Are you planning a bee themed shower? Busy bee showers have seen an increase in popularity – and for good reason. Bees are so sweet, colorful and cute! The good news is now there are so many more fun bee decorations available. The adorable bee theme above features honey bees, pastel yellow balloons and a “Sweet as can bee” welcome poster along with a delicious assortment of desserts. Check out more bee ideas below … plus I’ve included a FREE downloadable bee theme baby shower game!
Flying high! These cute busy bee balloons below are available at Hostess with the mostess! There’s a step by step video on how to create these – plus her expert tip bears repeating: “I love using helium with this project to make the bees look like they’re actually “flying”, but this does mean you’ll need to make them the day of your party/surprise so that the helium stays strong… SO, if you’re pressed for time or need to make a lot of them for the occasion, here’s a trick you can use: Fill the balloons with regular air first so that you can paint the stripes and let them dry ahead of time. Then, when it’s time to actually use them, undo the balloon knot carefully to let the regular air out, and re-inflate them with helium!”
Buzzed Cupcakes – These bee themed cupcakes below are adorable and would certainly be a “buzz” at the baby shower. These rich chocolatey cupcakes with creamy yellow beehive frosting and tiny fondant bees are perfect for your dessert table. Get the simple step-by-step for these “sweet as can bee” cupcakes from wilton.com
Mixing it up with the bees. How about these cute centerpiece sticks? Their cute faces and bend-y antennas are sure to add some fun to your tables! You can find a supply of these reasonably priced (3 for $8) at etsy.com
Let them eat honey! Sweet honey pot favors from beau-coup.com These cute favors will really add to the bee baby shower theme without breaking the bank! The favor features a white beehive decorated with cute bee drawings and a honeycomb stick with a white heart. One recent reviewer wrote: “They are perfect size and adorable. Purchased mini honey jars to go along with the honey pots.” Mini honey jars? Nice!
Lift your Glasses! Designed by Kate Aspen, these bumble bee-inspired frosted glass votives are available in two sugary-sweet designs that can both be personalized for the baby and / or the mom-to-be. You can fill them with lit candles and place around the tables or you can give them out as favors.
Bee-licious! Ask your local bakery if they can match these fantastic looking cookies! This lovely selection is featuring honey bees of course, honeycomb and a cute white fern. Or if you like to DIY, head on over to Golden Bee Cookies for the recipe and decorating hints.
Cake pops with a buzz! This little bee is so stinkin’ cute – I can just imagine having a whole beehive full of these. Find out how to create this bee cake pop (and a few other animal pops) over at hobbycraft.
Need more cake? Bake a white or lemon cake, cover with white fondant and add some bee decorations and buzzy trail piping. If they’re in season, add some fresh daisy flowers to the cake. If not in season, you can purchase an inexpensive package of small plastic flowers from ebay, amazon or your local dollar store.
Honeycomb Macarons? Yes please! Who would have thought about putting the macarons in a honeycomb pattern? Well someone did! You can find the basic french macaron recipe here and use your imagination to make your own honey bee designs. But fair warning: if you’re not an experienced baker, these may be a bit of a challenge. In fact, even the author of the recipe says: “Much like a first date, there’s a good chance that your first batch could end awkwardly. As in love, you simply pick yourself up and try again.”
Buzzed lemonade! Or maybe just regular old fashioned lemonade, Either way, these black and white striped straws add to the honey bee theme (and the mason jars are sweet too). You can find these straws at Party City.
And ba-bee makes three! Love these hand made bees! You can pick up a pack of three from etsy – or DIY with a little yellow, black and white felt. You can get the google eyes from a craft store. The antennas? Not sure what they are – look a little bit like the teeth of a comb.
How do you turn an easter egg into a bee? Head on over to Martha Stewart and see. It’s actually pretty simple and as usual, Martha gives perfect step by step (9 to be exact) directions. These can be dangled from the ceiling to add extra buzziness.
Bee Baby Shower Set
A complete buzzy bee collection I created with sweet yellow and black honey bees, hand drawn white flowers and a simple leaf pattern. I added this design to a variety of different paper products – and other decorations. You can find invitations, favor tags, diaper raffle cards, book request cards, baby shower games, banners, envelope liners and more.
If you like to DIY and are looking for a printable, I also have that (as well as other matching pieces) in my etsy shop. The editable-printable shown below is only $10. It’s available immediately when you purchase and you can edit it yourself using adobe acrobat reader.
Plus I now offer printing services with my invitations. Just contact me for details if you would like to know more or get a quick quote.
Looking for more mommy-to-bee invitations? Below is an adorable mom and baby bee fluttering front and center . The whimsical, hand drawn bees have trails with looped hearts of love. Yes, love these!
Dripping with honey and oh so sweet – this “mommy to bee” invite is available from etsy.com. Look at those pink cheeks, blue eyes and little tuft of hair. So cute!
Here are six more super cute baby shower invitations – created by some very talented designers!
You can find the bee themed invitations here:
1 Mama to Bee – Sophisticated gray background with simple white flowers – Designed by 2Birdstone
2 Soon to be family of three – with three cute buzzing bees. Designed by: Invitation Republic
3 Mama to bee with beehive hanging from the tree. Designed by: DesignMyPartyStudio
3 He or She – what will it bee? Cute invitation for a gender reveal party!
Designed by: My (in)Sanity- Life of the Party
4 Three buzzy bees with green and yellow flower. Designed by: Kat Parella
5 Pink flower – sweet pastel pink flowers with a couple of cute bees buzzing. Designed by: PixiePrints
Don’t forget the stamps! Buzzing through the mail – here’s a cute “what will it bee” baby shower postage stamp. These stamps come on self -adhesive sheets of 20 – and yes they are real postage stamps!
And certainly don’t forget Grandma! This adorable “grandma to bee” pin is the perfect accessory for the grandmas (and great grandmas) at the party! There are several sizes available but you know grandma will want the biggest one!
How many honeycombs are in the jar? This shower game really couldn’t be easier to put together. Buy a box of HoneyComb cereal, count them out and add to a daisy decorated mason jar. Make a cute sign and – done.
FREE Baby Shower Game with Baby ABC! To win the guests have to find a baby related item that begins with each letter of the alphabet. (Z may be a challenge.)
Thank the guests with this cute as can bee buzzy sticker that says “Thanks for buzzing by to bee here today!”
Send them a cute “Sweet as can bee” thank you card. Download the free template from Colleen Michele!
Looking for more bee themed ideas? You can find thousands of designs and decorations available. You can splurge if you like – or stay within your budget. Either way, you’re bound to find a cute bee idea or two to make your party bee-autiful!