Backyard Bumble Bee Birthday Party

For Nicole’s 2nd birthday, Taleen of Simple Little Details created an adorably cute bumble bee themed “bee-day” celebration that surely had party guests buzzing! Taleen had every detail covered, with carefully crafted paper goods, an eye-catching paper backdrop behind the enticing dessert table, pretty and thoughtful table settings, and even a special “Bee’s Corner” for guests to cozy up and enjoy. Taleen shared many more details about the party, so please read on below throughout the post for more details. Becca Martin of Love Life Studios captured all of the lovely images. Visit the full gallery to see more.

“The dessert spread consisted of kettle corn, cake pops, cupcakes, and cookies, YUM! A big thanks to Sweet Tooth Confections for making the delicious desserts. I made the paper wheel backdrop for the dessert table using a variety of yellow and grey papers. The kettle corn was displayed in paper cones and placed upright in a wooden container. The cupcakes were topped with bumble bee and ‘yum’ paper wheel cupcake toppers. I also attached ‘Buzzzzzzz’ tags to the sticks of the cake pops. For the favors I made circular scalloped tags that said ‘Thanks for Bee-ing sweet’ and slipped honey sticks through them.”

“For the drink table I hand made a paper circle garland to act as a backdrop. We had fresh lemonade for the kids that we served in mason jars that reminded me of beehives. I wrapped a ‘Sip’ tag around the mason jars with grey and white twine to add a fun detail. We also had yellow and white striped paper straws for the kids to ‘sip’ the lemonade. Since there were a lot of adults at the party, Christine also wanted to serve wine, so I made custom ‘Nicole’ wine labels with Nicole’s birth date to wrap around the wine bottles.”

“The lunch tables were covered in a simple white linen and had a white and yellow checkered runner. The first centerpiece was a steel watering can filled with white and yellow mums, and the second was mason jars wrapped with burlap and twine and filled with white mums.”

“Each person had their individual place setting, which was a steel pail that held the fabric napkin, utensils, and lemonade.”

“The white folding chairs always go perfectly in a backyard setting. I made a special ‘Queen Bee’ sign for the birthday girl’s chair since she was after all the queen of the party!”

“One of the most popular elements of the party was the ‘Bee’s Corner’ canopy. It acted as an exclusive space where the kids could hang out and have fun. I purchased a mosquito net and made a ribbon chandelier to hang from the top. We laid out a blanket, pillows, and fun toys such as bubbles, books, and coloring items for the kids to play with. Although Bee’s Corner was supposed to be a special space for the kids, it ended up being the highlight of the party for the adults as well!”

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Event Design, Floral Design, and Paper Goods: Simple Little Details
Photography: Becca Martin of Love Life Studios
Desserts: Sweet Tooth Confections
Rentals: Michael Hensley Party Rentals
POSTED IN: First Parties

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  1. 1
    Indrani says:

    Love this! What did you hook the net on??

  2. 2
    Melissa says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I’m dying for those mason jars and can’t find them anywhere online. Any tips? :)