Monday, March 29, 2010

"What Will It Bee?" Baby Shower

I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting a baby shower for a good friend of mine. We chose a bumble bee theme that incorporated the fact that they didn't know if the baby was a boy or girl...the theme was "What Will It Bee?". It should be no surprise that when we split up duties for the shower among the co-hosts that I chose invitations and decorations! It was so much fun putting it all together!

I purchased an invitation template from an Etsy shop called Sweetbeets to get it all started. (It also included templates for a banner, notecard, favorboxes and a punch sheet) These printable templates are awesome! I was emailed a link to the files (very quickly might I add!), customized them and printed them myself. What a great way to get the look of custom invitations cheaper and quicker!! I chose to spice up the invitation by mouting it on black cardstock and attaching a black and white gingham ribbon at the top. The only other template file I used was the punch sheet...I used different sized circle punches and sprinkled the circles down the middle of the tables and adhered a punched out circle to the top of each placemat.

Here are some photos of the party:

The favors for each guest were a small bottle of Burt's Bees hand lotion and a few Bit O' Honey candies wrapped up in a little tulle and tied with a ribbon.

The cake was made to match the invitation by the Lovin Oven Cakery in Libertyville...they did a fabulous job and it was delicious too!

A mod and fresh baby shower for a mod and fresh momma-to-bee! This is the guest of honor...doesn't she look fantastic!