One of Debra's nicknames as a child was "Busy Bee." A while back, I think even before she was pregnant, I saw some bee baby shower pictures on Pinterest and noted it as a cute idea for the future. For this party, I tried to convey the bee theme without going totally overboard. :)
I ordered invitations on Etsy and printed them at home! It was much easier (and cheaper) than searching a bunch of stores and having to settle for something so-so and expensive. If I were better at graphic design, I could make my own invitations, but right now I prefer to let the experts handle it!
Instead of a whole cake, I opted for cupcakes from the Publix bakery (another benefit of having the shower in Nashville). I was able to order the exact amount, color, and kind of cupcakes I wanted, and of course they were delicious. The cupcake toppers are also from Etsy. I printed them at home, punched them out with a 2" scallop punch, and hot glued them to cake pop sticks.
This is the easiest punch ever. Debra froze cranberry juice in a Bundt pan ahead of time, and we unmolded it into a punch bowl, then poured equal-ish amounts of ginger ale, pineapple juice, and lemonade over it. No measurements needed. It's pretty, too!
The menu was pretty low-key. Fruits, vegetables, chips and dips, a cheese ball, etc.
I made mini honey pots for the favors. You can order pre-made ones online, but I didn't think of it until it was too late. So I found these jars at Garden Ridge, filled them with honey, and hot glued more Etsy punch-outs onto them.
Debra enjoyed the party, so that's the most important thing. This aunthood thing is starting to seem really real! I'm excited. :)