A Winnie the Pooh baby shower is one of the most popular baby shower themes. After all, who doesn't adore Pooh and his loveable friends? Below you'll find the coolest ideas to help you throw a picture Poohfect baby shower!
First off, there's an overwhelming selection of Winnie the Pooh party supplies and party packs. But don't worry. You won't need to browse around forever trying to find the best deal. Just compare between the packs below which cover the best Winnie the Pooh birthday items:
If you've never planned a baby shower or if it's been a while since the last time, make sure you've read our Planning Basics 101 section where you'll find lots of useful information to get you going.
To make it easy for you, we've created original Winnie the Pooh invitations below. All you have to do is print them out and add the party details. You have two options:
- The worded version where we've added all the necessary text and all you have to do is fill in the party details.
- The blank version where you put in the text.
If you choose the blank versions, here are some more ideas to word your Winnie the Pooh baby shower invitations (some are directly quoted from the Pooh book itself):
- "Hurray", shouted Piglet. "Hurray", shouted Pooh. "We're inviting you to welcome someone small and new! Join us for some Baby Shower Fun!"
- "It's Rumblee in [Mother's Name] Tumblee! Join us in the Hundred Acre Woods for the POOHest Baby Shower!"
- "A brand new baby is on its way… you're invited to celebrate before the big day! Friends and Pooh are inviting you for a Tiggerific Time! (Don't forget to practice your Whoop-de-Dooper Loop-de-Looper Alley-Ooper Bounce!)"
- "A little hum and a pot full of honey can put a smile on a round little tummy! Pooh and Piglet extremely agree… [Mother's Name] Baby Shower is the place to be!"
- "My pot is filled with honey, but can you guess what's in [Mother's Name] tummy?! Come find out and celebrate the most Poohfect Baby Shower!"
- "Does a baby shower mean that it's raining babies?" Piglet asked Pooh…
- "Deep in the hundred acre wood where Christopher Robin plays, you will find the enchanted neighborhood of Christopher's childhood days. A donkey named Eeyore is his friend and Kanga and little Roo. There's Rabbit and Piglet, and there's Owl… But most of all Winnie the Pooh!"
- "Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh, Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff! He's, Winnie the Pooh. Winnie the Pooh. Willy nilly silly old bear!"
If you are writing the Winnie the Pooh baby shower invitation in your own writing, try flipping a few letters (like little kids writing and more of a Poohish-Style). The best letters to flip are s, c, e, k, r, and y.
Remember to include all the important information as in: date, time, location of the Winnie the Pooh baby shower, and an RSVP number. For a nice touch, add a Pooh sticker on the back of the envelopes.
You can make our printable invitations even more unique by printing them on specialty paper found at the craft stores, for instance cardstock in different colors.
The color combination you choose should suite Winnie the Pooh colors. For classic Pooh colors consider more pastel colors like pale yellow, lavender, pale blue, pale pink and soft green. For the more modern Pooh, consider more vibrant colors – greens, purples, blues, pinks, yellows, oranges…
When it comes to decorating the Winnie the Pooh baby shower area, you first want to choose your color scheme. Do you want to go by the Classic Pooh colors (pale yellow, lavender, pale blue, pale pink, soft green, etc.), or do you like the more modern Pooh (brighter and more vibrant colors)?
Once you've decided, start thinking about the main colors you want to decorate with. Stick to choosing 2 or 3 main colors for balloons and streamers and throwing in other fitting colors with small decorations.
If you want the feel of the Hundred Acre Woods, try using a light greenish-yellow and light blue combination (green for the trees and greenery and light blue for the sky). The colors can change if the arriving baby will be a boy or a girl. If this is not known, you can choose a green and a pastel purple for a neutral combination or light green, light yellow and light orange (suitable for girls and boys).
On orange balloons you can draw Tigger stripes with a black marker. You can also inflate long orange balloons and draw black Tigger stripes for Tigger's tail. On Fuchsia and pink balloons you can draw dark purple or black lines for Piglet. On purplish-bluish-greyish (in other words – Eeyore-colored…) balloons, tie a strip of fabric (the color of Eeyore) with a pink ribbon on the end and black yarn for the tail of Eeyore.
