Bumble Bee Baby Shower

Welcome Ba-bee!

While the focus of this blog is primarily floral design, A. & P. spend a considerable amount of time party planning as well, and this “Ba-bee” shower is a perfect example!

Held at the recently renovated Palos Country Club in Orland Park, Illinois, the bumble bee theme was established using fun paper goods and diaper cake pieces from All Diaper Cakes, paper garland honeycombs P. created, games cards designed by A., delightful bumble bee cookie from Truly Scrumptious Cookies and Burts Bee’s Wax lip balm as party favors (with favor tags designed by the “Mom-to-Bee”), gold charger plates, and of course the floral design- a”deconstructed bumble bee” centerpiece.   There were so many little touches of fun, it would be too much to list here- we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves


Two fern curls finish this “deconstructed bumble bee” using scabiosa pods (representing the bee hive) and billy balls (lil’ bees).


pearl wrist corsage of yellow spray roses, billy balls, gold seeded eucalyptus and black and white striped ribbon


Scabiosa Pod, fern curl and billy ball boutonniere


Chalk board arrow ushering guests to the event space that will be re-used in baby’s room created by P.


Guests signed “Are You My Mother” instead of a guest book. Honeycomb garland by P. Diaper Cake by All Diaper Cakes


banner and diaper cake from All Diaper Cakes, vintage cake platter from P.



Wishes for Ba-bee, Wisdom for Mom card at each setting. They were collected before the presents were opened and read aloud before the present corresponding to the card was opened. A different way to keep the attention of your guests!


cake from Orland Bakery



Masquerade Ball Bouts and Corsages

A. had the pleasure of assisting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana at their annual Big Mac Under Glass Gala held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers with boutonnieres and wrist corsages for the Board of Directors.  The theme for the evening was Masquerade Ball.  A. & P. incorporated red hearts roses and lemon leaf into the design since they were also used throughout the event space.  They added black feather accents to play up the “Masquerade” theme and thin red wire for a bit of sparkle.  Here is Ryan Baker, CBS 2 Chicago sports anchor and his beautiful wife Jessa.  Ryan Baker