Monday, September 26, 2016

Teddy Bear Picnic Birthday Party

Yes it's true, last weekend we celebrated my little Sophia's 2nd birthday party! Saying that "time flies" is a bit redundant for me now, but the fact is, it is so true!

I am both happy and sad that she is growing up so fast and I know you know what I mean since I have been sharing her with you ever since she was inside my belly (Sniff, sniff)!

Anyway, since I finished with her Flamingle Birthday Party last year (which you can btw, check out HERE), I have already decided on this year's theme. I know you must be thinking, 'why must mommy decide?'. Well, I know that somehow I can only get to decide the first 2 or 3 years of her birthday themes and then SHE will be making the decisions, so why not right?!

And as with any party, it all starts with the right invitation, which I am happy to find again on ETSY!

Creative Lime from ETSY
I edited the photo thru Picmonkey and added all the roses, since I thought the white was just too plain.

Ok, so on with the show!

Let's start with the BEVERAGE STATION..

Since the weather was sunny and warm, I thought a SLUSHIE MACHINE & lots of water was perfect for the day, and I was right since it was a Huge hit!

Got the water bottle labels form etsy too
I also had a red cooler filled with soda at the bottom of the table and coffee for the grown-ups (who made up majority of the guests).

And now for the TENT..

We bought this tent last year and knew it was more practical to buy than rent since we were gonna use it at least once a year !  I added the window walls on one side to block out the sun  and hung inflatable teddy bear heads, Gingham flower fans, string lights and gingham pennants all around .

Red Gingham Table Covers are a must!

Table centerpiece that doubles as giveaways to the kiddos
I filled the basket with a Bear M&M apple, a sunflower and of course, a small Teddy Bear!

Cake Table minus the cake on this shot
I decided to have a TRAILER MIX BAR for the party! I think it was a cute and perfect idea instead of the usual candies only on the cake table, and I am glad I did this! The kids went crazy for them!

My helper Teddy held out the sign for the Trailer Mix Bar

I had bear M & M's and butterfly stickers all around as well as real apples to add for the festive display... oh, and Pinwheels too!

Got the Chalkboard Banner from Walmart and I just wrote away!

The Celebrant with her cake - my friends made and gave this beautiful and yummy cake

I also added this "welcome committee"...

Bears on a picnic!

Welcome poster from Printaposters on ETSY about our celebrant
I also rented a huge inflatable double slide! Sophia loves slides and absolutely had a blast, with or without us on this one!

Gift table
And for the Food. We had a small separate Dessert Table ....

Notice my food labels? Chalkboard too from Party City

Aside from the Strawberry Shortcakes, and Watermelon Macaroons, we also had Watermelon pops, leche flan and Buko Pandan ( A sweet Filipino coconut salad with jelly)
The main food table was on the outside of the tent ...

We had Siopao ( Dumplings inside white fluffy bread), Beef & Chicken Wanton Soup, Baked Spaghetti, Mashed potatoes, Buttered Corn, Fried Chicken, Palabok (Filipino-style thin noodles in mushroom sauce), Honey bakers Hot rolls and a lot more brought in by my friends!

And in the midst of all these details we prepared for, is this sweet little girls who had fun with the bubbles and the slides. We hope she will know how much we love her!

Happy 2nd birthday little one!


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  1. What a great party for beautiful Sophia ! I can't believe she's two... time sure flies my friend.
    You did an amazing party, I bet all the kids enjoyed it and she must've been so happy, like a little princess on her special day.
    I missed you too, pretty girl.
    Have a lovely week.

  2. What an adorable party for an adorable little girl! You throw the best parties, Vel. The decorations were so charming and the food looked delicious! Happy Birthday to Sophia!

  3. You really know how to throw a party! It looks like everyone had a great time including the birthday girl!

  4. Everything is sooo beautiful! What a wonderful celebration. Lots of hugs for that darling two year old. :) Take care, Maria

  5. Oh Vel, you did a beautiful job! I am sure it was a memorable day for everyone! Happy Birthday Sophia!

  6. Oh, my goodness, Vel! I thought Sophia's birthday last year was wonderful but this was just fantastic! How precious and look at all of the special touches you put together! Her invitation was darling and she is just the cutest little thing! Happy Birthday to little Sophia! Thank you for sharing her with us even before she poked her little head out into the world! You are the most wonderful mommy.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. This is cutest party, I have ever seen!! So sweet...Happy Birthday, Sophia!! the watermelon pops. Great idea!

  8. Happy Birthday, baby Sophia!! Vel, you throw the best parties!! You're such a great party planner!!

  9. 2 years old already?????! Yes, time flies. Your little Sophia looks beautiful on her big day and you were smart to choose the theme as they do get opinionated later on as I'm sure you know with your sons! Take that as creative license. And you ARE creative. I paused for five minutes at each picture. There is much food (no pun) for thought. What a feast! It looks like you had great weather, too. The 'make your own treat bag' is one of my favorites as well as the dessert table. The main food table looks beyond delicious, your Filipino dishes are something I'm sure was a big treat for all.

    Thanks for sharing, Vel. You are an amazing person and mother! :)


  10. Happy birthday, Sophia! You plan the most wonderful parties and this one is no exception. The food and decorations look awesome! I am sure everyone had lots of fun that day! Those teddy bear balloons are the cutest!

  11. Soooo cute!!! I'm really impressed with your window walls on the tent too! The food looks amazing and I know you all had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

  12. Vel, what a darling party for your adorable Sophia. Thanks so much for visiting my Fall Home French Country Inspiration Home Tour and the GIVEAWAY!

  13. What a darling party! I also took a stroll through your home tour. It is stunning. Happy birthday to your beautiful little girl!

  14. Hi Vel! I'm still so enjoying see little Sophia's darling party! Thank you so much for popping in to see me. Hope your week is going well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Vel, you're the queen of entertainment! What a fantastic way to celebrate Sophia's birthday. From the beautiful invitations to the trailer mix bar, to all the decor and delicious food, you thought about it all. Beautiful!

  16. I seriously cannot believe Sophia is TWO!!! What a great idea for a party - I am considering copying your theme for a baby shower I am planning for my niece. Have a lovely weekend, Vel! xoxo

  17. Vel, this is the cutest party! The cake is too adorable for words! I know Sophia enjoyed her teddy bear picnic!

  18. Vel, I cannot believe she is 2!! She is adorable and you are amazing! The decorations and the food are over the top fabulous! Lovely job! Happy week to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. Hi Vel, wow Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. You did a great job with the party, food, and decorations. You are just so talented. Take care and have a nice day and weekend.
    Julie xo


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