Bumble Bee Baby Shower

“Bb is for Baby” provided the fun theme for this bright, beautiful baby shower, designed by Kelly Robson, with a fitting bumble bee making an appearance throughout the design. On to Baby member Amanda Bevington Modern Photography was also there, capturing every cute detail. Everything about this charming shower makes me smile! Kelly provided an excellent description of the shower, so we’ll let her tell you more:

This poolside Southern California baby shower was held in honor of my fabulous friend Brooke, a new mommy-to-be. The theme was simple: “Bb is for Baby.” The letter “B” and the literal “bumble bee” was prevalent on menus, cupcakes toppers, tiny water bottles, and a clothesline of custom made onesies. A simple color scheme of marigold yellow and white with pops of aqua blue created a festive backdrop for the already lovely poolside setting. Held on the patio of Brooke’s gorgeous midcentury modern home, thirty guests enjoyed a menu that included “bite sized” appetizers, a trio of summer salads, and cupcakes for dessert! Summer Sangria and “Mommy Mimosas” were served in tall glasses, garnished with frozen fresh fruit and topped with yellow & white striped straws. The party was designed to create a sophisticated and grown up vibe. Yet, it was still extremely playful. With yellow pinstripes, pennant banners, and cupcakes loaded with icing… the overall feel of this party captured the personality of the guest of honor.

In terms of decor, nearly everything was handmade. A custom linen banner greeted guests at the front door, and invited them inside. Colorful tissue pom pom garland was hung overhead and handmade onesies read “Bb is for Baby Boy”, “Brand New” and “Babycakes”. As party favors, guests were given tiny cellophane bags filled with heart-shaped lemon cookies– the labels read “We (heart) Brooke”. Large floral centerpieces with vases wrapped in yellow linen featured blossoming white hydrangeas, alstromeria, and green & purple cabbage. Tiny messages hovered over each floral arrangement, featuring lines from the song “Baby Of Mine”.

If you are looking to recreate some of what you see here, be sure to visit Kelly’s blog, High Street Market! She provides some excellent DIY how-tos for many of the projects. You can also see more photos from this shower by visiting the full gallery.

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2011 On to Baby Member
Photography: Amanda Bevington Modern Photography

Event Design and Planning, Floral Design: Kelly Robson
Party Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals
Cake: Cinderella Cakes
Catering: Kreuzer Catering
Straws: Hey Yoyo
Yellow Linen and Yellow/White Stripe Fabric: Ikea

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    Thank you, On To Baby!!! I’m so honored to be included on your wonderful site!

    High Street Market

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    I second that Kelly ; ) Thank you On to Baby!! ; ) Such a beautiful baby shower and I am thrilled to see it featured here!! Congratulations to the parents-to-be!!! xo, Amanda Bevington

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    melissa says:

    so so cute! must know… where did the mommy-to-be get her awesome orange dress?!

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    Jessica says:

    I was wondering where you got the invitations! i can not find Bb is for Baby invitations sets anywhere!


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    Melissa says:

    where do I find the Bb invitations. I so want to throw my friend Brynn,a bumble bee Baby shower!!!!