Ameli is loving Winnie the Pooh, ever since we went to see the Winnie the Pooh movie in April this year. As a result, and since we live in a beautiful woodland area, we decided to have a 100 Acre Wood Party.  Here’s the low down on how we hosted a fab party:


We were going to have the party in the woods, but a lot of factors combined and we ended up having it in our (rather overgrown) garden.


Guests were a mix of our friends without children, and a few friends with children, so I had to try to balance the snacks to not just be kids food.


We had the party from 2 – 4 so that we didn’t have to provide lunch as such.


I went a little over the top, I’ll admit, but I knew early in the year already what the theme would be, so over the course of months I was able to pick up bits and pieces at discount rates, sales and so on. We have a “present cupboard” where I put things I pick up throughout the year, ready to be presents for people, or in this case, party supplies.

We had a goody bag, with toys from eBay, a Winnie the Pooh themed purse for each child from a party shop in South Africa, crayons I found in a sale, and I separated the pages out of a couple of Winnie the Pooh sticker books and added a few pages to each goody bag. I found Winnie the Pooh badges in another shop somewhere, which we’ll be using to close the bags, ready to be given out when guests leave.

We had a few oversized characters for decoration (although these are part of Ameli’s toy collection anyway) and various other little bits and pieces collected over the last few months.


We had a selection of different Winnie The Pooh plates for the party, but these were my favourites.

Food, for me, is the central point of a party. It’s the thing that brings people together, and for me, good food makes the party. To achieve this, you can either hire a catering company who can provide excellent catering services or prepare the food yourself.

For this occasion, I must admit I had very little time and very little energy, so I had to prepare most of my snacks in advance, or choose things that would be easy to make, and easy to eat. I also set up an ice cream kiosk for the kids and adults to enjoy.

Being all about Winnie the Pooh, and Winnie the Pooh being a lover of mainly honey, I themed the foods around honey. My selections for the children were:

  • Honeycomb
  • Honey Bear Chocolate Brownies
  • Honey Balls
  • Coconut Ice, but in yellow, to fit the theme.

And for the adults:

  • Basil, Tomato and Mozarella pies
  • Feta and Cheese Florentines
  • Proscuitto and Paremesan Florentines
  • Cheese and Pesto Florentines
  • Chocolate Cupcakes

For everyone

  • A selection of fresh fruits and berries
  • A Winnie the Pooh Tea-Party 2nd Birthday Cake
  • (And a Gluten free version)



The party was only two hours, and most of the children were under 3, so I didn’t worry about party games, instead we just had all Ameli’s toys in the playroom available, hired a bunch of large outdoor garden toys from our local Toy Library, got Photo booth hire, and let everyone play with bounce house inflatables as they wished.

There was a lot of sugary food, but also plenty healthy options, the toys weren’t particularly eco, but at least we hired them and can return them, which I think is a great lesson in recycling and sustainability.

Overall, I’m really happy with the party, and if we were to do it again or with a bigger group I’d have some of the adults dressed in Winnie the Pooh character costumes, but as a small and intimate party I think it was great, and most importantly, Ameli had a wonderful time.



How to: Host A Winnie The Pooh Birthday Party

  1. Looks like a great party and I’m glad to hear Kyra had a wonderful time. Those snacks you mentioned sound so delicious! 🙂

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