22 Jun

REAL PARTIES: B is for Baby Shower

bee baby shower ideas

Alchemy Fine Events and Canvas and Canopy dreamed up this gorgeous “B”-inspired baby shower that’s just overflowing with creativity… and serious STYLE! Read on for tons of gorgeous pics and all the party details…

bee baby shower ideas

bee baby shower ideas


Baby is for Baby Shower …and Baby Boy Baron. We took the Birds & the Bees to a whole other level with this retro inspired baby shower featuring a warm yellow, white and gray color palette. We started off by finding adorable yellow and grey floral patterned fabric on Etsy and designed custom linens trimmed with bright yellow burlap.

bee baby shower ideas

We also created placemats by simply cutting out circles of the burlap for a super easy DIY! The table was set underneath a series of frames we had built then covered with a white cotton for a delicate shade. (We can’t wait to reuse these for a night event and cover them with lights!)

bee baby shower ideas

For the floral chandeliers, we started with two sizes of embroidery loops and attached tons of various shades of yellow and white ribbons and yarn through each of them. Then we covered the smaller loop with a thick ribbon to give it some form and hand sewed white carnations around the large top loop. White yarn and wire was used to attach the chandelier to a smaller top circular frame and then to the roof of the frame itself. The more the wind blew and the yarn unraveled at its ends the more charming it became!

To make each place setting special we baked 40 individual coconut cakes topped with mini-handmade marzipan bees set on vintage doilies! We found the DIY for the marzipan bees over at MarthaStewart.com.

bee baby shower ideas

Baby bottles served as the glasses for the Baby Bottle Bellinis (triple B word!) and proudly wore ‘B’ flags of their own.

Vintage vases and vessels were filled with bright, energetic mums, daisies and exotic sunflowers accented with craspedia balls. We actually found a lot of the retro vases at our local thrift stores for eco-chic entertaining!

bee baby shower ideas

bee baby shower ideas

The candy buffet was nestled under a four-poster cabana we also had made for this event (which can be reassembled for many uses!) and was covered with cotton fabric and had its own gorgeous ribbon chandelier swaying from it. Strands of butterflies were draped around the posts for the fanciful effect sure to lure.

bee baby shower ideas

Tons of various height apothecary jars were filled with sugarlicious yellow candies and had custom tags (available for purchase) draped with yellow ribbons calling out what their delicious bellies held.

bee baby shower ideas

bee baby shower ideas

We also made goody bags and asked to take home as many delectable goodies as they could hold.

bee baby shower ideas

We played Badmitton, Bocce Ball, had accents of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Balloons and even served up a cute bowl of bright yellow Bananas! Each guest took home a Bag of candy… The ‘B’s were never ending and would also work fabulously for a ‘B’ridal Shower!

bee baby shower ideas

Last but not least, here’s a peek at the {fabulous} invitation that started it all…

bee baby shower ideas


Thanks so much to Alchemy Fine Events for the wonderful inspiration!

P.S. You can order the same invitations and candy labels pictured here in the Alchemy etsy shop!

{Photo Credit: Jasmine Marie Photography}

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Deidra Brown SAYS:

Boy Oh Boy this is lovely. Where can the hangtag be purchased from and the fabric from etsy.com?

Reply June 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

cara SAYS:

*LOVE* this!!! it’s so perfect for my friend who’s lj name is bee_stung, and wants gender neutral — yea!

Reply June 22, 2009 at 11:25 am


Hi, Deidra, I don’t know where they found the fabric on Etsy but I know it’s Amy Butler – her website is http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/

Reply June 22, 2009 at 11:26 am

Miss Valerie SAYS:

Do you do parties world or nation wide? I have friends getting married in Italy next year…..
It would set a presidence in Europe!

Reply June 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

Robbi SAYS:

I will keep this in mind when my daughter has a baby. Adorable!

Reply June 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

Matthew SAYS:

presentation looks amazing, innovative, and fun.

Reply June 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Allison @ The Innovation Companies SAYS:

So many details! Lovely job. If I were having a baby, I’d definitely love a shower like that!

Reply June 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

eminent events SAYS:

This is just amazing! What a cute baby shower theme.

Reply June 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Lollipop Events & Designs SAYS:

Thanks for all the wonderful compliments everyone! We had such a great time doing this event. Diedra, we did the candy tags ourselves :) We do invitations as well. They even come in many shapes, sizes, colors and different fun fonts!!

Reply June 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Myraim @ Entertaining w/ Style SAYS:

Wow! This baby shower is stunning! The theme is so clever and the yellow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this.

Reply June 22, 2009 at 4:41 pm

jo SAYS:

hey lolliladies, what did you use to bake the mini cakes? where’d you find a pan that size? was it a 4″ dia.? adorable! thanks.

Reply June 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Lollipop Events & Designs SAYS:

Hi Jo!

I got the jumbo size muffin tins at Sur le Table and trimmed off the tops and turned them upside down. I got a Betty Crocker moist cake mix and added a bit of coconut extract and topped the whipped cream cheese frosting with more shredded coconut. Everyone gobbled them up and the extras I had left! HUGE success! Learn to make the bees here: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/marzipan-bees

Reply June 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Venetia @ VenetiaJewelry SAYS:

i LOVE the marzipan bees soo cute!

Reply June 23, 2009 at 8:29 am

Alicia SAYS:

This is all so beautiful. I’m especially intrigued with the frames and cabana that you used for shade. Do you have any DIY tips on those, or a resource I could go to for instructions?

Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Reply June 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

Tommy Bahama Bedding SAYS:

So cute! Love the candy buffet & how the baby bottles were used :)

Reply June 23, 2009 at 8:54 am

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