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Monday
May042009

Queen Bee theme for Mother's Day

queen bee mother's day

When I started thinking about themes for a Mother's Day luncheon, the image of a "busy bee" came to mind.  Many of my friends are new moms who have found themselves busy, busy, busy. Why not stop the buzz and celebrate the queen of your hive with this sweet spread?

Drink

Honey in cocktails? Sure, why not! Martha Stewart Living Radio has some delicious and creative honey cocktail suggestions (The Basil and Honey Daiquiri sounds fab!)

Eat

You don't want to go overboard with honey, so in addition to your regular lunch or brunch dishes, add these:

Bruschetta with Gorgonzola Cheese and Honey (pictured above, bottom left)

Three-Bean Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Marzipan Bees (pictured above, top left)

Etc.

Keep the theme going with sunny yellow centerpieces. Display yellow roses, daffodils, or daisies (any would be adorable with a black ribbon tied around the container), or put whole lemons into a vase, as pictured here. So simple!

Decorate with these salt and pepper shakers, this cute bee motif glassware (there's a whole line of tableware in the same motif), and these fun Beehive Candles (pictured above, middle left).

Bestow Mom with any number of gift sets from Burt's Bees or splurge on this Honey & Lemon Luxury set from L'Occitane.


Photo credit: marzipan bees, candles, bruschetta, flowers & lemons

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Reader Comments (3)

Love the Marzipan Bees! I use beeswax candles at home - they burn slower than traditional candles and therefore last longer. And no petroluem had to be shipped across the ocean to make them.

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

Ooh, so bright and festive! I hope some of the husbands are reading this...

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYana

What cute ideas!!

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