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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lots of ideas for a budget friendly bee theme party - including food, decorations, outfit suggestions,party favors, invitatons and more. #birthday #birthdayparty #party #partyideas #bumblebee #kids #thirdbirthday

Planning a bee birthday party or baby shower? I've got you!

When my oldest son turned three, he was insistent that he was going to have a bee birthday party!

And you know me, I'm a huge fan of pollinators in general and even bees so I was game.

This is a full comprehensive look at my son's third birthday party - including some brand new things like a free downloadable invitation template and activity ideas!

To keep out party under budget, we made a lot of things ourselves and used items that were available from the dollar store. In fact, very few of the items we used to pull the party together didn't come from the dollar store!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Friends will help you get ready for your son's third birthday party. Best friends will sit with you all day when you have a crazy craft idea and help you implement it!

HUGE props to my friend, Niina (she blogs here) for helping me make these. After begging leftover yellow Easter eggs off my friends for weeks, Niina and I sat down to churn out a small army of Easter egg bees for an epic bee hunt for K's party!

The kids had a lot of fun finding their bee eggs which were filled mostly with stickers and temporary tattoos (because I don't know about you but the last thing I want to see at a kids birthday party is more sugar!).
Here is how we made the bees for the hunt:



Sunday, May 19, 2013

My miracle baby turned three last week and for months has been talking about how he's going to have a "bee party." I am all about avoiding commercialized birthdays for as long as possible (previous birthday themes have included pandas and a farm party) so I was eager to make him a fun bee party - especially since I could get most of the supplies from the dollar store. Bee party tutorials will be trickling in over the next few weeks so if you don't want to miss them, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter or follow me using those buttons to the right (in the sidebar, above my picture).


  • Wedding bubbles from the dollar store
  • Yellow duct tape
  • Black electrical tape
  • Yellow and black craft paint
  • Mod Podge (I used extra glossy formula)
  • Tiny googley eyes


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I'm slowly but surely putting up tutorials for all the crafty things my crafty friend, Niina and I made for my son's third birthday party with a bee theme. My goal was to send the kids home with something they could actually use instead of little plasticy trinkets.

I personalized cloth bags with their names hoping that makes it more interesting to keep around. We also used the bags during the party for a fun "bee hunt" activity. They got to take home the bees they found on their hunt as well as pet "bubble bees" in their new bags.


  • Yellow Cloth Bags - I got mine at the Dollar Store
  • Black craft paint
  • White "puffy paint" style fabric paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Newspaper to protect your surface
  • Scrap cardboard cut into strips

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A bee cake is what started the whole thing. We were shopping at Jo-Anns when my 2 year old son saw a picture of a cake that looked like a bee up on the wall advertising their classes and said he wanted it. From there, we picked out the bee theme for his third birthday. He talked about getting a bee cake for 3 whole months before his party so I knew I had to get it right. Luckily the trickiest part was getting the right colors but once that was done, putting the cake together wasn't hard.


*Those avoid synthetic food dyes should avoid these ingredients and choose a natural product like India Tree Natural Decorating Colours. Please note that while I have heard good things about this product, I have not had a chance to try it myself.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My son loves bees. He asked for a bee party for his third birthday and is always trying to get the honey bees in our yard to land on his hand. So when I saw this project from Sugar Aunts, I knew K would love something similar. 

My bees are a little different that Sugar Aunts' - mine are on the pinching end of the clothespins instead of the gripping end. I also made a big fat queen bee. 

Go check out Sugar Aunts' post for more fun activities you can do with these bees!


  • Clothespins
  • Yellow and black chenille stems
  • Wire cutters
  • Googley eyes
  • Large yellow pom-pom (for queen bee)
  • Hot glue or quick grab glue
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Scrap cardboard (I cut up an old gift box that was in our recycling bin)
  • Permanent marker

Thursday, January 16, 2014

When my son was getting ready to turn three, he told me about three months in advance that he wanted a bee party. In researching bee parties, I saw several version of bee cake pops that looked adorable. Things like these cute bee pops from Bakerella:

They didn't look too hard so I gathered my supplies and invited my friend Niina over to help.


How to Fail at Making Cake Pops

Step 1: Don't grease the cake pop pan properly
Our first mis-step happened early on. We prepared our mix and greased the pan with coconut oil but forgot to dust it with flour. This caused most of our first batch cake pops to stick to the pan and therefore rip in half when we separated the pieces to remove them. We got batch 2 just about perfect.

Step 2: Overheat the candy wafers
Once we successfully created round cake balls, we melted our yellow candy wafers. We let them get super thin and runny (can't have clumpy cake pops!). They were so runny, though, that the candy didn't stick to the cake pop and ran off into the pan instead. Of course because the candy was runny, it also didn't provide great "glue" for the white candy melts we'd cut in half to serve as wings:
(did I mention the creepy white eye balls?)

Step 3: Don't dip the sticks in melted candy first
Instead of dipping the end of the lollipop sticks in the candy before putting them in the cake balls, we just popped them in. This, of course, didn't give the cake balls an effective way to stick to the sticks and they were not stable (note the stick starting to protrude from the cake pop pictured above). We tried to compensate for this by inverting the cake pops onto a candy wafer to serve as a stable base. Hey! I'd seen it on Pinterest. Surely it would work:

Step 4: Insist on doing it yourself (after all, you saw it on Pinterest!)
Luckily, this is the one thing I did NOT do. I had given up hope of having bee pops and had walked out of the kitchen with a tray of zom-bees to take photos for my friend, Heather, who runs Craft Fail. While I was gone, Niina figured out some magical way to get the candy to stick to the cake balls and for the bees to not look like they were dying so we DID have some half decent looking bee pops for the party afterall.

But like I said....I have no idea how she pulled it off. Something about letting the candy cool a bit first before dipping and sticking the wings. We also skipped the creepy white eyes and added details with a black frosting bag.

If you really want to make your own cake pops, check out this tutorial over on Master Cake Baker, Ashlee's site: I'm Topsy Turvy. (technically the tute is for angry birds cake pops but you'll at least get the basics)

Because this is really the best I have to offer:

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Friday, October 25, 2013

No-sew costume #creativegreenliving
My son is obsessed with bees. When he turned three, we had a bee birthday party, which was the inspiration for this fun costume. Best of all? It's no-sew, baby! If you are scared of your sewing machine (or just don't have one), you can still have a pretty sweet costume.


  • Body & Wings
  • Antenna
    • Black headband
    • Thick and Thin chenille stems
    • Wire cutters
    • Hot glue
  • Black pants
  • Black long sleeve shirt


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Best craft projects of 2017
It's fun to look back on the year and see what projects were the most popular. I've traditionally done this with my own projects, but this year I collaborated with some of the best DIY and craft bloggers to see what was popular on their sites as well. Think of this like your own custom Pinterest board of the best craft projects to do according to Google and Pinterest. 

When you look at what the popular projects were, you can definitely see some trends - especially in the first category of rainbows, unicorns and mermaids. It felt like you couldn't go anywhere on social media without running into at least one unicorn or mermaid a day. Rainbows, likewise were everywhere! I've also got some of the best home organization, decor, wearables and crafts for kids on this list. Take a look at see if there is a must-make project you haven't tried yet!


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Are you looking for a refreshing drink to cool you off on a summer day? Need a tasty mocktail to serve alongside the grown up beverages at a party? 

This raw honey limeade and honeyed blueberry limeades are the perfect blend of sweet and tart and 100% refreshing. 

By using honey you skip highly processed sugars and avoid GMOs. Using raw honey also keeps the recipe paleo friendly as well!
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