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Throwing a Bee Themed Baby Shower

JustBakedSweets By JustBakedSweets  in Baby Shower

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You'd be surprised to know how often I hear "I want to style my own party but I'm not as creative". To be honest, no party should be the same. Why? A party should reflect the personality of the host or guest of honor. It should be an opportunity to not only bond with your guests but to give the chance to let them know you a little better. How may you ask? Easy, incorporate details of items you like- favorite desserts, candy, flower, color.

I really just love parties and a new baby is one of the best reasons to have a party. The parents-to-be wanted to keep the sex of the baby as surprise. So since we didn’t know if it was a girl or a boy we decided to go with a fun “bee” themed party – “What Will it Bee??”.

You'll want to establish your color palette before purchasing any decor or even ordering your invites! You'll want to carry that thru your event. In this case the mother-to-be requested honey colors with a touch of shabby chic. Our color scheme was white, ivory, honey, warm yellow and gold. This theme could easily be hosted at a local park or garden or at your own home. Mid summer in New York can be a crowd killer. We decided to go with a restaurant by the water with a beautiful outdoor view. However, outdoors or indoors, no matter where the shower is held, the theme will be obvious by the colors and décor throughout. This particular restaurant had high ceiling with floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the water, it was air conditioned and most importantly it allowed the beauty of the outdoors to be enjoyed.

Once you have your theme, color scheme, and location set you are ready for invites! Now an days everyone reverts to email or texting. I decided to go the old fashion way and mail them. This sets the tone for your event. It will let your guests know if they should put on their heels or flip flops. After my extensive search and endless options I found the most adorable one that was cute, chic and match our theme.
When decorating for a bee baby shower paying attention to the small details will go a long way. For instance we used baby's breath for this baby shower, mason jars to incorporate the shabby chic touch and added honey combs to our vases as a final touch. Bumble bee signage will give you consistency.

Since our business is desserts let's dive into the dessert table. When you think of bees, you probably think of honey. This natural sweetener can work its way into food and beverages. We incorporated these touches on our desserts. From our lemon cake with honey cream cheese filing, to our honey infused flan with lemon cream cheese. Our chocolate covered twinkies that looked like bumble bees. Our cake pops and caramel chocolate covered apples were on honey dippers. Even our chocolate covered pretzels and bees had touches of bees and honeycombs. Our favorite, our sugar cookies to match our theme!

Keeping to your color scheme and theme will make it so that no matter where you put the dessert or candy on your table it will look like it belongs there! My darling husband joins into my craftmenship with this carpentry skills. Our hand made beautiful honeycomb display was once a couple pieces of wood. It was the perfect addition to our gift favor table. We adorned with lemon cake cupcakes, mini honey jars for our guests to enjoy at home with tea.

Lastly, lately I've become obsessed with balloon styling. It brings our dessert tables and party layout to another level. No matter what company you hire- balloon artist, bakery, event planner, invitation designer always let them know your color scheme, theme, style.

When you have a vision, it all comes together. Getting set for an event is easier than you think. I believe event planning takes two things: inspiration and resources that help bring your ideas to life. You can follow our pinterest board where you can see us inspirational boards.

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Party Highlights

  • What People Ate

    Deliciously catered by Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac, NY

  • What People Drank

    Everyone enjoyed a honey lemonade, white wine or sangria

  • Desserts

    Since our business is desserts let's dive into the dessert table. When you think of bees, you probably think of honey. This natural sweetener can work its way into food and beverages. We incorporated these touches on our desserts. From our lemon cake with honey cream cheese filing, to our honey infused flan with lemon cream cheese. Our chocolate covered twinkies that looked like bumble bees. Our cake pops and caramel chocolate covered apples were on honey dippers. Even our chocolate covered pretzels and bees had touches of bees and honeycombs. Our favorite, our sugar cookies to match our theme!

  • Party Favors

    A take home bakery box filled with honey inspired desserts or adorned with bees or honeycombs

  • Activities / Games

    Advice to the Parents to be and Guess what the baby will be

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    Vendors:
    Cake and confections: Just Baked Sweets
    Balloon artistry:Fig Balloon Co.
    Backdrop:Printable Party Paper
    Signage:Shop Hadley Designs

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