Beloved children’s book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle lends itself beautifully to a colorfully vibrant children’s birthday party! Join us inside Amelia’s delightfully playful Brown Bear Themed 2nd Birthday Party and gather plenty of inspiration to bring this classic storybook to life!
Eric Carle’s illustrations in Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Hungry Caterpillar are childhood staples! The delightfully playful animals in beautiful bright colors really speak to children (and adults) of all ages! And what beautifully vivid decor options you have for a party with this theme!
Mom Lindsay Fuhrman was the event planner extraordinaire for her daughter’s lovely celebration and we think she nailed it! From the larger than life book characters all the way down to birthday girl Amelia’s Brown Bear custom dress from Lemon Doozy Lane, Sonju Photography captured all of the fabulous details to inspire you and your next birthday party or shower!
Brown Bear Party Decorations
Guests were welcomed into this birthday party by Brown Bear himself! The oversized animal cutouts were provided by Monsters Ink Miami but you can nab your own Giant Brown Bear stand up on Amazon! I can just imagine the faces of all the little ones upon seeing the life sized characters from the book!
Other decor details took a cue from Eric Carle illustrations and colors like The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nesting and Stacking Blocks on the feature table – which can double as a gift after the party!
Lindsay also made her daughter this darling balloon wreath and they placed a sparkly gold “A” for Amelia in the center! This is an easy and fun DIY project that you can easily customize for the color scheme of any party.
Brown Bear Birthday Cake
No birthday is complete without sweets and Amelia’s party didn’t disappoint! ET Cakes designed the most colorful and eye-catching Brown Bear Birthday Cake decked out with all of the book’s characters. The dessert table is absolutely stunning with the balloon garland in the back and the cupcake and cake stands in primary colors!
Cupcakes are a must at a birthday party too, right?! These chocolate cupcakes wrapped in a sweet little polka dot cupcake liner and topped with rainbow candies are ideal for this party theme! …and I think Amelia approved! 😉
The final sweet treat that had our mouth watering were these scrumptious looking chocolate covered Oreos that perfectly matched the decor. Yum!
Brown Bear Party Activities & Favors
What activities do you plan at a two-year old’s birthday party? Playtime! How amazing is this outdoor foam playset and fence provided by ToDo Kids?! I’m pretty sure the kids at the party went crazy for this – how much fun! We love how mom added all the jumbo animal character cutouts around the play area too.
The final party detail to think about is party favors! Amelia’s guests went home with these darling Brown Bear Party Favor Boxes. You can fill these with special treats like cookies, candy or popcorn or go for some Brown Bear or Eric Carle themed favors like stickers or coloring activity books.
The vibrant colors of this party really spoke to me and I hope you found some inspiration for your next celebration as well! Be sure to Pin this post for later birthday party planning!
Photographer: Sonju Photography
Cake Designer: ET Cakes
Character Cutouts: Monsters Ink Miami
Fence & Foam Toys: ToDo Kids
Amelia’s Brown Bear Dress: LemonDoozyLane