Sunday, April 17, 2011

{It's FUN to BEE Two!} G's 2nd BEEday party!

We woke to a VERY rainy spring day, here in MI. I had worked SO hard all day Friday to get it all set up, I think that by this point I didn't really MIND the rain, but with the cheerful theme some sun would have been nice ;) The BEEday girl woke with a smile and her face and kept talking about eating cake balls and cookies- so we knew she was excited ;)

We hosted the party at my parents' house... they live near by and their home is SO much bigger than ours and much more condusive to the elaborate party I was throwing ;)

We set it up in 3 rooms... The kitchen had the main event... a HUGE sweets table & a taco bar for lunch! YUMMO! The living room got turned into a dining area, gift table & photo prop station. The "porch" was also a dining area and decked out for the event. It all turned out great- everyone ate a lot, talked a lot and laughed a lot at my childs silly antics. Great day!! She was also SO polite when opening gifts and told each and every person "thank you". Little Miss Manners! Without further ado... PICS!!

A ribbon wreath welcomed the guests

A photo prop station for pics with the BEEday girl!

Sample of the centerpieces I made & my little BEEutiful girl ;)

Picture from her 2 yr photo shoot with The Camera Chick

Photo prop sign; Frame from TJMaxx

 Props! Mini pinwheels from Hobby Lobby

 Bee photo stands; Hobby Lobby

Bee mask props thanks to the suggestion of Claudia of TiniPosh; From Target
Bee basket from my dear friend, Leslie {Leslie's Chocolate Covered Creations}
 Dining table with centerpieces and damask runner from Plates & Napkins

 Another centerpiece

Hanging decor with large and mini bees over the photo prop station

Gift table for my spoiled litte girl
Upon entering the kitchen, guests saw this:

Plates, bowls, napkins and rolled silverware... and of course a bee hive ;)
Plates & Napkins from Polka Dot Market

Paer daisies from Polka Dot Market & "Happy Bee-day Grace" Banner

And now, the TACO BAR!!

 Balloons from Polka Dot Market & a decorated high chair!

I used leftover ribbons from the ribbon wreath!

And then, the SWEETS TABLE!!

Bee hive cake that my mom made!

 Doughnuts from Dough-a-Deer

Bee Cake Balls from Terri's Treasures
Cake Pop holder from AtoZebra Celebrations

 Shortbread hive and bee cookies from Dandy Delights

 Chocolate covered pretzels from Leslie's Chocolate Covered Creations
Homemade gluten free cupcakes for me! Topped with cupcake toppers, of course! ;)
Black and white polka dot cupcake wrappers from Bake It Pretty

And the stand was complete with a number "2" and some mini bees!

 Favor Boxes from Polka Dot Market

Favor sign, close up. Frame from Home Goods.
 Main drink station; Izze drinks, Water & Lemonade

Izze drinks with paper straws from Bake It Pretty

 Water bottle labels

Bee Hive dispenser from Christmas Tree Shops {Thanks, Leslie!} 

My BEEutiful daughter whom I do ALL of this for:
Shirt from *golden*
Hair bow from Etsy

 Tutu from Trinity's Tutus
Tights from a daily deal on Zulily

Earrings from Etsy

Our happy little family with our BIG two year old girl!

Okay...whew! That was a HUGE post!! I hope I covered everything and tagged everyone who helped make it SUCH a special day for us! Thanks to ALL of you for your encouragement over the last few months... it made me work so much harder to make this party a huge success!!!


Tini Posh said...

OMG!! So many details!! LOVE that you added the purple to the traditional yellow and black. The BEEday girl looks ADORABLE and SOO HAPPY! Amazing job mama!!

J. At Your Service said...

This is CRAZY CUTENESS!!!! Love all the details. OMG and how cute is that Beeday girl?!?! TOO CUTE! Great job!!

Brittany @GreyGreyDesigns said...

Cute, CUTE! I love bee parties! LOVE the beehive drink dispenser and the sweets table is adorable! And a taco bar? A girl after my own heart!

Piggy Bank Parties said...

Fa-BEE-lous! You get a HIVE-five for a creating a BUZZ-worthy celebration! LoVe the Cheese HIVE!

Jenny from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line said...

Oh my cuteness!!! I love everything! I am trying to decide what my favorite details are... I LOVE the cake, amazing cake pops, the drink dispenser, the banners, the ribbon wreath, and the ribbon on the highchair! I could go on and on. You are one fabulous mommy!!!

Cupcakes and Lemonade said...

SO many BEEutiful details! You did an amazing job and everything came together perfect! LOVE it all!!

Melissa C said...

Such an adorable party! The taco bar and drink station is my creative!! You did an amazing job and have a beautiful family. Hugs!

Kori Clark said...

So beautiful, sweet, and creative!! Of course,now I want tacos! Yummy! That was a great idea! Great job!

Dandy Delights said...

The party looks fantastic Kristin! You did a BEE-autiful job :) And now I want tacos for lunch, LOL!

Kristin- Stampin' Fanatic! said...

Thanks everyone... and LOL at all of you who now want tacos! Haha.

Natalie {little shindigs} said...

So happy you added it to POM.:)

good luck!!!!

Gallamore West said...

Adorable party!! I saw a few of your cute party pics on Dough-A-Deer on Facebook {because my baby boy is in a HUGE contest there right now!} and I'm so happy to see the rest of the party now. GREAT details! I love, love everything... the drink dispenser is awesome, the pretzels looks delicious, and the donuts... YUM! Fabulous job!

p said...

Wow! Very nice and THANK YOU for sharing all your sources!

Polka Dot Sally said...

This is so adorable - all the details are precious! She will look back on this and smile...great job! :)

Mom said...

Still love to look at all these creations! Where did this talent come from?

Anonymous said...

Love this frame! So cute~~
You are absolutely very talented with this wonderful creation.

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