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Everything you need to know to plan a teddy bear birthday party

Everything you need to know about planning a teddy bear birthday party is here.... read on....

Aside from clothes, most people think of toys or stuffed animals to give to a new mother or a small child. Teddy bears are an instant attraction. Not only are they soft and cuddly, but they also provide a sense of warmth, love, and affection. All great things to think about when you are trying to decide what your themed bridal shower party or first birthday party should represent. Have you considered planning a teddy bear birthday party while your child still enjoys them? 

A teddy bear birthday theme party is a fun way to incorporate youth, warmth, love and affection into your next gathering. Here are a few ways to make your teddy bear theme party stand out above the rest! 

Teddy Bear Party Invitations

Invitations for any party should be personal as it displays emotion to guests and sets the mood for the party even before guests RSVP or shop for gifts and attend the party. 

Personal invitations also keep the party planner (you) engaged and excited. 

The Wish Me app is the perfect app to send personal video invitations for any party, get together, social outing..and even picnics. 

You can either design an invite (if you have the time), upload the picture on the app and send it or you can get your child to invite guests on video and upload the video to the Wish Me invite. #wishmeparty

This will not only add the personal touch but will become a memory for your family to enjoy for years to come. So if you have your child’s birthday outfit ready, dress ’em up and send a cute video invitation to their teddy bear birthday party. This is probably the best way to start creating birthday memories for your child…. They will thank you when they are older. 

And if you have your child’s outfit ready, you can even add a special touch and dress them up before making a quick invitation video for the invites. And to learn about what else you can do with the Wish Me app you can see some videos here: 

How to add Teddy Bears to Party Food and Decor

To keep your party on theme, it’s a great idea to add teddy bear shaped party food to your menu. If you’re planning on having a fruit basket, instead opt to connect fruit in the shape of bears. Interested in having candy? Add gummy bears to your party menu and you leave the guess work out of recreating bears!

Having finger foods is a great way to keep your guests mingling and eating. Sandwiches are a fan favourite for finger food options. #toocutetoeat

All images below are inspired by a quick search on Pinterest! Pinterest is truly an amazing source of inspiration for ideas.

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Not just birthdays... Teddy bear birthday themes can be used for other party themes...

A fun way to keep your teddy bear themed party unique is to incorporate a theme with your teddy bear décor. Are you going on a picnic? Maybe a trip to the ocean? Once you’ve decided on what your teddy bear is going to do, you can incorporate that into the decorations and table settings. This adds a fun flare for all age ranged guests and keeps the youthful and loving side to the teddy bear theme. 

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Having finger foods is a great way to keep your guests mingling and eating. Sandwiches are a fan favourite for finger food options. 

Using your child’s stuffed toys to decorate the room can add so much cuteness to the party that your guests won’t stop taking pictures. 

And adding teddy bear confetti to the main table will also add a cute touch to your decorations.

Many party stores will have teddy bear shaped statement balloons that you can buy and decorate with. 

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As you can see, getting creative with your theme + your menu choices and turning them into theme worthy food creations, can really keep your party on point with its theme and keep your guests intrigued. 

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Teddy Bear Birthday Party Game Ideas

When your’e hosting a birthday party for a small child, games might not be on your mind. Usually first birthday parties are all about trying to see who can pass the baby around the most and lots of photos. In that case, the Wish Me app is a great way to take photos at your big day and share them with family in a fun-themed way. 

However, if you do have time to play games here are some fun game ideas for adults and kids alike…. Let us know what you think. Tag #wishmeparty

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Teddy Bear Birthday Party Game Idea # 1 : Teddy Musical Chairs

For those who are creating a teddy bear themed baby shower, games are a must. A fun ice-breaker to get the games going and guests involved is a rendered version of musical chairs. 

Here’s how it works: 

Objective – Play music and pull a chair away with each round so there are 1 more people than there are chairs. Play only one round and show the guests a box that appears to be a lingerie box. Tell the guest that the person who loses the round must model the teddy for the entire crowd.  

Instructions – Grab a lingerie box and put a teddy bear (not a teddy) inside it. Once the round loser is given the box, they’ll open it only to find a teddy bear and not lingerie. Whew! 

 

Teddy Bear Birthday Party Game Idea # 2: Pin the Bear

For toddlers a fun game is pin the tail on the donkey. In this version, it will be pin the bow on the bear. 

Here’s how it works: 

Objective – Blindfold kids and spin them once or twice. They must then take the bow to the bear in the correct spot. 

Instructions – Create a large bear image poster. Using a bow tie, add take to the back of it or with Velcro. Blindfold the children with a sock or scarf and spin them in a circle twice. Have them then walk to try and put the bow tie on the bear in the correct spot. 

As you can see, no matter what you choose to do for your party, a teddy bear theme is a great choice for all age ranges. Once you have a few ideas in mind on what you’d like to do, get creative by recreating menu, games, and party gifts with the teddy bear theme. 

 

Teddy Bear Birthday Party Supplies

A really good idea is to make a vision board for your party and use images in this post or a search on Pinterest for Ideas and add them to the vision board. This will help you determine what supplies you need to plan and host your birthday party. 

