Birthday Penguins

Give your penguins presents, birthday hats and balloons for the party!

Birthday Cream Cheese Penguins

The presents are made out of blocks of cheese, with very finely cut roasted red peppers for the ribbon, and very small sprigs of broccoli and cauliflower for the bows.

Penguin party hat and birthday presentThe birthday hats are triangles cut from thinly sliced (about 1 mm thick) carrot and radish. After the penguin is assembled, cut a slit in the top of the head, just in front of the tooth pick; squeeze the head gently to make the slit open up and insert the hat.

The balloons are grape tomatoes and cocktail onions stuck on blocks of cheese. Mix them together for a more festive look or group like balloons to be a bit more formal.

Closeup of Birthday Cream Cheese Penguins

The display is big piece of foam board to which I attach the signs and then cover with plastic wrap. You could use different color plastic wrap to achieve different effects.

More Birthday Cream Cheese Penguins

To make these, follow the recipe and then decorate.



  1. Katheryn

    These are adorable! what type of cheese did you stuff the olives with??

    1. Emmy

      Cream cheese. Recipe is here.


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