For those of you that are unaware, today is Winnie the Pooh Day (in honor of creator, A.A. Milne’s birthday). To celebrate, we're featuring a great Winnie the Pooh party on the blog today. This guest post comes from Lynlee of Lynlee’s Petite Cakes who specializes in creating custom cupcake and party designs. She stopped by to share all the details of this sweet party for a silly old bear. Take a look:

I have always had a special place in my heart for Winnie the Pooh since I was a little girl. My affection for this bear and his friends continued to grow as I did.  Over the summer when the Winnie the Pooh movie was released, my family threw a little party to celebrate. I wanted the whole party to have a very natural feeling. The design included references to bees, honey and the 100 Acre Wood friends. I used a very neutral color palette with accents of yellow and touches of red. Burlap fabric was perfect for the tablecloth, it really fit well with the natural theme of the party. I designed the paper products, with graphics purchased from The Dotted Daisy and Graphique. For the table backdrop, I tied four felt placemats together and the result was a pattern that resembled a honeycomb. As a finishing touch, I attached a plastic red balloon that I spray-painted red (it was featured in the movie). 

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

The food offerings all represented some form of honey ("hunny") items and included honeycomb cereal, honey graham S'mores on a stick, teddy graham cookies, honey roasted peanuts, honey candy, honey butterscotch popcorn and honey vanilla cupcakes with custom fondant toppers. I added a small flag bunting in the front of the table with the words "Silly Old Bear." 

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

I created Winnie the Pooh dressed up as a bee as the main cupcake topper design. All of the other cupcakes were decorated with ears and tails because the movie features our favorite characters on a search for their tails!

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

All of the food was presented in various pots, jars and canisters that I purchased from Home GoodsHobby Lobby and Joann's. They gave the display a nice outdoor/garden feel. I also used my daughter's red wagon to showcase some honey vanilla pudding and a honey apple juice beverages (which were served in glasses with honey bee etchings). The food tags were displayed on turned-over nesting bowls to resemble hives. 

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

The favors were placed on a small kids table decorated with flowers in a honey pot. The party favors included bears and jars full of honey, as well as decorative plush animals and Winnie the Pooh coloring books.  The table also held paper mache books (with a custom Winnie the Pooh cover) that contained crayons for the children. 

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Lastly, I hung a sign up with "100 Acre Wood" printed on paper with a burlap graphic and attached it to an embroidery circle on a tree by the decor. 

Photo Credit: Lynlee's Petite Cakes

Hip, hip, hooray! A fun time was had by all in our re-creation of Pooh Corner! - For more amazing party ideas and custom creations visit Lynlee’s Petite Cakes. If you want to add even more Winnie the Pooh to your party, consider hiring a costumed character to play the part.

What other ideas do you have for a Winnie the Pooh party? Let us know in the comments below.