It’s time to talk of a party today…and not just any party…a bee themed birthday party! 🙂
A couple of weeks ago, we hosted a dinner party for my mother’s birthday. When our children were born, my mother did not want to be called any name that would be associated with old age…no Granny, Grandmother, Grandma, etc. for her.
So because her name is Betty, she/we decided that our children would simply call her “B,” and that is exactly what they have done since the time they could talk.
For the last couple of years, I know you have probably seen all the cute bee themed celebrations online…birthday celebrations, baby showers, (What-will-it-be parties) and even weddings (Love is sweet as honey receptions.) I had been thinking a bee party for B would work perfectly for her birthday, and when Sur la Table’s spring catalog came out featuring bee-related items, I knew this was the year for the party. 🙂
I loaded up on their spring cookie stamps, (that featured bees and beehives) a beehive cake pan, bee napkins, beehive and flower cookie cutters, and even a beehive drink dispenser for the party.
Then I planned a somewhat picnic/spring related menu: friend chicken, deviled eggs, potato chips, tomato sandwiches (cut in the shape of beehives), fruit salad, butterbeans, corn on the cob, and cucumber sandwiches (cut in the shape of flowers.)
(I used 2 different sized cookie cutters to make them.)
I found candy bumble bees in the baking/crafts section of Walmart and used them on the tomato sandwiches…
and the cakes.
Here are the sugar cookies that I used the spring stamps on.
Each guest had a mini-pound cake along with strawberries, blackberries, whipped cream, and a cookie (or two. 🙂 )
For party favors, I simply had single serving lidded containers of honey wrapped in cellophane bags tied with yellow ribbon.
Some bee stickers from Michaels worked great on the hand lettered tags.
And that was the bee party for B. Of course you know I can never get a party done all by myself. A big thank you goes to my brother who was here for the afternoon and helped blow up balloons, tie them outside in the wind, cut up watermelon, shuck the corn, and entertain us with his helium inhaled voice. 🙂 And a thank you to our daughter and her boyfriend who always jump in to help when they are here for a party. You guys are the best “volunteer” help around! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed seeing the party. It was a fun one to pull together and perfect for spring!
Until next time…