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So I have decided to do the Pooh theme for my son's 1st birthday in July. I'm getting all of the stock decorations, but I was looking for some other ideas for additional decorations and for food. Thanks in advance!



by on Apr. 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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momofsixangels
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Winnie the Pooh Cupcakes

By Miranda Becker

If your little one loves Winnie the Pooh she’ll adore these cute little cupcakes. Create a crowd of Pooh bears using fondant and edible markers. What makes fondant perfect for busy moms is how simple it is to work with — it’s just like molding clay. Cupcakes frosted with chocolate and vanilla frostings are a classic birthday favorite. Adding Pooh’s iconic face makes them a special first birthday treat!

You’ll need:

  • Cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • Chocolate and Vanilla frosting
  • Yellow Fondant, store bought (Wilton brand)
  • 1 1/2” Round fondant cutter
  • 1/2” Round fondant cutter, or a pastry tip
  • Black Edible Marker (Wilton brand)
  • Mini Chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Frost cooled cupcakes and set aside.

2. Roll out fondant to 1/8” thick and cut a 1 1/2” circle for each cupcake.

3. Pinch one end of the fondant circle to make it pear shaped.

4. Cut 2 ears for each bear using the 1/2” fondant cutter, or the wide end of a pastry tip. These will look like small crescents. Pinch the ears into small circles and press them onto the narrow end of the fondant circle.

5. Press a mini chocolate chip into the center of the fondant, right where the circle starts to narrow.

6. Use the edible marker to add Pooh’s eyes, nose and mouth.

7. Place a fondant Pooh on top of each frosted cupcake.

Dodie702
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:08 PM
Ahhh! Cute!

Quoting momofsixangels:


Winnie the Pooh Cupcakes








By Miranda Becker


If your little one loves Winnie the Pooh she’ll adore these cute
little cupcakes. Create a crowd of Pooh bears using fondant and edible
markers. What makes fondant perfect for busy moms is how simple it is to
work with — it’s just like molding clay. Cupcakes frosted with
chocolate and vanilla frostings are a classic birthday favorite. Adding
Pooh’s iconic face makes them a special first birthday treat!


You’ll need:


  • Cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • Chocolate and Vanilla frosting
  • Yellow Fondant, store bought (Wilton brand)
  • 1 1/2” Round fondant cutter
  • 1/2” Round fondant cutter, or a pastry tip
  • Black Edible Marker (Wilton brand)
  • Mini Chocolate chips

Instructions:


1. Frost cooled cupcakes and set aside.


2. Roll out fondant to 1/8” thick and cut a 1 1/2” circle for each cupcake.



3. Pinch one end of the fondant circle to make it pear shaped.



4. Cut 2 ears for each bear using the 1/2” fondant cutter, or the
wide end of a pastry tip. These will look like small crescents. Pinch
the ears into small circles and press them onto the narrow end of the
fondant circle.



5. Press a mini chocolate chip into the center of the fondant, right where the circle starts to narrow.



6. Use the edible marker to add Pooh’s eyes, nose and mouth.



7. Place a fondant Pooh on top of each frosted cupcake.




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momofsixangels
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

“Pooh-nut Butter and Hunny” Sandwiches
Note: If older children will not be attending the party, and the following snacks seem too difficult for the birthday child to eat, consider using a few to make a creative centerpiece at mealtime, or serve them to the adults that participate. For the little ones, serve soft, simple treats, like cupcakes, pudding or ice cream.

Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to make ordinary peanut butter and honey sandwiches into something special -- Winnie the Pooh Sandwiches!

Pooh-Berry Juice
Make your favorite type of light-colored fruit juice or Kool-Aid® and add a few drops of blue food coloring for fun. (You can also purchase CranBlueberry juice as an easy substitute). To add a little pizazz to your beverage, serve it over ice cubes with cherries frozen inside. It’s best to let the ice cube trays set on the counter for about 15 minutes before freezing, so the ice will be clear.

