Friday, August 2, 2013

Honey Bee Baby Shower

The Honey Bee Baby Shower is a perfect theme for any Mama to Bee!  It's gender neutral, yet still colorful and fun! Just mix up some black and yellow napkins, plates and cups and you've got yourself some Honey Bee action!

 I made a cute (yet practical... hello diapers!) little Bee diaper cake that I LOVED! I found this yellow hexagonal ribbon which was perfect and the mini bee pillow pet will be just right once baby is ready for a toddler pillow! You could also go with some Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo and Bubble Bath but I went with the old standby, Johnson and Johnson.

 For a game we played Guess-How-Many-Honeycombs-are-in-the-Baby-Bottle. And for the few kids that tagged along for the party, I made a little snack bag of Honeycombs & Bees (M&M's). 

Now onto the super fun honey themed menu!!! I'm not gonna lie, I had a really fantastic time looking at honey laden foods and could have made much, much more... but I managed to rein in my inner over-doer and went for a more appropriate sized spread. =)

First, and my favorite, was the Honey Buttercream Frosting on the cupcakes!!! OMG! I wanted to lick each and every one of them... but don't worry, I didn't. This recipe is a MUST!

Secondly, I made a version of a great Fruit Salad with Honey Dressing from Food Network, compliments of Paula Deen. I wasn't so keen on the idea of using ALL fruit (I thought that might be too sweet) so here is my version of the recipe which received thumbs up all around!

1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 tsp poppy seeds
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
Romaine lettuce
Diced apples (I used Gala)
Mandarin oranges
Candied pecans

Finally, we had some simple Honey Ham and Cheese Croissants but these Honey Ham Biscuits Sliders and Honey Prosciutto Flatbreads look like pretty amazing alternatives!!!

Hope you have fun party planning! I'm more than happy to bee of service! =)

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