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Bea's 1st Birthday Garden Party

It was little Beatrix's nickname, Bea, that inspired her mom, event planner Jennifer Hamilton, to choose a garden party theme for her first birthday celebration. It was the perfect way to bring in some bees without having a full bee theme. Bold black and white stripes were accented with bright florals and of course the cutest bee details. Read on for more info from Jennifer, then check out all of the beautiful photos captured by Jenna Henderson in the full gallery!

From Jennifer: "I had the best time putting together the details for this party! I always have a blast with party design but even more so with this one since I got to totally do what I wanted and style everything with my little love in mind. I was really pleased with everything but some of my favorite elements were the potted growth stats, kids favors and the vintage high chair. I also had the best time finding little favors for Bea’s besties. Each place setting at the kids tables had sparkly bee antennae, a bee or garden themed coloring sheet with crayons and a small personalized pot with handmade pinwheels and Oreos with bees on them. Grown-ups took home sweet little seed packets. My favorite item on the menu was the mini biscuits with homemade honey butter, preserves and honey sticks from Early’s Honey Stand in downtown Franklin, TN as well as the floral ice cubes for our lovely! My hope with this event was to create a fun day for Bea and all of her loved ones. We were so happy with how everything turned out and had a wonderful time celebrating our sweet, busy little Bea!"


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