Piglets in a Blanket
Your guests will be pleased to share their meal with Piglet! To make these treats, you’ll need a package of your favorite brand of hot dogs, cheese, and refrigerator croissants. Slice the hot dogs lengthwise and cut the cheese into strips. Unroll the croissants and stuff them with the hot dogs and cheese strips. Then, roll the croissants back up and bake them as directed, or until golden brown. Cool slightly and serve warm!

Tigger-ific Party Mix
For an easy-to-grab snack, combine your favorite treats in a large snack bowl and let the kids scoop out their own mix with a small cup. Small snack items such as m&m® candies, licorice pieces, granola, raisins, coconut, and dried fruits all work well. Your guests will enjoy this tasty snack!

Jell-O Jigglers®
Purchase your child’s favorite flavors of Jell-O, and follow the directions to make Jigglers. Use different cookie cutters to make them more fun!

Piglet’s Pink Potato Salad
Make your favorite potato salad and add some catsup to the dressing to make it turn pink. Using about 1/2 cup of catsup will add just enough color to turn your potato salad as pink as Piglet!

Little Black Rain Clouds
Make rice crispy treats and shape them into little clouds. Dip clouds into melted chocolate and set them on waxed paper to cool. Let harden and enjoy!

Hunny Pot Punch
Your young guests will love this party punch almost as much as they love Pooh! To prepare it, mix 2 quarts lemonade, 3 quarts unsweetened pineapple juice, and 2/3 cup honey. Make special ice cubes using frozen strawberries and fruit punch. Place a small strawberry in each ice cube slot, fill with punch and freeze. Drop a few berry cubes into each glass and serve. Enjoy!

momofsixangels
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

  • Invitations: Send Pooh 1st birthday invites to your friends and family to let them know about the celebration. Use a phrase like “Join us in the Hundred Acre Wood for [Name]’s first birthday!” Include the time, date, directions, and any special instructions like where to park or what to bring (if anything).
  • Decorations: Use red, yellow, green, purple, and light brown as the colors for your Winnie the Pooh birthday decorations. Decorate with Winnie the Pooh mylar balloons mixed in with solid balloons. You can also use green balloons and thick brown ribbon to create a forest. On one of the trees, place a sign over it that says “Mr. Sanders.” Also, make sure to incorporate balloons and posters the other characters from Winnie the Pooh, such as Piglet and Tigger.
  • Centerpiece: A great Winnie the Pooh idea for a table centerpiece is to get a large jar or brown vase and decorate it with the word “Hunny” to look like Pooh’s honey jar. Instead of filling the jar with honey, fill it with beautiful flowers that look like they were picked right from the Hundred Acre Wood.
  • Party Supplies: Get Winnie the Pooh themed party supplies for the birthday celebration. Items like plates, napkins, cups, balloons, and streamers are all items that can be found for this theme that will add to the overall Pooh party. Another essential item for your party supply list is a personalized “Happy Birthday” banner. Use the same child-like font found on Pooh’s honey pot for the banner.
  • Food: There are many different ways to incorporate the Pooh theme into your food menu. You could serve your guests Rabbit’s honey roasted carrots, Piglet's shepherd’s pie, and Tigger's rotini pasta. A Winnie the Pooh birthday cake is also the perfect ending to a delicious meal! Decorate the cake with your child’s favorite Pooh character. Write “Happy birthday” on the cake and personalize it with your baby’s name and favorite Pooh character.  
  • Activity: A fun game for your baby’s first birthday party is to get your family and friends to play a guessing game called “Baby’s Firsts.” Write down a list of questions to ask and leave a space for your guests to fill in their answers. Some examples for questions might be “When was baby’s first bath?”, “When did baby start crawling?”, or “What was baby’s first word?” The family member with the most correct answers wins a prize!
chrarrington18
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 4:25 PM

For the invite you can do it in the shape of a honey pot and put all the info on the front or you cand have it as an opening card.

earthangel1967
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM


Quoting 3kidz123:

I made the cake, bought the cake toppers from walmart in the toy isle, got the decorations and table cloth from walmarts party isle, and had my son wear a winne the pooh elfit that he had in his closet already.

Quoting 3kidz123:

I did this theme for my youngest son's first birthday...


awww how cute

YVONNE

Dragonmamas
by on May. 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM

 :)

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