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Not sure whether the new baby will be a boy or a girl? What will the baby "bee" is the perfect theme to choose for the shower. By incorporating either pink or blue in with the traditional black and yellow of a bumble bee, you'll have guests trying to figure out what baby will be well before Mommy's due date.
Here are a few ideas for invitations, decorations, party favors and more to get you on your way to throwing the best bee baby shower ever!
When it comes to shower invitations, there are usually several options and you'll want to choose the one that best fits your budget and theme. The pink invites shown below are fully customized invitations that are pre-printed with all of the shower details.
Of course, this type of invitation is more expensive than the write-in kind where you provide the details, but they'll save you lots of time in the long run. They are also quite adorable and fit in perfectly with a bee shower theme!
Sweet-As-Can-Bee T-Shirt (Size 4T)
Do some thinking about bees before you put these decorations together. Bee cutouts here and there are certainly a natural choice, but flowers of every shape and size as well as hives, beekeeper clothes if you can find them, or even old hive boxes are a good choice to help decorate. For the centerpiece, consider using a large circular container to add pink and blue cake pops in the shape of bees. They can double as food when your guests are ready to eat.
Here are some ideas for a bee themed party. This looks like it was for a birthday celebration, but it would also work for a baby shower.
No baby shower would be complete without an adorable, delicious cake, and there are a number of different choices to consider. A cake in the shape of a beehive is probably a natural choice, and it’s fairly easy to do with a cake of several layers and plenty of icing. Another good choice, though, is to create a cupcake cake with a flower and a tiny bee on top of each cupcake. Other cute food choices might include a snack mix with Honeycombs cereal, or even pretzel rods dipped in pink or blue-tinted white chocolate and covered with bee stripes.
Some supplies to help the DIY party planner. Cupcakes are the easiest route if you are making them yourself!
Add these to cupcakes for an easy-breezy dessert.
Send everyone home with a little treat!
While there are lots of traditional games you can play at a baby shower with any theme, there are some bee themed games you can incorporate into this one. Create a hive by wrapping a dome shaped drink container with yellow yarn. Inform your guests that you’ve filled it with pink and blue “bees” (which will really be jelly beans). The guest who comes the closest to choosing the right number of each wins a prize. Use the jelly beans on your food table later. You could also offer a bee quiz.
Ask things like how many different species of bee exist, where are the only two places on the planet where they’re not found, and the like. The person with the most correct answers wins. Ask each person to list as many bee themed words as they can think of in two minutes. Answers might be things like pollinate, hive, queen, nectar, honey, and more. The person with the most words in the time frame is the winner.
Shop online and you'll be able to find all kinds of unique gifts such as clothing, hooded towels, bibs and more all with a bee motif. The cute gift above is available from All About Gifts & Baskets.
Any of these adorable gifts would work for a boy or a girl!
There are several ways to thank guests for coming to your shower with this theme. You could certainly get small jars of honey from a local producer. Tie a note around each one that says “Thanks for BEEing Here!” You could also consider a Burt’s Bees product gift pack for each guest. Bee or hive shaped sugar cookies are another idea. Honey sticks, beeswax or honeycomb-shaped candles or soaps are also a good idea.