Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ba-BEE shower for my sister-in-law

 Cathy's shower was today, and it was darling!

 When Laurel told me she wanted to do a bee theme, I got right to work, and created this pinterest board. What a perfect theme for a boy or a girl!

This is the invitation, created in Picasa:


It was bee themed, and so lovely! The backdrop was perfect! My sister-in-law Laurel has an amazing house. I could dedicate 10 posts to her house alone. It just went through a major remodel, and not a single detail was forgotten. Thanks for hosting Laurel!

 These are a few of the details: The bee canvas was made by my friend Laura at Corner House. Check her out, you will be glad you did! She also made all the cute honeycomb labels you see in the photos, and let me borrow the black frames and yellow napkins. Thank you Laura! You're the BEST!

I made the honey skep (bee hive) out of rope and hot glue. I started looking at them on line, and they are SO expensive, like $200 for a real one... Who knew?

My sister-in-law borrowed the glass beehive from a friend, and it sits perfectly on top of the runner I made for the day we blessed my baby. You can see the rest of the baby blessing HERE.

 The menu was delish, and decided upon by my sister-in-law Laurel. My other sister-in-law Karen, made the orzo salad. Click HERE for a similar recipe. I made the beehive buns, recipe HERE. I made them last night, so they were not perfectly fresh, but still pretty good! Laurel made the summer rolls and cupcakes, and both were SO yummy!

Here is a close-up of the cupcake topper. I just punched out some old book pages, and stuck some bee stickers I got at Bennion Crafts to the front, and glued 2 circles to a toothpick. I LOVE how they turned out!!!

Notice the cloth napkins and glass serving trays. If you have been with me for long, you know I am a sucker for cloth napkins! I used the glass serving dishes at my daughter's baptism, and they are always fun to eat on. You can see photos HERE.

Now for the LOVELY guest of honor. Cathy is such a beautiful pregnant woman. We are also so lucky to have her in our family, and can't wait to meet their new baby!

Here are some of the guests who came today! It is always so fun to see everyone.
 Margaret and the sisters and sister-in-law's.

We can't wait to meet you baby B!

We love you beautiful Cathy, and can't wait to meet our nephew!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!



  1. Love the bee theme. Those beehive buns are too cute as well.

  2. Risa! The shower was so beautiful thanks to you!!! Thank you for all your hard work! All of your ideas are creative, darling, and perfect! It was quite the quintessential baby shower!

  3. Hi Risa!
    I have watched you on 'Studio 5' and read through your blog.....honestly, you should have your own TV show!! You are so creative, down to earth and fun!
    You Go Girl!