You can make large signs saying "Hundred Acre Woods", "Welcome to the most POOH-rrific Baby Shower!" The signs can have backward letters or misspelled words (for example "Welcom to the 100 Akre Woods").
Put tablecloths that match the colors that you choose for you color scheme. For the Hundred Acre Woods feel, use light greenish-yellow tablecloths and add your additional chosen colors with balloons, streamers and centerpieces. If you want your theme to be more of a 'Picnic in the Hundred Acre Woods', then consider using a red and white checkered tablecloth. For more of a picnic-feel, decorate with lots of wicker picnic baskets, sunflowers, and even artificial grass.
Collect and borrow all Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Christopher Robin memorabilia, stuffed animals, collectibles, books etc. and disperse them around the Winnie the Pooh baby shower area. You can also print out pictures and tape them all around the Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower.
To add a POOHfect baby touch, you can suspend a clothesline somewhere in the room and hang up a Pooh baby bib, a Pooh baby onesie, baby booties, a Pooh diaper, pictures of Winnie the Pooh and the gang, a Pooh baby towel (all these things can be gifts for the expectant parents).
Another idea for a Winnie the Pooh baby shower centerpiece is to put honey pots. For this you will need small and/or medium sized terra cotta pots (you can buy simple ones or plastic ones at craft stores), a hot glue gun with hot glue sticks, golden yellowish-orange paint (the color of honey), black or dark brown paint and a brush or two.
With the hot glue you can create drips (to look like honey drips) on the rim of the pots. Once the hot glue gun is really hot, have hot glue drip all around the rim and gravity will pull it down to resemble the dripping of honey. Once the glue is dry, paint it with the yellowish-orange paint to look more realistic. If this is too much of a hassle, you can buy yellowish-orange felt and cut it out to look like drips of honey, then hot glue the felt onto the rim.
Then with a smaller brush, paint the word "HUNNY" (as Pooh spells it) onto the pot with black or dark brown writing. These pots can be centerpieces and can also be filled with treats for the baby shower (remember to wait a few days to make sure the paint is dry before you put anything in the pots).
You can cut out paw prints of Winnie the Pooh characters (orange cat paw prints for Tigger, yellow Pooh bear prints (which are literally orangish-yellow oval circles), etc. and spread them on the driveway. Have the prints lead to Winnie the Pooh baby shower area, so the guests know where to go.
To help you out, we've created Tigger and Pooh footprints for you to print, cut out and tape to the floor. To save on color ink, print the shapes onto construction paper. For Tigger's foot prints - print onto orange construction paper; for Pooh's foot prints onto yellow construction paper. After printing out Pooh's footprints onto yellow construction paper, cut them out, and fill in the bear foot marks (inside the ovals) with a light orange marker as shown in the picture below. For the Tigger footprints, print on light orange paper and fill in with vibrant orange.
If the Winnie the Pooh baby shower will be taking place outside, you can also make 'Rabbit's Garden'. Put a small plastic white picket fence around a green patch of grass, add little signs (with different vegetables printed on them) to different rows of grass, and a larger sign saying "Rabbit's Garden".
Even if the Winnie the Pooh baby shower is taking place indoors you can create your own 'Rabbit's Garden'. You can cut out strips from white cardboard to resemble a picket fence, attach them to a very shallow cardboard box, put a black plastic bag in the cardboard box, add some artificial grass, spread a little soil and put signs with different vegetables (or even use plastic vegetables to disperse in the soil). Don't forget the larger sign saying "Rabbit's Garden".
You can run a fishing line across the room at several points and use it to hang bees. You can make the bees by gluing two halves of egg carton cups together, paint them yellow and black, add googly eyes, and attach black pipe cleaners for the antennae and stinger. Make wings from white plastic bag pieces attached to wire (it's easiest to use hot glue to attach all these pieces).
For an extra touch you can play Pooh theme music in the background.
Ah, Cake, the best part! And even better – how about making a homemade cake?! You'll get loads of ideas for baby cakes on www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com.
