Back in May, Little Miss H turned the grand old age of two. Her birthday was a few weeks after the miscarriage and it crept up on me rather suddenly.
We had decided that we would throw her a party the Sunday after her birthday. A week before the date, I realised that I had invited a few people to her party but that was it. I was completely disorganised and didn’t have a clue what I was doing.
I love all the products from Feather Grey Parties and Little Miss H is very lucky that her nursery is furnished with one of their lovely personalised pictures.
I leapt at the chance of reviewing the bumble bee party kits. Plus, at a time of stress it was perfect that I didn’t really have to think about getting bits and bobs for the party. Feather Grey Parties had done all that for me.
Their website is easy to use and it handily groups the party sets by theme. Everything I needed for the bumble bee party was in one place.
Images courtesy of Feather Grey Parties.
We were sent:
- Pink and yellow polka dot baking cups and bumble bee cupcake toppers
- Yellow polka dot party plates and party cups
- Pink party napkins and yellow striped paper straws
- Pink and yellow balloons and a stunning confetti balloon
- Wooden knives and forks.
We also received some cute party invitations (which I wrote the week before the party) and some thank you cards (as I publish this I have only written one of these cards to my parents). These wonderful cards really help to tie the theme of the party together.
Little Miss H’s bumble bee themed birthday party
The original plan was to hold a picnic afternoon tea in Rochester Castle Gardens. In the end the British weather won out and with half an hour to spare we moved the party into our flat.
We laid the table, blew up balloons, put out all of Little Miss H’s toys and turned the play pen into a den. It was a mad rush but eventually we were ready to receive guests.
I had been baking most of the weekend and the table was scattered with a number of sugary treats: there were vanilla cupcakes with white and pink icing decorated with flowers and the bumble bee cake toppers; rocky road; smartie and chocolate button cookies and of course, birthday cake. I had also made cheese straws for anyone who fancied something savoury and for the children there were some obligatory bowls of Pom Bears.
The table looked lovely once it was all laid out. I adored the combination of the pale pink and yellow.
I added to the theme by placing some pale yellow shredded tissue paper in our hurricane lamps and the goodie parcels for the children (a bumble bee wind sock for their gardens) were wrapped in pink tissue paper with a yellow ribbon.
The birthday girl
Little Miss H was actually ill for her party. The next day I took her to the doctor and she was diagnosed with a nasty ear infection and given antibiotics.
Nevertheless, she was an absolute poppet on the day. She was thrilled to have all her best buddies and family around her and she was over the moon that she got to eat lots of cake, cookies and rocky road.
The last-minute change of plans meant that we were in a rush to get ready for the party. But I found time to dress Little Miss H in a beautiful shirt dress from JoJo Maman Bébé and Mr H put her hair up in some messy daddy-style bunches. She looked gorgeous.
We had a lovely day with friends and family. There was cake, singing, giggling, bubbles, balls, balloons and bumble bees. What more could a two-year old want from a birthday party?
Are you planning a birthday party soon? If so, have you thought of a theme? Why not consider a bumble bee themed birthday party?
Disclaimer: I was sent the bumble bee themed party set for the purposes of this review but all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
P.s. All photographs unless otherwise stated are courtesy of GW Photography.