Emily's First Bee-Day Party

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It's just about time for me to start thinking about Emily's 2nd birthday party...so I thought I would share with you how we celebrated her 1st BEE-DAY Party...get it?? Bee-Day...B-Day...of course you get it!!! I feel like it's the "thing" to go overboard with your kids birthday parties...and since I'm such a cheap-skate, I had to find a way to do the party scene in an affordable manor.
First thing's first...I needed to try and come up with a great theme for the party. In searching high and low over the internet, I finally found it...a BEE theme, for her first Bee-Day party!! Once I settled on the theme, the rest sort of fell in to place. The internet was a great resource! I was able to find a post that showed off a cute way to decorate, the most adorable cake, and cute verbiage for her invitation. Here is a link where I found a lot of my ideas:
   ~ Buzzing Little Bumble Bee Party
I loved the wording on this invitation...so I used it to create Emily's Invitation. The layout of my invitation was different. I can't seem to find my picture of the actual invitation, so I'll do my best to describe it. I layered a solid yellow paper, then a yellow checkerboard paper, and then white paper with the invitation printed on it. I found an adorable bumble bee stamp. I stamped it on white paper and punched it out with a small square punch and then layered that onto a solid yellow square, slightly larger in size. On the main invitation, I placed a black and white polka dot ribbon across the middle and then I glued the squared bee stamp on top.

Now, as for the cake, I was terrified to do my own cake. All of my friends, who make cake decorating look easy, were on vacation the same week as the party (the down side of having a summer party). So...I was forced to suck it up...and try something new. Here is a side by side view of the cakes. On the left is the cake that I found on the internet, and the cake on the right is the one that I made...looking at the pictures now, I probably didn't have to tell you which one was mine...LOL.
As for the decorations...I had a lot of help with my cricut machine. I made Emily's "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" banner, bee ornaments and food labels from the kit: "Walk In My Garden". Then I made my own BEE headbands for ALL of the guests to wear (even the boys).

My favorite part of the party was Emily's attire. I ordered a bumble bee colored tutu from the Estsy shop: StrawberrieRose. Her tutu's are AMAZING looking...so full, and of the highest quality!! I couldn't have been happier when it arrived in the mail. Now, I didn't want Emily to get all messy with her cake in her beautiful tutu, so I also purchased an adorable onesie from Gymboree. It also had a small ruffled layer around the waist, an embroidered bee on the front and then the cutest wings on the back. Emily was all set for her birthday!!

Last, but certainly not least...let's talk food!! We had your average Bee-Bee-Q, though I just gave the food fun names: Honey Bee-Bee-Q Chicken, Bee Nectar (Juice), etc. For Dessert, aside from Emily's cake, I made cupcakes, for all of the guests, that I decorated with simple fondant flowers. I also found a great recipe for peanut butter bee's. They were so easy to make (I'm all about easy), and cute...a little messy, but delicious!!!

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