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If you missed the movie Paddington in theaters, or you saw it and loved it so much you simply must add it to your home collection then you will be thrilled to know that the digital download will be available April 17th, and it will be available to purchase on Blu-Ray/DVD on April 28th.
Just in time for the release, I’ve put together everything you need to host a fun Paddington themed movie viewing party at home for friends and family. This will make the perfect activity for family movie night, a birthday party, or weekend or summer vacation activity for the neighborhood kids.
There is no need to purchase fancy decorations for your movie viewing party, between myself and the paddingtonparties.com site we have lots of free printables for you to download including cupcake toppers and wrappers, banners, activity sheets, invitations, party favor tags, and more.
The Paddington printables available here on MyPrintly are (Download them all!):
- Paw Print Cupcake Toppers
- Paddington Station Cupcake Toppers
- Name Flags for Straws
- Bear Party Favor Tags
The first thing you need to think about when planning your party is quick and easy food. Here are the options I went with.
Chocolate cupcakes: whether you make them from scratch, or buy them ready-made, just download and print our free cupcake toppers to place in each one. All you need to do is attach a toothpick to the back of each.
Tip: We have a gluten-free child we needed to cater to and the Betty Crocker gluten-free Devil’s Food Cake Mix was delicious.
Teddy Grahams: I placed a variety of these tiny teddies into glass jam jars with lids to keep them fresh and to keep any bugs away.
Bear Sandwiches: using a bear cookie cutter, cut out your bread into the shape of bears. You can fill your sandwiches with anything you like, but to keep things simple we went with marmalade, honey, Nutella and peanut butter.
Jelly Bath Tubs: Cut an orange in half, remove the orange center and fill each side with blue jelly, refrigerate until set. Add a little whipped cream and a Teddy Graham to the top and you have yummy bath tub boats that are party perfect.
Gummi Bears: it’s not a bear party without Gummi Bears. Fill an old jam jar with each and place a spoon next to it for easy serving.
Popcorn: Popcorn is a must during parties. Over at paddingtonparties.com you will find a tutorial to make bear popcorn bags. My 8 year old daughter made these ones which was a fantastic activity for her to do, and then we filled each with popcorn.
Oranges: Don’t forget to put out some yummy oranges, they are Paddington’s favorite fruit.
Drinks: Offer a variety of options. You can squeeze the oranges from the jelly bath tub treats to make fresh orange juice, also offer water and milk. Download and print our free printable flags and attach them to straws with a little double sided tape. Have children write their name on their flag so they can keep track of their drinks and refill as needed.
Instead of putting together party favor bags full of treats, head to your local dollar store, or even to Walmart (where I purchased these bears for $5 each). Kids will love cuddling up to a bear of their very own while watching the movie. Download and print our bear tags and tie them around each bears neck.
Don’t forget to print out the free activity sheets available at paddingtonparties.com, roll them, tie them with a ribbon and place them in a tub with color pencils.
I hope you enjoy hosting a Paddington movie party as much as we did.