Best Kids Parties: Save The Bees

published Jun 4, 2013
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Name: Sofia, 3
Location: Redwoods, CA

The inspiration was the ‘save the bees’ ads I was seeing everywhere (even Haagen Daas ice cream was in on it). My grandfather was a beekeeper and bees are close to my family’s heart. 

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

We played a bee game I made up: the kids each had a stick with string and a magnet dangling at the end. They had to pretend they were bees (while Flight of the Bumblebee played in the background) and pick up pollen with their magnets. Pollen was yellow bits of paper with paper clips attached. The “bees” took the pollen to the queen bee (a 10-year-old guest) sitting at the hive (a basket) and the bees got a piece of candy for each piece of pollen they brought to the queen.

Finally, we served a cake in the shape of a beehive.

The invitations were folded such that when they were opened they looked like a flower.

Thanks, Stephanie!

(Images: Stephanie McNairy)