What Will it Bee? Gender Reveal Party Ideas
April 14, 2018
What will it bee cake topper for a What will it bee gender reveal party

Collage of bee themed party ideas for a What Will It Bee? Gender reveal party

What Will it Bee? Gender Reveal Party Ideas

Everyone loves a good spring gathering and what better excuse than a What will it BEE? Gender reveal party!? It's the perfect theme to carry from gender reveal to “Mommy to Bee” or “Sweet as Can Bee” baby shower. Then into the nursery decor and baby's first first birthday with “Happy Bee-Day”. With a theme this versatile there's an abundance of amazing ideas, so I've sorted through and collected my favorites to make it super easy to plan a cute gender reveal party in a snap!

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What Will it Bee Gender Reveal Party Invitations

The invitation sets the stage for the whole party. First, decide on the overall feeling you'd like the party to have. Modern? Rustic? Traditional? Then decide on your color scheme.

What will baby bee? Gender reveal party invitation in black, yellow, and gold

You can stay with the traditional black and yellow but give it some modern glam by adding gold like this lovely invitation by Card Mint on Etsy.

Mom to bee baby shower vintage looking invitation

Try a modern vintage take with this lovely kraft paper invite at Designs by Kepi on Etsy. It is, of course, a baby shower invite but could easily be adapted to a gender reveal party invitation. What will it Bee? Gender reveal party invitation in grey and yellow

Or go a little more contemporary with the soft grey and pastel yellow of this What will it BEE? Gender Reveal invitation by Northwest Design Co. on Etsy.

Honey bee wax seal for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Then send it off in style with this honey bee wax seal kit as the perfect finishing touch! You can use your hot glue gun and special sealing sticks to make the task SOOO much easier. No more lighters and dripping wax making a mess everywhere! And don't forget those thank you notes. Something simple like this sweet gold bee from Amazon would be ideal.

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Honey Bee Party Decorations

Modern Black and Yellow Bumble Bee:

What will it BEE? Gender Reveal party display with yellow lanterns, balloons, and hexagon backdrop.

If you like clean lines and modern styling take notes on this gender reveal table by Kelsey Graves from We Heart Parties and Oriental Trading.

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Rustic Brown and Yellow Bee Decor:

Bee themed party in black and yellow, What will it bee? Gender reveal party ideas

Perhaps a more traditional and rustic approach to the bee theme is more your style like this gender reveal party by Kudzu Monster.

Bee themed party table with honey filled apothecary jars as centerpieces perfect for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

This table by Kate Johns is absolutely gorgeous with the apothecary jar centerpieces filled with honey!

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Contemporary Grey and Yellow Bee Theme:

White sideboard styled with yellow and grey decor for a bee baby shower. Balloons, paper fans, tassels, and cake.

This clean What Will it Bee? gender reveal party set up, by Kim at The Celebration Shoppe, uses a fresh grey and yellow color palette and simple elements of balloons, tassels, and fans to make a big statement.

Honeycomb Backdrop Ideas

Since a honeycomb is the perfect motif for your What Will it Bee? Gender reveal party. Here are a few simple ways to get the look without breaking the budget:

Gold vinyl hexagons as a honeycomb backdrop for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Gold vinyl hexagons by Kenna Sato Designs make a stunning statement. Easy to apply and remove.

  • Popsicle stick hexagons for honeycomb backdrop for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

    Another shot of the Bee-day party by Kate Johns with a simple but striking honeycomb wall decor made from popsicle sticks. Low budget, but high style .The only drawback is a time investment.

    Hexagon plate backdrop for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

A honeycomb created with hexagon paper plates is just about as easy as you can get. But I think this display from a Crate and Barrel's New Year's Eve party looks pretty cool myself. You can also check out the hexagon backdrop I did using cut wallpaper scraps for my daughter's Party Like Picasso Art birthday. It would be super easy to cut scrapbook paper using your electronic cutter as well.

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Gender Reveal Party Activities

What will it bee score card and love note for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Shower games are something people usually love or hate! Whatever your preference we can probably all agree that getting guests involved is more fun for everyone. These What will it bee? gender reveal cards from Unify are the perfect balance. It allows guests to leave sweet sentiments for your new little honey AND allows them the opportunity to vote on what they think baby will bee!

