Adorable PB&J party and a peanut butter and jelly cake!

Do you have a pb&j loving baby?  Throw a peanut butter & Jelly Party! Celebrating your little one’s favorite things is the best way to plan a birthday party!  This is a fun and unique theme for a birthday party.  Embrace all things peanut butter with cute pb&j decor and delicious  peanut butter food!

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Sticky Fingers and Crusts Galore, Our little peanut is turning FOUR!  The theme for my sweet little Emma’s party was inspired by her LOVE of pb&j.  This was seriously one of my favorite parties to plan (and yes…I realize I basically say this about EVERY party!!)  

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My Emma is a little spitfire who loves cute and silly things, so going overboard on the pb&j was perfect for her.  Everything was peanut butter and jelly inspired from the food to the games.

Related: PB&J Party Games

Peanut Butter and Jelly Decorations

For the decor, I used lots of pink and purple (for her favorite jelly flavors, strawberry and grape) and burlap for a shabby chic peanut butter shell feel.  I incorporated a lot of kraft paper into the design too, to emphasize the peanut butter tan and play up the rough feel of the shabby chic.

Party Backdrop

For the party backdrop, I painted wood to match the printable design with brown stripes and pink polka dots.  The central focus was a vinyl adhesive print of the design from the printable set. 

It helped to set the tone of the party.

 

Welcome Sign

For the welcome sign, which is my favorite way to greet a party, I attached the printable welcome sign to a burlap covered foam wreath.  It was super easy to make by wrapping and hot glueing the burlap to the foam.

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Printables

All of the printables used in this party are available at the bottom of this post (look for the teal button at the bottom).  The design was made with the peanut print in mind and the colors or strawberry and grape jelly.

The package includes things like this gifts banner and the mini name banner above.

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We had such a blast putting together this fun party theme!

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PB&J Party Food Ideas

The crown jewel of this peanut butter and jelly party was definitely the food.  Everything was themed around either peanut butter or strawberry/grape.  Delicious and oh so fun to style!

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PB&J Treats

For the treats, we ha PB&J Popcorn, PB&J Puppy Chow, PB&J Donuts, and PB&J Sandwiches. Here is the delicious popcorn i cute little pink and purple cupcake cups.  

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Peanut Butter and jelly donuts were delicious.  They were baked and glazed with a peanut butter icing.  In the center was a dollop of strawberry frosting and a peanut butter cookie.  Perfection.

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We served three types of peanut butter sandwiches, so there were plenty of choices.

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Including uncrustables for the dessert table, accented by the cute fondant cupcake toppers from Edible Details.  

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The sandwiches were displayed on plates filled with sixlets to give it a pop of color!

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We also made peanut butter and jelly  puppy chow by covering Chex cereal with peanut butter, strawberry cake mix and white chocolate.

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PB&J Cupcakes

We served peanut butter and jelly cupcakes (peanut butter cupcakes with grape jam filling) with adorable fondant cupcake toppers from Edible Details. The toppers were absolute perfection!

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Along with the fondant toppers, I added printable toppers as well.

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These cupcakes were definitely some of my favorite of the day!!

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Of course, we can’t forget cookies.  I love getting adorable royal iced sugar cookies for a party.

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Cute large peanut butter and jelly slice cookies from Auntie Bea’s Bakery.

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The little bow on the jelly cookies is my favorite detail. We displayed these cookies on plates of shelled peanuts for texture and theme!

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Nutter-butters and small strawberry and grape cookies from Crafted Cookies were placed in glass jars to accent the dessert table.  

These little cookies were especially popular with the smaller children!

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PB&J Cake Pops

These fantastic and super delicious Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Pops were made by my friend Niki from Nikki’s Cake Pops.

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She matched them to the party printables perfectly.  They were so sweet!

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I placed the cake pops in jars of shelled peanuts and jelly beans to display them.

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Party Drinks

They also drank some yummy milk and strawberry lemon-ade.

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Along with water bottles with matching wraps of course. 

Don’t forget to grab this delicious lemonade recipe.

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I accented the straws for the kids cups with cute straw flags from the printable set.

