Winnie the Pooh Invitations
You can choose to purchase your Winnie the Pooh Invitations online, from a party supply store, or you can use our fun and simple Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday invitation ideas.
It is best to mail your party invitations three to four weeks before the party. Put the address, date of party, party time, and the phone number and date to RSVP by on the back of all of your Winnie the Pooh invitations. Here are some first birthday party ideas for Winnie the Pooh invitations.
Dress your baby up in a Winnie the Pooh costume and take their picture. Print the picture out on cream-colored card stock paper and add, "Come join Baby Pooh (child's name) for a fun filled Winnie the Pooh 1st Birthday Party". Then add your party information on the back, when you write the address for your party on the invitations you can put, "In the 100 Acre Woods at (your address)".
Variation: When you take the picture, have stuffed animals of all the other characters lying around them, or you can have your baby wear a costume of a different Winnie the Pooh character.
My Winnie the Pooh Party Invitations
Take the short sides of an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of ivory colored card stock paper and fold them together. Then either scan or download images of the Winnie the Pooh characters and print them out small enough for them all to fit on the front of the card. (There are 10 main characters: Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga & Roo, Christopher, Owl, and Gopher). Take a nice picture of the birthday child and the character printouts, and cut them out. Paste them all on the cover of the card, be sure to put your child's picture in the center of these Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday invitations. Then put your party information on the inside.
You can purchase small Pooh beanie babies or small Winnie the Pooh toys and attach a small card to it. Then put your baby's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party information on the inside of the card, and to finish it off you can add a sticker to the front and back of the outside of the card.
If you are using a Pooh costume for invitation pictures, you can use face paint to paint your baby’s face to look like Pooh. Just be sure to keep an eye on your baby while wearing the face paint, and be sure to remove it after the pictures have been taken, to avoid them accidentally eating it or rubbing it into their eyes.
Winnie the Pooh Decorations
The best Winnie the Pooh first birthday party ideas for colors to use are red, yellow, and green. You should decorate with balloons and streamers in these colors. Use Winnie the Pooh tablecovers and set the tables with Pooh tableware like:
You can also take pictures of the birthday baby or Winnie the Pooh characters and have them enlarged and laminated to use as placemats for the tables.
You have the choice of either purchasing your Winnie the Pooh table centerpieces for your baby's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party or you can make your own homemade centerpieces.
Here are some great first birthday party ideas for making table centerpieces. Take Winnie the Pooh themed stuffed animals, (make sure you have enough for all of your party tables) and little plastic bottles of honey (preferably the bear shaped ones). Now put the honey in between the stuffed animals arms and sew them together with thread and a needle.
It is best to use a small needle and thin threads that way when the party has ended you can carefully cut the thread and pull it out with no damage to the stuffed animals. If you would like an even greater touch, you can tie helium theme colored balloons or a Birthday Mylar Balloon Bouquet to the stuffed animals.
You can make or purchase a Pooh's First Birthday Yard Sign for your Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party that says, "Welcome to the 100 Acre Woods" in large letters on the top of the sign. Then below that in slightly smaller, different colored letters say, "Come join Pooh and friends for (child's name) 1st Birthday Party." Tie theme colored balloons to your mailbox to help guests locate your house.
Mylar balloons are typically the best balloons to buy for a first birthday, as they are safer for young children and are harder to pop. Hang a personalized "Happy Birthday" or a Winnie the Pooh Party Banner. A few first birthday party ideas for where you can put a banner are at the entrance to your house, above the gift table, and above the birthday cake.
Another great idea for Pooh birthday decorations, you can place footprint cutouts of various Winnie the Pooh characters or enlarge and laminate cutouts of Winnie the Pooh characters and jars of hunny and place them from the parking area and leading to the Winnie the Pooh first birthday party area.
You can put Winnie the Pooh posters or laminated pictures of theme characters, bees hives, trees, suns, hunny jars, and clouds and tape them all over your Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party area.
You can tape them on walls, fences, table umbrellas, the backs and seats of chairs, coolers, doors, and trees. If the party is being held indoors, you can use Winnie the Pooh Wall Decorations or green and brown construction paper to make trees and grass to tape on the lower part of the walls (eye level for the babies) so the babies can truly feel like they are in the 100 Acre Woods. Here is a list of decorations you can buy and place around your party area:
Here is a list of decorations you can buy and place around your party area:
Here are a few simple first birthday party ideas to help give your party area a definite Winnie the Pooh feel. You can decorate the party area with some of your child's Winnie the Pooh books, toys, and stuffed animals, be sure to put them out where they can be seen and played with. (Make sure that all items placed within reach of small children are large enough and age appropriate, to avoid choking hazards.)
Play Winnie the Pooh birthday party themed music in the background, and when the children arrive to the party, decorate them with cute Pooh Cone Hats.
