Hey honey, are you needing a theme for a gender reveal, baby shower or birthday party? I have the perfect gender neutral theme that is
buzzing right now (see what I did there?). This bumble bee gender reveal was sweet as honey! From cupcakes decked out with honeycomb made of white chocolate, to honey stick party favors, every single detail played off of the main idea. To be honest, I wasn’t totally sold on the bumble bee theme at first, however, after exploring the idea I soon fell in love. I decided to use more of a yellow, gold and white color combo versus they typical black and yellow in hopes to make it more classical. My only regret is not taking more pictures of the little DIY projects that I completed to prepare for the party.
DESSERT TABLE (main presentation) Balloon Arch – I learned how to do this years back, but if you are a newbie to balloon art then watch this video tutorial. I also highly recommend purchasing a balloon inflator. I cut the bees out of glitter scrapbook paper by using my Silhouette Cameo machine. “ What will it bee?” cutout sign– (DIY project) I free handed the letters (& bee), then cut the design out of a yellow foam board that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I then painted the bee with black acrylic paint. Onesies– I purchased plain white onesies and then dyed them different shades of yellow by using fabric dye. After dying them, I heat pressed different designs on them. Table runner– Here are one of the DIY projects that I wished I would have documented step-by-step instructions. I cut out a honeycomb stencil with my Silhouette machine, then used a sponge and different shades of yellow/gold to create this honey-like pattern. I love the texture that the sponge gave it. Other links to items that I used: Backdrop stand | Backdrop curtain | Greenery | Tablecloth | Cupcake wrappers | Photo props
I made these bee themed onesies by using heat transfer vinyl. Organic onesies | Fabric dye | B&W Craft twine | Mini clothespins
“What will it bee?” cake topper, here.
How cute are these cookies and bee shaped cake pops and custom cookies!? I decided to use the gum balls to display the cake pops.
He or She, what will it bee? Unfortunately, I only captured a picture of the board before everyone voted but the majority of the party favored, “she”. I also used my Silhouette machine to cut these honeycomb inspired shapes out of scrapbook card stock. Easel that I used, here.
“Mommy-to-Bee or Daddy-to-Bee?” voting cards, here.
These honey sticks were such an affordable party favor option. I created these FREE printable gift tags that you can use by tying onto 2-3 sticks with craft twine.
“BABY” balloon boxes, here. (They do include colorful pastel balloons, so I just filled them with colors that wen with the bumble bee theme.) “What will it bee?” banner, here.
This DIY photo display might be my favorite. I’m sure you’ve seen the metal hoop photo trend on Pinterest…I couldn’t wait to use one to display pictures of the featured couple! After I failed at searching for a big enough (& affordable) hoop online, I decided to stop by my local Dollar Tree and pick up a hoola hoop for just $1. I spray painted it gold, added some floral and tied some string to finish it off.
It wouldn’t be a complete party without some ice cold lemonade. I designed and cut this “pollen punch” decal to add a final sting! (I tried using “sting” instead of “touch”. I’m not sure if it works? Lol.)
I hope this helps guide you as you host your buzzing party. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions that you may have.