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Teddy Bears Picnic Theme

If you go down to the woods today…..this classic rhyme is the perfect inspiration for a child’s birthday party. So cute for a 1st birthday theme or for a toddler who loves all their teddies! It’s also a perfect theme for a baby shower.

I’ve based the choices in this blog post mainly around browns/naturals, yellows, reds and greens and incorporating some gingham to give it a picnic feel.

Visit the Life’s Little Celebrations party directory to find more vendors to help in the planning of this party including cake makers, party shops, hire businesses and more including handmade decor businesses to create decorations based specifically on the theme/colour scheme!


Invitations & Printables



Teddy Bears Picnic delux invitation – I Will Invitations



Teddy Bears Picnic printables – I Will Invitations



Teddy bears picnic printables – La Designs (ETSY)



Teddy Bears Picnic invitation – The Little Humbugs – vintage inspired childrens art


Teddy Bears Picnic party set – Bumpkin



Teddy bears picnic invitation – Anista Designs (ETSY)




Teddy Bear Picnic printables – Anders Ruff


A gorgeous backdrop really sets the scene for the dessert table. These two backdrops would be perfect for this theme:




Teddy bear and garden picnic backdrop – Ham & Pea Design & Paperie





Lanterns with taupe stripe – Occasion by Design


These tissue balls now come in an ultra mini size! Very cute either to hang up or to place on a table or on the floor:

MINI (12.5cm) tissue balls – My Garden Party



Yellow gingham pom pom – Ah-Tissue



Teddy Bears picnic bunting – Betty and Barclay (ETSY)






Cotton table runner – Occasion by Design


Grass mat – Sweet Celebrations



Red gingham plastic tablecloth – The Party Parlour


Apple green plates – Sweet Celebrations


Eco serving ware dinner plate – Occasion by Design


Sambellina champagne striped plates – Party & Co


Teddy bear plates – The Party Cupboard



Me to you teddy bear plates – The Party Cupboard





Wooden Cutlery – Occasion by Design


The perfect drink dispenser for a picnic theme:

Blairgowrie Drinks Dispenser with Removable Wicker Basket – Sweet Style




Brown paper straws – Saffy & May


Wooden candy scoops – Little Red Chick Party Boutique




Sweet Treats

A few items to help theme your treats:

Such cute teddy lollipops!:

Teddy bear lollipops – Lindsay & Edmunds


Or create your own using these chocolate moulds:

Teddy bear chocolate moulds – Confectionately Yours



Wilton stackable teddy cookie cutter – The Spotted Apron



Teddy bear cookie cutter – Chalet



A perfect cutter to make some teddy bear sandwiches:


Teddy bear sandwich cutter -Zakka Box



Red gingham baking cups – Sweet Celebrations



Robert Gordon teddy bear cupcake toppers – Party & Co



The perfect stand for your teddy bear picnic cupcakes or other desserts:


3 tiered wooden stand – Leo & Bella


How sweet is this cake topper? Love it!


Personalised teddy cake topper – Cherry Red Toppers (ETSY)


I normally don’t include images of actual desserts in my blog post but couldn’t resist showing you these teddy bear macarons from Moreish Macarons!:


Teddy bear macarons – Moreish Macarons (NSW)



Special themed items & props

Some great items to use as risers on the dessert table to keep with the rustic/outdoor look:


Wooden box risers – Saffy & May




Tree stump risers – Leo & Bella




Brown cardboard suitcase/risers – Vintage Baby



Set of wooden pedestals – Pottery Barn


Cute teddy bread board which could be used as a tray:

Teddy bear bread board – Brown Paper Packages


These mini picket fences are fantastic to wrap around your risers as they are bendable. Great for a picnic theme:


Mini picket fences – Saffy & May


Perfect wooden stakes to use for your buffet labels:

Peg stake clips – The Party Parlour



Love this menu sign in a gingham/blackboard print:

Matching chalkboard and gingham menu – Bespoke Party Products



These picnic baskets perfectly suit this theme, with different sizes to use for various items:


Large and mini woven picnic baskets – Occasion by Design



Cute party hats for the kids:

Teddy bear party hat printable – Put a crown on it (ETSY)


Such a sweet teddy bear tin set you could use as a gift for the birthday child as well as use it as a prop as part of the party to set up a real teddy bear’s picnic area!

