Hunny Pots and Pooh Sticks – Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Decorations

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So yesterday was my Winnie the Pooh themed Baby Shower for my daughter Tessa! Before the shower, I posted a DIY tutorial blog for the Fabric Pennant Banners my mum and I made for the event. I haven’t gotten a chance to even look at the photos taken of the shower itself, but I did get some pictures prior to the party of a couple of the other do it yourself projects / decorations we dreamed up for the event!

I am proud to say that these are both fairly original ideas. While trolling Pinterest and the web in general for Classic Pooh Baby Shower decorations, I was slightly disappointed at the repetitive and generic décor. I knew our theme was Winnie the Pooh, and the emphasis would be on honey bees and honey, with yellow and tan as the primary colors for decoration. I thought, hmmm, Hunny Pots as a centerpiece. With flowers? And honey bees? Yeah. Why not? After I ran with the idea I saw a couple of terra cotta pots with “HUNNY” scrawled on them being used for favors or centerpieces on the web, but not quite like my dripping honey / fresh flower / swarming bees creation. Yay originality! (I’m mostly thrilled because everything I “dream up” I find has been done to exhaustion on Pinterest already, haha!)

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The “Pooh Sticks” chocolate pretzels were entirely my mother’s idea. She thought, why not coat pretzels in white chocolate with yellow food coloring, and stick them in a honey pot? And it will look like they are honey coated sticks out of the honey pot? My bestie Shauna and my mum made these the night before the party (I was being pregnant and lazy and compiling a “Baby Shower Playlist” and letting them do all the work) and it was really fun to listen to. Apparently yellow food coloring can make chocolate seize up?? Or something? I don’t know. But the pretzels tasted REALLY GOOD! And they look super cute too.

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Anyway, we had a bunch of other small details and projects we tackled to make the Baby Shower unique and fantastic. My inner Disneyland imagineer comes out when I get to party planning. I’ll share the photos and details of the actual Baby Shower as soon as I get the photos onto my computer. I had an absolute blast and I can’t wait to share!

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

15 thoughts on “Hunny Pots and Pooh Sticks – Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Decorations

  • 28 July, 2013 at 4:41 pm
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    ATTENTION! Anyone who’d planning on making white chocolate dipped/covered anything…if you use that white ‘almond bark’ melting stuff (I get it at Walmart), and you think, ‘oh, I can just add some food coloring to it to make it yellow’…think again. In the instructions (who knew?) it says right there, that any…let me stress ANY liquid will make the melty stuff get all hard, crumbly and definitely NOT ‘dip-able’. Seems that just a few drops of LIQUID food coloring counts as liquid. huh. I guess there are colored ‘chips’ that you can use to color this stuff, again, ‘huh’. Live and learn. The best part tho? Even if they look funky, they still taste good.

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    • 22 November, 2013 at 3:28 pm
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      LOL, yeah I forgot to mention that disclaimer. 😉

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  • 29 July, 2013 at 12:25 am
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    These are awesome! I adore Winnie the Pooh!

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    • 22 November, 2013 at 3:28 pm
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      Thanks! Obviously, I’m also quite partial myself. 😉

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  • 5 March, 2014 at 1:17 am
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    Hi, I would like to do the flower pots for my daughters baby shower this month. Where did you find the honey bees and the hives????

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    • 5 March, 2014 at 4:42 pm
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      Hello Judy! I found them at Joanns Fabrics in the scrapbooking aisle! Would love to see pix of your finished project!

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  • 19 May, 2014 at 10:17 am
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    Okay I have just a question or two…
    1. How did you “drip” the honey off the pots?
    2. What was the playlist? Was it just personal favs or was it pooh-esk music?
    Congratulation on your baby! Thanks for any help.

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    • 20 May, 2014 at 2:19 am
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      We got a LOT of paint on the tip of the sponge brush and then pressed it on the rim and let the excess roll and drop down the sides! And for the soundtrack I used different versions of the Winnie the Pooh song (instrumental versions) and the Critter Country soundtrack from Disneyland Park.. Like the Splash Mountain instrumentals and area background songs!

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  • 15 January, 2015 at 2:48 pm
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    Probably a silly question, but did you put two stickers together for each pot decoration so it was viewable from each side or did you just put a plain backing? Trying to decide how many stickers sets I would need to make four pots worth!

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    • 15 January, 2015 at 2:50 pm
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      I only had enough stickers to use the plain backing, lol! I wish I’d had enough to make it viewable from both sides, since people were seated on either side of the table.. but the Joanns didn’t have any more!! I pretty much wiped them out, lol…

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  • 24 February, 2016 at 11:12 pm
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    What did you use to make it look like the bees are flying out of the pot? 🙂

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  • 14 June, 2016 at 6:11 pm
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    Where did you find the spiral bees and decorations for the hunny pot?

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