I was recently asked to assist with an upcoming baby shower for a family member. It seems I have become the go-to for such events and I gladly accept the invitation! I love helping find and implement those little details that make all the difference- for the one in which the special event is being given and for those who attend! (Although this blog post does not exactly address interiors design issues, it does reflect the importance of creative flair and pulling all the pieces together to make a complimentary ending!)
Why not a bee theme, I thought? All parties, no matter the type, must have a theme- or at least in my world they do! Just take a look at my business logo…I love the look of the bee and thought with a few creative touches, it could make a baby shower endearing, special and elegant. So, the search and thinking began.
In my hunt for baby shower-related items, and to my delight, I found all types of bee paraphernalia. I wanted to share a couple of my favorite things, most of which have nothing to do with the shower, but have been added to my “Most Wanted” List…
“Bee Yourself “ Bracelet by Molly Helsey Designs (Etsy.com)
Bee T-shirt by Evolution (Etsy.com)
Beehive Locket by Contrary(Etsy.com)
Wedding Shower Favor Tags by luvs2create2 (Etsy.com)
I loved the novelty of each of these items. As shown, these can be found at Esty.com- a site in which all the items are hand made! Love it!
I love to provide games to play at a shower, as they often serve as ice breakers for attendees who may not know one another. Thus, gifts are needed for the game winners- I thought these items would be great….
The beautiful soaps are made by lusciouslather.com and the sink strainer can be found at littlegourgeousthings.com. I plan to wrap them in cellophane with a pretty ribbon and special tag.
Party favors, which I like to think of as parting gifts, have grown in popularity and serve as a thank you for attendance. I plan to give these wonderful little beehive votives from Bee Hive Candles to guests. I will also wrap these in cellophane with tags that say “As Cute As Can BEE!”
Finally, it is always helpful for the mommy-to-be (or bride) to get a little assistance with all the thank-you cards that will be sent post-shower. Here’s a great way to at least do half the work for them. Provide blank envelopes in a basket for shower attendees to self-address before leaving. Mommy or Bride then write their thank you and pop the card into the already-addressed envelope and “woopty-doo” the work is through! I loved these cards that, I again, found on Etsy.com. (Queen Bee Flourish Recycled Craft Paper Card Set-the craftpantry.com)
So, now all I have to do is gather everything together and hope that this not so typical baby shower theme makes for an afternoon of fun and memory making. On a side note, this shower is extra-special because the parents-to-be were told that they would probably never be able to have children. As we say, the Lord works in mysterious ways and I am so glad he chose these two to be parents! That’s what “All the Buzz” is about!!