Wednesday, February 21, 2018

My Sister's Bee Themed Baby Shower!

After months of planning, I was so so so excited to host my sister's baby shower this past weekend! It turned out beautifully and better than I could have dreamed. We did a bumble bee theme to celebrate the "mommy-to-bee" and "bay-bee" Lennox. 

This is her second baby boy, so she really didn't need a whole lot of stuff, but it was nice to get everyone together nonetheless. She loved it and they got all their baby supply bases covered for his arrival sometime at the end of next month. Can't wait to hold him! 

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Bee Themed Baby Shower Inspiration // Pugs & Pearls Blog

That last photo cracks me up! All the kids LOVE to watch you open up presents anyway, but when Carter opened up his big brother presents they went bananas. I was also really tired at this point, haha. Thank you Chabeli for these great pictures!

My favorite touches:
The backdrop was a labor of love. Blake and Austin worked really hard to build it. It's pretty amazing, and kind of deserves it's own post! It's modular so it's easy to transport and it's also very secured on the back. Carter ran full speed right into it and it didn't budge! Big thank you to Staci for painting the hexagon design for us!

My friend Neena made the flower poms that hung over the tables. I'm positive those will be at every party I throw from here on out. Also, one of her students keeps bees, and he made us the bees wax lip balms and honey straws. It's legit better than Burt's Bees! (I made the gift tag cards using Canva.)

I'm SO happy we included a kid's area in the backyard. We covered their table in craft paper and they went to town coloring on it. I also bought a few dinosaurs, some hula hoops and bubbles. They loved it and it let their mom's relax. My gift was a teepee for the boy's room, which I added to the kids area. It was a cute idea, but 10/10 do not recommend putting it at a party. It's meant for quiet reading in a bedroom not for crazy kids chasing each other in and out of. 

The cake came from a local baker, and I added this cake topper. Not a slice was leftover! I also loved the way these wooden hexagons turned out and I can't wait to reuse them in my house. Most of the food came from Publix, including the cupcakes that I dressed up with sugar bees and dessert skirtz. The bee pillow and honey dippers turned out really cute too! I have to say that these feather winged bees were a great purchase too, because we were able to place them around the party to keep the theme going. 

This was such a fun party to plan, and it went perfectly. My only wish is that I could have enjoyed it as a guest! 

19 comments:

  1. Everything looks amazing! What a labor of love. I especially love the cake, it’s so darling. xAllie

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    1. Thank you Allie! A labor of love is the perfect way to describe it! I wouldn't have gone this above a beyond for just anybody.

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  2. Honestly the most adorable baby shower I have ever seen!

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  3. This is amazing! I love the little bee touches! The decor and backdrop and favors are just so so precious and thoughtful. Yellow is my favorite color so I'm just really, really loving this shower theme and follow-thru. GREAT job!!

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    1. It ended up being the perfect spring day, so the yellow and golds were just so fitting! I really enjoyed not doing a typical baby blue shower.

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  4. Wowsers - it looked so beautiful and original! Your sister is so lucky to have a sister like you! Europafox x

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    1. Aw, that's so sweet! Truth is feel the same way about having her as a sister!

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  5. This looks AMAZING!!! Every detail to every picture is just perfect. I love the idea of a kids section in the backyard because we all know they need things to keep occupied. Really amazing job here! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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    1. Thank you so much Sierra!! It helps that my co-host is a photographer, haha.
      The kid section was one of the best parts of the party in my opinion. It helped let their mommas have a little chance to relax and visit!

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  6. What a bee-utiful party! I love all the decorations and that yellow cake! Well done!

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    1. Aw, thank you Kim! A lot of the RSVPS came back as "I'll bee there!" I loved that everybody went with it!

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  7. Holy freaking moly! This is NO LIE the most gorgeous shower I have ever seen! Every single detail is outrageous! Wow wow wow! You need to submit this post to a few other sites so they can share it. Great, great job!

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    1. Haha, thank you Erica so much! So many friends said it was the nicest shower they'd ever been to, which floored me! It makes all the hard work worth it!

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  8. You did a fantastic job. All of the details of the shower are adorable.

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  9. This was so cute - what a great theme for a baby shower!!

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  10. This is SUCH a cute shower! I really want to do this theme for my cousin's shower now!

    ​xx katie // a touch of teal

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  11. This place was very comfortable. Restrooms were decent. Coming to event venues here with my friends was an amazing experience. This is my favorite place now, because of its excellent food, perfect lighting, vibrant atmosphere and great ventilation.

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  12. how am I just now seeing this?? such a cute theme and adorable shower!!

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