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Honey Bee-Day Party!!

Monday, July 19, 2010C Riches




Hi all, how was the weekend? Hot, did you say? Too right!!
But today I bring you a nice, refreshing, summery party that we threw for friend's on the weekend!! Yay!


I even baked the cake myself! Uh-huh!! And I mean the whole nine yards - Sponge, filling and frosting!!! In 300 degrees heat!!! :)



I've got a couple of tutorials and the cake recipe to share yet, but today is just the party photos.

Our friends are visiting from London, and I had finished the Honey Bee Party Collection just in time for their daughter's birthday. But this bumble bee party theme would be great for an adult party too!

We had the party outside in the gardens as we had a nice little breeze under the trees. I decorated the place with yellow crepe paper pompoms which I got from my dear friend Martha (read Stewart) and I shall share with your soon. :)

The tables were covered in a cute yellow hearts tablecloth, which was really just fabric my sister sent me from Rio!

I also used the bunting and all the party templates and supplies from the Honey Bee Party Kit to decorate the tables and the garden walls. I say walls...it was a big pile of chestnut logs that acted as a backdrop to the sweets and drinks table, and a huge oak tree behind the cake table! :) 


In the morning, we popped out to get some favor bag treats (little pots of artisan honey from the supermarket, honey sweets and honey lip-balm!). We also stopped by a neighbouring farm to get some sunflowers! They are soooooo beautiful in "real" life in the fields all around us. We are so lucky to see them this year, as normally is just plain, old cattle hay in the fields! 


So the décor was pretty simple, summery, yellow and fresh! As for the desserts table, the sweets were honey boiled sweets that I placed in glass candy jars and little yellow, metal buckets I already had at home.


We also had plenty of chocolate covered treats (which were placed in the shade btw.) that I displayed in candy jars, decorated with party labels, jar wrappers from the Honey Bee Party Collection and some polka dot ribbon.


The tipple of the day was pure and simple home-made lemonade, sweetened with honey and OJ. decanted to cute vintage bottles. I wrote "Honey" on one of the fancy labels just to for fun! :)


My children were so the helpful little bees at the party, and I even dressed my little girl in yellow gingham floaty dress for the occasion! :)


 The kids and adults had cute little party hats also from the Honey Bee party Collection, and they were a real party talking point. I guess party hats are becoming a "vintage" party items these days? It felt quite retro to be wearing polka dot party hats...especially at the tender age of 30! :)


Oh, one of the things that added a cute touch  everywhere were little, adhesive wooden bees. I bought those ages ago for €1 and used them everywhere, even to decorate the paper plates. See? It pays to be a hoarder after all!! :)


That's all for today folks, but come back tomorrow for a really sweet tutorial! :)





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33 comments

  1. Your post today just made me smile! Such a bright and inviting party. Job well done!

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  2. What a fun and cheery party! Very cute!!!

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  3. adorable! I love the straw bees and the direction signs! cute!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  4. Everything looks great! I especially like the straws!

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  5. What a great party! The details are perfect...I love the little bee on the plate.

    I know there will be a lot of "buzz" after your great post!

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  6. Oh~ how sweet! Your cake is so cute too~ bet it was yummy!

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  7. Bee-utiful! Such a sweet party for any age. Thanks for the fun idea!

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  8. Que coisa mais lindaaaaaa!!!! Apaixonante!
    Parabéns!
    Amazing, Congrats!

    Bjks, Beta

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  9. Que coisa mais lindaaaaaa!!!! Apaixonante!
    Parabéns!
    Amazing, Congrats!

    Bjks, Beta

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  10. Cris, fiquei apaixonada por essa sua criação!!!! Menina, quanta coisa linda!!!!!! Adorei a abelha encaixada no canudinho, que coisa mais fofa... acho que vou me inspirar pra próxima festinha!!!! Você se supera sempre, Cris!!!! Daqui a pouco vocÊ vai ter uma revista de design, decoração e festas com seu nome!!!! Grande beijo e sucesso sempre!

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  11. Cris, como eu lhe disse por e-mail, esta é, na minha opinião, a festa mais linda que vc já fez. Vc está cada dia mais profissional e criativa. Me espanta a rapidez com que vc cria coleções novas. Tudo harmonioso, combinando e vibrando!!!! Amei de verdade!!!!

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  12. fabulous party! I love the sunflowers on the cake. I can't wait to hear your cake tips.

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  13. Oi, Cris,
    Amiga, quanta coisa linda! Essa festa ficou um encanto!!! Queria morar perto de você...assim eu teria contribuído com os pães de mel,rsrs!
    Cada detalhe que você cria está ficando cada vez mais lindo! Eu que estava apaixonada pelas cerejas, agora caí de amores pelas abelhas!
    Parabéns! Espero que você tenha muito, muito sucesso...porque você merece!
    Adorei ver as crianças!
    Beijo no coração!
    Espero que seu pai esteja melhor!

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  14. Love (not like) LOVE how you coordinated the sunflwoers with the bees. that looks great and is very cute!

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  15. What a cute collection! Things like this make me think (every once in awhile) that it wouldn't be too bad to have a little girl around to do things like this for! Maybe I can use this for my birthday next month!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

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  16. Katia, Clau e Simone: obrigada queridas pelas palavras que me incentivam cada dia! :)

    Sam, you totally can! It makes a great adult party theme too! :)

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  17. What a beautiful, bright party- I love the printables and have never thought about a huge topper for a full-size cake! Tambem- nao sabia que fala portugues! Que bom! Can't wait for the tuto!

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  18. love it!! we are doing a bumble bee part for my niece for her 2nd birthday in august!

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  19. Hey Bethany!! Fala portugues vc?!! :)
    Também tenho um englishman como marido hahahaha

    Que legal!! Volte sempre viu? :)

    Hey BigBearsWife, if you need any printables, just say the word! ;)

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  20. Oh my, what a fun party! So incredibly well done.

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  21. So fun! Love this adorable Bee party Bird! So cute!

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  23. I am completely delighted!! I LOVE themes carried out to the *nth* degree, and this certainly fits the bill. It's so festive and creative. I love every little part of it.

    Now, I'm going to stick around for a few minutes to see what other treasures I can find.

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  24. Pretty pretty party decorations! You did the occasion up right! What fun.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  25. Thank you all for the sweet, generous and encouraging comments you guys leave here!

    Thank you for taking your time to visit and say hello! It truly makes my day!!

    Honey coated love ;)
    Bird

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  26. So beautiful, creative and amazing! I want a birthday party like that. You are a true talent!

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  27. All of them is really good and the good thing is i love yellow colored things. It is really amazing you do the decoration very good and also the combination of the color makes them looks perfect.

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  28. Cute as can BEE. I'll BEE linking to your site. See you on Twitter!-- Christine (cutepartyideas)

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  29. I AM FROM INDIA I WANT TO CELEBRATE MY DAUGHTERS 1ST BIRTHDAY AS HONEY BEE'S THEME
    HOW I CAN GET THE STUFFS

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    1. here: http://www.birdsparty.com/honey-bee-party-printables-supplies.html

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