What Will It Bee? Gender Reveal Party

When my dear friend, Estrella, told me she was pregnant I knew I HAD to plan her a gender reveal party. She loves bees, and they’re perfectly gender neutral so I went for it. I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest which I’ll link throughout.

For the party I decided to go with more of a polka dot theme instead of stripes because, well, I think polka dots are cuter. So there.
I designed the poster and had it printed as the main centerpiece along with paper fans I made with scrapbook paper and some streamers. Note: hot gluing streamers to the wall is a very bad idea. I designed the banner for the front of the table as well as all the labels for the food. The front tassel garland was made by me, it took a long time but man does it look pretty!

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For the cupcakes I used pre-made bee decorations by Wilton and I made little “doors” to the hive using black candy melts. The cupcakes were lemon flavored with buttercream frosting (I don’t like canned icing so I went to my local bakery and asked for yellow buttercream. Only $2 and MUCH yummier!). Polka dot cupcake liners to match everything. The runner on the table is a roll of paper from Michaels in the party section.

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Note: Honey butter potato chips are AMAZING and very addictive. If you have a Daiso near you they have them there (or other Asian food markets).

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Pineapple Lemonade was a hit – recipe here. I LOVE the look the paper party straws but they dissolve and get all gross so I opted for plastic straws with cute lids and they worked so great! They also doubled as a party favor as we let everyone take theirs home.

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I got Honey Almond cream cheese from Einstein’s bagels and had things to dip in it – everyone loved it! I also had a cute little honey pot in case anyone wanted to add extra honey.

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Found these really cool jars at Home Goods that had a beehive texture on them, they were only about $3! They had a rooster on them though so I covered it with a label – perfect. I glued a candle stick holder on the bottle to give it some height.

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My house was extremely hot when I was making the bee cakepops and I was getting really frustrated but I think they came out pretty cute overall. To make the base I bought a little wooden fence from Michaels and covered a piece of foam with green scrapbook paper.

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Cookies were from TSCookies on Etsy. So cute!

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When guests arrived they put their name on the colored bee of their guess and attached them to a hive poster I had made.

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Honey jars as favors, wish I had a better picture of them 🙁

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There’s this giant pillar in our house so I covered it with paper to make it look like a tree and hung a paper lantern piñata hive that had the gender reveal element in it. I added bees I made from this tutorial.

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It’s a…

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BOY!

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Rilakkuma Birthday Party

In the last couple of years I have become greatly interested in party decor, especially the kind you make yourself. I love dessert tables and Amy Atlas  is my new hero! I decided for my 25th birthday I would do something special, so I created a Rilakkuma themed birthday party! It was a lot of fun to create and I hope to do more in the future. I made a video about the party on my Youtube where you can also download the printables .pdf for free!!

Rilakkuma Party

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