Goldilocks and the Three Bears Party

by Amy on October 11, 2010

Goldilocks and the Three Bears party pictures

As I shared in a previous post, Natalie wanted a Goldilocks and the Three Bears party for her 8th birthday. To be honest, my husband and I were both a little uninspired by this party idea at first. I wasn’t sure how I was going to turn this story into a party, without it being too babyish for Natalie and her friends.

I am happy to say that we were able to think of lots of creative ideas and her party was SO much fun. The kids all had a really good time, so I would say it was a success!

We decorated the party with lots of yellow, touches of blue, gingham, bees, curtains, and flowers. To create a sort of cottage, we added yellow curtains to an easy-up canopy – I was able to borrow the canopy from my sister and the curtains from my mother-in-law’s kitchen!

Bears made me think of bees, so here’s a look at the bees that were hanging from the big tree in our yard.  I painted cardboard bee bodies and added tracing paper wings. The antenna are black construction paper and the eyes were drawn with a white crayon.

We placed the food on the table in the “cottage” area. We had a brunch menu, which included:

  • oatmeal “porridge” (made on the stovetop and kept warm in a crockpot)
  • toppings for oatmeal: honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, milk, blueberries, strawberries, banana slices
  • mini blue-beary muffins
  • honey nut o’s cereal
  • honeydew and watermelon
  • sandwich triangles – peanut butter & honey and strawberry jam & cream cheese
  • organic honey & chocolate graham bears (Whole Foods)

For drinks, we had cartons of milk and apple juice. My favorite part of the party was the empty honey bear bottles the kids used as cups. Aren’t they so cute? We were able to buy these at a local beekeeping supply store for less than a dollar a piece. I tucked the lids into their goody bags to take home, too. {Blue paper straws were leftover from our Alice in Wonderland party and purchased here on etsy.}

The kids filled these up themselves with juice (many times) throughout the party – it looked like they were drinking honey!

We did manage to make one cardboard cutout of the 3 Bears – this was a last minute addition to the party. Thank goodness we had all that practice from Delaney’s Alice party! This particular 3 Bears image came from the book Dusty Locks and the Three Bears.

I hung a string of Natalie’s photos from newborn to age eight – what a fun retrospective look at how much she has grown and changed in the last eight years. I still find myself saying, “Eight? Wow!!”

Dessert was a doughnut cake – the birthday girl’s request! My hubby went out the morning of the party and purchased assorted doughnuts. Right before serving, I stacked up a bunch on a plate, with Natalie’s doughnut of choice on top. Easy peasy! After the singing, we brought out a big box of doughnuts so everyone could choose their favorites.

I’m going to let the activities have their own post – lots more fun stuff to share!

Did you see our Goldilocks and the Three Bears invitations?

Be back soon! :)

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