looks now!

    I am planning a Peter Rabbit birthday for Alexander’s first birthday on May 12th. His nursery is Beatrix Potter themed and like you we love the stories. I’ve even been lucky enough to visit Beatrix Potter’s house in the Lake District.

    Alex’s cake will be much less impressive than Eliza’s as I have rather cheated and bought a little Peter Rabbit ornament to go on it, which will then decorate his nursery afterwards. I can’t believe he is going to be one. I’m in denial 🙂

  2. Yay! I love everything about it!!! I also found it funny because I’m about to post about Laura’s Peter Rabbit birthday! Ha ha! I love how you made the cake! It’s perfect! And I love the Peter Rabbit china — my sisters and I had some growing up but I didn’t inherit any and they are very hard to find secondhand. I certainly will keep my eyes out though…. Happy Birthday Eliza!
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