DIY Mommy to BEE Baby Shower

DIY Bumble Bee Baby Shower

Baby showers are such a joyous occasion! The mother-to-be is pampered, showered with gifts, and surrounded by loved ones celebrating the highly anticipated arrival of a precious bundle of joy. Today’s featured DIY baby shower is so adorable, full of lovely DIY projects, and definitely the bees knees.

This DIY Bumble Bee baby shower was created with love by Joanna & Lydia for the mommy-to-bee who loves Bumble Bees and simple colors such as white, light gray and yellow. With simplicity, elegance, and a brunch in mind the planning duo found an awesome venue and went to work on creating the bumble bee inspired décor.

The classic, elegant centerpieces were styled with white hydrangeas and adorned with twine holding tiny bees wrapped around the vases. Little white frames held simply decorated table numbers. The favors on the table included mini honey jars and a bee muslin bag held the silverware.

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The dessert table was a focal point containing giant letters spelling out BABY were made from foam board and tissue squares glued onto the letters. Adorable hand made poms made from white and yellow tissue paper were decoratively placed throughout the private room. The “It’s a Boy” bunting made from silver letters and different colored papers added to the bumble bee ambiance. Delectable treats like golden Oreos with yellow filling, bumble bee imprinted Oreo cookies with yellow filling, and homemade turtle pretzels with yellow and chocolate details and an edible Bee embellishment filled the dessert table.

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The rest of the bumble bee decor included a fun baby shower bingo with a bee embellishment, a framed baby shower announcement, a creative guestbook (Mommy to Bee’s favorite childhood book), and a memorable game called “What should the Name Bee”. where the mommy-to-be selected her favorite name and the guest who wrote the name received a Burt’s Bee’s gift set as a prize.

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Vendors: Event Hosts – Lydia Seno & Joanna Fiaccato | White hydrangeas – Windy City Flower Girls | White hot chocolate & Chocolate/Vanilla Coconut cupcakes- Crumbs Bakery | Bumble bee & bee hive cookies- Sincerely Kira 

A little bit about one of the baby shower planners: Joanna Fiaccato
I am 28 years old, married for just over 2 years.  I love throwing parties and planning events.  I planned my wedding from start to finish as well as my mom’s and sister within the past two years.  I have a beautiful home and love to entertain.  I manage a wholesale gift company as well as work part time for a promotion company where I get to plan and execute events.  Party hosting is currently just a hobby of mine but you never know what the future holds.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY bumble bee styled baby shower and if you love this idea and are looking for more bumble bee inspiration, then you’ll want to check out these two Bumble Bee inspiration boards! This baby shower definitely shows that you don’t have to spend a lot of money planning and decorating an event and sometimes simple just takes the cake!

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Vintage Carnival Theme Inspiration Board

Vintage Carnival Theme: Perfect for a Baby Shower or Birthday Party

(Did you guys miss me? Thanks so much for being patient as I spent last week moving – things were way too hectic for me, but I’m back!)

As a kid an even as an adult, I just LOVE the carnival! I think it is an adorably creative idea to do a vintage carnival theme for either a baby shower or birthday party! You could really go all out with the decor, games, and menu for this theme – adding all your childhood carnival favorites to the celebration! Pinwheels, prize ribbons, popcorn, cotton candy, bean bag toss, apple bobbing, big tops, elephants, balloons, tickets, and so much more would just make this party F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! You can choose a pastel color palette or the traditional red and white stripes with kraft brown colored elements. In addition, if the party is for a girl you can do different pink hues or for a boy you can use different blue hues – sky’s the limit in pulling off this adorable vintage carnival theme.

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{Photo Credits: Vintage Carnival Dessert Table featured on Romeo & Mae | Vintage Carnival Menu featured on Style Me Pretty | Vintage Carnival Table Setting by Loralee Lewis | Vintage Carnival Centerpiece featured on 100 Layer Cake  | Vintage Ticket Invitation featured on Anders Ruff | Vintage Carnival Favor Bags featured on Hola Mama | Vintage Carnival Popcorn featured on Love the Day}

 

I actually did a DIY vintage carnival party for my nieces birthday party a couple years ago – check out the inspirational photos! (See more photos in my FB album.) Everyone had a blast and it was so much fun orchestrating the party and seeing it come together! Here is some more vintage carnival inspiration that I think you’ll love!

 

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Elephant Baby Shower

Elephant Baby Shower Inspiration Board

For this week’s Inspiration Board Tuesday I decided to put together an inspiration board for a lovely elephant baby shower! I love the use of elephants as a focal piece for a baby shower because they are super cute and not overused – they can be made to look cute and cuddly in various colors and patterns as you’ll see below. The awesome thing too is that this theme can be used for a boy or a girl!

