The party hats might have been my favorite part because I designed them myself. I used a regular party hat pattern, modified it a little and poked holes for ears, used foam instead of paper, made ears with notches, and stuck them in the holes.
|Bear party hats|
|Stapled elastic to the sides|
|Inside the hat|
|Teddy the Party Bear|
|Cousin Clara Bear|
|Best Friend Bears|
|Cal and Clark wanted to help with the party, |
so they colored a bunch of these teddy bears for a few weeks
before the party. I hid them at the party and the kids ran around
finding them. They were a big hit.
|Bear paw cookies! brownie mix, upside-down Hershey dark chocolate|
kisses, peanut halves
|Yum, but more importantly, cute|
|I made a banner. I love banners.|
|I borrowed the chalkboard from a friend.|
|Teddy's little cake. My mother-in-law|
just happened to have a beehive cake
mold, so I used it and made a banana cake
with yellow "honey" cream cheese frosting.
I was hoping to make little bees for it,
but ran out of time.
|The weather was nice so all the kids got to play|
outside a lot and I even got to play with the
birthday bear a little.
|Teddy Bear eating berries|
|Teddy was not sure about sitting on a table|
without a shirt in front of a room of people.
|He did enjoy the frosting, though.|
|Brother bears surround little birthday bear, who has had|
enough of this party.
I can't believe our little Peapod who became Theodore John, who became Teddy, is one whole year old. We adore him and can't even imagine what it would be like without him now. We are blessed.