And below is a huge selection of homemade Pooh cakes:
Another great dessert can be "Rabbit Ice Cream Balls". You make large ice cream balls for each of your Winnie the Pooh baby shower guests. Roll balls in coconut flakes and set them on flattened cupcake wrappers. Decorate the ice-cream balls using black jelly beans - for rabbit's eyes, a red jelly bean - for the nose, and halved sugar cookies - for Rabbit's ears. You can create these before the party and store the ice cream balls in the freezer until ready to serve.
You can also make little Piglet Ice Cream Balls. Use a big round strawberry ice-cream ball for Piglet's face, a pink marshmallow for the nose, two little black jelly beans for the eyes, and pink triangular cookies for the ears.
Food and Drink
Ideas for Party Food:
It can be nice serving the Winnie the Pooh baby shower food in honey (hunny!) pots. Also, don't forget to make little signs that show the titles of each dish. The signs can be cut out from cardstock in the shape of the character or with a sticker of the character. On each sign write the special names (using "Pooh"-type misspelled words and backwards letters).
- How about "Pooh-Nut Butter Sandwiches" made with peanut-butter? Or "Honey Pot Sandwiches" made with honey.
- 'Rabbit's garden' – this is a healthy treat. Cut various vegetables arranged in long straight rows with a hand-drawn sign attached to a toothpick explaining what's in Rabbit's garden. Don't forget the dip!
- 'Roo's Pockets' – you can create little pita pockets with all kinds of fillings the guests can choose from.
- 'Piglet in a Blanket' (sleeping of course…) - Slice hotdogs lengthwise about halfway through, making sure not to cut apart. Unroll crescent rolls (refrigerated crescent rolls from a tube) into individual triangles. Place a hotdog onto a roll, roll-up crescent and bake as directed (usually until golden brown).
- Honey Nut Buns – create little round buns with a dash of honey and nuts.
Ideas for Party Drinks:
- Winnie the Pooh Bearry Juice (you can serve a combination of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry flavored juice).
- Sweet Honey Bee Tea – it could be nice to make honey tea a day before the party and chill and serve cold.
- Piglet's Pink Lemonade - Pink Lemonade from concentrate.
- Honey Banana Milkshake (yummy in my tummy!)
Ideas for Party Treats:
- Gummy Bears
- "Tigger-ific" Party Mix (all kinds of nuts and raisins).
- Owl faces made out of a pineapple! Cut the pineapple in circles, put each circle (an owl's face) on a large plate, add two raisins for eyes and candy-corn for Owl's nose.
- 'Eeyore's Blue Rainclouds' - Blue Jell-O and cool whip added in fluffs to resemble clouds.
- Honey-Flavored Candy
- Honey Roasted Peanuts
- Bearilicious chocolate-dipped Winnie the Pooh 'Bear'ies – have a pot of all kinds of berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc (wash them and let them dry very well or else the chocolate won't stick). Microwave a pack of semi-sweet chocolate in a bowl for something like 30 seconds (this may vary from microwave to microwave, so monitor the chocolate). Once the chocolate is done, stir very well to make sure all the lumps have melted. Then let your guests dip the berries in the melted chocolate!
Games and Activities
There are lots of cool Winnie the Pooh baby shower games you can play at your shower.
Here's a whole page full of Winnie the Pooh baby shower games to check out. You'll find detailed instructions for games such as:
- Pin the Tail on Eeyore
- Hunny in Pooh's Tummy
- Draw a Pooh Character
- Honey Lovers
- Mother-to-Be Poohisms
Thank You's and Baby Shower Favors
It's always nice and thoughtful of the baby shower host to give each guest a small favor to thank them for coming and participating on this special day. Of course, you can give out little Winnie the Pooh favors.
Winnie the pooh favors can include Pooh stationary, Pooh socks, small Winnie the Pooh photo holders, little honey pots, Winnie the Pooh key chains, little jars full of honey with a sticker naming the baby shower and date, Pooh bookmarks, Pooh band-aids, Pooh candles, Honey-scented candles, etc.
You can also create little thank you notes and glue a magnet to the back (this way the guest can put the magnet on their refrigerator and remember and cherish the baby shower). You can print out a picture of each guest from the party (photograph each of them with the mother-to-be), laminate the picture and glue a magnet on the back. The thank-you note can say something like "Thank you for making my [Mother's Name] baby shower Tigger-iffic!" or "Thanks for celebrating our little 'Hunny!'"
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