Idea No.

12714

Winnie the Pooh -2yr- Tigger-ific Munchies

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Date

January 2006

From

Kimberlee in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

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Winnie The Pooh

Winnie the Pooh 2nd Birthday party  We had so much fun planning this! 

I bought postcard-style invitations for the basic details and glued on a paper with a downloaded Winnie the Pooh party graphic and the words "Karalena is turning 2 and wants to celebrate with you, Winnie the Pooh, and Piglet, too!" 

I found Piglet and Winnie the Pooh fleece outfits/costumes at Wal-Mart and bought one for each of our two kids (2 and 5 months) to wear at the party. 

There were only a few kids, all age 2 and under, so no formal games were played with the kids, but I did play a Winnie the Pooh CD for background music.  We had a "guess the number of 'Hunny' bees in the jar" game for the adults (a "honeypot" shaped glass jar with yellow and black jelly beans in it - slips went into a box I'd wrapped and decorated with Winnie the Pooh stickers.  The winner got to keep the jar.) 

Decorations were store-bought streamers, multi-colored traditional balloons, a Mylar Winnie the Pooh balloon, our Winnie the Pooh stuffed toys for centerpieces.   

The food also acted as decoration.  Each was labelled with a hand-made label drawn with marker on construction paper the color of the appropriate character (using "Pooh"-type misspelled words and backwards letters) and embellished with a matching Winnie the Pooh character stickers: - 'Hunny' pots - terra-cotta pots painted to resemble dripping honey with "Hunny" painted in black and foam bee shapes stuck on them, then filled with gummy bears - 'Rabbit's garden' - various vegetables arranged in long straight rows with a hand-drawn "label" attached to a toothpick and stuck upright at the front of the tray with the vegetable name and a picture of the vegetable. 

Dip was in another bowl that was placed inside a 'Hunny pot' - 'Roo's pockets' - pita pockets with tuna fish salad and egg salad fillings (or vegetables from the 'garden'), and cheese cut with an "Owl" shaped cookie cutter - 'Kanga's Jumpin' Bean salad' - simple bean salad recipe (label was cut in the shape of a Kangaroo) - 'Pooh's Favourite Meatballs' - frozen pre-made meatballs heated up with teriyaki sauce - 'Piglet's Pink Lemonade' - Pink Lemonade from concentrate and 7-Up - 'Eeyore's Blue Rainclouds' - Clear dessert cups with blue jello and cool whip added in fluffs to resemble clouds (label cut in a raincloud shape) - 'Tigger-iffic Munchies' - just a snack mix with pretzels, nacho chips, etc. straight out of the bag and given a fun label :) - for this one I taped the label to a chopstick and placed it upright in the bowl.

We had Winnie the Pooh paper plates and Dixie cups, with Winnie the Pooh plastic sippy cups for the kids.  Cutlery was clear plastic-type and the table cloths were yellow plastic, both from the dollar store. We had Winnie the Pooh blowers and party hats for the kids (or the kids-at-heart!) that we got from a local grocery store.  With a young baby, I didn't have time to make the cake, so we had a local grocery store make it (very reasonably priced, I was happily surprised) and they did a fantastic job - white cake with white icing and a great Winnie the Pooh party scene including a plastic Tigger jumping out of a cake that my daughter got to keep. 

Goody bags included Winnie the Pooh stickers, a few Winnie the Pooh band-aids, box of crayons (I got a large box from the dollar store with several small boxes inside, and split them up), Winnie the Pooh fruit snacks, a coloring book I had made by downloading Winnie the Pooh coloring pages from the internet, re-sizing them onto a 1/2 sheet of paper, cutting them up and binding them with a clear plastic report cover from a local stationary store - I added text to the back coloring page to say, "Thank you for making my birthday Tigger-iffic!"

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