24 May

Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday Party {Inspired by the Book}

teddy bear picnic birthday party with decorations

Parties based on children’s books (like this Book Themed Baby Shower) are always so fun and nostalgic!

Kiss Me Kate Events dreamed up this adorable Teddy Bear Birthday Party inspired by the Teddy Bears Picnic book. I just love all the cute plush bears (and their bunny friends) that showed up for this darling picnic party!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Teddy Bear “party greeters” in polka dot bows
– Nature inspired decor: moss table runner, pine cones, wood stumps, etc
– Amazing treats like Toadstool Meringues and Honey Jar & Teddy Bear cookies
– Teddy bear headbands and mini picnic basket favors

teddy bear birthday party dessert table and honey sugar cookies

teddy bear picnic birthday party table centerpieces

teddy bear birthday party cupcakes

teddy bear picnic birthday party honey pot spoons and bear cookies

teddy bear birthday party honey cookies

teddy bear picnic birthday party stair decoration with tree stumps and dolls

teddy bear picnic birthday party chocolate milk with striped blue straws

teddy bear picnic birthday party food label printables

teddy bear picnic birthday party with a book shaped cake and donuts

teddy bear picnic birthday party bear ear disguises

teddy bear picnic birthday party teddy fondant cupcake topper

teddy bear picnic birthday party picnic basket favors


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kate

When our client Vicky approached us to style her son Peter’s second birthday, she knew exactly what she wanted! Vicky asked us to style a Teddy Bear Picnic party based on her son’s love of the story book.

It’s not often you meet a client who comes prepared with a story board of pictures for a theme, that’s our job! Thankfully, our ideas and concepts were on par so the dessert table came together with ease. The dessert table featured a story book birthday cake as well as a selection of teddy bear themed cupcakes, cookies, jam tarts, mini donuts and meringue toadstools.

Vicky’s house was turned into a woodlands oasis, with a display of life size teddies and wood stumps adorning the front entrance of the house and the entertainment area. The table settings were beautifully styled with a grass table runner and accessorised with more teddies and wood stumps.

Children were given a copy of the teddy bear picnic book and teddy bear headbands, together with mini picnic basket take home gifts. The teddies and children alike, had a fabulous afternoon picnic!



– Styling & Desserts: Kiss Me Kate Events
– Printables: Bumpkin
– Florist: Andrew The Florist

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Phyllis SAYS:

This is the cutes, out of the box, creative birthday party! Never would have thought to use a book as an inspiration. Much thanks for the idea :)

May 24, 2012 at 11:34 am

Catherine (Bayside Bride) SAYS:

This is beyond precious! Love the idea of using a book as inspiration!

May 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor SAYS:

Awww this is the sweetest party idea that I have seen in a long while. Would be darling for a girl or a boy. Love the woodsy accents and all the plush bears. Super cute!!

May 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Lydia- The Party Wagon SAYS:

Wow! I love this! The desserts are beautiful! The honey pot spoons are very clever!! Gorgeous!

May 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Miss Margarita SAYS:

So sweet! Love it! I want to host that party for my future children!

May 25, 2012 at 3:57 am

Hollie SAYS:

This is beautiful and timeless… great for girls and boys, or a baby shower!

May 25, 2012 at 6:05 am

Leah SAYS:

OMG too cute and perfect timing. We have having a teddy bear’s picnic for my daughter’s 2nd birthday in June. Where on earth did you find those GORGEOUS headbands?

May 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Emily SAYS:

Did you find out where the headbands are from?

August 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Jennifer Leskowat Stanley SAYS:

Would love these headbands!!! Where can i find them?

April 17, 2013 at 11:15 am

Jennifer SAYS:

Can anyone tell us where the headbands are from? Can’t find anything like that anywhere…

January 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

mercadee SAYS:

Thirty-two puzzle pieces reveal a smiling family of teddy bears enjoying a picnic in the countryside.

May 28, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Bumpkin SAYS:

I’m over the moon to see my paper goods alongside Kiss Me Kate’s fabulous party, it was such a pleasure to work with them. Catherine x

May 30, 2012 at 3:31 am

Jennifer SAYS:

Love it! I did a Teddy Bear’s Picnic theme for my daughter’s 1st birthday party – 9 years ago! (Her nursery was themed “Teapots and Teddy Bears” so we thought it was appropriate.) We did the books as party favors, and encouraged all of the guests to bring their favorite teddy bear from home. This attention to detail takes my party planning aspirations to a whole new level – simply amazing!

June 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Pamela Gillilan SAYS:

My daughter loves her bear, so I thought of this story as a theme for her upcoming 2nd birthday! I am so glad I saw your blog! This is such an inspiration! Beautiful :)

January 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Joanne Bryant SAYS:

Love your ideas – can you tell me where you found the mini picnic baskets? I haven’t found any I like.

June 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Michelle Cudworth SAYS:

How did you make the honey spoons?

April 28, 2015 at 3:10 am
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