Sunday, February 20, 2011

Piggie and Gerald Birthday

So if you don't know who Piggie and Gerald are then you must not have an elementary age kid in your house (and if you do and don't know who they are you need to go to the library!!) The Piggie and Elephant Books by Mo Willems are my son's absolute favorite. He has read every book about 30 times each. I hear him in his room at night giggling and I know he is reading about Gerald and Piggie's shenanigans.

So when I am faced with a theme for my 7 year olds' birthday party my first thought was Piggie and Gerald. So I will continue to add to this post as I create more and more for his party in 2 weeks, right now I finished a couple applique tee shirts with his favorite characters. I just did a simple applique- using felt so it won't fray and I didn't have to zig-zag stich making the outline intrusive to the desgin.

Elephant & Piggie T-Shirts

Boy wearing Piggie and Gerald T-shirt

I also designed a comic book style invitation for the party.

Gerald and Piggie Birthday InvitationsPiggie and Gerald Birthday Party Invitations

More to come!!


  1. I was doing a Google search for Gerald and Piggie shirts when I found your blog. I have to say, I think your ideas for this party are genius. We LOVE Gerald & Piggie at our house, & I would have loved to do a G&P party for my 5 year old, but I am not nearly as creative as you! So we stuck with dinosaurs. :) Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE the stuff you made. :)

  2. I am actually planning a Gerald & Piggie themed birthday party for my 3 year old who LOVES them. Can you send me the files for the invitation? I would love to adapt them for her but have no idea how I would do it from scratch. THANK YOU!!!

  3. Heh. I had a similar idea, though a standard fold-out.

    Front page: I am invited to a party.
    Inner left: Party! Party!
    Inner right: details of the invitation
    Back page: We must be ready!


  4. Hi -- I love your invite and other Gerald and Piggie party ideas :) Would you be willing to share your invite with me as well? Thank you! I could share my email with you.
    Thanks, Becca

  5. I am throwing a Piggie and Gerald party for my daughter. I love your invitation. Would you be willing to share it? it is amazing. I can make my own, but I think yours is so cool!

  6. I love your party ideas!! I'm doing a G&P party for my soon to be 5 year old and am technologically challenged. Any chance you're willing to share your invitation template? You should consider selling it on Etsy. It's awesome!!

  7. Clearly you've had others request the file to your adorable elephant and piggie birthday invitation. Might you share it with me as well? My soon-to-be-five-year-old would find such joy in this invite to her E&P party! :)

  8. How much do you charge for your invitation? I would love to buy it from you.

  9. Hi! Any chance you still have the download for the Piggie and Gerald Party invitations? I would love to use this for my son's birthday.

    Thank you!!

  10. Can I use this invitation? Would so appreciate the download if you've been willing to share.