Jen Carver, a fabulous client of ours (and party planning loving mommy), shared photos from her son’s recent Bee Day and we were overjoyed with happiness from all the eye candy!
Bee Day’s are close to my heart bee-cause it was the theme of the first party I styled for my son, Pierson, back before I even started graphic design and Anders Ruff. You may remember my Bee Day party from here…and here (Martha showed 2 pics on her show recently and mentioned it!) So, when we see Bee Day parties, we immediately get excited to see all the new ideas unfold! So fun to see the difference between my parties 2 years ago and now… Anyhow, Jen Carver did a SPECTACULAR job…. everything looks so professional. It came together beautifully and she was SO sweet to share some of the party details with us!
Some of my favorite details included:
*Apothecary & candy jars filled with:
Custom Invitation and Printable Graphics – Anders Ruff
Photograph – Mi Vida Photography (party photos)
and Jennifer Wilcox Photography (Invite photo)
Custom Cookies – Allyson Jane
Custom Outfit – Sook Ee Designs
Cake – Kristin Dyer
Cake Pops – Pop.o.licious Cake Pops
Cupcake Liners and Striped Straws – Hey Yo Yo
Polkadot Balloons – Party City
Candy – Oh Nuts! and Party City
Cupcake Stands and Baskets – Walmart
Push Up Pop Containers – JBPrince
Yellow Treat Boxes – Walmart
Paper Goods – Discount Party Supplies
Party Hat – Handmade
Photo Booth Props and High Chair Bunting – Handmade using Silhouette (also made from Anders Ruff honeycomb printable paper), black & white striped straws and polka dot balloons.
More from Jen:
There is something about homemade details that I just adore! My good friend Monica Bradshaw of Sook Ee Designs designed & sewed Max’s custom outfit for the party. Using some of the coordinating Anders Ruff patterned papers, as well as miscellaneous supplies I made some high chair bunting and a little birthday hat to match Max’s adorable outfit. It added the extra cute factor during his birthday smash cake photos & was that touch of homemade that I enjoy adding to all my events.
Guests were thanked for ‘buzzing on by Max’s bee day party’ with an invitation to ‘take some sweets’ home with them by filling up adorable yellow treat containers. Each family was also presented with a sweet little honey bear to take home. In addition, each child took home yellow mini containers of bubbles.
Our guest ‘sign in’ area consisted of adorable printable coordinating bee themed cards (Anders Ruff) attached to a banner with clothes pins. Guests were invited to leave “wordzzzz” of wisdom for our little bee-day boy. These will all be put into his baby book for him to look at when he is older.
Photobooths are all the rage at parties these days, and our guests had so much fun picking from a wide variety of props (homemade faux moustaches, lips and/or eye glasses, as well as hats & accessories) and posing for pictures using oversized frames & homemade chalkboard & dry erase board thought and speech bubbles. It kept the kids & teenagers entertained for hours! Even the adults had fun striking a pose! Sticking with the ‘bee’ theme, our lunch spread included: ‘bee-bee-que’ chicken burgers, baked ‘bee-ns’, ‘bee-bee-que’ chips, bowtie chicken Caesar salad, & fresh fruit all served on coordinating bee paper goods.
We kept things light and simple with lemonade and water to drink. However, simple doesn’t mean plain and boring! We dressed up water bottles & glass bottles with Anders Ruff printable beverage wraps & added straws and party flags for some extra festiveness.
Spring Oreos with yellow cream centers, yellow rock candy, lemon suckers with Anders Ruff party circles, black licorice, black & yellow gumballs, banana salt water taffy, banana Now and Laters candy *Bee cake pops (So amazingly delicious and made by Pop.o.licious)
Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Involved, Be Clean, Be True, Be Positive, Be Humble, Be Still, Be Prayerful
As a mother, I’ve naturally reflected many times on all the things I hope my little Max will grow up to do and be. Knowing this celebration marked his first major milestone, I thought a “bee” theme would be most appropriate for not only celebrating who he is already ‘bee’-coming, but also to record our hopes and words of wisdom for what he is yet to ‘bee’.
The Party Buzz-
Once the theme was decided, I immediately started looking for gorgeous bee themed party printables and fell in love with Pierson’s First Bee-Day Party (and accompanying graphics) by Anders Ruff Custom Designs (my #1 go-to graphics designers!). After all, throwing a gorgeous party is all in the little details, and these ladies already have ya covered!
Adorable bee themed invitations (customized by Anders Ruff) showcasing our little ‘bee-day’ boy to ‘bee’ were sent out inviting guests to buzz on over to the Carver hive for a celebratory ‘bee-bee-que’.
The guest list consisted of an intimate group of our closest friends who arrived to a spread of various ‘bee-bee-que’ themed dishes and yellow, black & white themed dessert tables & beverage bar sure to please both old and young alike.