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In celebration of the re-release of “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh what better way to celebrate an classic then with an 100 Aker Wood Party. The story is built on magic, friendship, laughter, silliness and love and I wanted to capture these characteristics in the party itself.

The party took place on my photographers magical property. It was the perfect setting with tall pine trees, an tall oak tree and woods to play on the different scenes I had in mind. DanyC Photography captured the pure innocence and beauty I was hoping for. The main setup for the party took place under an big oak tree on the property. Paper fans, and honeycomb balls were hung from the billowing branches above the table.

Gold candelabras lined the table with tea lights glowing in the lovely light. There were place settings for all the main characters from the movie. Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Rabbit, Tigger, Kanga and Roo, Owl and Piglet.  Lauren from Ten23Designs cut out wood character names that I spray painted gold and hung on the vintage chairs from Refunction Junction with gingham ribbon from The Ribbon Revelry. They truly made each place setting just that much more personalized.

Each setting was lined with table wear with fun golds flags I made on sticks to wave around just like from the hero party in the movie. Yellow bumble gum favors with tags lined each place setting from Bloom Designs Online and adorned with custom wooden cutlery that I worked to design with Sucre Shop. Linda from Frog Prince Cake and Cookie Design made the most delectable honeycomb and hunny pot cookies and also mini fondant bees. The Cookie Jar made bee cookies on sticks and little picnic basket cookies that tied into the theme so perfectly.

For the sweets table I hung a mini white vintage chandelier from I Candy Events over the dessert table where so many fun items were displayed. I created a paper banner with the words “Beelicious” that seemed fitting for the bee and honey connection. Fun mini picnic baskets from Fanciful Events served as a sweet element for stripped paper straws to be displayed in . One of my favorite personalized details was the custom engraved honeycomb wands I found via Etsy that read “Life is Sweet” and attached to mini bottles of fresh Michigan Honey from my grandpa's property. The table was complete with a custom platter with Pooh famous honey quote made by Magnolia Creative.

It's always seems that adorable outfits make photo shoots come together.  Lacey from Atutudes made custom coordinating tulle skirts for the girls. They were so adorable and they complimented the adorable felt headpieces that Keisha for Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams handcrafted so perfectly.

The models were adorable and they had an fun and memorable time! They enjoyed their hero party in the woods and enjoyed playing games and eating all the sweets. We ended the party with some huge balloons and let paper lanterns go into the magical evening sky. It was such a fun moment for the children and to see the magic in their eyes was priceless. This party truly was so fun to create. I hope that you enjoy it too.

Greyson Design
Grand Rapids, MI
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