Bear tin tea set- Green Envy on Down That Little Lane




Some great items to use for this theme that you could hire to set the scene:


Mini picket fence and topiary tree for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Wooden risers – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


Can imagine this table being used for a great rustic Teddy Bears picnic setting:

Vintage coffee table for hire – My Sweet Event (Melbourne)


A few ideas for kids table/chair hire:


Teddy Bear picnic table, chair and decor to hire – Sweet Celebrations (SYDNEY)


Wooden kids chairs for hire- My Garden Party (Sydney)


Wicker children’s chair for hire – Little Chair (Melbourne)



White tiffany child’s chair with red cushion for hire- Little Wish Parties (Sydney)


Crates such as these are perfect to use as props and to place items/plates etc on top of – and if you hire items such as these there is no worry about finding more storage space after the party!:

Wooden crates for hire – Party Prop Hire (QLD)






Some really sweet party favours for this theme:


Teddy bear cookie cutter favors – Swig Shoppe


Teddy bear soap – Crimson Hill


Teddy Bear badge favours – Badges 4 Kids



Crystal teddy favours – Favors Plus


This cookie mix favour with a rustic look would be a unique favour for this theme:

Cookie mix in a bottle – Sweet Health



Gorgeous teddy bear bags to fill with party favours:

Teddy muslin bags – Jacquelyn Vaccaro (ETSY)


Wood berry boxes – Blank Goods



Party bags and boxes to tie in with a gingham feel:


Pink gingham treat boxes – The Little Big Company


Yellow gingham treat boxes – Party & co


Gingham fabric party bags – The Petite Party Shop


Gingham ribbon in various colours – The Party Parlour



Brown stitch ribbon – Occasion by Design




Green apple twine – Sweet Celebrations


Such cute peg gift tags for a teddy’s bear picnic!:

Teddy bear peg gift tags – Brown Paper Packages




Real Parties

Find more inspiration for a Teddy Bears Picnic party here:

Amazing Teddy Bears picnic party with rustic & gingham elements by Studio Cake

Gorgeous girly teddy bears picnic on the Anders Ruff blog

Sweet Teddy bears picnic party with a lot of handmade elements from Mondocherry

Lovely Teddy Bears Picnic featuring pink gingham by Calamity Cakes on the Little Big Company blog

Teddy Bear baby shower on the Oh It’s Perfect blog with some great teddy bear inspiration

Delightful Teddy Bear’s Picnic by Ms Deliciouza on the Kara’s Party Ideas blog



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Farmyard Theme

Most kids love animals which makes a farmyard theme a common and fun theme for a birthday celebration!

You can incorporate natural elements such as wood and grass into the party scene, or make it as colourful as you like. Gingham is a popular pattern in this theme so I have included lots of gingham products in this post.

You can incorporate tin pails, toy farm animals (or real ones!!), straw hats, fresh fruit and milk and wooden crates etc to develop a true farm feel. Some hire companies have great farm props such as water barrels and hay bales. You can also pick up some lovely Country style home decor items in the stores these days which could double as something extra special on the party table.

Remember to have a look at the Party Directory page on the blog for links to lots of suppliers for invites, party decor, hire items and more!




Farmyard invitation (matching items available) - Polkadot Prints


Vintage Tractor invitation - Sara Luke Creative


Isn’t this great for a girly Farm party?

Pink barnyard printables - Frog Prince Paperie


On the Farm printables - Anders Ruff


Barnyard farm animals printables - Print Magic


Farm party printables - The Birthday House


Old Macdonald invitation - Invite Me


Katy Jane farm animal invitation - Katy Jane



These bandana print lanterns are unique and perfect for a Farmyard party:

Bandana print lanterns - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

This mini bunting which includes gingham patterns in cotton fabric would also be perfect for this theme:

Red mini cotton bunting - Cakes Around Town


Incorporate gingham through the use of fun tissue pom poms:

Gingham tissue pom poms (red & pink also available) - Ah-Tissue


These cow print balloons will add a real farm element to your decorations!

Cow print balloons - The Party Parlour



This fun print could be used as a tablecloth or as a backdrop:

Cow print tablecloth - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

Lovely gingham tablecloth which you could reuse for your own personal picnic parties in future!

