Best Kids Parties: Teddy Bear Picnic

My Party: Ruby (Los Angeles, CA)

Ruby's guests didn't have to go into the woods to catch the teddy bears a'picnic-ing. Her mom Annie tells us about her creative party: The "Teddy Bear Picnic" song has special meaning in my family and it has quickly become Ruby's favorite. We've done a couple of small-scale picnics with her teddy bears at home and decided to use it as the theme for her 2nd birthday party.

Red gingham check motif, picnic-style foods, and teddy bears galore (BYOTB) made this a fun day for young and old. We had about 35 guests in our house and had favor bags (including homemade recycled crayons in the shape of teddy bears) for all the bear cubs. And the "napping cupcakes" were inspired by the line in the song: "At 6 o'clock their mommies and daddies will take them home to bed because they're tired little teddy bears." I figured all the little ones would be leaving our party to go home for naps anyway. :) We also had a friend make teddy bear ears (fur-fabric hot-glued to headbands) for all the little ones to wear.

Thanks Annie!

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.