We reckon every kid deserves a teddy bear’s picnic complete with picnic blankets, baskets, cupakes and their best teddy friend. Sweet bunting hanging from the trees, loads of gingham ribbon, little napsacks for each of their guests…makes me with it was already summer in Cape Town!
We just finished designing our Teddy Party so here are a few of our favourite inspirations that we found:
Teddy Treat Basket – line all your baskets with gingham or a matching fabric and fill with teddy yumminess. Image source: Parties By Kaci
We love this idea for any party. Finding a small cookie cutter mould and baking trays and trays of these little mouth sized bites of yumminess. Mix them with mini marshmallows and throw them in a gingham cloth lined basket or bowl.
(1) Could a cupcake be anymore gorgeous? We reckon these cupcakes fall squarely in the professional cake decorator category! Give us a shout if you know any fantastic cake decorators that we can feature on our blog.
(2) We thought these bear paw cupcakes are really easy and make a great impact. We’d change the colour of the large plastic icing disc to match our party colours, of course! Bake you favourite cupcakes and flood with icing. The roll out some plastic icing and cut large circular discs as the base for the paw prints. The cut smaller round discs for the pad of the paw…free hand carve the smaller toes using a comfortable knife.
(3) And an in between level of cupcake decorating that’s equally cute!
It makes sense to pack individual party packs for each kid. We know it’s hard to find some goodies in South Africa at reasonable prices…but scour cheap stores and see what they have. We love the little baskets finished with a gingham ribbon…but we also think the popcorn boxes covered in gingham are perfect too. Get your popcorn boxes from Merrypak (they’re super cheap at around R2.20 a box!). Before you fold them, spray them with spray glue and cover the outside in gingham patterned fabric (if you want to impress like we do) or use your gingham patterned paper from our Teddy Bear Party Printable Theme. Then trim and fold as usual.
GINGHAM AND BASKETS
Chalkboard Signs are perfect for adding a little rustic to your outdoor picnic.
Gingham cloth and baskets are all you really need to make this party a success. This is a beautiful example of how easy it really is, and how the gingham and rustic baskets make a huge impact. Use the baskets you have lying around the home – borrow more if you need to. Buy a few metres of gingham from your local fabric store. Line the baskets with gingham – and fill with sarmies, treats and drinks.We love the chalkboard signs stuck into tin buckets. Scour Chinese stores and the crazy store for cute and kitsch (and cheap) garden signs…then paint them with chalkboard paint. Or make your own with plywood and dowel rods.
INDOOR PARTY TABLE
Indoor Teddy Bear Party Table
Spring in Cape Town is unpredicatable, to say the least, so if you’re party day has less then ideal outdoor picnic weather, this party table will more than suffice. We love the technique they’ve used with the balloons and are dying to try this ourselves!
Each of these ideas from lemontreecreations is a super example of how fabulous DIY can be.
We especially love the balloons and cups that have been made to look like teddies with a few paper cutouts and a black marker pen! We’re also loving the teddy paper teddy hanging in the bottom left and bottom right pics.
How adorable will your little baby bear look with these teddy bear ears! They’re made by covering an alice band with fabric…sewing and stuffing big ears and attaching them to the alice band.
There’s a full tutorial here along with a host of other great DIY ideas! We’ve definitely bookmarked Tonya’s site for future inspiration!
TEDDY IN A CUP
Honest truth? We think these will be incredibly hard to make!
We remember seeing this image making the rounds on facebook and thought it was adorable but had no idea when or why we’d make them. Well…a teddy bear party is the perfect time to make little teddy breads. Make you favourite dough recipe, or purchase ready made dough from your local supermarket. Form into small balls that will fit your egg cup or cups. We’d let this rise before adding the smaller balls for the ears. Bake until golden brown and once cooled, add two dots for the eyes and a little round circle for the nose. We’ve seen the nifty writing pens at baking shops (The Baking Tin in Claremont and Ottery) so would be tempted to use these pens. Any non toxic preferably editable marker will work just as well.
TEDDY CAKE POPS
The perfect Teddy Cake Pops
So cake pops are a huge trend. There are so many many ways to decorate them.
TEDDY PARTY STYLING INSPIRATION
And to end off – exquisite party styling from Petit Gateau. Their Teddy party is impeccable and would definitely be our inspiration for any party!
Remember to check out our Teddy Bear Party Printable Theme!
Happy Party Planning!