We love the Teddy Bear Picnic song in our house; Wesley has a little board book he loves that uses the words of the song. So last month, we decided it would be fun to have a Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday Party to celebrate our little guy turning four. It was my kind of party: stress free and affordable to pull together! I wanted to share a few ideas from his party for any other Mamas thinking of this theme for their little one! Post may contain affiliate links.
Simple Teddy Bear Picnic Food Ideas
I love picnic themes, because they lend themselves to easy food that can be made ahead! For our picnic, we had teddy bear shaped sandwiches that I cut using a teddy bear cookie cutter set from Amazon. The medium sized cutter seemed to waste too much sandwich, so I used the top half of the largest cutter to create teddy bear “faces” that were super cute.
Then we mixed up a teddy bear trail mix with teddy grahams. I also made a “woodland berry” fruit salad with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries to have some fun with the teddy bear theme.
I found an adorable idea on Pinterest to make watermelon “popsicles”. They were easy to do, and the kids loved them.
To finish off the food, we had a veggie, cheese, and cracker tray. Drinks were simple as well with just bottled water, lemonade, and juice boxes.
For dessert, we had cupcakes decorated with a teddy graham, and of course a chocolate teddy bear cake! I have pretty much zero cake decorating experience, but this cake really wasn’t too much trouble to make! I found my inspiration and a great tutorial for the cake at My Three Tiny Things.
Teddy Bear Picnic Party Decoration Ideas
We all sat down on the ground with our teddy bears to picnic at a homemade low picnic table. I made it in just a few minutes with wooden crates and wood boards. We covered the table with kraft paper and set out colored pencils. The little ones colored on the table while they ate lunch.
I made a simple beehive pinata out of a balloon and newspaper, which made for a fun decoration, and was a huge hit for our rough and tumble boy!
The highlight was probably when the kids made honey bee slime complete with little wooden bees to stick inside. Unfortunately this was about the time I really forgot to take pictures! I am definitely glad we covered the table with paper because clean up was easy. It was some seriously messy fun!
In between eating lunch, pinata and slime making, the kids played on the swing set and jumped in our little bounce house, and there was actually time to sit and chat with the other Mamas. I call that a win!
Do you have any low key birthday party ideas or themes to share?