Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Teddy Bears Picnic In The Garden ♥

 These last couple of weeks I've been trying to make the ordinary somewhat extraordinary for my boy and I. He's been off from playschool for the last two weeks due to it being the Easter holidays and I've been trying to spend as much time outdoors with him as I can and trying to entertain him in the process too. On Saturday morning I decided that we would retreat to the garden for a teddy bears picnic of sorts - other cuddly toys were more than welcome you see, no discrimination in our house!

I set up Tyler Lee's teepee in the garden, which is from Youmi and Teepee by the way - a lot of people have been asking on social media since this post went live - this acted as a great shelter from the rain later on, the weather being as unpredictable as ever on our island (we do live in Ireland after all!), with a duvet underneath to keep us off the freshly cut grass (which got everywhere by the way!). I let my boy choose what soft toys he wanted to join us on our picnic and I set up little treats in star shaped bowls and my yellow tin - funnily enough he ate hardly anything, he was far too busy running around.

When the rain came we darted inside the teepee for shelter, cuddling together to keep the raindrops off us and all the teds. It was such a lovely morning and I'm so glad we made use of the teepee, I can see it being carried outside on many occasions during the rest of spring and summer, it makes a great playhouse and shelter I must say!

This was such an ordinary thing to do, a little picnic in the garden but it brought a smile to my boys face and he was quite puzzled as to why his teepee was outside and not in his bedroom like it usually is. Little things like this really are so fun to put together for him and I love giving him fun experiences and a sense of wonder whenever I can.

Lots more teddy bears picnics are in order, after all, it'd be a shame not to when he has mountains of them and loves them all as if they were his friends.
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  1. Awwww this is so adorable! I want to try something like this...too cute! xx

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  2. That teepee looks amazing! If I had a bigger garden I'd love to get one for my little boy. The picnic looks so tasty, I hope the teddy bears enjoyed their picnic xx

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  3. Teddy Bear picnic's were a HUGE hit when I was a kid - there was a huge event at a local park every summer. The people organizing it even had a little stand set up like a mini hospital in case your teddy broke its arm. Then this childrens singer came out on stage and sang us kids the most fun songs ever! So many awesome memories. lol

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  4. Awww, Tyler is such a lucky little angel. I love that teepee and if I were still a little girl, I'd most likely play and sleep there. I love the things that you're doing. It makes growing up ( for Tyler most especially ) so much fun.

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  5. I remember Teddy Bear picnics when I was a little girl. Wish I would have had that awesome teepee back then! Love the black and white chevron pattern!

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  6. Haha this is great.. My kids never did this when they were young.. but it is such a great idea.

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  7. My little boy would love it if I set something up like this for him! This is such a great idea and it looks like so much fun!

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  8. We've got two little tents like this and the boys are crazy about them. Sometimes they get a little two crazy and they have to go away for a while, but man do they have fun.

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  9. This is absolutely adorable! I used to setup forts and tepees in my daughter's playroom when she was little. She would have loved this one!

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  10. This is adorable - I never thought to do this for my little guy back when - we did take him camping and he had a treehouse of sorts - just loving this!

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  11. This whole thing is just so sweet! The tee pee is adorable. I'm sure the picnic was so much fun!

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  12. That is the cutest idea ever! I love the little teepee you set up in your yard. What a fun day :)

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  13. I really think you got it right. It is something so ordinary to us as parents but to children it isn't. These are memories that everyone will remember and it's so special. I love the idea of a "teddy bear" picnic. Makes me want to do this with my littles. Very great idea.

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  14. Oh wow this teepee is very cute Fiona it does not look like shelter from rain so it's made it even more awesome to think it can. The treats and the whole setting looks very pretty

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  15. Look at the chevron print on there. How very cute, I love it! The bear picnic's not a bad idea either. ;)

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  16. That's so awesome! I wish I'd had a teepee fort when I was a kid! All I had was the old blanket/chair combo.

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  17. Fab teepee. I can`t wait to get one of these for my two children in the Summer. I think they are great for imaginative play. x

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  18. OMG - that is so cute. I want one of those tents

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  19. Great idea. What a creative way to spend more time outside. It looks like so much fun, I want to throw a picnic now!

