There are many fun ways for children and adults to celebrate bees and honey. Honey makes a sweet addition to many recipes. For example, the National Honey Board website lists recipes for everything from appetizers to energy food to main dishes to snacks.
Paraguay Honey and Peanut Candy is a two-ingredient snack that is quick and easy to prepare for parties or gifts. Take advantage of the natural energy boost from honey using these energy-boosting honey recipes. Try some great main dishes including Grilled Honey, Almonds and Brie Burger or Grilled Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Onions. If you like these recipes, consider signing up for The Honey Feast, a newsletter from the National Honey Board with recipes for the honey lover.
Honey-containing food is a great start for a honey-themed celebration. One celebration idea is to have a honey-tasting bar, a simple and fun activity for guests. Purchase several different flavors of honey and put a small amount of each into a dip bowl. Use toothpicks or small crackers for guests to dip into each flavor and taste the subtleties of each. To make it fun, write the name of each flavor on an index card and place the cards, turned over, in front of each flavor, so that guests can guess each flavor. This activity even makes a fun, competitive game – with a prize of a small jar of honey to the player who correctly guesses the most flavors.
A honey bee theme works well for birthday parties, baby showers and more – especially for celebrations held during spring or summer months. In addition to bee-themed paper products, there are plenty of bee cake and cupcake ideas online. A bee-shaped piñata, homemade or purchased online, is also a nice addition. Bee and honey-related crafts, such as seed balls created to feed the bees, are fun activities for children’s parties or garden club gatherings.
For a bee-themed baby shower, a “diaper cake” can be made with flowers and bee-wrapped layers of various sizes of disposable diapers as a centerpiece and a useful gift for the mother-to-be.