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Teddy Bear’s Picnic Party: The Decorations
I created a simple red cardboard bunting using this template. After creating one red cardboard triangle as a master, I used that to create all the others, tracing and cutting, tracing and cutting. I was very grateful for my trusty teacher tool – my paper trimmer! The bunting was held together with sticky tape and red wool. Fancy, huh? I am not a seamstress! Paper is my crafting friend, and this was quick and easy to do. We strung the bunting up around the indoor dining area and the a little outside across the pergola.
Cardboard Teddy Bears
My local craft shop was selling packets of cardboard teddy bears for a couple of dollars each. I bought up a few packets and stuck them around the room along with the bunting.
I set up Pebble’s blackboard out the front, tied with some fabric and with ‘Welcome’ written across the board. Add a teddy bear and a picnic basket and I think it turned out rather cute, don’t you?
Red Ribbon and Gingham Fabric
I tied red ribbon to the posts of the cubby and around our letter box, as well as some red and white gingham fabric to the posts along our very long drive way. I have NO PHOTOS of the driveway or letter box, I’m sorry (tsk tsk, naughty blogger)! For the red ribbon I simply used one red plastic tablecloth, cut into strips. Cheap, quick, easy and effective. The gingham fabric was not especially cheap, and next time I’ll definitely be looking into alternatives before I hit the fabric shop! The gingham fabric did look lovely on the dining table though (not hemmed, just torn to size!) along with a red plastic runner.
I bought a couple of cheap packets of party hats and printed out these bears, cut them out and pasted them to the hats. Again, super quick, cheap and easy (and Pebble helped). Note to self: remember to give out party hats to each child next time!
Daisies in Glass Bottles
My sister kindly loaned me some glass bottles that she had previously collected for her daughter’s birthday party. I bought a bunch of daisies and popped one in each bottle on the party table. They were such a pretty little addition and so quick and easy to do. My sister recycled sparkling mineral water bottles to create her collection.
I collected all the teddy bears in the house and put them around the house and yard. On the day of the party I was passing by an op shop – I happened to see one little teddy out the front. I grabbed him and found another eight or so inside for $0.50 to $1.50 each. Bargain! I will be donating them back to the op shop soon, for someone else to love, or party with.
I picked up about five packets paper lanterns, each packet had four different colours and sizes. We (he) strung them up across the verandah for some extra party pretty. Not teddy bear themed, but a quick and easy splash of colour.
My local supermarket sold cute little paper cups with red, white and blue spots and stripes, as well as red and white striped straws and red and white gingham cup cake liners. How lucky was that?! It seemed everywhere I looked there were red and white party supplies! I picked up some large red and white plastic drinking cups, small red party plates and red napkins from Big W. Thanks to my sister, Skye, and my sister in law, Julie, for loaning their cup cake stands for the day.
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