Teddy Bear Picnic

birthday party!
What a joy it was to help style a Teddy Bear Picnic for a good friend and her darling daughter Emma. 

shirt by She.bebe
Mama Bear wanted something unique and not on the current party circuit. My wheels started turning and I kept coming back to a childhood song that always brought a smile. 
"When you go out into the woods today..." Are you singing along? You are sure to find Teddy Bears PICNICKING
What a fun site to see, right? and so.... 
The Teddy Bear Picnic Party!was born. 
The invitation and paper goods were custom designed by Fresh Chick Designs
Rebecca is so wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her.
We may live in the desert instead of the woods but it was perfect November(which equals Spring in Phoenix) day for a picnic. 
Guests and their teddy friends were greeted upon their arrival.

The backyard was a buzz with kids playing with:
sidewalk chalk
bean bag toss
Using various circular objects from my kitchen I made this bean bag toss on a piece of plywood. 
these bean bags were a quick 30 minute sewing project
dressing their stuffed friend at Teddy's Closet
*photo courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
*photo courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
drawaing on personalized canvases. 
Friends had paper bag lunches on the grass.
I think it is helpful for parents to have pre-packed meals rather than having to juggle plates, cups, silverware and more. 
Half of The Amaro Co. Crew. Check out their cool site here.
*photo courtesy of Ginger Ciminello 
*photo courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
The biggest treat of all for our little friends was 
the dessert table.
crepe paper dust ruffle on center basket.
The cake bunting was made with various scalloped circles cut from the Cricut.
The Teddy topper made with the Cricut as well.  
*above photos courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
Guest used strawberry baskets as plates.
*photo courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
chocolate dipped marshmallows were devoured. 
rice krispy treats enjoyed.
*photos courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
And we had the most delicious ice cream cupcakes with a chocolate "wrapper" you EAT!!! They were LOVED! 
As the teddy bears and their friends got tired they were treated to a custom teddy bear crayon by Artsy Fatsy Mommy and a cereal necklace in a mini gable box. 
*above photos courtesy of Ginger Ciminello
A fabulous time was had by all. 
For a HOW TO GUIDE with all the party details AND shopping lists click here. (you will need to create a Scrib account which is super easy through your fb login)

Let'sMakeADifference (December 3, 2010 at 11:41 AM)  

So cute! I'm blog hopping and found your blog. I'm now a follower!! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

Brittany @ GreyGreyDesigns (December 21, 2010 at 12:16 PM)  

Super cute! Love the white baskets on the buffet!

Sandi (January 19, 2011 at 12:52 PM)  

this is adorable! love the original theme and all the activities are so cute!

Kendra@My Insanity (January 30, 2011 at 12:12 PM)  

Fun theme idea! And everything is so cute!

Birthday Party Ideas (March 13, 2011 at 12:41 AM)  

Gorgeous! What a cute idea! Thanks.
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amber (May 13, 2011 at 11:37 AM)  

I was searching for party ideas on catch my party when this caught my eye. I've been thinking of a teddy bear tea party theme for my daughter's 3rd b-day party but this picnic is too cute. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to be sure and bookmark your blog ;-)

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