Pioneer Day Décor & Activities

A common theme is buzzing around party and dessert tables everywhere!
Honey Bees and beehives are hotter than ever, from tabletop knick knacks to
entire tablescapes. People here in the Beehive State are even celebrating
Pioneer Day with buzzworthy décor, ditching the red, white and blue for a
little black and yellow!

Studio 5 Trend Tracker Mindy Dunyon shares some hot spots to find cute
beehive themed décor that can be used to celebrate Pioneer Day!

Jolleys Gifts & Floral (for a huge selection of beehive and honey bee décor
and gifts)


· 1676 East 1300 South (Salt Lake City)

Etsy (for cute Utah fabric)


Deseret Book (for cute candles and mason jars)


BEEHIVE PINATA (original idea from Country Living)

Step One: Inflate a 24-inch-wide balloon (Zurchers) Set it on top
of a large
bucket so that the balloon’s narrow end rests just inside the bucket.

Step Two: Cut newspaper into 3″L x 1″W strips (you’ll need about
200 strips
total). In a bowl, mix equal parts school glue and water. Working one strip at
a time, dip paper into the mixture and immediately place on the balloon.
Once the strips are dry to the touch (about an hour), turn the balloon upside
down and cover its narrow end—stopping a few inches from the top to leave
a four-inch-wide opening (where you’ll later insert candy). Allow to dry
completely, about six hours. Repeat with two more layers on both ends,
allowing six hours of drying time between each layer.

Step Three: Use a pin to pop the balloon, then tip the hive over to
empty. Set
the hive back in the bucket and fill with candy.

Step Four: Create a hanger for the hive by making two small holes
at the
narrow end with an X-Acto knife, on opposite sides near the opening. Cut a
four- foot-long piece of twine; thread one end through both holes and tie off
near the top of the hive, leaving enough twine for hanging.

Step Five: Close the open end using six-inch-long strips of paper-
applying a total of three layers and allowing for drying time between each.

Step Six: Cut yellow crepe paper streamers into three-inch-long
strips. Glide
a strip of hot glue along each strip; then, starting at the bottom of the hive,
affix in a horizontal pattern until the hive is covered.


Step One: Hot-glue a one-inch black pom-pom to a two- inch
yellow pom-

Step Two: Cut 2 two-inch-long pieces of black pipe cleaner, then
wrap each
around the yellow pom-pom, leaving about a half-inch between the pipe
cleaners. Hot-glue ends in place. Finally, fold a piece of vellum paper in half
and cut out a one-and-a-half-inch wing shape. Unfold and attach the
creased center to the bee’s body, just above the stripe nearest to its head,
with hot glue. Repeat to make additional bees, then hot-glue them onto the

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