Bridal Shower Ideas
Since she is such a special friend, and I love hosting this group of girls, I wanted to make sure the shower felt equally as special. I paid lots of attention to the details. First, I started with the color scheme. I love the Rifle Paper Company banner, which I made into a "Bride to Be" banner. The colors are pretty and chalky. I especially love the coral and mint. I also wanted to incorporate some purple, since that is their wedding color. It worked out perfectly that my bluish purple hydrangeas are blooming right now. So I headed out to the garden and picked a bunch. Lastly I chose a theme, and I'm calling it vintage, flea market inspired bridal shower. I will list the resources that I used as I go along.
The banner was from the Rifle Paper Company. I found it locally at the Paper Source Store. The pom pom garland I made myself. I used mint and cream yarn. This is a great project to get your kids involved with. :) I set the buffet in my dining room as the food table, and I think it worked out perfectly. If you have been following me on my blog or instagram you know that I love to collect vintage white hobnail dishes. This is an occasion that they certainly come in handy. I used them for the food and some vases. I also used vintage tins that I had been collecting for vases, and an Anthropologie vase.
I found the cupcake liners at Michael's Craft store in the baking section. They were the perfect shade of mint. And they worked perfectly with the crepe paper and tissue flowers I used. The crepe paper was from Target, and the tissue pom poms were from Party City. It was awesome luck finding all these items that matched so perfectly. :)
Vintage items I used. I stacked the books and bounded them with material scraps.
I made the cake toppers out of washi tape, and some tissue paper. I then printed out cute little words to put on them. I used be mine, love, and forever. I also made the cupcakes, and custom matched the icing to the Rifle Paper Company banner.
Lucky for me, my last name starts with a "B" and so does the bride's new last name. I think this is a great way to really personalize the table scape
I made a personalized frame for the couple. I was super easy, I found the frame at Target, and then used Martha Stewart stickers to personalize it.
I served chicken salad with walnuts and grapes, along with oriental coleslaw, black pepper potato chips, and fruit. Simple and easy, but perfect for a bridal shower luncheon.
I found this fun burlap and gold polka dot fabric at Joann Fabrics. When I saw it, I instantly thought it would make a perfect table runner. I ended up sewing up the sides to keep it from fraying, and ran a lint brush over it, because it will shed.
A vintage sewing box worked out perfectly to put the hydrangeas in. I just filled small glasses with water, and then put the hydrangeas in the glasses.
Since I have a collection of vintage brooches, because I make jewelry using them at Lulubelles.com, I used them as napkin rings. Each one was unique, just like each of the girls.
I had a drink station set up on a small buffet piece.
Washi tape and paper straws is always a cute combo.
I love all these girls so much. We have been through a lot together. Friendships should be treasured, and I certainly treasure these ladies.
Until next time,