The blocks were custom made by Laugh Loud Smile Big to match the party and spell out Brennan's name. (So to make my daughter happy, they also spell Madeline!)
The kids ate all their goodies and lunches at a four-poster twin bed I converted into a kid-sized table. Party favors were porcelain bowls and wooden spoons personalized with each child's name and a small teddy bear nestled in the bowl.
I used dark woods in crates, trays and tiny dollhouse chairs to display desserts that might find their way into a bear celebration: baked porridge topped with maple frosting and cinnamon, marzipan acorns, honey cupcakes, chocolate covered bear pops, bear sugar cookies, and all natural lollipops.
Since we were entertaining 10 two year olds beginning at 10:30am, I also made a snack bar for the kids with berries (candy), mushrooms (cracker sticks with mushroom tops), twigs (pretzel sticks) and brown bears (teddy grahams.) Little boxes were set out at kid height so they could see what was in all the glass jars and help themselves.
There were also photo props for the kids to be silly with and have their picture taken.
Amy & Bri
Paperie and styling: Frog Prince Paperie
Photography: John McLaughlin and Paula Biggs
Sugar Cookies: Allyson Jane
Name Blocks: Laugh Loud Smile Big
Party hats: Southern Belle's Charm
Monogrammed birthday boy jon jon - 2 Manic Mommies Embroidery