|Groupon had an m&m deal! Scott picked baby feet & Bees (of course!) :)|
We also got balloons at Dollar Tree (side note- I will never spend more than $1 on heloum balloons unless they're special or they don't have what I need. But for all-purpose occasions, it's crazy to spend $3-4 on one when they're $1. Nuts!). We got 5 pink and 5 blue and put them in different parts of the house. I had bee nametags left over from school name tags years ago and found large rattle wall decorations at the party store. Dollar store streamers worked great too and the boy/girl? theme deco was from Amazon (although I think WalMart has it too). I love decorating for all occasions and it was so much fun setting up for this too. We also had a voting sheet where our guests could guess if they thought Baby Bee was a boy or a girl (it actually ended up 50/50 which was funny because everywhere else girl votes were kind of dominating).
|Thank you, Pinterest ;)|
|The banner on the mantle says "What will it bee?" <3|
|Sign I added to the front door :)|
|Proud Daddy before the party started :)|
|Daddy & Mommy-to-Bee <3|
For those already wondering, we do have a name picked out but we are NOT sharing it until he's born. Baby Bee shall be called just that in the meantime :) We wanted to keep one more thing a surprise and also have heard lots of stories/suggestions from others to keep the name quiet to avoid rude opinionated commentary from the general public. Sad, but true, it happens. The hardest part for me now is trying not to call Bee by our chosen name too much so I don't get used to it. I'll sometimes say goodnight to him but I need to break that habit or I'll slip. Some friends are already trying to get us to slip and spill the beans and if you're reading this, knock it off silly ;) haha. If we end up slipping I'll be so upset. Baby Bee or just Bee is his name for now (and I know that nickname will even stick around for a while for sure).
Our party was quick but so much fun. I managed to get pics with almost everyone either that day or the next (some of them were staying with us and I stupidly didn't take a single pic of us with my mom or Manny & co until the next day bc they were with us- I made sure to get everyone else as they left, except for a few other friends that managed to escape the camera. Sorry guys! :(
Here are some family pics we did manage to get :)
|My BFF & sister at heart|
|Scott's mom, dad, and brother|
|My dad & stepmom|
|Scott's BFF & fam (Manny, Staci, Gabriel, & Greysen)|
|My oldest childhood friend and other bestie, Korney... who is also expecting!! It's so fun to share this experience together <3|
|Bump to bump (current besties & future besties) <3 <3|
|Me & Alli again... bc I adore her & don't get to see her enough <3|
|Pile 'o fun <3|
|That morning, on our way to pick up the cupcakes, we were JUST saying how Bee is like Scott's little buddy. And I referred to him as little dude. Then we came across these and HAD to get them. So fun!|
|Sporty mama ;)|
So that's it for now... Bee is a BOY!! :)
It's been a very fun, exciting, and eventful week for sure!! Sorry for the delay on here, but I didn't really have any time before today to get it all done.
'Til next time!
Stace, Scott, & Baby Bee