Mommy to Bee baby shower – on a budget

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A week ago we threw our daughter Lexie a baby shower.

She decided she wanted a ‘bee theme’ and so with that, I was able to let my creativity (and frugalness) flow with a Mommy To Bee baby shower theme.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with spending money on a beautiful baby shower, but for me, it’s more fun to obtain that same beauty and classiness on a budget.

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Let’s get started…

Mommy To Bee Baby Shower

Our guests were welcomed with a Mom-Osa Bar. A few juice choices placed in 32oz glass carafes, some fresh fruit (I did raspberries, blueberries and pineapple) and you could choose to mix your drink with or without champagne.

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Lexie pinned this darling idea on Pinterest and I simply downloaded and printed Crisp Collectives free printables. You’ll find the 8 ½ x 11 “Mom-Osa Bar” sign and the drink labels HERE!

If I’m 100% honest, the cake is my favorite part of the baby shower, haha.

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…And did you know you can purchase custom cake rounds from Wal-mart?

I “made” this 2-tier cake by purchasing one 8″ and 6″ custom round cakes for less than $30. I chose white cake rounds with strawberry filling, and white buttercream frosting with no borders (meaning this smooth look).

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To assemble the cake, I placed the 8″ round onto my 10″ cake stand (using an angled cake spatula). Next I lightly pushed a 6″ cardboard round in the center of the top of the 8″ cake and left a slight imprint. Then cut 4 paper straws at the exact height of the 8″ cake and placed them fully into the cake and within the circle imprint (as to not be visible when the top tier is added). Note: the straws allow you to stack the 6″ cake on top and carry the load, so that the tier does not collapse.) Using the cake spatula, gently place the 6″ cake round on top. Then decorate.

I placed the Mommy To Be cake topper on top and then added a few silk flower daisies and a couple other mini faux flowers with fresh baby’s breath flowers around both tiers. So simple, so pretty and for less than $30!

Mommy to Bee Cake Topper | Cake Stand | Cake Spatula  | Round Cardboard | Paper Straws

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The cake was surrounded by cupcakes with these darling bee cupcake toppers and beehive peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

The homemade cupcakes were white cupcakes, filled with lemon and topped with piped cream cheese frosting.

Bee cupcake toppers | Rectangle Platters | Rose Plastic Silverware | Pails | Cupcake Corer

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I found a beehive cookie cutter and thought PB&J sandwiches would be a perfect addition. Heck, what adult or kid doesn’t love PB&J sandwiches??? I simply cut two pieces of white bread, slathered the insides with peanut butter and jelly and then added a mini candied bee to each one. So cute and easy to make!

Beehive Cookie Cutter | Mini Decorating Bees

Here’s a quick picture I snagged of our daughter Lexie, at 36 weeks, before the baby shower got underway.

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In the background, is a Mommy to Bee banner and (3) wreaths I made using 12″ wooden embroidery hoops and some faux flowers and stems I had on hand.

Mommy To Bee Banner | Wooden Embroidery Hoops

Lastly, we sent every guest home with a jar of honey and a note of ‘thanks for bee-ing here with us’.

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Clear jars with Lids | Honeycomb Stir Sticks

It’s a good thing we had the baby shower when we did, our grandson decided to arrive a couple weeks early (and just a week after the baby shower)!

Mannix Crane

Mannix Hayden Crane born on Sept 20th at 12:19pm. 8 lbs, 1 oz and 19.5 inches.

If you’re looking to do a Mommy To Bee baby shower (or any baby shower) on a budget, I hope you were able to get some great ideas and tips you can steal in today’s post.

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    1. Awww thank you! Yes, we’re excited to be grandparents. It’s a pretty good gig – we get to have fun and then give them back! haha

  1. Congratulations, Tana! What a sweet shower & such a special moment for your family. He’s precious! I bet he’s already grown & changed so much. Btw-just realized we share something in common, I also have a daughter named Lexie. ☺️

  2. So many cute ideas! Congratulations on this precious new life! Would you please send information on the honey tags “Thank you for bee-ing here”? Were these ordered as is, or did you make them (and how)? Thanks for the help!

    1. Thank you! It was fun. I actually made/designed the ‘thanks for bee-ing here with us’. I will email you my file and you can simply print it on card stock.

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