Monday, March 24, 2014

How To Celebrate Your Pooh Bear

For the longest time, Anna was indecisive on the kind of party she wanted for her birthday. At first, she wanted a train party. Then it was dinosaurs. Finally, last month, she went back to her roots and decided on Winnie the Pooh. I was glad because if there is anything this girl truly adores, it’s that silly old bear.

The party happened this weekend. It was a week late because it was family-only and we wanted to accommodate everyone’s schedules as best as we can. But even though I had an additional week to work on the party details….I didn't. It In fact, I wasn't sure how I would even write this post because I don’t have pictures of pretty details from the party to share... But then I reminded myself that when it came down to it, smiles from Anna were the only details that mattered to me. And we saw them…over and over:
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LOVE this picture!!

We made sure to have lots of food because what's a party without people over-eating? The spread included Piglets in a Blanket (hot dogs in crescent rolls), Pooh's Chicken Tender with Honey Pot Dip, Rabbit's Spring Rolls, Roo's Pizza Rolls, Tigger's Tail Mix (Chex mix and Cheetos), Eeyore's Rain Clouds (blue jello with cool whip), Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwiches, a tray of Vietnamese rice flour wraps with pork, and homemade sushi. Of couse, we also had cake that fed double the crowd we had.
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For decorations, we had several mylar balloons (some Pooh bear themed) floating around, but none actually made into the pictures. But here a little tip for you: Pooh bear balloons are hard to find in the store, but 3rd party sellers on Amazon actually sell them pretty cheap at around $2.50. Then hubs just took them to the Dollar Tree to get them blown up for a dollar each.

So as I said, I don't have many pictures, but I am glad I asked the hubs to take this picture of me and the birthday girl, digging into Eeyore's Rain Clouds. By the way, it was in the high 60s the day of the party so we all migrated outside. I can't believe it's forecasting for more snow tomorrow.
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Whenever the kids get together, they always seem to find stuff to do and have fun. I bet Anna was happy that her cousins showed up to party with her!
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I hope this little party was memorable for Anna and she will talk about it for years to come. All in all, it was really fun to celebrate our big 4 year old and her favorite bear. We love you, Anna!

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ― A.A. Milne

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful party! The food looks scrumptious and the smile on her face is precious. Love that Pooh quote! He is the sweetest. :)

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  2. HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY ANNA!
    I think you did a fabulous job with the party! I love the themed menu so creative and looks delicious.... Mmm I'm hungry now hehe.
    I like the birthday banner too. Anna's smiles says it all :D Well done Mommy! - Eva

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    1. Thanks Eva! I made that banner for Anna when she turned 1 and been busting it out for every birthday thereafter.

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  3. Happy birthday! And what a sweet post -- yep, her smiles are golden!! I love all the cute names you gave to the food!

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  4. Happy birthday! Beautiful work Mom! Their smiles make everything worthwhile. ~Zi

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  5. Great little party and Anna definitely had fun. And that's all that matters.

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