15 Aug

“Bb is for BABY” {& BEE-utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

This is “Bb is for BABY” baby shower is one of those celebrations that can make you happy just looking at it! Kelly Robson did such a fabulous job bringing this sunny party to life… One of the first elements to catch my eye in the images were the beautiful table centerpieces – which were really kicked up a notch with the simple addition of darling mini paper banners! Yet another great example of how it really is all about those little details….

More favorite details: stylish invitations tucked into envelopes lined with yellow & white stripes, adorable custom bee onesies that hung from a clothesline, sweet “We ♥ Brooke” cookie favors that sat at each place setting, “Mommy Mimosa” and Summer Sangria glasses pre-filled with colorful fruit & stripey straws, & tissue pom garlands that criss-crossed overhead!

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Read on for more beautiful, sunny images {as captured by Amanda Bevington} + all the creative details…

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

Bb is for BABY {& BEE utiful Baby Shower!}

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Kelly…

“This poolside Southern California baby shower was held in honor of my fabulous friend Brooke, a new mommy-to-be.  The theme was simple: “Bb is for Baby.”  The letter “B” and the literal “bumble bee” was prevalent on menus, cupcakes toppers, tiny water bottles, and a clothesline of custom made onesies. A simple color scheme of marigold yellow and white with pops of aqua blue created a festive backdrop for the already lovely poolside setting.

Food & Drinks
Held on the patio of Brooke’s gorgeous midcentury modern home, thirty guests enjoyed a menu that included “bite sized” appetizers, a trio of summer salads, and cupcakes for dessert!  Summer Sangria and “Mommy Mimosas” were served in tall glasses, garnished with frozen fresh fruit and topped with yellow & white striped straws.  The party was designed to create a sophisticated and grown up vibe.  Yet, it was still extremely playful.  With yellow pinstripes, pennant banners, and cupcakes loaded with icing… the overall feel of this party captured the personality of the guest of honor.

Party Decor
In terms of decor, nearly everything was handmade. A custom linen banner greeted guests at the front door, and invited them inside.  Colorful tissue pom pom garland was hung overhead and handmade onesies read “Bb is for Baby Boy”, “Brand New” and “Babycakes”.

As party favors, guests were given tiny cellophane bags filled with heart-shaped lemon cookies– the labels read “We (heart) Brooke”.  Large floral centerpieces with vases wrapped in yellow linen featured blossoming white hydrangeas, alstromeria, and green & purple cabbage.  Tiny messages hovered over each floral arrangement, featuring lines from the song ‘Baby Of Mine’.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
– party planner & floral design: Kelly Robson of High Street Market
– photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography
– party rentals: Atlas Party Rentals
– cake design: Cinderella Cakes
– catering: Kreuzer Catering

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14Comments

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Emily SAYS:

Love the bee theme! These shoes are a perfect fit for this shower!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/79452461/bumblebee-baby-booties-yellow-and-black

Reply August 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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Kim SAYS:

I love everything about this shower! Just lovely! Can you tell me where you got the banners in the floral arrangements or if you made them? They would work great for a birthday party I am planning for my little girl!

Thanks!

Reply August 16, 2011 at 5:41 am

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Kristen Gross SAYS:

Did you make those invitations or order them from somewhere?

Reply August 16, 2011 at 8:15 am

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carla@invitingsmiles.com SAYS:

So cute, fun and sophisticated! We will refer our customers looking at our Bee invitation to your blog for these great ideas!

Reply August 16, 2011 at 10:25 am

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Marisol SAYS:

Very well executed, love every detail! The centerpieces are very pretty.

Reply August 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

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Kelly Galvin Robson SAYS:

Thanks everyone!

Kristen- I designed the invitations myself. You can get them here:

http://www.fancypantsstore.etsy.com

And, Kim- yes, I made the banners myself on the computer!

Thanks again, Hostess With The Mostess! This shower was so fun to plan!

xoxo
Kelly
High Street Market
http://www.highstreetmarket.etsy.com
http://www.highstreetmarket.blogspot.com

Reply August 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

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katrina SAYS:

the centerpieces are amazing! food looks delish!

Reply September 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

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Lindsay {Easy Made Invitations} SAYS:

Another beautifully planned shower! I especially love the cake and invitations! Beautiful!

http://easymadeinvitations.com

Reply September 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

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Loren SAYS:

Hi, Im planing a baby shower, Im taking ideas of this beutiful theme, I would like to know where i can get the recipe for Mommy Mimosas and also where i can find the Bumble Bees Iron transfer figures, thank you so much for your help !!

Reply October 6, 2011 at 8:35 am

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joni hayes SAYS:

how did you make those onsies with the bees? i want to make one!! would you share!?

Reply December 3, 2011 at 11:07 am

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Jermeka L Hunter Burgess SAYS:

what type of salad is that you had for baby shower.

Reply February 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

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Anna SAYS:

I am also wondering about the onsies. How were they made? Is there an iron on transfer available?

Reply April 8, 2013 at 9:22 pm

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baby hazel games SAYS:

Wow! its really amazing ideas at the baby shower party. Due to this article which are the full of ideas of the baby shower is a great menu of the baby shower.

Reply May 30, 2014 at 2:37 am

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jessielovestorun SAYS:

I’m dying to know what type of salads you served? Such a beautiful shower.

Reply June 28, 2014 at 6:44 am

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