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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bumble Bee Baby Shower

I'm excited to finally share a recap of the bumble bee-theme baby shower I hosted for my friend Melissa two weeks ago! We had such a great time and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.
With the help of my friend Rachel (and Pinterest), we managed to pull off a great shower for this mommy to "bee." Melissa currently lives in New York so I don't get to see her very often. I was super-excited for the opportunity to do something for her during this special time.

 I have a strong attention to detail and typically come up with involved ideas that I don't have time to execute. However, this time I was happy to see the majority of my plans come to life. I mean, what's a party without details, right?!

I was pretty proud of the craftiness I pulled off making this banner.

 How sweet are these Burt's Bees Onesies?!

 We had a beautiful long table set up for lunch outside on the back deck.

These gorgeous yellow snapdragons added the perfect pop of color to the table.

 My co-host Rachel put together a mouthwatering spread. We served a buffet-style lunch which consisted of:

Honey Jalapeno Coleslaw

Honey Chicken Biscuits with a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Wraps

 Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip, courtesy of Fletcher's Find Deli.

Mini Veggie Pots, filled with celery, carrots, cherry tomatoes and ranch dressing in the bottom.

And for dessert...
White Chocolate Golden Oreo Truffles topped with mini bees, thanks to my talented co-worker. And also some Honey Comb Krispie Treats.

The bar was complete with fresh lemonade and mimosas.


After lunch we moved the party inside to open gifts.

There were so many tiny little clothes!

Melissa is pretty much the first in our close group of friends to have a baby. Needless to say, not many of us knew what any of the gifts were for unless, they were clothes.

It was so great to get together with everyone, especially since many of us don't get to see each other that often. I am so happy for my best friend and this new journey she is about to embark on. If the qualities she posseses as a friend are anything like the qualities she will posseses as a parent, there is no doubt she will make an amazing mom!

I can't wait to meet baby Brown in June!!!
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  1. What a precious shower! And do you live in Hickory Hill? I grew up in that neighborhood! I love the gazebo in your backyard!
    Ally - Life as I know it

  2. What a cute theme! I love all the decorations especially the table centerpieces! Xo jillian

  3. Love all of your ideas! This baby shower is super cute!


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