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!


  1. I'm so happy that you had a good experience with the printable invitations from my shop! I stumbled upon your blog post when I was looking for real bee baby showers because I'm updating my website and want to included some links for inspiration. I love how you customized your invites by mounting them on black cardstock and attaching a ribbon, which it looks like you carried through to your party decor. Love the cake too! Thanks again for choosing Sweetbeets. :)

  2. Beautiful Party. I am planning a similar event for my girlfriend. I came across your blog from browsing the internet for party favors. You may subscribe or folow my blog for my updates. I will be posting the party soon.

  3. This is a very cute shower. Where did you get the bumble bees that are on the table?

  4. The bees on the table are cheap raw wood pieces I bought at Michael's...and then I painted them myself!