Blue gingham tablecloth (also available in other colours) - Perfect Essentials

Create a natural farm look with this tablecloth:

Dyed Hessian cloth tablecloth - Occasion by Design


Have some fun with this cute table range for the Farm theme:

On the Farm dinner plates - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

Or perhaps incorporate gingham into your plate decor:

Gingham tableware - The Party People


Pink mix flower paper plates with gingham - Invite Me

Bring in the natural look into the party decor with this wooden tableware:

Palm leaf plates - The Party Studio


Wooden spoons - The Party Studio

These napkins would look perfect atop the wooden plates or plain coloured plates:

Red gingham napkins - The Party Parlour

Milk is the perfect beverage for a farm party and these plastic milk bottles are so cute to serve milk in and best of all – they are unbreakable!

Plastic milk bottles - The Princess & the Pirate

Pop in a cute plastic straw to match your colour scheme:

Paper straws - Sweet Little Birdy


Sweet Treats

A few gingham pattern options for your farmyard treats:

Gingham red cupcake cases - Cakes Around Town


Blue gingham cupcake wrappers - How Divine



Gingham paper cones - Invite Me


Mini red gingham hot dog trays - I Love Parties


An easy way to decorate your farm theme cupcakes:

Farm cupcake pack - Partylish

A colourful gingham cupcake stand to display your cupcakes:

Gingham cupcake stand - Party & Co


These turntables are fantastic to serve sweets and lollies in, and the buckets make them great for a farmyard theme:

Bucket turntable - Sweet Little Birdy


Some cute animal candles for the special cake:

Farmyard party candles - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations

A perfect gingham & bandana look for your cake stand:

Meri Meri cake stand - Party & Co



Themed Items

These straw hats are perfect for the kids to wear at the party:

Straw Hat - Twiggi


Use gingham suitcases on your party table to add height to dishes or to display your party favours:

Gingham suitcases - Little Yoyo Styles

These wooden decor items can be used to serve different items at the party and continue the rustic farm feel:

Wooden trays - Shoppe with Lily


Compartment box - Shoppe with Lily


Wooden stool with white wash finish - Shoppe with Lily

Use this wood wool in tin pails or boxes etc as a simple extra decoration item:

Wood wool - Occasion by Design


Tin pails - Saffy & May


There are some places which hire out wagon wheel props or sell them – but for a cheaper option you could use one of these wagon wheel wall decorations:

Wagon wheel wall decoration - Discount Party Supplies

Love these vintage farm milk bottles. You could use just a few on the table with some flowers in them for decoration:

Falshaws vintage milk bottle - Sweet Style


Using a few toy farm animals on your party table is another easy decorating item. Sometimes its nice to spend a little bit more and buy a nice set which your child can also play with for after the party as well:

Goki wooden farm animal set - The Hip Infant


Le Toy Van sunny farm set - Gr8 Toys

The Anamalz range has a variety of animals to choose from and they are so lovely & durable!

Anamalz cow - Honeybee Toys


Favours & Packaging

This treat box comes filled with cute farmyard treats which make it an easy choice for this theme!

Farmyard treat box - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Farm animal stampers - Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations


Farm press toys - The Petite Party Company


Wooden farm animal pencils - The Party Parlour


Little Colour stick pencil - I Love Parties


Package your favours in gingham options:

Blue gingham favour bag - Sweet Style

Milk carton’s are another fun way to package favours and really suits the farm theme:

Milk Carton Favour box - Sweet Style


Red gingham party bag (also comes in blue) - The Petite Party Company


Mini woven baskets - The Little Big Company


Personalised muslin favour bags - Jennifer's Cookies

Finish off with twine for that natural feel:

Blueberry Twine - The Party Studio


Real Parties

This Horse party has lots of fantastic ideas by Kate from Piece of Cake Parties & Celebrations blog

This Wild West showdown party by Sharnel Dollar Designs has lots of ideas which could also be incorporated into a farmyard party. Showcased on the Marbous blog

A farm party showcasing how it can be done in a very pretty & subtle way on the Joyess Images blog

A farm party featuring lots of gingham elements featured on Babyology

An amazing Vintage barn feature on the Amy Atlas blog


The Farm theme is one of those themes which you can decorate very simply and still showcase the theme, or unleash your creativity with props and decor!

I hope this blog post has been a good starting point for your party planning for your next little celebration! =)


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