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Clever “Bee Thankful” Themed Thanksgiving

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What’s covered in buralp, dipped in butter yellow and buzzing all over? This “Bee Thankful” Themed Thanksgiving by Jamee of Setting the Mood! It will bee sure to attract your sweet tooth and give you the crafting bug with her creative treat styling and packing supply material ideas! (P.S. This is great inspiration for bee themed baby showers and birthday parties too!)

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Fabulous “honeycomb” backdrop created from cardboard and octagon craft boxes & lids
– Beehive cake pops and caramel apples displayed on a honeycomb sheet
– Burlap wrapped containers filled with candy & kettle corn in honeycomb textured cones

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Jamee

Since this table is for Thanksgiving I chose a more rustic and natural feel rather than the bright yellow and black often seen in a “bee” theme.  The color concept is brown, burlap and butter yellow.  The honeycomb backdrop was crafted from a 8’ sheet of cardboard and octagon craft boxes and lids.

The honeycomb sheet that the caramel apples sat atop was actually a packaging discovery.  This was a “spacer” between two stacks of fragile candy that was shipped to me.  I peeled the paper away from the top of the sheet and found this honeycomb type pattern underneath.  It took quite a while to peel away the paper but once I got all of the paper off, I spray painted it yellow and used it as a tray for the apples.

Other sweet treats featured were mini pumpkin pies, mini cinnamon buns, two bite salted caramel cuppies, cinnamon sugar kettle popcorn in honeycomb cones and bee hive cake pops and Oreo dusted pops.



– Design & Styling, Bee Thankful Sign: Jamee Bryant of Setting the Mood
– Photography: Rachel Richard Photography
– Bee Hive Cake Pops & Oreo Pops: Starla Portell
– Dark Brown Burlap & honeycomb scrapbook paper: Hobby Lobby
– Octagon Craft Boxes, honey dippers: Save on Crafts
–Yellow and Brown Candy: Candy Warehouse
– Be Thankful Muslin bags: Michaels Arts & Crafts

By |2018-04-16T06:47:35-07:00November 13th, 2012|Thanksgiving|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Party Girl November 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

    That is one “honey” of a theme. Love all the details.

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  4. Roseanne Castro April 14, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Hello,, I absolutely love the Bee Thankful theme you did for thanksgiving. I got plenty of inspiration for my daughters shower. Thank you.
    Could you please tell me which vendor or supplier you used to find the little beehive glasses? They look like a great alternative to mason jars. Please please tell me where you purchased them! Thanks so much.

  5. Bird June 11, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Bee-utiful!! :)

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  7. Yvette August 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Where did you purchase the beehive glasses?

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