There is something almost intangible about the fondness we have for Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corners. Maybe it’s looking back on our own childhood, remembering fondly tea parties with our own stuffed animals and hearing stories about Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo, and of course, Eeyore, but there’s more. There is a timeless joyful wisdom in A.A. Milne’s classic stories that resonates with children and adults of all ages.
Remember when Pooh gets stuck?
Whether or not your new bundle of joy is having his or her nursery decked out in Winnie-the-Pooh paraphernalia (Poohphernalia!), celebrate at your baby shower with tableware, favors, and decorations that conjure up the smile (I know you smiled) that’s on your face right now from watching Winnie the Pooh get stuck.
This may go without saying, but plan ahead and make sure to get invitations straight from the Hundred Acre Wood. All things Pooh are gender neutral, so your guests won’t think they’ve guessed anything from the color scheme, and it sets up the theme for the shower.
One of the elements at the heart of all things Pooh is whimsy. It may be springtime now, but no matter when your shower is, adorning windows and bare walls with brightly colored 100 Acre Woods themed paper fans will transport your guests to that childlike happy springtime place the instant they arrive. It is also easy and inexpensive to serve up delicious snacks and dessert on the sweet face of our favorite “hunny” loving bear with matching dessert plates and napkins.
Now, there are obviously tons of different options for baby shower games, but here’s one to stick with the theme:
What Flavor is the Hunny?
Typically, you can play “guess the baby food” by just taking the labels off of baby food jars and having guests taste them. This time, take it up a notch.
Use paint designed for painting on glass (ask someone at your nearest craft store to point you in the right direction) and paint the baby food jars blue or cream colored after you’ve removed the labels. Next, use either a black sharpie or a glass paint marker in black and write “hunny” on each jar. Now you have an adorable baby shower game that matches the theme.
Bonus: You can use them as centerpieces until you’re ready for the games!
For the pièce de résistance that would make even grumpy ol’ Eeyore perk up, create your own diaper cake for the star of the shower. Never made one (or seen one)? Instructables has some fairly easy to follow instructions you can follow along with. However, instead of “boutique style,” how about using Winnie the Pooh printed crepe paper streamers (try gold along with it!) and different colored confetti to decorate?
Hopefully, now your baby shower with a bit of “hunny” is really on a roll. For some extra motivation, here’s another clip to remind you why Winnie the Pooh is a good idea.