Just BEE-cause Tea Party

Life is full of special moments; big moments, small moments and all those in between.  I believe in (and love) celebrating “Just BEE-cause” and this tea party was the perfect occasion for doing just that with our friends.

The idea for this party has been in the works since last summer.  One afternoon while shopping with my mom we saw the adorable Bee Chic line from Gymboree and after buying several outfits for my girls we started talking about what a cute party theme it would be, Just BEE-cause.  From that moment on I knew I wanted to host a tea party with the bee theme for my girls and their friends, just for fun.

I asked the incredibly talented team Driver from Piggy Bank Parties to help me bring my theme to life.  They did not disappoint, I loved every little detail in this party package!  The subtle flowers in the honeycomb pattern, the darling beehive boxes, the curved details on the banner, the whimsical bee and it’s dainty dotted trail.

The day before the party I found this beautiful dresser at a flea market for only $40.  I have been looking for a dresser like this for my daughter’s room and was ecstatic to have gotten such a great deal.  While driving home I decided it would be the perfect display table for our tea party.  My sweet friend Elayne recently moved to a new house and she graciously allowed me to host the party in her backyard (with a pool.)  The setting couldn’t have been more perfect!

Our little guest enjoyed PB & Honey tea sandwiches, Fruit with Honey Yogurt Dip, Lemon Honey cupcakes, Chocolate Covered Oreos and Honey Rosemary Lemonade. I really wanted a beehive cake so I made one (don’t laugh) and added adorable buzzing bees from Edible Details.  Brittany also captured the dainty details in the adorable cupcake toppers and 3D fondant beehives.  I ordered honeycomb Chocolate Covered Oreos from Sweet Temptationsand not only were they delicious but they looked so pretty.

 

 

 

 

I purchased local honey and sweet orange blossom honey sticks from a local beekeeper.  I used the honey to make all the food including the Honey Rosemary Lemonade which was super refreshing on such a hot day.

I wanted a fun activity or craft for the kids and when I bought the honey they sent me home with all kinds of pamphlets about honey.  One of them had a recipe for Peanut Butter Honey Play Dough and decided this would not only be perfect to keep them entertained, but also a great little party favor.

The beehive favor boxes were placed at each place setting and filled with Bit-o-Honey candies and stickers that the beekeeper gave me.  They were so cute and the perfect parting gift.

I filled a jar with Honeycomb cereal and put out some black and white polka dot baking cups out for the kids to enjoy a little treat.

This was one sweet party and my girls loved having a tea party with their friends “Just BEE-cause”

The Awesome Vendors:
Party Styling – Giggles Galore
Photos – Elayne Dunn Photography
Just BEE-cause Party Package – Piggy Bank Parties
Fondant Cupcake Toppers and Bees – Edible Details
Honeycomb Chocolate Covered Oreos – Sweet Temptations
Black and White Baking Cups – Bake It Pretty

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Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.
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Comments

  1. Bee still, my heart. So incredibly cute…..

  2. So adorable, Mariah!!! Love that dresser!
    ~Pamela

  3. Oh WOW! You've put so much work into this, it's absolutely fantastic! Really inspiring, thank you!
    hugs,
    mickymunchkin

  4. Gorgeous!!! every detail is so beautiful- the dresser, the fondant bees & playdough- LOVE. And Piggy Bank Parties outdid themselves on this collection!

  5. Such an adorable party, Mariah! Love the theme and I'm sure your little ones greatly appreciate you throwing them a party just bee-cause! Love it!! :)

  6. Bee-autiful!!! Love all the sweet details! “just because” parties are my very favorite ;)

  7. Un-BEE-lievable as always, Mariah!!! Love all the sweet and adorable details! Love the use of the dresser, the amazing collection and fab fondant pieces! ♥

  8. This is so awesome!!! The table outside is perfect and the details are amazing, great job!

  9. The table= the dresser. ;)

  10. The CUTEST Bee Party ever!! I love it!! xo Lydia

  11. WOW How cute! Love love love all the details and the colors!

  12. It's BEEautiful! The honeycomb cereal snack is cute too:) Time to pin to my “Bee” board:)

  13. Absolutely darling – love the dresser! And the honeycomb cereal – kids LOVE that!

  14. Absolutely darling! So many clever details!

  15. Sweet as honey and incredibly cute as always, great inspiration Mariah!

  16. So VERY cute!!!
    Shelley@DivinePartyConcepts

  17. It turned out Sweeter than Honey! You know how much I love it and working with you! ♥

  18. I Love the use of old dressers! I just used one for my Red, White and Blue Celebration Tables! Please come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share all your wonderful ideas with us! Thanks, I hope to see you there!
    —Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain—
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=30289

  19. Super, super cute!! Great idea and party! :)

  20. Another stunning party Mariah!! LOVE each detail but the honey play-dough really caught my eye! :)

    Thanks for linking up to Bird's Party Linky!! You are one of our featured favorites! :)

    XOXO
    Bird

  21. Everything about this is amazing! Love!!! Thanks for submitting to Living Creative Thursdays! Featured you here: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2013/05/adorable-party-ideas-for-girls/

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