After last years success of having a Pinterest board to organise my thoughts for my daughters 1st birthday party, I have started to collate another ideas board on Pinterest for this years party....themed Teddy Bear Picnic.
I'm thinking red & white gingham table cloth which will set the colour theme, with the book The Teddy Bears Picnic as the inspiration.
As for the food table, there is an abundance of ideas I've found. From turning chocolate flavoured macarons into cake pops decorated with a teddy bear face, to oreo cake pops, to little teddy bear dinner bread rolls with pinched sides for ears & eadible markers to draw the face, to honey joys in red& white gingham cupcake wrappers, to bumble bee cupcakes to teddy bear shaped chocolates on a stick, little tea cup creations made from coloured buscuits & marshmallows, and something honey flavoured in mason jars with a quaint little red & white fabric lid (like a shower cap on top). I also found gorgeous brownies & blondies which had the middle swapped. I thought they would look great with little teddys, instead of hearts.
As for decorating the table, I was thinking lots of big old fashioned picnic baskets. I was hoping one basket would be filled with cake pops & chocolate teddys on a stick, another would hold the cutlery. I was thinking mini picnic baskets instead of plates, gummi bears filling glass jars with cake pops protruding out & of course red & white gingham accents like cupcake cases, ribbon & serviettes. I'm sure more ideas with pop up over the next few months.I still need to an idea for the backdrop...that is, the wall behind the
Next up, the activities tables.I hope to set up a room with lots of little tables so the kids can move between the different activities. I also hope to set up a big red&white gingham picnic rug where all the children can play with their teddy bears, sit & eat their teddy bears picnic. Of course lots of nice wooden "food"toys will be in the middle to play with.
I have pinned so many great activity ideas on my Pinterest board that match the theme.
Some activities I hope to set up include, teddy bear colouring sheets & picnic basket activity sheets where the kids can draw what goes inside the picnic basket.There are lots of activity sheets on my Pinterest board.
A table with teddy bear "birth certificates" with kitchen scales & measuring tape to help complete the certificate.
A table with teddy bear shaped cookies and lots of little bowls filled with fun things to decorate them with like icing pens, m&ms,choc buds, fondant etc
A table with teddy bear masks & craft supplies to decorate them with. it would be great to present the craft supplies in a picnic basket.
So, there you have it. Lots & lots of ideas...now to execute them over the next few months so dreams become reality!!!
Off to party plan...
Check out my Teddy bear picnic Pinterest board here:
Some fun & inspiring pics from my Pinterest board...