A Classic Winnie-the-Pooh 1st Birthday for Bennett

We celebrated Bennett's First Birthday this past weekend, and it truly was one of the best days of my life. I loved that the whole day was dedicated to celebrating my little boy alongside family and friends. He was just so happy that day, and my baby's radiant, smeared-with-cake smile will be in my memory forever.

The theme we chose was Classic Winnie-the-Pooh! Brian is a huge Winnie-the-Pooh fan (the A.A. Milne Pooh before Disney), so I thought it would be special to carry that connection to Bennett's party. Brian reads Bennett a Winnie-the-Pooh story almost every night before bedtime, so the theme had a lot of meaning to us. 

We had most of the decor I used on the main party table- the stuffed Pooh, picnic basket and Winnie-the-Pooh books. It made decorating for the party a cinch.

I thought a cute touch would be to create a menu that consisted only of fare that contained honey!  The main menu item was actually a honey baked ham from HoneyBaked Ham, so I only made the sides. When throwing a party I find it easiest to make half the items and order the other half. 

The party favors were Mini Jars of Honey. I used twine to attach a Mini Honey Dipper to each jar. The kids at the party received bags of candy I put together at Indulge in Newton Highlands! (If you haven't been to that candy shop, you have to check it out! It is magical!)

We changed Bennett out of his party outfit into only a pair of overalls for his Cake Smash. And after singing Happy Birthday we just let him go to town on his cake. To say he loved cake would be an understatement.

I couldn't be happier with the way Bennett's First Birthday Party turned out! It was such a beautiful day, and it meant so much that family traveled to celebrate with us! I'm listing all the details of the party below! I hope you all have an amazing day!

Classic Winnie-the-Pooh Invitations:  Etsy

Classic Winnie-the-Pooh Sketches: Found at different sources online and placed into frames we've collected
Cake Stands (including Bennett's Smash Cake Stand): Homegoods
Chalkboard Labels:  Avon
Wooden Easel Chalkboard:  Target
Picnic Basket:  Picnic Time
Vintage Winnie-the-Pooh Books: Brian's Collection
Stuffed Winnie-the-Pooh:  Amazon
Winnie-the-Pooh Guest Book:  Amazon  (signed with this photo pen)
Mini Party Hats:  Meri Meri
Bennett's Party Crown:  Etsy
Mini Honey Jar Favors:  Bonne Maman
Mini Honey Dippers for Favors: Amazon
Kids Candy Favors:  Indulge

Balloons:  Peach
Pom Poms:  Amazon
Banner:  Michaels

Winnie-the-Pooh Cake and Smash Cake:  Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop
Bennett's Cake Smashing Overalls:  Old Navy

-Honey Baked Ham from HoneyBaked Ham
-Honey Dijon Potato Salad (recipe here)
-Caprese Skewers with Honey Balsamic Drizzle (recipe here)
-Baked Brie and Goat Cheese Board Drizzled with Honey
-Honey Lemonade (recipe here)


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