Winnie the Pooh was one of my FAVORITE characters growing up, so I was thrilled when Disney Baby asked me to come up with some creative ideas for hosting a Winnie the Pooh BABY SHOWER! What a sweet-as-honey theme for celebrating with mom-to-be, right? ;)
Since Winnie has been around for quite a while, (Did you know he was inspired by a REAL bear from the early 1900’s?!), his look has changed a bit through the years. The current day Winnie sports a bright red t-shirt and modern look, while “Classic Pooh” has softer colors and a more vintage vibe. I really love the look of the both styles, as well as the woodsy feel of the famous “100 Acre Wood”, so my goal was to design a baby shower that encompassed all of these different elements in some way.
You’ll find lots of fun DIY ideas below, from painted-bath-toys-turned-table-figurines to “HUNNY Pot” parfaits with sugar bees and a playful Winnie the Pooh Diaper Cake. I also incorporated some sweet Winnie the Pooh toys & nursery items from DisneyBaby.com into the decor, which is one of my favorite ways to play up any theme at a baby shower because the items double as thoughtful gifts for mom when the party is over!
There’s a lot to take in here, so I’m breaking this post into “party sections” to help keep it organized for you. And speaking of sections, don’t miss the very last one with links to download all the FREE PRINTABLES from this theme. Enjoy! P.S. The free printables are available in a pink/yellow colorway now too!
WHAT YOU’LL FIND IN THIS POST:
1.Overall Look & Feel (Images 1-7)
3. Dessert Table
4. Accent Decor & Diaper Cake
5. Party Favors
6. Free Printables!
• • • • • T A B L E S C A P E • • • • •
I wanted this Winnie the Pooh tablescape to feel warm and festive with a hint of gold glam. The DIY plate liners feature playful Pooh quotes like “There’s a rumbly in my tumbly.“, and you can place them on top, menu-style, or use this method to securely attach them to the underside of clear plastic plates.
If you’re wondering about the little character “figurines” positioned down the center of the table… those are actually silicone bath toys! I painted them and added little paper word banners that felt appropriate for each character like BOUNCY for Tigger and SILLY for Pooh.
HELPFUL TIP: There were big lessons learned during the process of making these figurines… spray paint is usually my go-to for this kind of thing, but it just DID NOT DRY, even after waiting for 24 hours or prepping the toys with spray primer first. After a lot of messy fingers & trial and error, I figured out that the ideal method for painting these toys is to first wash and dry each one thoroughly, then apply 2 coats of white acrylic paint as your base coat, then apply the color of your choice on top. (You can use spray paint or acrylic paint for the last step.) It took some figuring out, but I love how they turned out in the end!
It’s always thoughtful to decorate a special chair for the guest of honor. I used gold sequin fabric that I found at JoAnn to cover this chair (but you can also rent sequin chair covers similar to this), and designed a printable banner “Reserved for the Queen BEE” banner to hang on the back.
• • • • • D E S S E R T T A B L E • • • • •
For the dessert table, I thought it would be fun to have the focal point be Winnie the Pooh “getting carried away” by a big red balloon, as a nod to the times when this happens in the stories. I found a pot that had the perfect sort of beehive/honey look, and used it as the anchor for this red balloon design…
The big “HUNNY pot” is filled with styrofoam that’s covered up with a yellow receiving blanket. I stuck an acrylic dowel rod into the styrofoam and pinned a small Winnie the Pooh Mini Plush to the dowel, then looped the string of a 24″ red balloon around the wrist of the toy so that it looked like he was actually holding onto (and dangling from) the balloon. ;)
I also printed & cut out some cloud silhouettes to attach to the wall behind the balloon.
Here’s a cute idea for a cake if you want to go the homemade route: a simple “naked” layer cake with yellow frosting & Icing Bumblebees between each layer + powdered sugar dusted on top!
The cake is decorated with a printable scroll banner and a small fresh floral accent. (Note: The stems of the fresh florals were inserted into a paper straw first and then into to the cake, so the floral stems are not actually touching the cake at all.)
These “Baby Bear Pound Cakes” were made from store-bought pound cake. I used a bear cookie cutter to cut them into slices then poured on a yellow glaze and added an edible heart sprinkle. Once dry, I used an edible food writer pen to hand draw the faces.
Vanilla and Honey Pudding Parfaits are super easy and equally cute. :) Just layer crushed vanilla sandwich cookies with vanilla pudding. For the garnish, sprinkle on more crushed cookies then add a drizzle of honey and a sugar bee!
• • • • • A C C E N T D E C O R & D I A P E R C A K E • • • • •
I always love using framed quotes as decor, and Winnie the Pooh has some great ones! The quotes featured in these images are all available to download in the Free Printables section below. I also used woodsy elements like pinecones (both natural and glittered), moss, and wood slices as accent decor, in addition to festive “party” elements like tissue confetti and 16″ gold letter balloons.
Printable red and yellow bee silhouettes can be downloaded below as well. I used them as a playful accent on various things, like the floral arrangements and the diaper cake. (More on that below!)
Instead of spelling big words out with individual banners, I opted for simple character silhouettes on each panel with “Oh, baby!” panel designs mixed in. (Download the banner below.)
Diaper cakes are another great way to make gifts double as party decor (or vice versa!). This one is a bit different from traditional diaper cakes in the sense that the diapers are on the inside of the container, so you really only see them from the top. This also makes creating the cake way faster & easier to create though… added bonus! I used Winnie the Pooh Diapers here, so the shower theme will continue on even when mom pulls them out! ;)
The “cake” is made from 10″ and 12″ circular paper mache boxes that are filled with diapers and stacked. I spray painted just the outside of the boxes gold before filling them with diapers, and hot glued a printable HUNNY sign and some Icing Bumblebees to the front.
The 9″ Winnie the Pooh Plush that’s “peeking into the honey pot” is actually sitting on top of a glass mason jar positioned behind the cake. I used baker’s twine to attach his arms to wooden dowels that are inserted into the back of the diapers. This makes it look like he’s actually he’s “grabbing on” to the pot.
For the finishing touch, a printable “umbrella” topper adorned with a sweet Winnie Quote + a more “Queen” and “Baby” paper bees! (You can find the fleece blanket that the cake is sitting on at Disney Baby as well.)
• • • • • P A R T Y F A V O R S • • • • •
Homemade Honey Brown Sugar Scrub makes a perfect favor for this theme! It’s cost-effective and you only need a few ingredients to whip up a batch. I found cute Beehive Jars to package them in and used glue dots to attach a printable favor tag to the top of the lid.
To make the presentation as cute as the favors, display them on top of woodsy moss with yellow flowers and other themed accents around, like this My Friend Pooh Wall Art that can adorn the nursery or playroom walls after the baby shower.
• • • • • F R E E P R I N T A B L E S • • • • •
Paper details really help tie everything together at a party! I hope you’re able to have some fun with these Winnie the Pooh Printables. Just click on a link below to download the high res PDF. And for the PINK/YELLOW version of these, click here.
- Party/Quote Signs (8×10 & 4×6)
- Square Plate Liners (2 styles)
- Decorative Paper Scrolls
- Mini Character Trait Flags (for figurines)
- Mom-to-Be Chair Banner
- Modern Bee Silhouettes
- Mini HUNNY Labels (for parfaits)
- Party Banner
- Tent Cards – Custom Desserts
- Tent Cards – Blank
- Cloud Silhouettes
- Large HUNNY Labels (Diaper Cake)
- Umbrella Topper (Diaper Cake)
- Sugar Scrub Favor Tags
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