Annie Had Her Baby…Shower!

Last Saturday we threw a “Bee My Baby” Shower for Annie! She plans to use Burt’s Bees Baby products for her little boy, so we had fun planning a bee theme, with some daisies thrown in for good measure.

(Click any image to view it larger. Click here to view my bee baby shower idea collection on Pinterest with links to ideas and places to buy supplies.)

I had just moved, so lots of people pitched in to help me pull this party together. Several people helped with baby shower food ideas, bringing plates of pinwheels, chicken salad on cream puffs, scones with lemon curd topping, and much more.

The worker bees:

Annie’s long-time best friend planned most of the games, like a “What’s Your Bees-ness” game where we checked off items that we had in our purses (Annie’s purse was prestocked for her). The yellow striped Oreos in the pictures below were supposed to get from the forehead to the mouth without any help from the hands! Oh, the indignities! Mom handed out a list of animals, and we had to list the names of the babies. Did you know a platypus baby is called a puggle? I didn’t, either. And a dear friend of the family gave a devotional about teaching our children to bee (be creative, be loving, be children of God, etc.).

Here’s the Queen Bee herself, opening gifts, looking beautiful, and threatening to pop:

My husband watched most of our kids during the shower, but they came back in time to play with balloons and eat some of the lollipops I’d been promising them for several days. And I adore the picture my husband took of us sisters:

I told Annie she couldn’t have her baby until I posted the baby shower pictures. I’m done now, Annie! Bring on the baby!

I can’t believe she only has six more days until her due date!

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7 Responses to “Annie Had Her Baby…Shower!”
  1. Suzette Perry says:

    Awesome! Looks like a fun time was had by all!

    And so, did she have her baby? If so, CONGRATULATIONS Annie and hubby. 🙂

  2. Emily says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the theme!!!!!!!!! And all of the pictures are amazing! What a fun idea 🙂

  3. Julie says:

    Annie said to tell you that she loves this post! great job, Debbie. And it was fun to see you in your new house, hosting this thing. You were all smiles, and just seemed at HOME.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great blog! We are all so blessed to have such Jesus’ loving ladies in our lives. Eli is going to be well taken care of!

  5. Pat says:

    What a wonderful baby shower! So beautiful and creative! And it was so nice to see all of those familiar smiling faces….It made me miss all of you, as always!

  6. Annie says:

    Debbie, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed that shower. I loved being with such a fun group of people, and the decorations were HGTV/ Martha Stewart! You have such an eye for art, dear. Most of all, I felt loved and spoiled. It was such a fun day. Thanks for taking the time to spoil me less than ONE WEEK after moving to Kansas. You are truly amazing. Thank you and I love being your sister!