Piggie & Gerald

{ Marguerite's 4th Birthday Party }

My two daughters are big fans of Elephant and Piggie, the hilarious characters from Mo Willems' books. In one of his stories, 'I Am Invited To A Party!' Gerald and Piggie are so excited about their invitation, Gerald starts to give advice to Piggie on party attire. Spoiler alert!: The party ends up being a fancy costume pool party and thanks to Gerald the two friends get the dress code right. I thought it would be fun to recreate this for my daughters and their little friends, so I sent a copy of the book to each guest with the party invitation and asked them to come prepared ;-) It was the perfect occasion for them to wear their favorite costume, and I must say they didn't disappoint us! We had Elsa from Frozen, Belle, Sleeping Beauty, an astronaut, a movie star, a policeman, a firefighter, Merlin...

I created a 'sweet' table to reflect a bit of the craziness and chaos of the book; silly and festive! When I asked Marguerite what food she wanted to serve, she promptly and fittingly answered, "Pigs in a Blanket!" :-)

And of course there was a photo booth where all the props were edible. It was a huge hit!

For the cake we had our two favorite characters wearing their party costumes from the book, and of course we asked for a funfetti cake! PARTY! PARTY! PARTY!

For entertainment the children took instant photos of themselves, and we colored some pages from Elephant and Piggie books. We also hosted a Genie who made the children laugh and giggle.

The take-home favors were a delicious "Elephant and Piggie" jelly bean mix which was a great complement to the adorable book we sent to each child before the party.

Styling and Party Concept: Clafoutis

x Anne

Apr 21, 2021

I was looking for some Elephant and piggie birthday party ideas and I came across your blog. I really loved the piggie n Gerald in costume back drop picture. I would like to know how i would be able to get the same one. My daughter has been wanting the piggie n gerald themed party for her 4th birthday next month n thought it would be apt. Please let me know as to how the picture can be printed or ordered. Thanks so much. I would really appreciate your response.

Akshaya Vaddadi
May 23, 2016

Great ideas! Where did you get the candies for the candy mix? Thank you!


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