Gendered baby showers are not for everybody. Perhaps you only wish to know the gender of your baby at birth, or maybe you’re expecting twins – a boy and a girl. Whatever your reasons, you don’t need to be stuck in a pink or blue rut when it comes to a baby shower. This bumblebee theme is a fantastic gender-neutral option.
There is something whimsical about the bumblebee and even childlike, with its loud buzzing sounds leaving it to be a beautiful theme for a baby shower. What’s more, bees are associated with honey which can be translated into the flavour (literally) of your event.
Small snacks can include anything with honey. Think small chocolate-dipped pieces of honeycomb or fruit kebabs drizzled with honey. You don’t want to go overboard with the honey flavour though, or your guests will feel sickly sweet. The theme doesn’t necessarily have to be a literal flavour in each snack. For instance, your cake could be a simple vanilla cake in the shape of a beehive! Yellow refreshments like lemonade would also add a lovely touch.
“The primary colours that come to mind upon hearing the words ‘bumble bee’ are yellow and black. However, you can add white to soften the pallet slightly.”
A ray of sunshine
The primary colours that come to mind upon hearing the words “bumble bee” are yellow and black. However, you can add white to soften the pallet slightly. White can stylishly be incorporated by adding white flowers as a décor element; after all, bees pollinate flowers. If you’d like to add a little bit of bling, opt for décor items which include gold glitter for a bit of sparkle. Golden confetti can also add a nice touch to a table setting.
The bee’s knees
Adding décor elements that include pictures of bumble bees is a more intentional way of carrying the theme. Bee imagery can be included on paper cut-outs, serviettes, balloons and paper plates. You could even include treats like cake pops in the shape of bumble bees.
Bumblebees make great puns and these can be used anywhere from your invitations to station labels. A few examples include:
- Invitations: “We hope that you will bee there” “Join us for an un-bee-lievable baby shower”.“What will our baby bee?” “Mommy to Bee”.
- Champagne station: “Get buzzed” (for the non-pregnant guests).
- Photo props station: “Bee-utify your happy snaps”.
Get creative, the options are endless! Adding a bee pun somewhere in your event is sure to put a smile on the faces of your guests.
An obvious choice would be to ask your guests to “Bee bold” and come dressed in gold or yellow. But let’s be honest, yellow is not for everybody. For the guests who are a little colour shy, asking them to sport a beehive hairstyle à la Amy Winehouse would be a fun way to represent your theme.
A sweet and simple party favour would be a small, rustic-looking jar of honey – who doesn’t love honey? You could add a custom label onto the honey pot with the image of a bee thanking them for joining you at your baby shower.