Earlier this year I threw a bridal shower for my sister. It was fun to see everything I had pictured all come together! I love throwing showers and parties because it gives me an excuse to get crafty and make something. For my sister’s shower I made the green dessert stands, the fabric garland curtain, invitations, bridal game cards, an almond cake, a peach drink, French macarons, chocolate dipped marshmallows, and I purchased a few apothecary jars and some candy from CandyWarehouse.com to add to the dessert table. Here is how it turned out:
Where did I begin and how did I do it?
Before you can have a party you must make invitations for the party. For the invitations I used cute colors of cardstock to coordinate with the colors of the shower, a Cricut machine, a Sizzix, some ink, a peachy pink pearl, and of course my computer and printer. I used a basic word document to print the invitation onto the peachy pink paper. After searching for the right color of carstock I ended up going with this one that was a little bluer than I wanted. "Seafoam" was actually the name of the cardstock. I used the Cricut to cut out the flower, the Sizzix to add the embossing, and a little pearl in the center of the flower.
To make the fabric curtain I made several cuts along one side of the fabric so I could easily tear each piece into strips. I had to cut the lace into strips since it would not tear like the other fabrics. Once each strip was made I tied them to twine. I used the extra fabric to dress up some vases and the apothecary jars which added to the décor.
Some of my favorite things I made for this shower were the green dessert stands. They are so simple and fun to make! I purchased 2 plates and 2 cups from Ikea and used glass glue to glue them together. I also love to bake, so of course I made the French macarons and dipped the marshmallows in white chocolate and added some sprinkles!
|Candy from CandyWarehouse.com|
For the peach drink I used Clear American Golden Peach and mixed in some Crystal Light Peach Bellini.
Bridal Shower Game
I went to a shower once where we were given a plain cardstock with a list of items worth different points and for each item you had in your purse you got the points for that item. The person with the most points wins. I designed a cute card to play this game and changed and added some items to the game. We also had a guessing game where the guests had to count how many candies were in a mason jar. Each guest wrote there name and guess on a cute little card and the person who guessed the closest won the mason jar full of candy.
Everything turned out better than I imagined it would! Now I just need another shower so I can do it all again with some of my many other ideasJ