One of the most popular first birthday party ideas for decorations that is centered around your baby is giving them their own special chair and hat. This can easily be done with a Pooh high chair kit and a Winnie the Pooh Party Hat.
You can make large cardboard cutouts of Winnie the Pooh characters and use them at the entrance of the party to greet your guests, at the gift table to instruct where to place the gifts, or take Polaroid pictures of the parents standing next to them with their children before your child's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party ends.
Do you want life-size Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party cutouts? It's easy to make these Winnie the Pooh party decorations; Click here to find out how: Do It Yourself Life Size Cardboard Cutouts
Winnie the Pooh Party Icebreaker Activities
Here is a list of the best and most popular Winnie the Pooh first birthday party ideas for icebreaker activities.
Healthy Hunnycomb Necklace: This is an excellent healthy and fun way to start your baby's Winnie the Pooh 1st Birthday party. For these delicious snacks, you need string and Gerber's fruit or vegetable flavored wagon wheels, all you need to do is thread the strings through the holes in the center of the Gerber's snacks and tie the ends of the strings in a knot. Make sure that the excess string hanging off the end of the knot is cut short and not frayed, also use a durable and chemical free string, so that their will be no worries of toxins or loose string being consumed.
Baby Paw Prints: Out of all the first birthday party ideas for icebreaker activities, this is certainly the cutest. You will need to purchase or make your own clay or plaster hand print kits and enough small plastic Tupperware containers for all the children attending. The Tupperware containers will need to be at lease 1 1/2 inches deep and wide enough to fit both of the children's hands. When making these Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday baby paw prints have the children make a fist and put their hands in the clay/plaster mix palm down, and when you remove their hand from the clay/plaster then you should have a nice paw print.
If you are having trouble getting a child to make a fist try putting a small pea sized object in the palm of their hand, that should keep their hand in the fist position long enough to get a print of it. After you get the handprint, make sure you wash the child's hands thoroughly.
Sing and Dance: The one thing Pooh always loves to do is hum and sing little tunes, and now the children at your party can share in Pooh's passion for music. When it comes to singing songs at a Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party you can't go wrong with these classic children's actions songs. Click here for a list of 1st Birthday Party Action Songs with their lyrics.Winnie the Pooh coloring pages: Give the children pages from Winnie the Pooh coloring books, crayons, and washable markers while they wait for the rest of the guests to arrive. Always have an adult present when small children are coloring, younger children have a tendency to write on everything in the room. Also remember broken crayons and marker lids can be a choking hazard.
First Birthday Party Ideas for Food
Winnie the Pooh Cake Ideas
First birthday party ideas for the best looking and tasting homemade Winnie the Pooh cakes.
Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cake #1
You can purchase a Winnie the Pooh cake pan, these character cake pans come with complete decorating instructions. Now even you can make a professional looking cake from home. When you have finished the cake, add a Pooh 1st birthday candle.
Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cake #2
Bake a cake mix of your choice preferably in an 11" x 15" x 2" or 12" x 18" x 2" rectangular cake pan. Take a colored coloring book quality picture of Winnie the Pooh and have it enlarged big enough so that it will fit to the edges of the cake without going over. Cut out the background of the picture then take a needle and poke a small hole every 1/4 inch along the outline of the picture.
When the cake has cooled put small blotches of frosting on the backside of the picture, so when you place it on the cake it will stay in place. (Make sure you don't put frosting over the holes you made along the outlining.)
Now position the picture on the cake without it going over the edges. Cut off the excess cake and put toothpicks 1/3 of the way down in the holes you made along the outline. (You can crumble up the excess cake and put it in a dish alternating between layers of cake and pudding for another party dessert) Remove the toothpicks and picture and use the colors on the picture and the holes made by the toothpicks to guide you while you ice the cake, as you ice over an area that had a hole place another toothpick.
After the cake has been iced remove the toothpicks and use a decorating bag with black frosting to outline the edges of the top of the cake and the inside outline area which should have been marked by the toothpicks.
Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cake #3
For a quick and easy cake idea bake a cake and frost it with theme colored icing then use a Winnie the Pooh cake topper.
Hunny pot Cupcakes
Here is one of the cutest Winnie the Pooh first birthday party ideas for cupcakes. Before making these cupcakes make sure you have an airtight container to store them in until the day of the Winnie the Pooh birthday party so they won't become stale. For these cupcakes you will need white cupcake mix. Mix the cake batter according to the directions on the box, then add blue food coloring. Then bake your cupcakes as directed. (Be sure to not add too much batter to the cupcake liners, cupcakes must have no lip at the top.)
After the cupcakes have cooled, remove the liners and use a decorating bag with blue frosting to make an "O" shape around the outside edge of the top of the cupcakes. (This will be the brim of your honey pot.) Then in the middle add yellow frosting, make it wavy to simulate the honey. You can eliminate a step by using a silicone cupcake bakeware instead of cupcake pan liners.
