With his adorable, “touchable” tummy and hilarious but wise sayings, everyone loves Winnie the Pooh. Your Winnie the Pooh baby shower theme will inspire memories—and best of all, the celebration will be easy, creative and inexpensive to put together.
We’ll help you with all your Winnie the Pooh shower ideas, from the invitations and party favors to the cake and centerpiece. Let’s take a trip to the Hundred Acre Wood right now for a baby shower to remember.
Start with your invitations. Look for familiar Pooh quotes and sayings to make the invitation wording appealing and fun. Print the information on card stock decorated with Winnie the Pooh icons (such as Eyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Kanga and baby Roo, and Christopher Robin). Here’s an example:
Come to: The house at (host’s last name) Corner (list address)
To celebrate: (parents’ names) new little “hunny”-to-be!
“Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.” – Winnie the Pooh
PARTY HINT: If you’re pressed for time, purchase pre-made invitations with a Pooh theme. Whichever method you choose, do be sure to mail a paper invitation; don’t rely on e-mail. An invitation in the mail is always an exciting sight and can later become a scrapbook keepsake.
Decorations and Party Favors
Choose a Winnie the Pooh theme centerpiece for the middle of the food or gifts table. Matching plates, cups and plastic cutlery will add to the Pooh theme. (You can buy a party kit if you’d like to have all your shower must-haves be a perfect match.)
Don’t forget the party favors. (Even big “kids” love getting gifts!) Small crockery pots of honey (label them “Hunny”) are a wonderful and very tasty idea. Candles made of beeswax are also a perfect fit for this party theme.
For easy party foods, try veggie wraps (for Rabbit’s vegetable garden), hot dogs (Piglet) or anything flavored with honey, such as cookies or scones.
If you’d like, bake a Pooh cake. This can be as easy or intricate as you’d like. A simple white-frosted square, circular or bundt cake with Pooh decorations lacing the top is fine and will look adorable (and delicious).
Keep the drinks selection light, child-like and with a party atmosphere. Punch is the obvious pick; serve it in a bowl with an old-fashioned look ladle. This type of partyware is usually available in a plastic version, making it an inexpensive and less breakable option.
Fun and Games
No baby shower is complete without a few games to keep things rolling. Here are a few ideas:
- Count the Hunny. Buy several bags of Bit o’Honey candy and place the pieces in a jar. Have guests guess the number of pieces as they walk in. At the end of the party, announce the winner, who receives the candies.
- Name the Baby. Take two well-known Pooh character names (for example, Winnie and Tigger) and have guests create a new name out of any of the letters. Depending upon your combinations, this can definitely end in hilarity.
- Pooh Bingo. Create Bingo boards with various Pooh-related images. Choose matching pictures or names from a jar or bowl and call them out one at a time. The first to get Bingo wins a small, humorous prize.
- Advice for Mom. As each guest walks in, have him or her (yes, men are welcome at most baby showers these days!) write one piece of advice on a slip of paper. At the end of the shower, gather all the paper slips and put them into a scrapbook for the parents-to-be.
Most of all, have fun! Your Winnie the Pooh shower will be a hit with Mom and the other guests who grew up with (and still love) Pooh and his friends. Take lots of pictures, keep snippets for a special scrapbook for Mom and have a hunny of a time!