Woodsy Brown Bear Birthday Party

This two year old’s birthday bash couldn’t be cuter, or chicer, honestly! His mama, Jackie of Finding Lovely,  took a modern, neutral approach to baby’s favorite book with this woodsy Brown Bear birthday party. And boy! Did it turn out great! It’s fun for kids with chocolate milk, yard games, coloring placemats and cutesy desserts. And fun for parents for all the same reasons, plus party favors and pretty decor. We’re sure the adorable theme will inspire many more kids’ (or grown ups’!) parties!

Jackie says, Our little boy has a late fall birthday and loves Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle. So, when I started planning his 2nd birthday party I knew I wanted a woodsy, outdoor feel inspired by his favorite book. But not wanting to go with the bold colors Eric Carle is known for, I decided to stick to a neutral color palate of soft grey, pops of evergreen and natural woods, more appropriate to the season – Brown Bear Brown Bear au naturale. 🙂

Miss Nibbits did a beautiful job with the custom invitations and signage complete with watercolor bears and paw prints. The grey check pattern on the invitation carried over to to the beautiful dessert table check tablecloth and hand-painted onto the cookies by KessaCakes.

My favorite project for the party was the birch frame above the dessert table made of gathered white birch branches. The ends were wrapped with twine and wired on evergreen clippings from the backyard. It added impact for little cost! The cake itself was made by WholeFoods but I fully decorated it at home with natural wood trees, wood slices and evergreen clippings.

There were many little details throughout the party that brought it together; from homemade woodland treats to the kid’s table made extra special with bear-themed coloring pages and bundles of crayons. And also… the favors table where adults got to take home honey jars and the kiddos got to pick a bear-themed book, to getting to sip chocolate milk in bear bottles. The whole day was lovely, filled with dear ones, and captured beautifully by Emily March Photography. A day we won’t soon forget, especially since the birthday boy keeps singing himself happy birthday, Every. Single. Day since!


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