These teddy bear picnic birthday party ideas are perfect for a spring or summer party that kids will love.

The twins turned 4 on Saturday.  4!!!!  I can hardly believe it. 

We celebrated with a Teddy Bear Picnic themed birthday party. 

The twins had a marvelous day and were on such a high for the remainder of the weekend.

Teddy bear picnic party hats


Teddy bear picnic party invitations

Instructions to make these invitations can be found here.


How to make bumble bee and teddy bear headbands

Instructions to make the Bumble Bee Headbands can be found here and the Teddy Bear Ear Headband can be found here.

Party hats for a teddy bear picnic themed party

A produce box from the market turned upside down, painted and holes punched into it proved to be the perfect way to stand the headbands up.


Teddy bear picnic themed cake

I loved how it turned out. I had my head stuck in the refrigerator for a day as I iced it because the house was so warm and I needed to keep it cool, but the kids loved it, and that is all that matters.


Teddy bear picnic birthday party for kids
Decorations were kept fairly simple. There were lots of balloons, red and white check tablecloths on the ground with matching cushions, plain white tablecloths, a handmade banner above the cake table and picnic themed tableware.


For the kids:

Teddy bear picnic party treats

Snack cups: (pictured above) containing cheese sticks, popcorn, and pretzels.

Teddy bear sandwiches: assorted whole wheat and white bread cut into the shape of teddy bears. Half were filled with cheese, the other half with nutella.

Assorted snacks: Candy, Sun Chips and Teddy Grahams.

For adults:

Peach and Brie Quesadillas: Flour tortillas filled with peach and brie slices, with honey on the side for drizzling.

Sausage Rolls: A typical Australian party food – served with tomato sauce ketchup

Tea Sandwiches: Assorted whole wheat and white bread filled with roast beef and mango chutney

Salsa and Corn Chips: Homemade corn and black bean salsa with corn chips for scooping.

Produce: A bowl of fresh red and yellow cherry tomatoes and another with peaches.


Lemonade, Chocolate Milk, and bottles of water both large (for adults) and pop-top (for the kids).

To help reduce spills, we put out plastic cups with lids and straws.


Teddy bear picnic photo props

Teddy Bears:  It was a Teddy Bear Picnic afterall, so each guest brought their favorite bear with them.

Balloons: we took 2 Balloon Time helium balloon kits with us so my husband was able to blow up balloons on request. We took extra balloons in the party colors and scattered them in a large empty room. The kids loved that.

Photo Boards: Here are the instructions for the Bumble Bee photo board. I sketched and then had my son paint a Teddy Bear one the morning of the party too.

Craft Table: Coloring pages and a couple of small craft projects.

Bee Movie: We lay red and white checked tablecloths and pillows on the grass and played the Bee movie while the kids ate their lunch. It was a big hit. And it was only $5 at Target. 

Playground: There was a playground at the location we had hired.  Thankfully there was also a large tree to provide shade on what turned out to be one of our hottest days.

Grass area: There was also a large grass area where the kids could run, where we lay out the sheets and pillows for the movie and also where we put out some extra large balls for the kids to kick around.  We also had a couple of bumble bee flying toys.

Music:  We played Marisol’s favorite CD – the one she listens to (almost) daily in her bedroom while she hosts tea parties for her dolls, and that the kids listen to outside when they are splashing in their little pools.


Teddy Bear Picnic Party Favors

After scouring various stores for a couple of weeks, I came up with quite a collection of bee and bear themed gifts for the kids, ranging from stuffed toys, jigsaw puzzles, sticker sheets, craft activities, books, and bags of Teddy Grahams to name a few.  Each gift was wrapped in paper and tied with yarn and placed in a large picnic basket.  As the little guests left they were able to choose a gift from the ‘lucky dip’.  Bags were also provided to hold gifts, craft projects, and headbands and to tie balloons so it would be easier for the kids to take their goodies home.


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Teddy bear picnic birthday party ideas

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danielle September 27, 2010 - 9:17 pm

OMG that is the cutest idea ever!!! How will you ever top it??? Love it!!!

Kim @ seven thirty three September 29, 2010 - 10:26 am

That cake is AMAZING! For a minute I thought the bears were real stuffed animals. 😉 Great job.

angela fontenot September 29, 2010 - 7:25 pm

Wow Tonya! That is amazing, and I bet the twins had a blast!!!! Everything looked wonderful- what a great party theme!
Happy 4th bday Flynn and Marison!

Tonya Staab September 30, 2010 - 2:11 pm

Thank you Colleen.  I only wish I could have hosted the party down there so all of our San Diego friends could come too.

Tonya Staab September 30, 2010 - 2:14 pm

Thanks Ang, you are too sweet.  A big, big happy birthday to I and A too.  Love you.

Tonya Staab September 30, 2010 - 2:22 pm

Ha, thank you so much Kim. 

Tonya Staab September 30, 2010 - 2:24 pm

Thanks Danielle, you are sweet.  The mind is already ticking for next year … and hopefully I'll be back with you girls by then :).

colleen smith September 30, 2010 - 11:37 am

AMAZING! It looked beautiful! Great work!!!

Michelle@Everyday Celebrating October 4, 2010 - 2:19 pm

love love love the party! I want to show you some love on Everyday Celebrating!

The Original Drama Mama October 4, 2010 - 9:40 pm

I love the image of you icing the cake with your head stuck in the fridge. The things we do for our kids!

And peach&brie quesadillas?!? Yum!

Tonya Staab October 5, 2010 - 10:08 am

My husband found it a little amusing too :).  Peach and Brie quesadillas really are the best.  Just thinly slice each and we use a panini grill to heat it up and brown the tortillas.  Drizzle a little honey over the top before eating.  Really good.

Tonya Staab October 5, 2010 - 10:09 am

thank you so much for the love this morning.  I really appreciate it.    You are the best.

Donette Bell October 5, 2010 - 10:15 pm

This is Awesome! I have immediately decided that this will be my daughters 2nd Birthday party theme!

Natalie October 5, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Love the new look, my dear! Wow! And what a party- love it!

Tonya Staab October 6, 2010 - 8:40 am

That's fantastic.  You have to send me a link to the photos after her birthday.  I'd love to see what you end up doing. 

Tonya Staab October 6, 2010 - 8:42 am

Thank you so much Nat.  I only wish I could have had all of you gals at the party :).

Alisha January 8, 2011 - 1:29 pm

Hey this really is a fantastic idea for a party – and really unique!! Love it!!

Tonya Staab January 11, 2011 - 10:11 am

Thank you Alisha, so glad you liked it.

Taryn May 1, 2011 - 5:39 am

Fantastic party! How did you do the bears on the cake?

Taryn May 1, 2011 - 5:49 am

Never mind. Just found the cake pan online.

Jen Pondillo December 13, 2011 - 4:08 pm

Love the party! Can you tell me more about the cake and how to make the hats. Oh yeah, how did you make the photoboards too? Thanks, Jennifer
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MamaPat September 27, 2012 - 9:19 am

So sorry. Your Bee Hive movie link showed Paranormal Movie trailer, no other. You need to check into this, now. So sorry. MamaPat


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