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Alchemy Fine Events and Canvas and Canopy dreamed up this gorgeous “B”-inspired baby shower that’s just overflowing with creativity… and serious STYLE! Read on for tons of gorgeous pics and all the party details…

bee baby shower ideas

bee baby shower ideas

Baby is for Baby Shower …and Baby Boy Baron. We took the Birds & the Bees to a whole other level with this retro inspired baby shower featuring a warm yellow, white and gray color palette. We started off by finding adorable yellow and grey floral patterned fabric on Etsy and designed custom linens trimmed with bright yellow burlap.

bee baby shower ideas

We also created placemats by simply cutting out circles of the burlap for a super easy DIY! The table was set underneath a series of frames we had built then covered with a white cotton for a delicate shade. (We can’t wait to reuse these for a night event and cover them with lights!)

bee baby shower ideas

For the floral chandeliers, we started with two sizes of embroidery loops and attached tons of various shades of yellow and white ribbons and yarn through each of them. Then we covered the smaller loop with a thick ribbon to give it some form and hand sewed white carnations around the large top loop. White yarn and wire was used to attach the chandelier to a smaller top circular frame and then to the roof of the frame itself. The more the wind blew and the yarn unraveled at its ends the more charming it became!

To make each place setting special we baked 40 individual coconut cakes topped with mini-handmade marzipan bees set on vintage doilies! We found the DIY for the marzipan bees over at MarthaStewart.com.

bee baby shower ideas

Baby bottles served as the glasses for the Baby Bottle Bellinis (triple B word!) and proudly wore ‘B’ flags of their own.

Vintage vases and vessels were filled with bright, energetic mums, daisies and exotic sunflowers accented with craspedia balls. We actually found a lot of the retro vases at our local thrift stores for eco-chic entertaining!

bee baby shower ideas

bee baby shower ideas

The candy buffet was nestled under a four-poster cabana we also had made for this event (which can be reassembled for many uses!) and was covered with cotton fabric and had its own gorgeous ribbon chandelier swaying from it. Strands of butterflies were draped around the posts for the fanciful effect sure to lure.

bee baby shower ideas

Tons of various height apothecary jars were filled with sugarlicious yellow candies and had custom tags (available for purchase) draped with yellow ribbons calling out what their delicious bellies held.

bee baby shower ideas

bee baby shower ideas

We also made goody bags and asked to take home as many delectable goodies as they could hold.

bee baby shower ideas

We played Badmitton, Bocce Ball, had accents of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Balloons and even served up a cute bowl of bright yellow Bananas! Each guest took home a Bag of candy… The ‘B’s were never ending and would also work fabulously for a ‘B’ridal Shower!

bee baby shower ideas

Last but not least, here’s a peek at the {fabulous} invitation that started it all…

bee baby shower ideas

Thanks so much to Alchemy Fine Events for the wonderful inspiration!

P.S. You can order the same invitations and candy labels pictured here in the Alchemy etsy shop!

60 Comments

  1. Aisha | Dooby Design Group June 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

    This looks fabulous:) Where did you find the white picture frames at?

  2. Bakerella June 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Wow. This is just gorgeous!

  3. Sarah June 22, 2009 at 8:55 am

    love the grey and yellow and the “b” theme is just brilliant and oh-so-cute!

  4. GInger June 22, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Wow that party looks amazing!!!! I am definitely going to use these girls for my baby shower!

  5. Gillian June 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Love it! Perfect for a summer shower!

  6. Michelle@Everyday Celebrating June 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Gorgeous!!!!

  7. amy@stem June 22, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I say we start some sort of Awards system and just go ahead and give them all to these ladies. They get my vote. They are fantastic!

  8. Bri June 22, 2009 at 9:18 am

    It’s a lovely idea, everything is so cute! The attention to detail is simply amazing. And I just love the floral arrangements.

  9. V June 22, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Thes Lolliladies have gone above and beyond! Their taste is just enough off the beaten path that it entices a special group, yet welcomes all. Pure class!
    They have only just begun…Look for them on their own TV show soon, I can feel it in my bones!

  10. Charity June 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

    As a guest at this party, I can tell you, it was just perfect. The Lolliladies went above and beyond to make the guests feel welcome and greeted with beauty and style, wherever they went. The attention to detail was superb. Well done, ladies. It was sublime.

  11. Amy June 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I love Amy Butler fabrics – I actually used the runner fabric as inspiration for a quilt. It’s not finished but I have pictures on my blog.
    I don’t sell them, but it would have been the perfect gift for the new baby! LOVE this shower!

  12. KYLIE June 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

    OMG! This absolutely is the sweetest shower I’ve ever seeen, and believe me, I’ve see a ton! Such grace and softness. I’m so glad I didn’t see any “cutsey” games like diaper pins, diapers, etc. You ladies ROCK!!

  13. Adele June 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Dear Lolli Pop Ladies,

    Coming from a great grandmother’s view, you have done such a wonderful job. I would love to be invited to a party so calm, yet full of love and life. The new Mommy and Baby Baron must have felt all the love for them that day. Continued blessings on your new company. If I were your Grandmother, I would walk around with your sign on my back. I will for sure tell all the ladies at my church and social groups about your company for their future parties in their families.

  14. Bella June 22, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Lillipop, Lollipop, Oh Lolli, Lollipop.
    Lollipop, Lollipop, Oh Lolli, Lolli, Lolli, Lollipop!

    Wow! You bring such fresh energizing, yet simple fun. Some of the best things in life never change.I almost want to have a baby just so you can do my shower!

  15. jo June 22, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Super cute! Great job

  16. Deidra Brown June 22, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Boy Oh Boy this is lovely. Where can the hangtag be purchased from and the fabric from etsy.com?

