Pig Theme Birthday Party
Abbi has been obsessed with micro pigs for a LONG time. Unfortunately Mr PSGC is allergic to cats, dogs and all other furry creatures.
Pigs are not furry (Abbi has helpfully pointed out), and thanks to those cutesy picture of pigs in teacups, she has long harboured a hope that we will relent and welcome a micro pig into the bosom of our family.
This is N E V E R going to happen.
We were already planning a party with old school party games (with pig themes), when I stumbled upon a local micro pig breeder who does school and home visits.
Despite leaving it to 4 days before the party, the breeder was incredibly accommodating, and managed to juggle things around to get two pigs Babe and Wilbur to us for the party.
I kept the VIP guests a secret from the girls, as it was so last minute, and I didn’t want them to build it up into a big deal, and then be disappointed.
I needn’t have worried. They were a HUGE success.
Meet the VIPs:
Time for the pigs red carpet makeover. Well bath. Olivia their human “entourage” from Kew Little Pigs, let Abbi help wash them.
Towel dry….and ready to meet their public.
Plenty of time for Abbi to play before the guests arrive. Our garden is enclosed, so we took them out of their harnesses for a while….but then spent ages chasing after them. The harnesses were put back on fairly quickly! Not long before Abbi realises you don’t take the pigs for a walk…they take you!
And then the party guests arrive. The girls are a little tentative at first.
But soon take it in turns to be taken for a walk by the pigs.
These little porkers weren’t cheap. I may have actually saved money booking Beyonce for the party. ….but they were (a present from Grandad, and) a brilliant unique addition to our pig themed party.
Olivia was great. She gave the girls some basic information about looking after pigs, and was very relaxed about letting the pigs be handled. Believe me those porkers don’t do anything they don’t want to. I managed to get nice pics of all of the girls, which we used for Abbis thank you cards.
The pigs were at the party for about an hour, and I would say the novelty definitely wore off. 45 mins would have been enough (always leave them wanting more etc).
Luckily we had plenty of other activities lined up.
Abbi loved the pigs, but added bonus, she is a bit more realistic about the work (and mess and smell) that they produce (pinterest doesn’t show you that!!).
Hurrah! She no longer asks us 12 times a day if we can have a micro pig.