When my sister-in-law came to me for help with the invitations for her little one’s honey bee-themed birthday party, how could I say no? Besides the fact that she’s the cutest and saying no to her is basically impossible, I LOVE planning birthday parties – especially for one as adorable as the theme she picked out. Seriously guys, the only things that could top the excitement and joy I get from this sort of thing would be a room full of golden retriever puppies and a molten lava cake from Trader Joes.
For the invitation, I wanted to make it super personalized for my niece so I made the honey look like it was dripping of each of the letters in her name. Add in the honeycombs with a watercolor overlay and a cute, simple bee and WA-LA! an adorable, custom invitation was created. Okay there were a quite a few other steps but no one’s got time for that!
It was getting late, but I knew my SOL would want to send out thank you cards and if I could help make her life a little easier, of course I was going to do it.
Side bar: To be completely honest, I am 100% in love with how these cards turned out and still cannot stop admiring them. The quality is topnotch and the colors turned out AMAZING.
Of course I’m super extra so I didn’t stop at creating the invitations and thank you cards. Before I knew it, I had created a banner to be used at the party and for my niece’s first birthday photoshoot, and matching t-shirts for her family.
I remember when I was pregnant with my first, I received an adorable set of matching bear t-shirts (Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear), which we used for our pregnancy announcement. But after a few washes and a dryer that was probably too hot, the text started to fall apart. So when I went to order these t-shirts, quality was the most important factor. I ended up getting the Mama Bee and Papa Bee shirts embroidered to ensure it would hold up through multiple washes and let me tell you, these shirts look bee-autiful. They are also SO SOFT, I almost didn’t want to hand them over to my SOL and her family! 😉
My niece’s birthday will be here in just a few short weeks and I’m sure my SOL will be running around trying to put together the final touches. After all, that first birthday party is just so darn special!
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