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And of course, old fashioned milk bottles for the milk to wash down all that peanut butter!

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Simple and Easy PB&J cake tutorial!

How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake. Do you have a little one who LOVES Peanut Butter & Jelly? PB&J sandwiches are a staple in our home.  There is not quicker way to a toddler heart than a yummy peanut butter sandwich (provided its cut in the right direction of course)!

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It was an adorable party made even better by this 4 layer pb&j cake I made.  

If you’d love to know how to make it…keep reading.  It’s so simple!  I promise!! 

Not only did it perfectly fit the style of the party, but it was SERIOUSLY easy to make!  Seriously!  Today I’m sharing the tutorial…

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake Recipe: Step by Step

Ingredients:

  • White Cake Recipe (or a box of White Cake Mix)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting- 2 cans
  • Peanut Butter 5-8 Tablespoons
  • Strawberry Jam 5-8 Tablespoons
  • Red Food Coloring (optional)

Step #1:

Bake 4 round cakes using a Non-Stick 9 Inch Round Cake Pan.  Flip the pan upside down onto wax paper and place in the freezer until ready to frost and serve.

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Step #2:

Mix one can of cream cheese frosting with 5-8 Tbsp of Peanut butter until it is the consistency and taste desired.  Mix the second can of cream cheese frosting with 5-8 Tbsp of Strawberry Jam until it is the consistency and taste desired.  

A little bit of red food coloring can be added to the strawberry frosting to create the correct color of pink.  I recommend only 1-2 drops.

Step #3

Place one of the round cakes onto the cake plate and frost the top with the peanut butter frosting.  Make sure to get the frosting close to the edge of the cake.  

It does not need to be smooth or even…in fact, messier makes it look more authentic.  Add another layer of cake and frost with the strawberry frosting.  

Repeat with a third cake and peanut butter frosting.  Add a final cake to the top .

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I told you it was easy peasy!  Check out the full PB&J party for more party ideas!!

Yield: 1 cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake recipe that is perfect for a toddler birthday party. Easy to make and so much fun. Cake that looks like a giant pb&j sandwich.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • White Cake Recipe (or a box of White Cake Mix)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting- 2 cans
  • Peanut Butter 5-8 Tablespoons
  • Strawberry Jam 5-8 Tablespoons
  • Red Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bake 4 round cakes using a Non-Stick 9 Inch Round Cake Pan.  
  2. Flip the pan upside down onto wax paper and place in the freezer until ready to frost and serve.
  3. Mix one can of cream cheese frosting with 5-8 Tbsp of Peanut butter until it is the consistency and taste desired.  
  4. Mix the second can of cream cheese frosting with 5-8 Tbsp of Strawberry Jam until it is the consistency and taste desired.  A little bit of red food coloring can be added to the strawberry frosting to create the correct color of pink.  I recommend only 1-2 drops.
  5. Place one of the round cakes onto the cake plate and frost the top with the peanut butter frosting.  Make sure to get the frosting close to the edge of the cake.  
  6. Add another layer of cake and frost with the strawberry frosting.  
  7. Repeat with a third cake and peanut butter frosting.  Add a final cake to the top .

Notes

  • The frosting does not need to be smooth or even...in fact, messier makes it look more authentic.
  • PB&J Party Favors

    For party favors, the kids each took home peanut butter candies in kraft paper crayon boxes.

    These were simple and fun favors that were inexpensive and still on theme.

     

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Party Shirts

    For the birthday girl’s outfit, we have custom shirts made by Golden Sew Cute.  The shirts were so perfect, especially when dressed up with the little tutus!

    Here is my older daughter also rocking her custom shirt.

    Happy Birthday princess!

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    We also have tons of peanut butter themed party games to share from this fun birthday party!

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    It was a super fun party and my little peanut enjoyed it all!!  Especially spending time with her friends:)  Want to heck out more of Emma’s parties?  Here is her first birthday Sugar Plum Fairy Party, her second birthday Penguin Party, and her third birthday Monkey Party.

    Here are some helpful links for throwing a pb&j party:

     

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