Make your best friend, daughter or sister's baby shower one to remember with a Winnie the Pooh theme. As a beloved children's storybook character since 1926, when author A.A Milne published his first story about the charming bear, any expectant mother --- not to mention your as shower guests --- will adore a Winnie the Pooh theme. Bring the magic of the world of the Hundred Acre Wood to your party with Pooh-specific invitations, decorations and games.
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Send invitations with Winnie the Pooh pictured as a baby bear to indicate the blessed event to come. Send out invitations two to three weeks in advance. Use quotes or cute Pooh-inspired phrases.
Develop a menu two to three weeks in advance. Have appetizers, beverages and desserts inspired by the fodder found in the Hundred Acre Wood. Include honey-related dishes, such as baked Brie topped with honey and nuts, honey lemonade and classic honey cake, to underline Pooh's favourite food.
Purchase Winnie the Pooh paper plates, cups and napkins.
Decorate the party space with Pooh-related items. Create Pooh centrepieces, hang Pooh banners and place clusters of Pooh balloons around the room. Create life-size cutouts of other characters, such as Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo, as well as trees and clouds for scenery, and affix them to the walls. The expectant mom will especially appreciate decorations with Kanga, the maternal-figure of the Hundred Acre Wood.
Play games that incorporate Winnie the Pooh. Options include Pin the Tail on Eeyore, drawing or collaging the baby in Kanga's empty pouch or guessing the baby-belly size with string, asking, "Can Mommy's belly fit through the rabbit hole?"
Hand out shower favours with Winnie the Pooh thank-you notes. Ideas for shower favours include small jars of local honey, Winnie the Pooh scrapbooking supplies, mini Winnie the Pooh stuffed animals or key chains or copies of Winnie the Pooh storybooks.
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