Paddington Bear came to London from darkest Peru more than 50 years ago and he’s been the nation’s favourite bear ever since! To celebrate the world’s most famous teddy bear, we’ve created this wonderful Paddington Bear birthday party for you to throw at home! It’s easy, it’s cute and it’s the perfect theme for first birthday parties and young children. Read on for all our best Paddington Bear party ideas!
We started off with our Paddington Bear party supplies, which include a Paddington tablecloth, paper plates, cups and napkins, and then added special little touches to make the party even more Paddington like suitcase-shaped invitations and marmalade!
Paddington would not be seen without his famous blue duffle coat and suitcase (it’s a long journey from Peru to London!) so get your guests in the mood for a Paddington party with these suitcase-shaped invitations!
They’re completely free to download – all you need to do is click print, stick them to a piece of card and cut them out. Then attach a small brown luggage label saying ‘Please look after this invite’ which is just the kind that Paddington was wearing when he arrived in London! Brown luggage labels like this are really easy to get hold of from post offices and stationary shops.
Of course, our Paddington bear party ideas wouldn’t be complete without his favourite snack – marmalade sandwiches!
We decorated our marmalade jars with these free printable Paddington Bear marmalade labels and if you’ve got time, you could even make these marmalade sandwich cookies that we found over on the Cupcakes and Couscous blog! But if you’re pushed for time and won’t get chance to make your own cookies, you could use some ordinary biscuits and some orange-coloured butter cream for the sandwich filling!
Last but not least, don’t throw a Paddington party without inviting the bear himself! He’s a timeless classic so most people will probably have one at home but if not, ask them to bring their favourite teddy bear along!
Thanks to Parcelforce, we’re lucky enough to be getting a visit from Paddington Bear himself to celebrate the release of his first ever movie! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest for more about Paddington and more fantastic party ideas throughout the year.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your marmalade sandwiches, stock up on Paddington Bear party supplies and start your birthday adventure! Thanks for reading!