Monday, January 21, 2013

Sweet as Honey Baby Shower

Remember Jessica? My dear lifelong friend that hosted the most perfect Little Red Riding Hood shower for me last year? Well the only way I agreed to have her host my shower was that, in return, if she ever got pregnant again, that I would host her shower.

And it happened.

She is beautiful and glowing and due any day now with a little girl (fun fact: her due date is on the same day as Juliet's first birthday! Wouldn't it be wonderful if her daughter and Juliet shared a birthday?)

We talked months ago about possible themes, and one I kept coming back to was honey bees. Pink and gold and sweet. Perfect for a new baby girl. Jessica loved it and I was over the moon to begin planning.

Oh and what a fun time it was.

Invites were pink and gold honeycomb inviting guests to tea.

The fact that my china is gold was a detail not overlooked. I could not wait to pull out all of my china and share with my friends in welcoming this baby girl to the world.

January 19th arrived with sun and freezing temperatures. Perfect for an afternoon tea with friends.
After seeing some ideas on Pinterest I decided that I needed to make some bee hives. Gold lanterns, some skinny wire and floral bees ended up with the centerpiece of the decorations.
Finger sandwiches, scones and sweets accompanied the tea. I love eating (and making) finger sandwiches, so I was happy. 

I was most excited about the yellow (lemon!) cupcakes with the edible sugar bees. They were so super darling and so easy! And my cupcake stand was just three pieces of china stacked with mugs between. Genius!
E made scones beforehand and they were the star of the show. They were served with honey (of course), jam, and honey butter.
Having a setting of sixteen was perfect, since we used every teacup and saucer.

Favors were honeycomb soap and beehive soap. Darling.
Jessica is stunning. Look at her! And her beautiful Mom.
We are all hoping her baby girl has beautiful red hair like her Mama.

Party was a complete success!


  1. So adorable!!! I love the bee theme... sooo sweet :)

  2. Looks like an awesome party!!! You are so creative!


  3. Do you remember where you got your floral bees for the hives??

  4. Do you remember where you got your floral bees for the hives??

  5. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Yes, I have the same questions as Simply Sara.
    Where did you get your floral bees?


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