This charming “WHAT WILL IT BEE?” BABY SHOWER was submitted by Kelli McCarthy of Parties By KLM.
There are so many cute things about this bumblebee baby shower! A few of my favorites are:
The striking backdrop made out of paper fans in assorted sizes, colors and patterns
The sunflower cupcake topiaries
The honeycomb pattern Oreos
This is what Kelli said about planning the party- “I created this bumblebee themed candy table for the baby shower of a close family friend. The theme of ‘What Will it BEE?’ seemed to be a perfect fit as the nursery is yellow, grey and white and since the mom-to-be doesn’t know if she’s having a boy or girl. There was a wide array of candy and desserts such as, baby peeps, baby penguins, ‘honeycomb’ chocolate covered Oreos, ‘Ba-BEE’ Oreo Pops, Flower Oreo Pops and cookies. I created two baby cupcake topiaries to look like sunflowers with fondant bees buzzing around. The glowing mommy-to-BEE loved everything :).”
Party Styling- Kelli McCarthy of Parties By KLM
Cookies- Katie Goldich at Goldisweets
Flower Truffle Liners- Via Blossom
Printables- ThumbAlina LaneItems used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks Chinese Favor Boxes Apothecary Jars Candy Sticks Salt Water Taffy
This precious GENDER NEUTRAL SPRING SOIREE FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Belinda Blackwood of Littlechair.
I love the simplicity and all of the delicate components of this party! It has so many sweet ideas that would be perfect for both boy and girl parties, as well as baby and bridal showers. A few of my favorite elements of this gender neutral spring soiree are:
The mini ribbon banner cake topper
The painted wooden spoon and water balloon activity
This is what Belinda said about planning the party- “When we shared our news of a new baby due to arrive in September with our 2 children aged 6 and 3, there was much discussion about what ‘Season’ this baby would be born in! It was decided that we should put flowers into the garden to welcome our baby in spring…and so in April we lovingly placed Freesia bulbs deep into the ground around our home. During the weeks that led to Baby’s arrival we noticed with much excitement one by one the freesias start to appear randomly in our garden beds. Each Beautiful Freesia seemed to take us another step closer to our baby’s arrival and we all welcomed the distraction while we waited.
Our Baby Boy arrived on a beautiful spring day in September last year, and as I walked to the car on the way to the hospital I could smell freesias in the air, and see the cheerful dots of color throughout our garden beds. Of course our 2 excited children greeted us in hospital after baby’s arrival bearing a beautiful bunch of hand-picked Freesias which sat in a vase beside our bed for our stay.
I did not remove the bulbs from the garden after they had flowered as ‘they’ say you are supposed to do….and to our surprise, one by one our Freesias have flowered again this spring…just in time for our Baby Boys first birthday.
We decided on a “Spring theme” for Ned’s 1st Birthday Celebration using bright yellow and orange to complement the freesia’s we had in our garden. We set up the party table in our nearby “parklands” and enjoyed a morning of fun with close family and friends.”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Jute Twine Striped Paper Straws Ribbon Clear Cellophane Bags Honeycomb Flowers Tissue Balls Balloons Milk Bottles
This WOODLAND GARDEN BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Natalia Gerolamo of Laços e Açúcar from Brazil. I love that woodland owls are combined with ladybugs and worms to create a unique garden in this party! So many cute ideas!
Here are some of the best parts:
The owl shaped chocolates
The lollipop flower pots with ladybugs on the “stems”
Here’s what Natalia said about planning the party- “Nina is a very happy and dynamic girl. For this reason, her mother wanted to have a garden theme for Nina’s party, but with a lot of colors. There was turquoise, pink and red! Also, she wanted to add owls into the garden to give it more personality, hence the woodland garden.
After that, we decided to develop the party by decorating the different desserts to look like animals in Nina’s Garden. We had honey chocolate cakes designed as Ladybugs and chocolate truffles as Bird Nests+Baby Birds. The sweet apples were made out of chocolate and topped with a little worm. They looked like real apples! There were also owls made out of chocolate and coconut flesh shaped like flowers. We used cake stands with bird and flower details to display some of the different desserts. Every single detail came together create the wealth and beauty of a real woodland garden.”
Cake: Maria Iraildes
Sweets: Docices and Alessandra Tonisi
Macarrons: Le Petit Nicolas
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Glass Jars with Corks Ribbon Cupcake Liners Wooden Craft Sticks Apothecary Jars
You are going to love this LADYBUG “LOVE BUG” BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Lindi Haws of Love The Day! There are just so many cute elements…
Lindi said- “It’s been MONTHS since I’ve thrown a bash and I’ve been dying to get partying again! Plus, what better excuse to get to know my neighbors and new friends a little better? Coordinating with my new ladybug printable collection, I put together this ‘little lady’ celebration for the cute girls in my neighborhood. With the help of some amazing vendors and my cute mom of Sew Love The Day this party came together perfectly!”