Hello! Back again to share the menu with you from our Winnie the Pooh Party! If you are just joining, you can read about the party decorations and games here!
I found lots of ideas for Winnie the Pooh-themed food on Pinterest – more ideas than we actually needed! This is quite a popular theme for parties and it’s easy to see why – everything is just so darn cute!
We were serving lunch since our party would be starting right around lunchtime following Jellybean’s Baptism. For our main dish, we decided to serve these amazing Ham and Cheese Sliders. OMG, soooo good! I tested out the recipe before the party and we’ve actually made these for dinner several times since. They were perfect for the party because I could make them ahead of time and then just pop them in the oven when the party started! I didn’t get a picture of ours, but they came out great! I did split them apart and put them on a platter so they’d be easier for our guests to grab – you can see the empty platter in the picture below waiting for these yummy sandwiches!
I had a lot of fun creating a food table filled with Pooh-inspired foods! Some of the foods – like our Pooh’s pickle platter and Tigger’s Pasta Salad – were included because they are some of Bugaboo’s favorite foods! Here is a list of our full menu and any links I used for the recipes!
- Pooh’s Honey Ham Sandwiches – Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Casserole by (a)Musing Foodie
- Rabbit’s Vegetable Garden – Vegetable Garden Recipe by Barbara Wellner at Tast of Home
- Vegetable Dip – Creamy Italian Vegetable Dip Recipe by Six Sisters’ Stuff
- Eeyore’s Sticks – pretzel sticks
- Tigger’s Twisted Tail Pasta – Quick Italian Pasta Salad Recipe by Trish at AllRecipes.com
- Gopher’s Wood Chips – Sun chips
- Pooh’s Pickle Platter – Spicy pickle spears, baby kosher dill pickles. and dill pickle spears
- Hundred Acre Wood Haycorns – Nutter Butter Bites with a Candy Kiss (attached with melted chocolate chips) – Woodland Acorns
- Tigger Tails – Tigger Tails by Chatting Over Chocolate
- Piglet’s Punch – The Best Party Punch Ever by Savor Home
- Cake – from our local Grocery Store
I had the most fun creating Rabbit’s Vegetable Garden and decided to make it the main feature of our food table since Bugaboo really loves vegetables and was pretty excited about the broccoli and carrots. He even enjoyed the radishes, which he had never had before!
I ordered the cake from our local grocery store, which turned out to be a great idea since I didn’t have to worry about making a cake myself this year!
The Tigger Tails did not turn out exactly as I’d hoped. The tutorial I found online was great, but the orange icing color I bought was more gel-like than liquid-like, and when I used it, my white chocolate seized up. Rather than go out and buy more white chocolate and a new orange icing color I just decided to dip the pretzel rods in milk chocolate and cover in orange sugar sprinkles. Definitely not as cool looking as I’d hoped, but they were still so yummy!
I love the look of food card labels at parties! Yes, for the most part, they are completely unnecessary! They do, however, do a great job of tying in with your theme and adding some whimsy to your party – plus, they were really fun to make!
I made the labels in Photoshop and created the little easels for them with twigs from our backyard and twine. I used various baskets, pots, and jars from around our house to place the food in. Since none of these items were new, I cleaned them out and lined them with red gingham napkins.
The food was delicious and we didn’t even have that much left over! Whenever we have a party, it is always the food that is our biggest expense. It is one of the reasons I try to use things we already own for the majority of the decorations so our budget can go primarily to the food. I created this menu a couple months before the party, which allowed me to do some price checking when I was out food shopping. I picked up some of the non-perishable items when I saw them on sale and was able to keep the costs down – another reason I find planning in advance is such a big money-saver!
Well, there you have it, another party in the books! I enjoyed my time with Winnie the Pooh and am looking forward to the next party planning adventure – whenever that may be!