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  20. My kids all talk about their teddy bear picnics from school. And of course we have had several at home since then as well. It’s amazing how much kids love the little details and things in life. The tepee your son has is so neat we have had pop up tents before that the kids love to play with for ours at a time.

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  21. This such a cute setting!
    I would love to get one for my kids. They would enjoy it as a reading nook!

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  22. I would so enjoy a fun picnic like that. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

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  23. This is so adorable! My kids would have loved something like this when they were smaller. What a great way to spend an afternoon!

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  24. This looks so adorable! Love the Star bowls :) x
    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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  25. I love this! I would love to get my daughters a tepee. This is a great way to keep kids busy and it's so fun too.

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  26. Aww this is so sweet! I love that teepee a lot! I really want to get one for my little guy. We haven't had a teddy bear picnic in a long time which is pretty sad that life is so busy. I'm going to have to slow it down and make it a point to have one soon. =)

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  27. This is such a fun idea. I love the teepee. My kids and i used to have lots of pick nicks in the park.

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  28. What a creative idea and such a cute way to spend the afternoon! I never had a teddy bear's picnic with my son, but I have a niece now so I can make up for that! I really LOVE that teepee. I'd hang out in it all the time if I had one! Love all the yummy treats too!

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  29. I'm so happy you posted a link for that teepee...I love it!! This is such a cute thing to do with the kids!

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  30. I am absolutely obsessed with tepees!!! I had one for my princess and I just got one for my aunt who just had a baby afew weeks ago. Your teddy bear picnic looks like it was a blast :)

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  31. How fun! This is beyond cute. I absolutely love the teepee. My kids would go nuts for this whole Idea but excpecially that teepee!

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  32. What an adorable idea to have a teddy bear picnic outside. Thee teepee tent looks totally cool. Plus, the treats, especially the gummy candies, look quite tasty.

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  33. How adorable is this! I LOVE teepees and I really want one for my house (and my future kids) when I get older. What a perfect setting for a picnic <3

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  34. This is so cute!! My older boy would love this. We recently went on a teddy bear hunt and "found" the bears having a picnic... he was so excited.

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  35. Aw, that is the cutest! My daughter would enjoy something like this immensely. I think I would, too! ;)

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  36. What an awesome picnic, in such an adorable teepee! I would love to have an outdoor adventure like this with my kiddos.

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  37. This is an awesome picnic set up indeed. It sounds like so much fun for you both. I love this tee pee and wish I had one for my boys when they were little. We didn't have a tee pee but we did have a tent anyway. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. I love this teepee! The design is so pretty. What a pretty setup and lovely idea.

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  39. Cuteness overload!!! You really have the talent to make ordinary things extraordinary. It's awesome and it makes the kid in me alive again. I really find it cute.

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  40. Now that look so much fun! My kids would enjoy an afternoon in a setting like that in our backyard.

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  41. What a cute idea. My daughter would love to have that teepee. Loving those teddy bears too!

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  42. Oh my!!! That is so cute! I am sure my three children would love to have that!!

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  43. That teepee is so cute. I had one when I was a young girl and spent quite a bit of time in it with my friends. His little picnic looks good. I'll be right over to share some treats ;)

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  44. I loved that tent from Youmi and Teepee! It's absolutely adorable! I remember when my little girl had tea parties with her dolls. Wish I had something like that back then. :)

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  45. Okay I'm going to need that tent set up ASAP! That is the most precious thing I've seen! So sweet!

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  46. This is so adorable I think my heart may explode! I remember teddy bear picnics from my childhood, and how much fun they were - I had a super active imagination. I bet your sweet little boy loved every second - I can't wait to share something like this with my little one someday!

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  47. Oh wow! That is super cute! I love the teepee! First time to have seen a chevron teepee and I love it!

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  48. The teddybear picnic is adorable! I love your captures!

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  49. What a lovely idea! The snacks look delicious! x

    Under Blue Lights

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  50. I love what you did for your boy. I bet he enjoyed everything you did for him! I also like the star bowl and snacks. :)

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