18 Oct

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

This gorgeous HONEYBEE GENDER REVEAL Party by Nicolle of Libby Lane Press is absolutely BUZZING with creativity and fabulous DIY details!

Let’s start with the fabulous ripped fabric and lace backdrop, shall we? It adds such a wonderful, shabby-chic vibe to the dessert display and coordinates perfectly with lovely ruffled table cloth, which was made of unbleached muslin fabric and whipped up by Nicole’s friend & fellow blogger – Amy of Grayce Lane. On top of the table you’ll find everything from adorable bumble bee cake pops and embellished marshmallows to chocolate covered Oreos all decked out with a honeycomb pattern and tiny sugar bees. I just adore how all of the candy jars and accent signs are embellished with bits of burlap, fabric, & lace too! And of course everything is pulled together perfectly with Nicole’s Honeybee Gender Reveal paper party details, which are available in her shop.

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Read on for lots more absolutely BEE-utiful images + all the creative details…

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

Charming Honeybee Gender Reveal Party

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Nicolle

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Gender reveal parties seem to be a growing trend that I personally adore.  Had I known how fun this would be, I would definitely have hosted this little soiree when revealing the gender of my own child as opposed to a conference call with the family!  Nonetheless, this all prompted me to start staging what I think would be a fabulous {and DIY infused} gender reveal party.

DECOR & DISPLAY
The initial inspiration came from a Pinterest picture of a ripped fabric curtain. I am a huge fan of texture so I knew that a fabric backdrop was a must. I chose four different colors and patterns of fabric, along with lace and burlap, ripped them into long strips then knotted the strips to a large dowel rod suspended behind the dessert table.

For the table linen I had a vision in mind but was unsuccessful in my quest to find it so I called on my talented friend and fellow blogger, Amy of Grayce Lane.  I explained to Amy that I wanted to use a natural color material and have layered ruffles and from that description she created an Anthropologie-esque table cloth made of unbleached muslin.

To keep with the color scheme, I incorporated buttery yellow, weathered black, and cream throughout the table to coordinate with the printable invitation from the Honeybee Collection.  The printable party circles were tied with ric-rac while the lace that was used on the backdrop was tied to the apothecary jars. The lids of the hive jars were covered in burlap and tied with coordinating natural ribbon.

CANDY & DESSERTS
My goal was to incorporate affordable alternatives to expensive candy to fill these
popular, yet large, jars that appear on so many dessert tables.  The apothecary jars were filled with alternating layers of  white and yellow candy melts.  The hive jars were filled with Honey Comb cereal, and the large centerpiece was filled with jumbo marshmallows. Cream colored flower pots were filled with foam and topped with ornamental wheat grass and served as “home” to the bumble bee cake pops!

The cupcakes were topped with coordinating fondant toppers made by Two Sugar Babies and displayed on a white tray atop a bed of chocolate chip morsels.
The jumbo marshmallows were drizzled with yellow, white and dark chocolate, then
dipped in sprinkles.  They acted as a great jar filler and a yummy dessert!

The almond vanilla cookies were custom made by Bundles of Cookies to perfectly match the invitation all the way to the identical font!  The cookies would serve as a perfect party favor for a gender reveal celebration using the printable Honeybee Collection.
Honeycomb patterned chocolate covered Oreos were made by The Chocolate Box
and topped with the sweetest little fondant honeybees also created by Two Sugar Babies.

The bumblebee cake pops were made by me using a combination of Bakerella’s
Cake Pops book and a tutorial found on Hostess with the Mostess – from the Modern Bumble Bee Birthday Party feature in July.  This was my first cake pop making experience, and with a little trial and error I am happy to say it was a success! Printable food labels from the collection were used to customize the treats on the table.

DRINK DISPLAY
The drink table was placed outside near the garden and water with floating lemons was displayed in a glass beehive beverage dispenser {found on clearance at HomeGoods!}.  Recycled Starbucks Frappuccino bottles served as glass bottles for water which were adorned with pale yellow and white striped straws from Shop Sweet Lulu. Printable flags were added to the straws for an extra touch.

ACTIVITY
What’s your Guess?‘ would allow party attendants to write down what they
think baby will ‘bee’ and group together the pink and blue guesses until the final result
is revealed.  The printable ‘What will it Bee’ banner coordinates with this game
suggestion, and the printable beehive yard signs, found in the shop, can be decorated with ribbon and left-over fabric pieces from the backdrop.  The signs are versatile and have the option of  being placed on small dowel rods (as shown) or used as hanging signs.  Either way you choose, it’s a great way to involve the guests and keep with the theme and decor before the big announcement!”

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VENDOR CREDITS & RESOURCES:
– Invitation Design & Party Styling: Libby Lane Press (The Honeybee Gender Reveal Collection can be purchased right here.)
– Photography: Julie Marie Photography
– Cookies: Bundles of Cookies
– Cake pops: Libby Lane Press
– Fondant Toppers: Two Sugar Babies
– Chocolate Covered Oreos: The Chocolate Box
– Striped Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu
– Serving Pieces & Glasswear: Home Goods
– Fabric Backdrop: Libby Lane Press

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7Comments

1
Floors Of Gold SAYS:

Oh this is just too cute!!! Even down to the Honeycomb cereal…it is all in the details! LOVE!!!

Reply October 18, 2011 at 11:15 am

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Suzanne { SHE PAPERIE } SAYS:

Now this is just darling! Love the styling, love the photos, and what a cute idea for a gender reveal party!

Reply October 18, 2011 at 11:26 am

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Tiffani SAYS:

Such a great party, I love all the details!!

Reply October 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

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katrina SAYS:

<3 those cookies! Adorbs

Reply October 18, 2011 at 11:53 am

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Festive Party Girl - Angie SAYS:

I love the BEE theme for this gender reveal party. Everything came together so nicely. The Honeycomb cereal was such a creative idea.

Reply October 18, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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angelica SAYS:

that is really cute! i’ve seen the idea around, but no one has had that much detail. great job!! just one thing…gender is not the same as the sex. someone’s gender is not determined by a penis or a vagina. but you still did a great job decorating for the party!!

Reply October 18, 2011 at 4:51 pm

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Kristina McCook SAYS:

adorable party!

Reply October 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm

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