29 May

Plush Penguin Party Theme

penguin party theme

What’s black and white and ridiculously cute all over? Well, this adorable Cow Penguin Plush and Penguin Pillow for starters! These cute little creatures from MyDearDarling are charming enough to inspire an entire baby shower or kids birthday party theme all by themselves, don’t you think? (Yes, that IS a penguin disguised as a cow!)

The classic b/w color palette looks great with bright orange accents alone – or you can add another fun color like pink or aqua to tailor the party more specifically for a boy or girl. Here are a few ideas that incorporate both pink & orange accents…

penguin party theme

Pictured above: 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental ($12.21 at Amazon); Just Dots Black Dinner Plates, Black Dessert Plates, and Pink Beverage Napkins ($4.50 – $5 at Gallery 19); Sparkling Black Raspberry and Mandarin Izze Esque; Sunkissed Orange Plastic Utensils, and organic cotton Penguin Onesie ($30).

Pictured below: Penguin Treats!

penguin party theme

Above, left: Cute penguin-themed cookies & cupcakes from momskitchen (via flickr). Above, right: Create a penguin-inspired candy buffet featuring black & white candies like Penguin Gummies and Spotted Salt Water Taffy, along with a few splashes of your accent color(s)!

Extend the theme to your appetizer/buffet table as well with these ingenious Olive Penguins from Once Upon a Plate!

penguin party theme

Last but not least, these Penguin Greeting Cards ($12/set of 6) are a cute option for coordinating thank you notes – or bundle them into smaller sets of 3, tie with a cute ribbon, and give them to guests as as party favors!

penguin party theme


More Ideas:

Igloo Cake with Marzipan Penguins from Martha Stewart

• Use this Penguin Ice Box Buddy to make your own penguin ice sculpture or penguin-shaped gelatin mold.

Paper lanterns make any party more festive! (Right, Amy?) Decorate with big black & white lanterns + smaller lanterns in your accent color. (I’m also thinking there’s got to be some way to make your own penguin using round paper lanterns as a base!)


If you have more product suggestions or ideas for building on this theme, please share them in the comments!

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Stephanie @CoutureParties SAYS:

OMG! love the costume penguins! ETSY designers are my favorite…how cute would this be as an aquarium or sea world theme party!? cute!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 6:27 am

MixMingleGlow SAYS:

oh for goodness sakes! too cute! such a “cool” idea for the heat of summer! Love it! :)

Reply May 29, 2009 at 7:52 am

Jess @ Celebrate It! SAYS:

oh my GOD… I’m dying! this is probably the cutest thing ive EVER seen.

Reply May 29, 2009 at 8:11 am

rachel SAYS:

oh my gosh, i can hardly handle this!! penguins have been my favorite animal since i was in jr high…i never thought about how cute it could really be in a theme….it totally is not cheesy! darling!!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 8:21 am

Down Pillow SAYS:

Such a cute theme! I just love the stuffed penguins & that onesie is adorable :)

Reply May 29, 2009 at 10:11 am

Vanessa S SAYS:

I absolutely loved this theme its supper adorable!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 10:30 am

Juliet Grossman SAYS:

Okay, how cute are all of those penguins. I am in cuteness overload right now. The onesie is the best. I linked to this post on my blog about thank you notes recommending the penguin notes for either a child’s party or baby gifts. Too cute! My blog entry w/link to you is here: http://thankfullysimple.blogspot.com/2009/05/steal-this-penguin-thank-you-notes.html

Reply May 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm

My Dear Darling SAYS:

Thank you so much for featuring my penguins, Jennifer! All the items you chose are SUPER cute, I think I”ll be going on a shopping spree. :P Maybe even have that penguin themed party as you suggested… a wonderful excuse to get those penguin cookies and olive penguins.

Thank you again! :D

Reply May 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Reilly SAYS:

i bought my 2 year old neice 365 Pengiuns. It is such a funny and quirky kid’s book!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 3:32 pm


I love the plush dolls! They are so adorable. My daughter would love this for her party next month!! Thanks for the idea!

Reply May 29, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Kim - The TomKat Studio SAYS:

Super cute! Great finds!

Reply May 30, 2009 at 12:22 am

Linda Kerschner SAYS:

I can’t wait to try making the olive penguins. From my grown-up daughter to my eight-year-old nephew, all the kids in my family eat black olives like candy, so I know they will love these adorable critters. Thanks!

Reply May 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm

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