Olivia the Pig Birthday Party – Decor and Activities

Yesterday I shared photo and details from the dessert bar for the Olivia the Pig birthday party I recently planned.  Today we’ll go over the other decor and activities during the party.

Setting the scene for the Olivia the Pig “Princess” Birthday Party was so much fun!  Red and white decor with prints in stripes and polka-dots were the main focus.  The pops of red throughout the living and dining rooms really made the space feel so festive!  In the living room, we set up tables and chairs for the girls and covered them with red and white polka dotted wrapping paper (yes, wrapping paper again!).  All of the chairs received a large tulle bow – a little touch of “princess” for the decor!  The dessert bar was also set up in the living room so guests would see it as soon as they walked in the door – it really created a focal point for the room.  We also lined up the girls’ goody bags (red Chinese takeout boxes with polka-dotted tissue paper) on the fireplace mantel with a tiered Happy Birthday banner hanging below.  I designed several Olivia “Rules” signs to showcase around the room – my favorite was “For some reason, headbands make you feel faster.”  Love it!  The dining room continued the theme of red, white, stripes and polka-dots with more rules signs.

When the girls arrived we had them color Olivia coloring pages from Nick, Jr (there are lots of great activities and printables available on this site!).  When everyone arrived, the girls played an Olivia musical stars game, also from Nick, Jr (similar to musical chairs).  The girls received their pig ear headbands and noses (made from pink scrapbook paper!) just before eating and were quite tickled about them!  After snacks, each girl made her own beaded necklace and then it was time for the main event of the afternoon…

Early on, Braelyn’s mom and I had decided that creating a “costume room” for the girls would be the highlight of the party – and we really couldn’t have been more correct!  Each girl received a pair of fairy wings, tulle tutu, wand, crown, ring and purse.  This was definitely the “princess” aspect of the party and the girls were SO excited to pick out their princess accessories and get their photos taken!  There were even squeals of delight as they lined up to enter the much awaited costume room!  I think the fact that we waited to do this part until the end really added to their suspense and excitement to finally go in!

This was such a fun party to plan and I really thank Braelyn and her mom for letting me be part of their day!

Red Chinese Takeout Boxes, Fairy Wings, Wands, Tiaras – Dollar Store
Red & White Polka Dot Wrapping Paper and Red & White Polka Dot Buckets – Hobby Lobby
Tutus – Handmade by This Nest is Best using a no-sew tutorial
Pig Ears and Pig Noses – Handmade by This Nest is Best
Printables – Designed by This Nest is Best (please email for more information at thisnestisbest@gmail.com)

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53 Responses to Olivia the Pig Birthday Party – Decor and Activities

  1. HK says:

    I SO want a pig nose now! :)

  2. Maria Powell says:

    Super job on everything Rebecca! The decorations were so great it felt like we were at Olivias house! The treats were all incredibly yummy. And the girls seemed to enjoy all the activities, especially the dressup! How cool was that….to get to take their Olivia outfits home. I would encourage anyone to have one.

  3. simplyblythe says:

    noticed you via YHL…this is super cute!

  4. I absolutely LOVE the party idea! My little girl loves Olivia and I was just sitting here trying to figure out what to do for her 3rd birthday party. I think I may have found my answer. :-)

  5. Sara says:

    Love the party! I would like to copy some of your ideas. Can you tell me where I can purchase the picture frames and the rules that went inside of them. Thanks so much!

    • Sara,
      The picture frames are the Tolsby from Ikea and I made the rules signs – if you are interested in using them, please send me an email. Thanks!

      • Monique Rudd says:

        Could I please use th rules. My daughter’s birthday is June 30th. I loved your decor! Email-msmathis1c@juno.com

      • Brenda Sizemore says:

        Hi! I am helping my daughter prepare for my granddaughters 3rd birthday and we are doing the Olivia the pig theme. Just love what you did at your party. Is there a kit somewhere for the Rules of Life cards you did? Love her rules, so CUTE!!
        Thank you in advance for your help!!!

      • I’ve sent you an email Brenda!

