Friday, October 10, 2008

Teddy Bear's Picnic

We had the Teddy Bear's picnic on Wednesday for my 6 year old and 5 of her friends. It was such a fun day!
I spent all day Monday sewing these backpack picnic blankets for each of the girls. I came up with idea when I was trying to think of a way they could carry their teddies.
The blanket folds up into a backpack and there's a pocket on the back to hold a teddy. I have so many odd bits of material that just haven't been used for anything so I didn't have to buy anything to make them!

I found some $1 baskets from some second hand shops and put some material in them. They used these to carry their tea cups and food.
I made cupcakes and the girls iced them and decorated them.
They also made pretend cupcakes and food for their teddies. Can you tell which ones are real?

Once we had made everything we went outside and had the picnic!

After eating the girls played while Emma and I sat down and had a cup of tea!
Then we played some games with the teddies.
Push the teddies on the car;
Teddy sack race;
And their favourite was hide the teddies. We hid the teddies all around the garden and they had to try and find them!
At the end, they decided to do some more making, this time clothes and costumes for their teddies. They were so creative and came up with costumes and dresses!
I am glad I put in the time and effort to make it a fun and special day, not just for my daughters but for her friends!
I thank God for such a beautiful sunny day, despite the rain in the morning!


Daughter of the King said...

Thank you for inviting Em. She had a lovely time with you and her friends and teddies!! Glad you had a great day
Love Hazel xx

Believe said...

yes it was a great day wasn't it?
i feel very special to be mentioned too! thanx :) i think i recognise those fantasic cupcakes too!?

Becky said...

wow, you're so talented! I can't believe you even made back packs! Those girls will surely remember their teddy bear picnic forever! God bless!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely thing to do for your daughter and her friends. It sounds like you all had a great time.
Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

ok, so i think i should just never have kids now because there's no way i can be anywhere near as great a mom as you! should i just give up now before i'm started?! lol

LisaBaby said...

wow, what an amazing mum you are!
such a great idea, especially making the backpacks! i'm sure it was a fun day!

Chief said...

I never had a teady bear picninc what a great idea.
The cupcakes look delicious (even the pretend cupcakes look good).
Your so creative flick, those back packs look fantastic. (Where do I put my order in???. lol).