We are big fans of the author Mo Willems at our house. Knuffle Bunny will always have a special place in my heart. We love the Pigeon books too. The latest Pigeon book in the series just came out: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! – It’s adorable. We had a little party over the weekend celebrating all things Pigeon.
I had so much fun putting together these fun party baskets. I have a thing for these little berry baskets. Once I added everything in, it sort of looked like the Pigeon in the bath tub. Which works great with the newest book. It was a happy accident.
Here’s a closer look at what’s inside each berry basket:
My favorite is the bubble gum pigeon. Using a clear tube, I filled it with blue and white gum balls from Sweet Works and added a simple pigeon face with circles and triangles. The turquoise glasses are actually Harry Potter glasses sprayed turquoise. Tiny rubber duckies to go with the bath theme. Rock candy suckers, white chocolate pretzels, blue sixlets, dirty pigeon temporary tattoos, chocolates, and a San Pellegrino Limanata with a stripey staw to finish it off. The kids were thrilled when they found these little baskets after the scavenger hunt. It was so fun to surprise them.
Did you know this is the 8th book in the series of Pigeon Books? …and that it’s been 10 years since the first book came out? Mo Willems is so talented. I love how such a simple concept can be so fun for both kids and adults. I love reading his books to my kids.
For the party food, we had hot dogs for dinner, because “hot dogs are a taste sensation”, you know. I also made this fun ducky punch that looks like a bubble bath. Isn’t it cute?! You can find the recipe for this ducky shower punch on Tidy Mom.
I attempted a “pigeon fruit plate” to go with the hotdogs and other sides. Kind of funny how it turned out #craftyfoodfail. I ended up just dumping it in a bowl for easy serving and calling it good. 😉
After dinner, the kids had a scavenger hunt to find the goodie baskets.
Nothing like a little puzzle right in the middle of a scavenger hunt to slow the kids down. 🙂
Once they found their treats, we set up a little photo booth for our pigeon party. These photo booth props made it so fun. Tiny party hats, blue glasses and a blue feather boa. Plus we made some funny speech bubbles with sayings from the books. You can download this Pigeon party printable here (if you’d like). Just cut them out and tape a wooden skewer onto the back.
We had a lot of photo booth fun!
It was such a great night for everyone.
You’ll have to check out the new book: The Pigeon Needs A Bath, and if you’re new to all the Pigeon books, you can learn more about all things pigeon on the official site: Pigeon Presents, and follow Mo Willems and the Pigeon on Twitter.
Okay, now it’s your turn. What’s your favorite Mo Willems book?
*This post is sponsored by Disney Hyperion, all ideas and opinions shared are mine all mine.