I helped my sister-in-law with a bridal shower for her sister last weekend & it turned out truly adorable! The naked cake I shared on Monday was part of the fun!
I’m going to break down different parts of the shower into a sprinkling of posts over the next couple weeks, but today I’m sharing a bunch of photos of the event & tips for hosting your own bridal shower.
Literally, my favorite part of the entire shower is probably the sign in table. I thought I had the best idea ever till the grandmas started asking what a “wedding number” was…lol. It was still a super fun idea! We wrote our ideas on the brown paper with permanent markers.
Another sweet & easy peasy idea- hair tie favors! You can buy a roll of the hair tie ribbon at Walmart or any craft store in tons of colors. White worked well for this bridal shower. You make about 10 hair ties per roll of ribbon & I think a roll is around $2. Print out “TO HAVE & TO HOLD…your hair back” on cardstock & cut into rectangles then slide the ponytail holders over the cardstock. Pile ’em in a basket, on a tray or in a planter (like I did here) with a “Thanks for coming” sign.
This stunning cake was a show-stopper & it even tasted good! Get the deets & watch the live video of me putting the top layers together here.
We served water with strawberry slices, slide cucumber & torn mint leaves. The flavor was so refreshing & it looked extra elegant on the cake table.
A Pinterest classic- engagement ring donuts! I feel like these are a bridal shower staple & they always taste delicious! Use an electronic cutting device to cut diamonds out of scrapbook paper. If you don’t have one, print diamonds on paper & cut around them. Add glitter for bonus points!
Dress up champagne flutes, or any glass really, with melted chocolate & sprinkles! You’ll need 2 small, microwavable bowls. Melt chocolate or candy melts in one bowl & fill the other with sprinkles. Dip the rim of the glass in the melted chocolate & then in the sprinkles. Let dry & drink! They look classy & sassy on these trays!
Details are EVERYTHING to me & these silverware packets hit the spot! Watch out for this on repeat at my niece’s 1st birthday in a couple of weeks. Take a few minutes to wrap sets of silverware with napkins, tie with twine & tuck in a live or faux fern. DONE! Can you imagine these for a wedding! Eeeek!
In case you wondered what we ate- brushetta, caprese bites, cucumber bites, a tortellini pasta salad & veggies, plus the cake & donuts made the menu.
Another stunner at the shower, the lacey photo booth! You’ll certainly be hearing more on this (including a time-lapse video) later this week. I was shocked by how quickly it came together & how much easier it was to create than I imagined.
What are your bridal shower tips?
Look out for game ideas & a full tutorial on the photo booth backdrop soon!
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