What will baby bee boy or girl scratch cards for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Gender reveal scratch cards like these from Simply Modern Design Co. are such a great way to make the big announcement! These work well when the parents-to-be are in the know and surprise friends and family with their baby's gender.

Bee Themed Gender Reveal Buffet

What will it BEE? Gender reveal beehive cake with honeycomb fondant.

You've gotta have a cake, especially since it can serve as a treat AND the announcement! Cutting the cake is a great way for the couple to discover the gender. If you want to be surprised, have the cake made with pink or blue filling and watch the emotion as momma cuts into a gorgeous beehive cake, like this one from Artisan Cake Company. Don't you just love the honeycomb fondant!? So cute.

What will it bee cake topper for a What will baby bee gender reveal party

You can even get a plain cake and add a lovely topper for a show stopping cake! I love this gold glitter What will it bee? topper from Tiny Wren Creations.

Bee themed Cake and cupcakes for mommy to be baby shower

For a semi-DIY, dress up bakery cupcakes with sugar bees and white chocolate honeycomb. You can find out how simple and easy it is to make in this Sweet as Can Bee baby shower post.

Glitter gold and black bumble bee cupcake topper

No time to DIY? The easiest way to dress up your table is by using simple cupcake toppers like these from Palencia Grove Paper Design.

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Custom cookies are another great addition and I LOVE the color selection of these cookies by Lucie Bakes. With the pink and the blue it could still go either way!

Bee Themed Beverage Enhancements

Gold striped straws topped with gold honey bees for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Serve up your “nectar” with a side of gold bee embellished paper straws like these from Pelemele for a bee-utiful beverage detail! Spoons made of solid honey for tea at a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Or enhance your tea party with these gorgeous honey teaspoons on Amazon that are not only practical but delicious!

What Will it Bee Party Favor Ideas

Silicon honeycomb molds with bee for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

For the DIY'er – Use these silicon molds to create chocolate or soap honeycomb favors your guests will love.

Semi-DIY – Just fill cute glass hexagon jars up with honey and tie a tag. These cute favors are from our featured Mommy to Bee Baby Shower.

Native honey sticks as a favor for a What will it bee? Gender reveal party

Easy as pie – tie a few of these honey sticks up with ribbon and you're good to go. I love that it's local Utah honey too!

For Mommy to Bee

As the Mommy to Bee you are allowed something fun to wear on your special day.

Black and yellow flowered sash for Mommy to Bee to wear to What will it BEE? Gender reveal party

This darling black and yellow floral sash with bee detail from Bump Blossoms is the perfect gender reveal or baby shower accessory for the guest of honor.

Black maternity shirt reading "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee" and a black onesie with a bee printed on it.

And who wouldn't love this darling “Mommy and me” set from Hello Handpressed. It'll have you singing “I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee” for days!

Bee Themed Gift Ideas

And we can't forget gift ideas! If you are the Mommy to BEE, you can use these awesome bee inspired selections to start your baby registry on Amazon. It's seriously the best place to gather all your ideas in one place. Shop Amazon – Create an Amazon Baby Registry

Did you know that Amazon also has fun rewards for you when you register?Image listing of Amazon's Baby Registry perksIf you are simply a guest, this is a fabulous place to start for a bee themed baby shower gift that will have everyone buzzing!

Additional Gender Reveal Reading:

I hope you enjoyed our Bee themed gender reveal party ideas. For more great ideas check out our whole gender reveal collection.

Until next time my friend,

Halfpint Design, personal headshot, Bri Adams


  1. Kremes Kreations

    I wanna know where I can purchase the party favor tags!!

  2. twinspirational

    Loving all the details in here. We did a What Will It Bee post on our blog too! It’s such a cute theme.

  3. Sarina

    I’m so in love with this party! My favor details are the honey comb shaped backdrops and the wax seal. Wax seals just seem so elegant to me!

  4. pressprintparty

    What a marvelous round up on this theme! Who knew there was so much! Really love this theme!

  5. Laura @ www.almostemptynest.net

    As usual, I am absolutely in love with your party! And as a bonus, you do several parties with one theme. Wow!!


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