First Birthday Party Ideas for Food
Before deciding on any food menu items for your child's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party, it is best to contact the families that will be attending the party to see if they have allergies to certain foods and/or ingredients. For the other babies attending the party it is a nice gesture to supply food for them as well.
When planning food for a party most people typically only supply food for the older children and adults, but when it comes to throwing a first birthday party it's all about the babies. The best choice of foods for the babies that will be at your baby's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party are Gerber's stages 1 - 3 jarred foods.
You can contact the parents prior to the party and ask them what stage of jarred food their child is at and what their favorite jarred food is. Don't forget your baby's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday bib and special Pooh hat when you serve them their food and cake!
For the children who are not quite able eat hard food but can
eat soft table foods here is a list of first themed birthday party
ideas for foods that are usually acceptable by this stage. (They are
children usually between the ages of
1 - 2 years old.)
For a Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party you should keep in the spirit of the 100 Acre Woods and feed the older children and adults outdoors with barbeque style foods like chicken, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, coleslaw, baked beans, and corn on the cob, etc.
*Important Safety Tip: Children under the age of 1 should not consume honey. Clostridium bacteria, which can be found in honey, is difficult for children under 1 to process. Though your 1-year old should be fine as they have crossed the one-year mark and their bodies should be capable of handling the bacteria properly.
First Birthday Party Ideas for Drinks
Vanilla and Honey Milkshake: For this hunny-riffic Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday recipe all you need is 4 cups whole milk, 2 ounces honey, and 8 scoops of vanilla ice-cream. Blend all ingredients in a blender until they reach a creamy consistency.
Other great first birthday ideas for Winnie the Pooh birthday party drinks are white (you can add a teaspoon of honey for an extra treat) and chocolate milk, Juicy Juice - Harvest Surprise (one serving of Harvest Surprise contains 2 of the recommended servings of fruit & vegetables in a day), and Capri Sun fruit-flavored Roarin' Waters.
Winnie the Pooh Party Favors
When giving out Pooh Favor Boxes it is important to keep in mind to avoid favors that are smaller that 1/2 an inch, break easily, have small parts, and have pointed edges. Sending your guests home with party favors is the perfect way of thanking them for attending your baby's Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party.
Here is a list of the most popular first birthday party ideas for Winnie the Pooh party favors:
You can a make a hunny pot for the guests by taking hand sized vases and paper Mache the outside of them. When they dry use a sharp blade and cut them in half off the vases, and tape them back together from the inside. Now paint the outside blue or tan and when that dries use white paint and put, "HUNNY" on the side of your guests Winnie The Pooh party favor container.
Winnie the Pooh Party Games and Activities
Here is a list of the best first birthday party ideas for Winnie the Pooh games and activities out there!
Winnie the Pooh Pinata: Since this is your baby’s first birthday make sure you have a pull-string pinata game for the children to play.
Sticky Bears: For this you will need to purchase enough mini plastic bear shaped honey squeeze bottles for all the babies that will be attending the party. Now empty out all of the honey into one large container for your own personal use, and wash out all the bear containers. When they have dried fill them with honey flavored Teddy Grahams. Next you will need a roll of light colored Velcro tape, cut the Velcro into small strips and attach them to the bottles leave enough space so that they are still recognizable as bears.
Take toy foam balls small enough for the little children to handle and put Velcro tape on them as well. Now have the children through the balls at the bears and for everyone that sticks to a bear give out a sucker. When the game is over take the tape off of the bears and send them home as party favors.
Pooh Puppet Show: Purchase Winnie the Pooh Hand Puppets and either have you or some imaginative friends put together a puppet show. They can get Winnie the Pooh first birthday party ideas from various Winnie the Pooh DVD's.
Baby Playdough: Playdough is a great 1st birthday party idea for your Winnie the Pooh 1st birthday party. Give your baby and the other little guest's plastic Pooh shaped cookie cutters and some red and yellow Playdough. If they choose not to use the cookie cutter just let them play and explore on their own, the cookie cutters can be sent home with them as a party favor. A fun idea is to have the playdough already pre-cut into bear shapes before the party begins, so that way they will also serve as great Winnie the Pooh decorations.
Do you want to make your own homemade playdough? Here are our Homemade Playdough Recipes, their are edible and non-edible recipes to help take away that worry of "what will happen if my child eats it?"
Tattoos: There are many first birthday party ideas for face paint substitutes, but the most fun and exciting for your now one year old is temporary tattoos. Face paint is typically not a good idea for 1st birthday parties, as they may eat it, rub it in their eyes, or get upset when they see everyone else wearing it when they can't. Here you can find Winnie the Pooh Temporary Tattoos for sale online, along with many other Winnie the Pooh party supplies.
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