As a born and bred Southern mama, there is nothing I love more than hosting a party! For my son’s second birthday, I was beyond thrilled when he requested a party centered around his favorite bedtime story, Peter Pan. I decided to create our own little backyard Neverland bash and it was truly magical. Come along and join us… second star on the right, and straight on til’ morning!
We greeted our tiny guests with plenty of dress up options! All of these items were found on Amazon, making for favors that were not only cute, but convenient!
Lost boys, pirates, fairies and Peter Pan himself all enjoyed a buffet of the birthday boy’s favorite things. Hook’s Pirates Booty, Peter Pan cake pops, Tiger Lily Tee Pee cookies and Tic Toc Crock Nuggets. A local baker created the sweets for us and, of course, Chik-Fil-A nuggets are always a hit with the littles. (Extra tip: Did you know you can freeze Chick-Fil-A party trays? Ask for instructions at pick up if you ever need pre-purchase for a party!)
All of our paper printables and invitations were designed by a darling Etsy shop, Studio Ringo, and they really tied together the details. After snacks we had a pirate treasure dig, and anything the kids found they got to keep! This sweet but simple party game was such a hit! Toddlers love to dig and enjoyed finding the simple “treasures” like beads and coins and trinkets that we buried for them. A quick trip to Lowe’s for Playground grade sand and a galvanized tub is all you need to get started!
Lastly, it wouldn’t be a birthday without cake! Our spectacular baker brought my vision to life by recreating the iconic silhouette image of Peter Pan and the Darling children as they fly over London’s Big Ben on their way to Neverland! This sweet petite cake was pure perfection and truly unforgettable!
After the candles were blown out and the cake was cut, we sent each of our guest home with a copy of our favorite bedtime story that inspired it all, A Little Golden Book: Peter Pan!
I can’t believe my sweet boy is now three and this precious party was over a year ago now. If only real life were like Neverland, and they would never grow up! Cheers!