We recommend buying your supplies from Wholesale Party Supply Store as you will get a wide variety and great quality. To get free shipping you can use the promo code SUMMER 75. 

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And if you are like me, you use AMAZON for everything 🙂 In that case here are some suggestions for Teddy Bear Themed Party Supplies from Amazon. 

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All the planning will pay off…. Make sure to download our birthday party planning check-list  by subscribing to our email-list and tag @wishme_app on insta to show us your creations! We might even feature you on our feed 🙂

Enjoy! 

How to host a party while being environmentally responsible ?

Environmentally conscious (Eco-Conscious) parties are a great way to throw a party while keeping the environment friendly for party goers and neighbours alike. But let’s be real, how many of you would go to a eco-conscious party? I mean, that doesn’t sound like fun at all when you hear it. Compared to a spider-man or nascar themed party, even a unicorn themed party sounds a lot more sophisticated and fun! So, we decided to shorten it to #wishmeparty which sounds much cooler and fun! 

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Let’s face it, throwing parties should really be considered an art or skill set. When party planning, it takes patience, conflict resolution, money management, budgeting, purchasing, negotiating, and many other skills to throw off even a small gathering. 

When it comes to creating and throwing an #wishmeparty we also need to add in mother nature planning to that list above. A #wishmeparty is a party where you give back to the universe in thoughtful way that shows we really care and don’t want to contribute to global warming or nature violence for the day. 

It’s easy to ignore the world and earth we live on because see everything as a need and resource readily available for our disposal. Here are some fun list of ideas for hosting an Eco-Conscious party or #wishmeparty

 

Eco-Conscious Party Invitations, Greetings and Gifts

To keep your party eco-friendly start by creating invitations that do not use paper, postage, printing, wrapping… anything! You can do this by downloading the Wish Me party invitation app. Create your first invitation using the balloon — you will see it when you sign up. Upload a video or a picture to the invitation and send it out to all your invited guests. They will always have the updated invitation on the app and can RSVP and send you back a video wish along with a gift card from your wish-list – Did you notice you haven’t wasted anything yet?

 

Sending invitations with the app – the app gives you two options. You can either send them via email or via text. It’s up to you which method you prefer and luckily, both are keeping your party environmentally friendly. 

Greetings and Gifts – You can receive video or photo greetings within the app and communicate your desire for an eco-conscious party by uploading your favourite shopping destinations to your wish me wish list!! 

Party Wish Lists – Instead of creating a party wish list in invitations and sending them out, using paper and earth’s resources, the Wish Me app allows you to add your party wish list directly in the app. This saves you time and money plus keep trees in tact! 

 

Eco-Conscious Party Theme

Since we already know we are going to be using an environmentally friendly party theme it’s now time to skip to the venue option. Will you use your home or spend money renting somewhere? A park would be a great party place to go with your #wishmeparty

Eco-Conscious Party Supplies

Buying and re-using recycled materials and supplies helps to keep things environmentally friendly. Walmart and Amazon offer great cutlery made from recycled milk jugs and we love these! Adding a bit of funk and fun to your party materials can be done by using funky straws.  You could also make your own cloth napkins, so you can wash and reuse them in your home.  

Here are some options for re-usable and environmentally friendly party supplies. 

 

Amazon has an amazing selection of Palm Leaf, Wood, Bamboo supplies… A great alternative to re-usable ceramic and china plates. 

Great for parties, entertaining on the weekends and even picnics! 

Eco-Conscious Food

Bringing food from home makes for a cost-efficient party. Kids love finger foods like tacos, nachos, pizza, and pasta so this works perfectly to purchase and make easily from your home kitchen. Another cost efficient and healthy party food alternative is to use fruit skewers or just fruit bowls. If you’re planning on making a cake, make a homemade cake or cupcakes instead. There’s no need to spend a ton of money on a professional cake. 

Eco-Conscious Decorations

If you opt to have a park party, there’s no need for decorations as the park flowers and trees will substitute. For parties at home or venue based, buy reusable decorations so you can continue to recycle them year after year. This saves you a ton of money for yearly parties also. Get creative by opting out for age appropriate décor and instead choose “happy birthday and not happy 7th birthday”. This allows you to reuse. 

When you explain to your kids you are planning a party and purchasing things that can be recycled, you’re educating your kids on how to save the earth and teaching them valuable lessons about needs verse wants. They don’t need to have everything they want even if it is their day. It’s a great life lesson learned. 

 

Benefits of hosting an Eco-Conscious Party

I am biased towards hosting eco-conscious parties because I love teaching my kids life lessons that are practical and will help them save time, money and effort in the future. And I also feel that actions speak louder than words. Hosting an eco-conscious party gives you (the parent) a great opportunity to not only preach what you believe but also walk your talk. 

Your kids will learn that:

1. It’s easy to be environmentally responsible and home life translates from what schools are teaching about being eco-conscious

2. Earth day comes more than once a year in your home – a great lesson for all ages

3. Actions speak louder than words and they will take you seriously when you talk about some other pressing issue

4. Being eco-conscious can be fun !

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