A Classic Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower: Ideas and Inspiration
Winnie the Pooh, that much-beloved bear with a weakness for honey, is one of the most popular themes for all things baby.
Maybe it’s because of the gentle illustrations in the original books by A.A. Milne, or perhaps it’s the message that childhood is a time to be cherished. Winnie the Pooh is a character that endures through generations of children everywhere, so why not celebrate an upcoming birth with him in mind?
It’s wonderful because it’s gender-neutral for those not finding out the baby’s sex, and shower guests of all ages will love its vintage feel. Who knows? Maybe they’ll be transported back to their own childhoods, imagining themselves on great adventures with Pooh and the gang through the Hundred Acre Wood.
I’ve rounded up everything you need to make the event a success. Take a peek at what I’ve found!
Set the Tone with Classic Pooh Invitations
These sweet invitations set the tone for a beautiful and memorable event celebrating the upcoming arrival!
JPG file, $8 Little Forests
This versatile banner can be used again and again. It’s perfect for this event because of the flower made from the pages of a book. Winnie the Pooh perhaps?
Banner, $20 Whimzy Life
Speaking of Books...
Place books from the Winnie the Pooh series around the space where the baby shower is being held so that guests can browse them and get into the spirit!
Book, $10.87 Amazon
Ask guests to use these cards to write a piece of advice for the mom to be or a wish for the baby. They’ll become treasured keepsakes.
Wish Cards, $14 for 12 Shabby Pea Designs
The Guest of Honor
You couldn’t have a Winnie-themed shower without the bear himself! Place Winnie in a place of honor: by the desserts, of course!
Plush bear, $14.99 FAO Schwarz
For a gift idea, how about this Classic Pooh photo album? Finding photos to fill it will be no problem once the baby arrives!
Photo Album, $14.50 Disney Store
These sweet cupcake toppers use quotes from the Winnie the Pooh books and have a wonderful vintage feel.
Cupcake Toppers, $20 Seasonal Delights
Decorate the buffet table with these handmade dish labels. They can also be customized place markers with the names of your guests. Aren’t they great?
Labels, $5 Sophia’s Rosie Room
A Sweet Favor
What better favor for a Winnie the Pooh shower than these honey candles?
Candles, $9 Peace Blossom Candles
Just place the favors in these sweet favor bags for a memento of such a special event.
Favor Bags, $12.50 for 10 Seasonal Delights
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. She writes about all things toddler at Babble’s Toddler Times. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.