After months of planning, I was so so so excited to host my sister’s baby shower. It turned out beautifully and better than I could have dreamed. We did a bumble bee theme to celebrate the “mommy-to-bee” and “bay-bee” Lennox.
This is her second baby boy, so she really didn’t need a whole lot of stuff, but it was nice to get everyone together nonetheless. She loved it and they got all their baby supply bases covered for his arrival sometime at the end of next month. I can’t wait to hold him!
That last photo cracks me up! All the kids LOVE to watch you open up presents anyway, but when Carter opened up his big brother presents they went bananas. I was also really tired at this point, haha. Thank you Chabeli from Black Tie and Co. for these great pictures!
My favorite touches:
The backdrop was a labor of love. My husband Blake and his cousin Austin worked really hard to build it. Our cousin Staci designed and painted the hexagon design for us! It’s modular so it’s easy to transport and it’s also very secured on the back. Carter ran full speed right into it and it didn’t budge!
My friend Neena made the flower poms that hung over the tables. I’m positive those will be at every party I throw from here on out. Also, one of her students keeps bees, and he made us the bees wax lip balms and honey straws. It’s legit better than Burt’s Bees! (I made the gift tag cards using Canva.)
I’m SO happy we included a kid’s area in the backyard. We covered their table in craft paper and they went to town coloring on it. I also bought a few dinosaurs, some hula hoops and bubbles. They loved it and it let their mom’s relax. My gift was a teepee for the boy’s room, which I added to the kids area. It was a cute idea, but 10/10 do not recommend putting it at a party. It’s meant for quiet reading in a bedroom not for crazy kids chasing each other in and out of.
The cake came from a local baker, and I added this cake topper. Not a slice was leftover! I also loved the way these wooden hexagons turned out and I can’t wait to reuse them in my house. Most of the food came from Publix, including the cupcakes that I dressed up with sugar bees and dessert skirtz. The bee pillow and honey dippers turned out really cute too! I have to say that these feather winged bees were a great purchase too, because we were able to place them around the party to keep the theme going.
This was such a fun party to plan, and it went perfectly. My only wish is that I could have enjoyed it as a guest!
FROM THE MOM-TO-BE
My baby shower was perfect in every way! So much thought was put into every detail. I received so many compliments after the baby shower about how nice it was. I loved that the kids had their own area to play. The food was delicious, the weather was perfect for a backyard party, and everyone had a great time!
Snacks on snacks on snacks! I was constantly hungry but as baby got bigger I had to eat smaller meals or snacks but more frequently.
Peppermint Hot Tea! I had a cup every night before bed. It really helped with indigestion.
Words about your photographer
She is absolutely amazing! She captured that day perfectly for me. I love looking back at my pictures. I will cherish them forever. One day my baby won’t be a baby anymore so having these pictures means the world to me.
MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHERS:
We are Chabeli & Austin, the husband and wife team behind Black Tie & Co. We believe in celebrating everyday moments, that the small things mean a lot: tight hugs, holding hands, & kisses on the forehead. Lovers of black & white photos, sweet tea, cheesecake & cannolis, movie dates, game nights and Disney days. Black Tie & Co. specializes in Weddings, Anniversary and Lifestyle sessions.