When it comes to selecting a color palette it is most common to go with pink (for girls) and blue (for boys), but with summer around the corner I thought it would be creatively thinking outside the box plus more fun to go with a vibrant blue and orange color palette for this elephant baby shower.
Elephant Baby Shower Collage

{Photo Credits: Table Setting featured on On To Baby | Fabric Rag Tie Garland featured on Kara’s Party Ideas | Elephant Invitation featured on Chic & Cheap Nursery | Elephant Cake by Rachel’s Cakes | DIY Elephant Favor Bag by Plain Jane | Elephant Banner by Paisley Greer}

As you can see from the inspiration board the decor can be simple yet beautiful. Buy or make some sort of banner or garland to hang, use simple centerpieces such as flowers/plants, bring out the color palette with the linen and paper products, tie in the theme with the cake and favors, and line up some fun games! It’s always nice to add some decor elements such as elephants in a picture frame or elephant cutouts on the table to add to the overall theme.

Some other creative color palette options for this elephant baby shower theme would be gray and blue, charcoal gray and white, yellow and gray, light green and turquoise blue, fuchsia and pink, yellow and pink, green and white, green and charcoal gray, red and turquoise blue, black and white with gold accents, and purple and gray.

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Parisian Baby Shower Inspiration Board

Parisian Baby Shower

Ooooohhhh Lala! Today is Inspiration Board Tuesday and with the beginning of Spring and my love of pink, I thought a Parisian Baby Shower theme would be a wonderful idea for this week’s inspiration board. In the past I shared a Parisian Etsy Wedding post and not only is a Parisian theme amazingly beautiful for a wedding but also a creative idea for a baby shower!

 

Parisian Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Pink & Black

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{Photo Credits: Parisian Cake from Cakes by Nathalie | Parisian Invitation from Ann Lee Designs | Printable Wine Glass Name Card from The Posh Event  | Parisian Favors Table featured Paisley Petal Events | Printable Parisian Passport Invitation from Paper Candee | Parisian Dessert Table featured on On To Baby | Parisian Umbrellas featured on Hostess with the Mostess}

 

Parisian Baby Shower Inspiration Board – Pink & Gray

Parisian Baby Shower Collage - pink and gray

{Photo Credits: Parisian Dessert Table featured on Chickabug Blog | Parisian Centerpiece featured on Hostess with the Mostess | Head Band Station for the Baby featured on Hostess with the Mostess | Parisian Table Setting featured on Goosie Girl Cards | Parisian Invitation from Paper Candee}

 

SHARE WITH ME: Which color palette did you like the best? In addition to the two color palettes above you could also do pink and white, pink & ivory, & pink and fuchsia pink for a girl. For a baby boy you could do baby blue and gray, blue and ivory, gray and ivory, blue and white, gray and white, or black and white.

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Baby Shower

Mad Hatter Tea Party Baby Shower

Today’s DIY topic is Baby Showers! I can’t believe it but a couple years have already passed since my baby shower and I meant to share it with you guys earlier, but better late than never. When I had my baby shower in November 2010, I really wanted a Mad Hatter Tea Party themed baby shower. With my planning and DIY obsessed self, I couldn’t just sit back and let my family plan for me – no, I had to be involved. I came up with the idea and had so much fun being involved and making the decor that you will see below. (My only regret is that I didn’t have a photographer capture the beauty, so please forgive me for these novice pictures.)

 

When it came to the baby shower invitations, I wanted something really fun and clever that would match the Mad Hatter theme. So, I contacted my amazing graphic designer girlfriend Marsinah, (Owner of Blushing Pearl), and she came up with the design for these adorable invitations – I added the verbiage – and viola I had a beautiful invitation that I loved! (FYI – I cut off the bottom to remove the personal information.) What do you think?

 

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The invitations set the tone for the baby shower and from there I went DIY and baby shower planning crazy! I bought all kinds of unique tea pots for centerpieces, filling each teapot with hot water and allowing my guests to choose their own tea bag flavor and additions. I made “This Way” & “That Way” signs out of cardboard, scrapbooking paper, and painted popsicle sticks to hang around the venue. I made my own hanging tissue paper poms to hang from the ceiling. I made creative favor boxes that said, “Eat Me” full of white chocolate suckers, and “Drink Me” full of personalized tea bags for my guests. I stacked teacups on top of each other along with flowers, playing cards, and confetti for the tables. I made a sign requesting advice from my guests and ordered custom advice cards from VistaPrint. I also ordered the most amazing decorative, fun, and tasty cake from the talented Sara, owner of For The Love of Sugar, and it went perfect with the theme! Take a peek at the party details below!

 

 

All in all it was a fun affair and I am happy  that I was able to pull off  a fun and decorative Mad Hatter Tea Party baby shower, of course with the help of my sisters and best friend. I had a wonderful time and opened many lovely gifts for my little one! I hope this post serves as inspiration to any of my DIY readers.

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I really like this–awesome colors!

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