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DD's 2nd - Teddy Bears Picnic. Any ideas?

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Lioninthesun Fri 17-May-13 18:41:08

I have decided on this as she loves the book and the song and I think this is probably a good age to do it. I am unsure on the following:
1. Should I do this at home or find a wood? More true to life/book v.s ease
2. Thinking about decorating to a woodland theme; toadstools and trees, lots of picnic rugs..any other ideas?
3. Food should be relatively OK as a picnic is after all a picnic, but would like to have a few 'bear-y' type things.
4. Party games - yay or nay? To be honest none of the are great at sharing expert at mugging though grin so not sure if this is really needed.
5. Craft station - thinking about getting paints or sequins out to decorate a pre-cut bear shape. I have 5 spare bibs, but not sure if this is a good idea thinking of parents not wanting kids to get messy?

Any other ideas welcome - I haven't really thought about the cake yet!

PoppyWearer Fri 17-May-13 18:46:28

IME don't worry about party games. 3rd birthday they can just about start to play games but pointless at 2yo.

plantsitter Fri 17-May-13 18:47:35

1. Do it at home. A wood making things unnecessarily difficult for yourself at this age.

2. They should each bring a teddy bear (or something). Perhaps an activity of dressing them up would be fun?

3. Bear-shaped cookie cutters to cut out sandwiches.

4. I wouldn't bother. DO NOT I repeat DO NOT be tempted to do pass the parcel with 2 yr olds (or ever frankly).

5. Do it if you want to! Maybe tell parents beforehand if you really think they'll be precious about it.

PoppyWearer Fri 17-May-13 18:48:04

Oh, and I wouldn't go to a wood, keep it simple/contained at home.

Sounds lovely!

Lioninthesun Fri 17-May-13 18:50:24

Oooo you guys are FAST! smile Thank you!
Have a few cookie cutters and cake toppers highlighted on ebay and some rosettes that I thought we could give to all of the bears.
Any ideas on the cake? Could do a square one with a picnic rug and bears on it, or try to do a bear shape... Last year did a rainbow cake so feel I have to live up to that one really!

Lioninthesun Fri 17-May-13 18:52:06

Oooh and I have the invitations to do too!
Last year put a mustache on DD for a photo and did a very 'WotWot! Bring a bottle to my crib!' kind of invite. Any witty ideas there ladies?

PoppyWearer Fri 17-May-13 21:54:43

Sorry OP, you have moved beyond my fields of expertise - am neither an expert enough baker nor arty enough to feel qualified to comment!!

For cake ideas, I usually Google and then give a picture to my chosen cake-maker (MIL)!

PoppyWearer Fri 17-May-13 21:55:17

(but I have bumped the thread for you in the hope someone else sees it)

monkeymamma Tue 16-Jul-13 19:26:36

I don't have much to say other than I did a teddy bear's picnic cake years ago when I did a lot of sugar craft and it was super easy especially if you do a square cake as you say. I made the bears from marzipan as its almost exactly the right colour. You can use dusting colour in darker brown to add shading etc too.

3birthdaybunnies Tue 16-Jul-13 20:19:43

For the cake you can get silicone teddy bear moulds on ebay for a couple of pounds. It makes about 13 tiny ~3cm teddy bears - I have used these to make tiny coloured cakes, then put them into a larger cake tin and put cake mixture around it and bake. Key thing seems to be to use same recipe for both batches so they don't float to top/ bottom. Google twice baked cakes or polka dot cakes. Then decorate as you would any cake - mini teddy bear picnic sounds great and the guests will oh and ah just like a rainbow cake.

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 16-Jul-13 20:25:52

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