DIY

Nori’s 1st Bee Day

Three months prior to LittleCuteLips birthday I began shopping around my creative ideas for a birthday party theme.  The only thing I knew was that I wanted a DIY (do it yourself) type of thing.  After a lot of Google searching I decided to go with a “Bee Day” theme.  I began creating an idea folder of all kinds of things I wanted to have/use/create to make this party a hit for my baby girls first birthday celebration.I really wish I had done a better job at snapping pictures. I was trying to live for the moment and didn’t quite capture things the way I would have liked. Oh well!
With that said here we go…

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This was the envelope to LittleCuteLips birthday card that I made.
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This was her birthday card
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I made the invitations using my Cricut; the bee sticker came from Michael’s
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I made this banner using the “Create a Critter” Cricut Cartridge
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I baked cupcakes (Yellow cake w/ chocolate frosting). I ordered the fondant cupcake toppers from Edible Designs by Letty I found her on Etsy; she does amazing work and was really nice. She shipped them to me.
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Here is a close up of the toppers, they were so cute.
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I ordered a beehive cake pan and sugar bumble bees from Amazon
I used white chocolate for the drizzle.
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I dipped pretzels for the first time, it was really easy once I got my groove and it was a lot of fun to do.
I purchased Nestle chocolate chips and white chocolate bars from Target. I used Snyder’s Hanover Pretzel rods and twist and I included some sugar bumble bees on some.
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I created labels for the water and also served lemonade
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I’m so mad I didn’t get a better picture of the sugar cookies. The cookies were cute but they were good too. They were a little soft which is the way I like my cookies. They were #1, bumble bees, round circle w/ polka dot design and bee and squares with the letter N on them. I got them from Batches also found on Etsy.
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I snapped this picture when they arrived. She did a great job with the wrapping.  Not one cookie was broken.
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I purchased these headbands from Amazon and put pipe cleaners on them
and used a hot glue gun to attach the fluff ball.
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Here is a close up on the sign
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This sign hung on the front door
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The party bags had Honeycomb cereal, Honey flavored Teddy Grahams, and a chocolate dipped pretzel with sprinkles.
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This is what they looked like. I put them in bags with a polka dot ribbon around them.
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I made this sign, put it in a picture frame and put it on the food table.
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I ordered her shirt from Sewing by Grace on Etsy. The denim mini was gifted from Santa and her adorable shoes were a great Target find.
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Her look for the day

Here is a better view of the shirt. We skipped the tights since we had beautiful weather.
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While I totally sucked at capturing the moment I managed to get a picture of the birthday girl with Mommy, Da-Da and Bruba. Sometimes it just bee’s like that.
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Vendors:

Target: Bumble Bee Shoes
Children’s Place: Denim Mini
Sewing by Grace :Birthday T-shirt:
Edible Designs by Letty: Fondant Cupcake Toppers
Batches: Bumblee Designed cookies
Amazon (Larks Cake and Candy Supply): Sugar Bumble Bees

Article written by:

Mimi Green is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a mother of two and a girlfriend to one. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Frances

    Very nicely done. Great attention to detail. What a great party. Happy Birthday Nori!!

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