This month we were lucky enough to throw a baby shower for our older sister, Melissa! She’s due with her first child, and we couldn’t wait to shower her with love and gifts. When deciding on a theme, we knew we wanted it to be gender neutral and “baby” without being pastels and too “baby.” Melissa means “Honeybee” so we thought the perfect shower theme was “Mommy-to-Bee” and have it revolve around Melissa and her glowing mama self!
I started with invitations from TinyPrints (one of my favorite online printers for invitations). There are tons of cute Etsy Bee shower invites as well. It depends on what kind of bee theme you’re looking for. We decided wanted a slightly more vintage, less in-your-face yellow and black.
As for the day of decor, we wanted to have the theme carry throughout the house beginning with the front door. I made this wreath for Melissa to take once the shower ended. Her nursery isn’t bee themed, so I tried to use the colors without going bee crazy!
I made a welcome canvas for inside the house as well as a sweet bee image for my mantle to help carry the theme throughout the house.
As for festivities during the shower, we wanted to keep it a bit low key, no crazy shower games. Instead we decided to have a onesie decorating station so Melissa could go home with some sweet homemade clothes for her new baby. We provided stencils, paint, paint pens, fabric sharpies, coloring book pages, and sample ideas to help jog creativity. Sarah worked the table and got people motivated. We hung a clothes line near the decorating table to make for decor and allow the onesies to dry while the party continued.
The shower was on a Saturday afternoon so we had a simple dessert bar and drinks. Homemade cupcakes, lemon bars, and other desserts along with iced tea, lemonade, and water for the guests.
The only other baby shower game we played involved Melissa’s husband. I recorded his answers to some predetermined questions and had Melissa guess what his answers would be. It was fun to have the video recording to see his responses and reactions.
It turned out to be a beautiful shower, pouring love and gifts over Melissa and her baby-to-bee.
Amanda & Sarah