I've been a huge fan of Winnie-the-Pooh since I was little. Even when I got older, if I was home sick from school, I loved watching the cartoon. I suppose I get this from my mom whose a big fan as well, so it's no surprise that I thought a Winnie-the-Pooh themed picnic for Mother's Day was the way to go this year. Yeah, I know, Mother's Day is in the past, but you can use this idea for any holiday or event. Just change things to fit the theme/setting.
First off, I made the cute note above with one of my favorite quotes, by Pooh himself, that says:
Some People Care Too Much...I Think It's Called Love
I love the idea of having a picnic in the park, so I knew I wanted to find some food (and a drink) that I could give fun little names to fitting the Pooh theme. I packed everything up in a box and laid it out with my collection of Pooh stories, as well as the soundtrack for the latest Pooh film (which I actually saw in theaters with my mom!)
We listened to the soundtrack on the way to and from the park and I even pointed out a story about a party in the Pooh collection (I believe my mom read it later in the day).
As for the food, I went with-
Cucumbers and carrots with a dip my family loves - Rabbit's Garden
Cow Tail candy - Eeyore's Tail
Fruit punch - Piglet's Punch
Gummi-Bears - Gummi Winnie-the-Pooh
Cheetos- Tigger Tails
Peanut Butter Crunch - Owl Crunch
This is everything laid out at the park...the soundtrack is obviously still in the car and I didn't bring the veggies, because as you can see from the photo before this, they are in some large containers and we figured we didn't want to lug those with us. It was a bit windy the day we went, but nothing too bad. It was me, my mom, and my sister...and the park was fairly empty, which worked out nice! Overall, my mom loved the gift and we all had a fun time!
If you have any thoughts about this, ideas of your own, or questions, please leave them in the comments or shoot me an email!
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