Create a beary special teddy bear birthday party for your little cubs. It is the perfect choice for a first birthday. Be sure to invite your guests to bring their favorite fuzzy friend with them to your party. To help get you started and get your creative juices flowing, here’s some ideas for themed invites:
TEDDY BEAR SHAPED INVITATIONS #1 – Create teddy bear shaped invitations from brown card stock. Type or handwrite party details in calligraphy on a piece of cream-colored card stock or scrapbook paper that is cut in the bear shape slightly smaller than the brown card stock bear. Glue to brown card stock. Embellish the edges with brown glitter.
TEDDY BEAR SHAPED INVITATIONS #2 – Follow the above instructions and glue wiggly eyes, a black pom-pom for the nose, black yarn for the mouth, and a pink bow at the right ear for a girl bear or a blue bow at the neck for boy bear. Embellish the edges with glitter.
TEDDY BEAR COOKIE INVITATIONS – Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and cut out teddy shapes using cookie cutters. After they have cooled, decorate the cookies with frosting, edible glitter, sprinkles, sugar crystals, etc. Place a cookie into a Ziploc bag. Divide a piece of cardstock into four equal pieces and download a picture of a teddy bear onto each portion of the cardstock. On the front put, “Someone Beary Special Is Turning 1. Join Us For Some Birthday Fun!” On the reverse side, put all of your party details. Cut the cardstock into four pieces using decorative scissors. Staple the invite to the back of the Ziploc bag. The front of the bag will reveal the decorated bear and the back will reveal the front-side of the invite.
TEDDY BEAR INVITATIONS – Using the instructions noted in the Teddy Cookie Invites above, create the written portion of your invitations. Hole-punch the upper left-hand corner and string a ribbon through the hole. Tie the invite to the neck of a small stuffed or beanie-type bear and hand-deliver.
PHOTO INVITATIONS – Either dress your baby in a teddy bear costume or pose them with their favorite bear and take a picture. Cut 8 1/2″ x 11″ shiny pink (girls) or shiny blue (boys) card stock into 2 pieces and fold in half. Using decorative scissors, trim edges of the photo so it is slightly smaller than the card stock. Glue photo to front of invitation. Put “A beary special baby is turning 1” above photo and “Please join us for some b’day fun!” below the photo. On textured white paper (finished size 4 1/2″ x 7 1/2″) either type or handwrite in calligraphy the party details:
Baby Bear: (Birthday Child’s Name)
Bear Facts: (Date & Time of Party)
Crawl On Over To: (Address of Party)
RSVP to Mama Bear: (Parent Name & Phone Number)
Bring your special teddy so he/she can join the fun!
Bring your own highchair, walker, whatever you want them to bring.
Using decorative scissors cut insert and glue to inside of card stock. Decorate the inside with stickers.
EMBELLISHED READY-MADE TEDDY BEAR INVITATIONS – Buy ready-made invitations and embellish the picture with glitter, sequins, pom-poms, and bows.