      • Brenda says:

        Hi there! Love all of the ideas! I would also love to use the rules signs – I got the picture frames from Ikea – just need the printables if possible!!

  6. Kristi says:

    Such a cute party, saw you on Pinterest. I am helping a friend plan her daughter’s 4th birthday which is an Olivia theme. Can I ask where you got the fairy wings and tutus from? Thanks!

  7. This is such a great theme for a party and so cute can u tell me where you got the rules that you have inside the picture frames and the necklace kit Thanks so much!

  8. who made the olivia name labels for the red boxes, must find as doing the same thing many thanks..kirsti

  9. Danielle says:

    I am in the process of planning my daughters 3rd birthday party which is an Olivia theme party. I am looking for ideas for the favors. Loved the red Chinese boxes where did you find them at? Also what did you fill them with it? Anything related to Olivia. Thanks so much Danielle

    • The red Chinese boxes were from the dollar store, but I’ve also seen them at Michael’s! They were empty so the girls could put all of their new princess jewelry inside! Good luck with your party!

  10. Marcie says:

    Adorable!!! Everything was so cute. Where did you find the red w/ white polka dot table cloths and cups?

  11. Katherine says:

    I am planning an Olivia the pig party and would love to use the precious rules signs you made if possible. Love all the other decor you did for party looks great!

  12. I love the pig ear headband idea. What material did you use to make the ears? I am throwing a 3rd birthday with boys coming too. Any ideas on what they could dress up as?

    • Teresa, the pig ear headbands were made from pink scrapbook paper hot glued onto a headband!

      Perhaps boys could dress as Olivia’s little brother Ian – they can still get ears and a nose that way!

  13. Misha Dockins says:

    I would love to use the Rules also for my daughters 4th birthday coming up!!

  14. Mari says:

    Love all your ideas :) I’m having a party for my daughter on 9/23. I’d love to use the rules sign & princess kit!

  15. Ashley says:

    I would love to use the rule cards as well for my little girls party in January!!! =)

  16. Tatiana says:

    Hi! I am planning my daughter’s first birthday and we are doing the Olivia the pig theme. Just love what you did at your party. Is there a kit somewhere for the Rules of Life cards you did and the labels? Love her rules, so CUTE!!
    Thank you for the inspiration.

  17. sav says:

    Hi, I absolutely love this Olivia party! My daughters birthday is next month and we’re doing the Olivia theme also. How did you do the necklace kits and the rule of life cards? I love that! TIA :)

  18. Barbara says:

    Love all the Olivia Party you did…Amazing! I’m doing the Olivia theme for my daughter’s 5th Birthday…could you please send me the templates of the rules. Thanks so much!

  19. Shun mcferren says:

    Hello, I need to know how you got the rules and if u can make me some headbands.. Please email me at shunterance@gmail.com

  20. Janet says:

    Absolutely adorable, thank you for sharing! Found the party via Pinterest and will be using some of your ideas (hope you don’t mind, smile).

  21. Kim Zoet says:

    I have been searching EVERYWHERE for printables or DIY directions for making Rules of Life pictures/cards, etc. Could you help????? Thank you – Kim, mom of Olivia

  22. Lauren says:

    Hi! I love all your ideas with this party. Could you tell me how you made your Birthday Sign and necklace kit?

  23. Amanda says:

    Hi Lauren,
    I was wondering if you are still willing to provide the ‘rules’ signs you created. I’m planning an “Olivia” party for my daughter, Olivia (!) at the end of October, and would have so much pleasure in displaying your rules.

  24. Sadie says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    Love your party ideas! So many things I never would’ve thought of. I’m wondering if you’re still willing to share your rules of life signs? I’m having an Olivia party for my daughter Olivia’s 3rd birthday & can’t wait to use some of your ideas. The rules of life signs are the best! :-) Thank you!

  25. Hilary says:

    I second all of the sentiments above. What a party!
    So, I too would like the rules/labels on the lemonade jars. On that note, where did you purchase the lemonade jars?
    Thanks again!

  26. Haley Haas says:

    I love this idea! My almost four year old loves Olivia so I am “borrowing” some of your ideas! Any chance you can share anything? (The rules in particular?)

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