Looking to host a Mo Willems birthday party or back to school bash for your child(ren)? Get inspired with our Pigeon Candy Bark and some fun ways to celebrate all things Pigeon! This post is sponsored by Disney Books. All views expressed are that of our own.
My son recently turned 7 years old this past June. We celebrated his 7th year of life with many cakes and even some vacation time fun! When we got back from vacation we had yet another bash to celebrate his favorite author, Mo Willems.
Last school year, my son was so adamant about checking out EVERY Mo Willems book the school library had. Since Mo Willems is such a celebrated author in his school, this was easy! There was a dedicated book display complete with Elephant and Piggie Books, and Pigeon books to name a few.
It honestly turned into Blake’s mission to read every book he could get his little hands on. The good thing about Mo Willems books are they are easy reads for kids. They also features funny, relatable characters like Pigeon who make kids chuckle.
To celebrate Blake’s birthday (again) as well as the new Mo Willems release, we had a small Pigeon Birthday Party that featured The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!. This new release from Mo Willems could not be a better book for Blake.
Mo Willems Pigeon Party Ideas
The folks at Disney Books pretty much sent us all the Pigeon birthday party staples to make this happen. We just needed to pick up some party snacks, a cake, and some little favors for the kids.
My main goal was to really highlight the pretty turquoise, yellows, and greens these books typically feature.
I purchased some jumbo gumballs in greens, blues, and shimmery white to accentuate the tablescape. All kids love gumballs so they were instantly a hit.
The cake was picked up from my local supermarket bakery. They had the exact colors my party needed to be cohesive which worked out well. Our cake was chocolate inside and featured vanilla buttercream that melted in our mouths.
I wanted some toys for the favor boxes so I purchased some yellow, blue and green slinkies, eye toys and little gadgets.
They sent us the cutest Pigeon birthday candle for the top which was such a hit!
Since Blake also loves The Duckling Gets a Cookie, we added some store-bought chocolate chip cookies to a small cake stand for the kids to munch on.
For drinks, we stuck with water and a blue beverage that you can easily find at the markets to match the theme.
You could also serve cheese, crackers, and veggies, but we stuck with sweets this time. The Pigeon Candy Bark I whipped up in like 5 minutes was the star of the show!
How to Make Pigeon Candy Bark
- 1 bag of turquoise candy melts
- 1 bag of yellow candy melts
- yellow & blue candy balls to match
- candy eyes
- orange candy triangles (beaks)
I also made my own candy bark inspired by Pigeon and Duckling. To do this, I purchased turquoise and yellow candy melts from the local craft store.
I purchased orange candy triangles (beaks) and used candy eyes, as well as some similarly colored candy balls to make it pop.
It came together really well, and the kids were quite forgiving with the looks of it. I love making candy bark because it literally takes 15 minutes max which includes setting in the fridge!
The Pigeon Has to Go to School Book
The Pigeon is about to get SCHOOLED. Do YOU think he should go?
Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn’t like it? What if the teacher doesn’t like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?! Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
This book is good for ages 2-5, but even 7, 9, and 12-year olds approve of it! You can now find it in-stores, and Amazon.
Mariana Morais says
Nice party! How can I purchase the pigeon birthday party supplies?
I am so sorry but the blankets are the only thing available to the public right now! I hope Disney can create a party kit for all soon!
Where are the blankets available at
Amy Desrosiers says
Hi, sorry this party is older. Those were specially made by Disney sadly and are not currently available.
Are the party supplies available now?
Amy Desrosiers says
Hello, unfortunately they are not!
Brianne Tursi Manz says
Mo Willems has been the talk lately when it comes to children’s books. The themed birthday in Mo’s honor was really beautiful and well planned.
Tara Pittman says
What a cute party theme. I love the ideas that you have for the food.
Celebrate Woman Today says
I absolutely adore every party idea and detail. But mostly, bright colors truly inspire and make me smile.
This is such a cute and colorful party theme! Love that character!
Mama to 6 Blessings says
How cute! What a fun, unique birthday theme. We have never really read this book before, I will have to check it out at the library for my kids.
What a cute birthday idea! I love these so much!
I know someone what will be happy to have a birthday party like this. Thanks for these beautiful ideas!
Ruth I says
This is a pretty cool motif to try. Reminds me of an animated movie Storks. Super funny and entertaining.
This party turned out so cute! I love this book and I love that your child wanted it as a theme.
Lyanna Soria says
Such an adorable and unique party theme. Love your creative idea on making that Pigeon Candy bark.
Krystel | Frugal Living says
I’ve never heard of this but I love this decor. All these ideas are great!
What a vivid birthday party! I am loving the decor so fun and a perfect theme!
Hi there! How did you get the plates from Disney?
Hi Missy, I am so sorry, I was told these were made just for this book release. I have expressed to the client that a lot of readers are interested. Hoping they can come through and create this line for mass production.
Amy – with new books coming out soon, is there any way to reach out about possible access to party supplies now? We’re those from Disney or another publisher? Thanks. Super cute party ideas!!
Amy Desrosiers says
Hello, Sorry! I do get a lot of inquiries but sadly these was promo material made just for the book release. I agree that they should have made a party line too! Sorry about that!