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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Recreate the Look:
- 18″ Yellow lanterns
- Busy bees finger puppets
- Yellow snack containers with black electrical tape stripes
- Yellow honeycomb net garland
- Small letter light board: Amazon
- Black and white striped table runner
Rustic Brown and Yellow Bee Decor:
Perhaps a more traditional and rustic approach to the bee theme is more your style like this gender reveal party by Kudzu Monster.
This table by Kate Johns is absolutely gorgeous with the apothecary jar centerpieces filled with honey!
Recreate the look:
- Which will it Bee, gender reveal party printables: Kudzu Monster, Etsy
- Birch wood cake stand: Country Chapel, Etsy
- Glass Apothecary jars: Amazon
- Bee canvas art: Amazon
- Bulk honey can be found at many grocery stores, if you don't have one in your area here's a link for a 5 lb jug on Amazon
- Then fill it in with cute bee decor like decorative honey pot, bee string lights, bee plates, or a hive candle.
Contemporary Grey and Yellow Bee Theme:
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 by Kenna Sato Designs make a stunning statement. Easy to apply and remove.
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.
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.
Recreate the look:
- Gold Wall Vinyl Roll: Amazon
- Cricut Explore Air 2: Amazon
- Bulk Popsicle Sticks: Amazon
- Gold patterned hexagon paper plates: Amazon
Gender Reveal Party Activities
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!
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
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.
- For more fun baby gender surprise ideas, check out our Revealing Baby's Gender – 10 Great How To's post.
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.
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.
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
Serve up your “nectar” with a side of gold bee embellished paper straws like these from Pelemele for a bee-utiful beverage detail!
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
For the DIY'er – Use these silicon molds to create chocolate or soap honeycomb favors your guests will love.
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.
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.
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?If 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.
- 7 Classy Gender Reveal Party Themes
- Humorous Gender Reveal Party Ideas
- Revealing Baby's Gender – 10 Great How To's
- Wheels or Heels Gender Reveal Party Ideas
- Bows or Arrows Gender Reveal Party Ideas
Until next time my friend,