  17. cara June 22, 2009 at 11:25 am

    *LOVE* this!!! it’s so perfect for my friend who’s lj name is bee_stung, and wants gender neutral — yea!

  18. Amy June 22, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Hi, Deidra, I don’t know where they found the fabric on Etsy but I know it’s Amy Butler – her website is http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/

  19. Miss Valerie June 22, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Do you do parties world or nation wide? I have friends getting married in Italy next year…..
    It would set a presidence in Europe!

  20. Robbi June 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I will keep this in mind when my daughter has a baby. Adorable!

  21. Matthew June 22, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    presentation looks amazing, innovative, and fun.

  22. Allison @ The Innovation Companies June 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    So many details! Lovely job. If I were having a baby, I’d definitely love a shower like that!

  23. eminent events June 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    This is just amazing! What a cute baby shower theme.

  24. Lollipop Events & Designs June 22, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for all the wonderful compliments everyone! We had such a great time doing this event. Diedra, we did the candy tags ourselves :) We do invitations as well. They even come in many shapes, sizes, colors and different fun fonts!!

  25. Myraim @ Entertaining w/ Style June 22, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Wow! This baby shower is stunning! The theme is so clever and the yellow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this.

  26. jo June 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    hey lolliladies, what did you use to bake the mini cakes? where’d you find a pan that size? was it a 4″ dia.? adorable! thanks.

  27. Lollipop Events & Designs June 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hi Jo!

    I got the jumbo size muffin tins at Sur le Table and trimmed off the tops and turned them upside down. I got a Betty Crocker moist cake mix and added a bit of coconut extract and topped the whipped cream cheese frosting with more shredded coconut. Everyone gobbled them up and the extras I had left! HUGE success! Learn to make the bees here: http://www.marthastewart.com/314748/marzipan-bees

  28. Venetia @ VenetiaJewelry June 23, 2009 at 8:29 am

    i LOVE the marzipan bees soo cute!

  29. Alicia June 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

    This is all so beautiful. I’m especially intrigued with the frames and cabana that you used for shade. Do you have any DIY tips on those, or a resource I could go to for instructions?

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  30. Tommy Bahama Bedding June 23, 2009 at 8:54 am

    So cute! Love the candy buffet & how the baby bottles were used :)

  31. Tawnya Zebrowski June 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

    OK, she wins for the mostess.

  32. pk @ room remix June 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

    this is awesome! love it…

  33. LV June 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Absolutely Fabulous! I just love the colors and all of the detail.

  34. Sandra@ribbonsandfavors June 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Very classy decorating elements. This is a baby shower for grown ups! I love how you have take the simple white favor bags and made them completely personal. Very nice job.

  35. Natasha @ Fete Fanatic June 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Wow! Amazing!

  36. Kristy June 24, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Brilliant. Beautiful. Breathtaking. I am sure everyone will be BUZZING about this one forever….Absolute perfection.

  37. Catie June 25, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    This is wonderful! I loved the color schemes, and the entire idea! It is great!

  38. Julianne June 30, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    FABULOUS! There isn’t a detail missed! I love the little bees, how freaken adorable!

    http://www.amodernproposal.com

  39. Shelby June 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    That is an absolutely beautiful shower! Adorable ideas!

  40. Rickie Pollacchi July 3, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Uplifting, exciting, colorful, happy. The talented ladies who put this together know what they’re doing. Just beautiful. It’s mouthwatering. Who wouldn’t want this winning team do their party?

  41. Mrs. gloria July 20, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I loved, but where I can find the marshmallows?
    Please tell me
    God Bless You!

  42. saleem July 22, 2009 at 6:59 am

    could you give an estimate as to how much it cost for materials to create the canopy? i would love to do something similar. was it time consuming to build?

  43. Lollipop Events & Designs July 29, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Mrs. Gloria! We did the marshmallows ourselves. We sprinkled water on them and dipped them in yellow sugar! We have a whole DIY post on the shower, including the marshmallows on our blog – http://www.ilovelolliblog.com.

    Saleem- we spent about $150 on materials and had a contractor build it for us. He offered his services for free, so I am not sure how much it would cost, however he said it was very simple construction so I would guess that it would not be too expensive. He constructed in in a way that we could easily take apart and put back together to use for many events to come. Hope this helps!!!! Thank you!!!

  44. Nancy August 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous and so unique. Great ideas!

  45. mandi @ it's come to this September 10, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Thanks for posting this!! I used it as inspiration for my daughter’s 1st Birthday. https://mlbh.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/b-is-for-birthday/

  46. noel culbertson September 29, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    thanks for the inspiration. i used this idea as a springboard for a party i just did for my husband.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30046143@N08/sets/72157622478116322/

  47. Liz October 3, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Hi ladies!

    Could you tell me where you got the yellow baby bottles? I have looked everywhere and I can’t find anything that looks close!

    Thanks,
    Liz

  48. wedding packages December 10, 2009 at 2:37 am

    This absolutely fabulous i love the table preparation wonderful .:)

    winnie

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    This must be a perfect wedding in a history the set up so fabulous,i like it obvious on the post that they do this with full of effort. Congratulation!

    mitsy

  50. Jennifer March 30, 2010 at 10:20 am

    This is such an amazing shower! I was wondering where the invitations were made? Great job!

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  55. Doc P October 13, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Where did you get the yellow baby bottles?

  56. Alex April 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I love love love this idea for a baby shower! Great job! Where did you find the yellow baby bottles? I would like to do that but I am not sure where I can buy all yellow plastic baby bottles.

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    wow how do people come up with such cute ideas

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