Although Peppa Pig has been in existence for more than 10 years. I feel it’s only been gaining large traction here in the USA lately. With the large amount of viewers that watch Peppa Pig on Nick Jr, and moms and dads that want to keep their kids happy, it’s only natural that Peppa Pig birthday parties are now a thing in the states and will continue to be a thing for years to come. I am one of those dads and my sweet daughter E is turning 3 at the end of May so this makes it my personal journey (and journal) on how to have a Peppa Pig Birthday Party. I invite you to share with me your perspective on Peppa Pig birthday party planning.
This blog post will be about venue selection. For our Peppa Pig theme birthday party, we need to take a step back and absorb the Peppa Pig World and all that it entails. It’s not just a cartoon you know. There actually is a Peppa Pig World, it is part of Paultons Family Theme Park located on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire. Think of it as a Six Flags Over Texas for Peppa and family.
Peppa Pig World is a great place to start our journey into venue selection. How does Peppa Pig World have anything to do with venue selection do you ask? I say take little bits and pieces of Peppa Pig World and incorporate them into your very own Peppa Pig Themed birthday party for your youngster. I think incorporating 3 or 4 ideas from what we find below will give you enough ideas for your little one’s party.
These are the sections of the park and corresponding ideas for venues based on the section (Disclaimer: this is not the complete list, only a list whereby I had venue ideas)
Miss Rabbit’s Ice Cream Parlor:
* Rent out a small ice cream parlor and rename it Miss Rabbit’s Ice Cream Parlor.
* Make ice cream cone sleeves that shows Miss Rabbit’s Ice Cream Parlor logo.
* Ice cream based party!
Daddy Pig’s Car Ride:
* If your little one is into cars, this may be the clear winner! Get access to a good-sized parking lot and set up some traffic cones. Tell the other parents to bring their children’s ride-in cars and they can race around the world you create to their hearts’ content. You could set up different stopping stations for food, beverages, and games (but more on those later)
Grandpa Pig’s Little Train:
* I rode on a train (one of those small ones, not a “real” train) down in Austin, Texas, at a park. If I could find one up here in the Dallas area, then the park could possibly be a party venue where the main attraction would be the train ride. E was just 9 months at the time she rode this train, she started squirming about halfway through, but no doubt in my mind she would have a blast riding on a train now.
Peppa Pig’s Balloon Ride
* Balloon’s made me think of balls. One of E’s favorite places to go is Jump Street, they host countless amounts of birthday parties there and the parents can decorate the party rooms to match the Peppa Pig birthday theme. Jump Street is good for toddlers and bigger kids (all the way to adults actually) as they have different bouncing/jumping activities for all ages. Trampolines, bounce houses, basketball slam dunk, and even a mechanical bull.
Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight
* In my 30+ years on this earth, I have NEVER once set foot in a Chuck E Cheese’s I’m not bragging, but just stating a fact. Thinking about Miss Rabbi’s Helicopter flight, I don’t see a smaller version of that anywhere else except at a Chuck E Cheese’s or perhaps Gatti Town. I’ve been to Gatti Town and think it may cater better to kids around 6 or older. Are you a Chuck E Cheese Fan? Would you consider doing a birthday party there? Pros? Cons? I’d love to hear about it.
Candy Cat’s Games Kiosk
* Kind of similar thoughts as Miss Rabbit’s Helicopter Flight, and I think would be better suited for young middle schoolers and older. My daddy brain is not yet there with E only turning 3. She’s not into games yet, but more of soaking each environment for what it is.
George’s Spaceship Play Zone
* Another thought for a venue would be your own house. There’s a countless number of ways you can turn your house into a version of Peppa Pig’s World. In my version, I rent a space-ship themed bounce house and keep it in the back yard, and call it George’s Spaceship Play Zone. Best part about this? Your kids will be napping on the drive home.
Madame Gazelle’s School House
* Do kids still celebrate their birthdays at school? Sorry, again, my daughter is not yet of that age, and frankly, I just don’t know if this is still a common thing these days. When I was younger (elementary school age), my mom would come with boxes of Twinkies for everyone to celebrate my birthday. It was the only time of the year, I would be semi-embarrassed but yet feel special.
* If you are bringing birthday festivities to your little one’s school, you could dress it up like Madame Gazelle’s School House. Warning, this may leave some non-peppa-fan kids thoroughly confused.
* If you don’t know what Windy Castle is, check out Episode 28 of Season 1 title “Windy Castle”. Doing a Windy Castle venue would mean an indoor and outdoor venue where there are hills, a place the kids can call a castle, and even a telescope where the kids can look to see Grandpa and Grandma Pig’s House. Also there would need to be wind. Get those fans ready. I think it’s doable to do at home.
* If your children are hard-code Peppa Pig fans, then the term “Muddy Puddles” is commonplace. If you’re a parent who likes getting dirty, this could also be the venue for you. Check out a local park that get pretty darn muddy after a rain storm. If rain is not something readily available. Hose it down to create your own mud? Word of caution, I suggest doing the muddy puddles after eating.
And lastly what my wife and I decided. Renting out a local petting zoo called Grisham Farms in McKinney, TX where there’s a playground and picnic area. The staff will be introducing us to farm animals, and yes, they will have the real Peppa Pig Family there for every kid and adult to pet. The venue allows us to decorate, though the place is already naturally decorated. We plan on going pretty minimal in terms of additional decoration (you’ll know more in a future blog post).
We’ve got a lot more ground to cover very soon such as:
peppa pig birthday party invitations
peppa pig birthday cakes
peppa pig goodie bags
peppa pig games and activities
peppa pig decorations
peppa pig food