Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, where Christopher Robin plays, your little one can have their own personalized Winnie-the- Pooh picnic! My mom is a huge fan of Winnie-the-Pooh and I grew up watching it and reading the books. So as I started to think of unique party ideas, I had an idea for a teddy bear picnic which then turned into a picnic in the Hundred Acre Woods with Pooh Bear and his friends.
Here are some of my ideas for a "Hundred Acre Wood" picnic party.
You could do this party indoors, but it really calls for the great outdoors. So you need a beautiful day or a tent to host this party. A party near a wooded area would be great, with a picnic table set up and a wooden sign somewhere with the name of the kid that the party is for and then 100 acre woods (like in the middle photo above). Using stuffed animals is an easy way to add decor to the table or a picnic blanket area. The middle photo above is actually for a 1 year old cake smash, but the decor concept could be used for any child's age.
I love the picture on the left above, with a quote from a Winnie-the-Pooh book, a picture and balloons. You can make the pictures with foam poster board from the Dollar Tree and markers and paints. Another cute decor idea is having the character print outs hung from paper lanterns or helium balloons that are hung from trees or tied to chairs (the picture on the far right above). You could even have one for each guest and they could take it home.
The Food Ideas:
I love the jars with banana pudding, strawberries and vanilla wafers to make the Pooh Bear Pudding on the left above. So cute!! Another awesome food idea is to have little flower pots of honeycomb cereal (picture in the middle above) for Pooh's little pots of honey. You can also feature a food for each character, like shown in the picture on the right above. Pigs in a blanket for Piglet, vegetables or carrot cake for Rabbit, Cheetos for Tigger (Tigger tails) and more.
No party is complete without games. Here are a few game/activity ideas. Pin-the-tail on Eeyore is simple and fun(picture on the left above). You can use a foam poster board, markers/paints, and felt for the tails along with some double-sided tape. Another cool game (pictured in the middle above) is a honeybee bean bag toss. You just draw a picture of a bee hive on a big cardboard box, cut a hole and make little bumblebee beanbags for them to toss in the hive. The beanbags can be made with yellow balloons, filled with flour, sand, or cornstarch, and then the stripes can be drawn on with a sharpie. Cute! You can also make Pooh Bear's honeybee slime at your party (pictured to the right above). You can provide jars or containers for your guest to take some of it home as a party favor as well.
Some party favor ideas to send your guests home with are little flower pots full of gummy bears with tags on them that say "For the rumbly in your tummy" or "Time for something sweet" (picture to the left above). I personally really love the little jars of honey with the honey stir sticks pictured to the right above. It just may not be the best party favor to have with young children. Maybe more for the parents. You could do a jar with honey teddy grahams or something for the kids.
This would be such a fun party to plan. I chose to highlight this party as a children's birthday party, but it could also be used for a baby shower. If you think this party theme would be perfect for your child, contact me today. I would love to help make the magic happen! If you need any type of party planned, don't hesitate to reach out. I give amazing parties that your guests will talk about for days to come with affordable prices. Let A.M. Parties bring the party to you!
Ahh, flowers bloom. The days start getting longer. Spring is here. When I think of spring, I think of growth and new life. And so quite naturally my mind goes to...babies! And what better way to throw a Spring baby shower than to have a bird-themed event? That is just "tweeting" Spring all over :)
So sit tight and let's go for a little ride of what it would look like for me to host a "Bless your Nest" baby shower!
The cool part about this baby shower theme is that even the snacks and treats can be part of the decor. Cute little nest cucpcakes with peeps or cookies for the birds along with Robin's egg candies not only act as snacks, but doubles as decor. The picture in the middle of the bird house diaper cake is a very practical gift for the mom-to-be, but is also adorable and and would be great for decor. To finish it off, having a vase with branches to make a "wishing tree" for the guests to write sweet words of encouragement and/or advice to the mom on bird shaped paper is just way too awesome! You could even have a clever slogan on the near-by sign like "Tweet all about it"- write a word of advice or encouragement for the mom.
If you didn't want to have nests for the cupcakes, you could use one of these alternatives. The pretzel haystack nests are easy to make and could also be given as a treat for the guests to take home, along with you a thank you note saying something like "Thanks so much for blessing my nest!" Another snack version of the bird nest is made with rice krispies and the robin's egg candies. Yum!
I couldn't find good pictures, but I have a couple of game ideas.
The first game idea is one many use for Thanksgiving time and it's where the player has an empty kleenix box filled with feathers tied around their waist and in one minute they have to see how many feathers they can get out of the box by only shaking their hips. Hilarious and super easy! To put a baby spin on this, there could be two players to a team and one player has to shake the feathers out along with baby items like a pacifier, baby wipe, washcloth, etc. in about 2 minutes and the other player has to grab the baby items and put them on themselves somehow (no baby items touching floor). I just came up with that off the top of my head. Sounds fun!
Another game would be to have the guests take a thick piece of paper (like cardstock) and a marker or crayon, and while the paper is on their forehead or on the top of their head they have to draw their best version of a baby bird. The mom-t0-be gets to judge which one is the best. That game is so inexpensive, but fun!
To wrap it up:
As the guests leave, these cute little bird seed ornaments could be sent home with them along with a tag attached including the coming baby's name and estimated arrival. The back of the tag could say "Thanks for being so 'tweet' " or "Bird may be the word, but thanks is mine".
This would be such a fun party to host. If you or someone you know needs help hosting a baby shower and think this theme would be just perfect, please reach out to me. I would love to help you throw a "Bless your nest" baby shower!
Until next time, please comment below and give suggestions for new blog posts in the future. If there is a certain theme or party you would love to see me write about just let me know! And as always, please feel free to contact me with any questions at all. I am here to take the stress off of you! Hit me up if you need help planning your next party. Let A.M. Parties bring the party to you! :)