Before there was “Baby Shark,” there was Peppa Pig. She’s taken over Dallas-Fort Worth—especially with the addition of Peppa Pig World of Play at Grapevine Mills. So when Frisco mom Charmaine Thompson asked her daughter Aasha what theme she wanted for her third birthday party, Peppa was a no-brainer. Thompson started the planning herself, but after realizing she was overwhelmed, she called in party planner Jessica Fresch of Fresch & Fancy. Fresch spent more than 50 hours putting together inspiration boards and meeting with Thompson to create the perfect day for Aasha.
Guests were greeted outside Thompson’s home by a giant “3” made of pink and white balloons while cutouts of Peppa’s friends were planted in the bushes. Inside the house, there were balloon masterpieces everywhere, including life-size balloon renditions of Peppa and George and a rainbow-and-clouds arrangement on the banister. (It stayed up for a while after the party, Thompson admits.)
For the dining room, Fresch spray-painted IKEA stools white, topped them with cardstock Peppas and attached tutus under the seats. Plates shaped likes suns and daisies rested on artificial grass placemats.
Right on theme, there were endless finger-licking food options, from Muddy Puddles Pudding (chocolate pudding in a jar with crumbled Oreos) to George’s Dinosaur Sandwiches (turkey sandwiches cut into dinosaur shapes). Parents weren’t forgotten thanks to Peppamint Mochas and cupcakes infused with Crown, Cîroc and Patrón.
When it was time for sweets, the 50 guests indulged in Rice Krispies treats dipped in candy melts, macarons made into Peppa’s face, an assortment of Peppa-themed cookies, and a two-tiered vanilla cake topped with a princess Peppa.
The three-hour party was full of Mummy Pig-approved activities, including a face painter and a Peppa piñata, and Peppa and George even showed up to entertain for an hour and a half. At the end of the extravaganza, kiddos took home personalized piggy banks along with a custom coloring book page with the words “I was at Aasha’s 3rd Birthday!”
It’s A Party Today
We the Birds Macarons
The Dough Bar
Mobile Drink Bar
Images courtesy of Grey Photography.