Let’s Party with Shaun the Sheep

Hi! I’m Cindy, and being a mom of 3 means I get to indulge in one of my favourite pastimes – planning awesome themed parties! The benefit of having two girls (Kyla 6 and Riya 5) and a boy (Knox 3), is that we get to party plan across a wide range of themes. Every month, Let’s party with Cindy will give you great ideas (and occasionally free downloads) on everything from decor and food to costumes and party packs on a different theme. We are kicking off with Let’s Party with Shaun The Sheep!

Why the Shaun the Sheep theme?

Is there one thing that your child watches repeatedly?  Of course there is!  For us that was Shaun the Sheep, which thankfully is rather funny whether you’re an adult or a child.  As Knox and I share a birthday, this was a sweet little theme to accommodate both adults and kids, because, let’s face it, EVERYONE loves Shaun The Sheep

The Decor

Because Shaun the Sheep is all about getting up to mischief on his farm, we knew we had to find a venue that would take care of a lot of the decor requirements by actually being a farm. We managed to find this in Village & Millstone Cafe at Oude Molen Village in Cape Town. A very sweet, albeit slightly “rustic”, little farm with chickens running around, horses to ride if you’re feeling daring and lots of play equipment for the kids to play on.

Shaun the Sheep Chicken

Having watched every single episode of Shaun The Sheep around 30 times, I knew the only decor that I’d be making was the streamers that the Farmer used for his own birthday celebration on the show.  We strung them around the venue wherever it seemed appropriate.

Shaun the Sheep Decor

Shaun the Sheep Venue

The Cake

Our birthday tradition is to make the cake ourselves and so we spent the night before the party staring at pictures of Shaun’s face, getting covered in black icing and eventually pulling it off with a Shaun shaped cake.

Shaun the Sheep Cake

The Food

The venue only allowed us to bring in the cake and party packs, but that was OK because they offered pizzas, salads and quiches that everyone loved.

The Food

The Party packs / Take Homes

For this party we focused all our energy on the party packs.  We wanted to make them part of the decor, while keeping them very on theme.

Shaun party packs

Inside we put a juice, packet of chips and a packet of sheep poop.  That’s right, you read that correctly!  We packaged little packs of chocolate covered raisins and peanuts (and plain raisins for the kids who weren’t allowed the chocolate) in little bags to include in the party packs.

Sheep Poop

Then we used plain white bags that we bought in bulk at Merrypak for the body of Shaun, then printed and cut out the face, arms and legs, lastly gluing them all onto the packet with a couple of googly eyes.  The effect was really great!  They looked great on the table and the kids loved them!

Shaun the sheep closeup

You can download the FREE Shaun the Sheep printable here if you’d like to repeat this for your party at home.

Free Shaun the Sheep Downloadable

And that’s a wrap!

Have you ever had a party with this theme? What did you do differently?

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Do you have a party theme in mind and you just can’t think of how to bring it all together? Drop us a mail on editor@tums2totsonline.co.za with the subject line “Let’s Party with Cindy” and maybe we can help you out!

*You can learn more about Cindy here.

Cindy Alfino

Cindy Alfino

Cindy is a happily married mom of 3 little humans, Kyla (6), Riya-Ray (5) & Knox (3). She has her own business, and is the always-funny voice behind Best Parenting Blog of 2015, 3 Kids, 2 Dogs and 1 Old House! Being a mom of 3 means she gets to indulge in one of her favourite pastimes - planning awesome themed parties. Every month Cindy's column Let's Party with Cindy will share ideas (and occasionally free downloads) on everything from decor and food to costumes and party packs on a different theme.


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