Back in 2008, I hosted a baby shower for my close friend who was having her second little girl. I decided to go with a bumble bee theme and pull in pink as well. The invitations were simple with bumble bees and pink and yellow paper. The English teacher in me wanted the wording to rhyme, so this is what I came up with:
What’s all the buzz about?
Wendy’s ba-bee girl is soon to pop out!
We’ll celebrate at my little bee hive
To (hostess’ address here) you’ll drive.
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
At 1:00 pm so don’t be late.
Lunch will be served, so come for the fun
Just RSVP to Carole at (phone number here)
No solo gifts as per mom-to-bee’s request
She’d like a dual stroller from all of us the best.
(Please let me know if you’d like to contribute)
As each guest arrived, I had a guestbook for them to write well wishes in. I made this out of the same cardstock paper and colors that I had made the invitations. I did simple daisies as the centerpiece and added sliced lemons to the water to give color and hide the stems. I also found small wooden bumble bees at Michaels that I added to the flowers.
I also had two favors that I placed at each guest's setting. One was a collection of some of my favorite songs. Although the outer appearance of the CD was bee-themed, the songs were definitely not! The second favor was a jar of honey with a cute tag replacing the label. They had honey bears at the 99 cent store, but I thought they were ugly, so I did pay more and got them at the grocery store.
The delight came with dessert. My ultra-talented mother helped me craft an amazing beehive cake. We made 4 round cakes in various sizes and stacked them up on top of each other frosting them with bright yellow frosting (it would probably be smoother with fondant, but I hate the way it tastes). To make the bees, I just used black frosting to pipe on the stripes, tail, nose and eyes. Lastly,I cut out the wings from wax paper. I also added white daisies to the cake to tie it with with my centerpiece flowers.