This past weekend I had the honor of hosting my sister Kaylee's bridal shower. I have had a blast the last few weeks getting creative and making sure this shower was nothing short of perfect (if you know her, you know she deserves it). The bridal shower was held at 10:00 am at The Blair Center in Westfield, Ohio. We served breakfast foods, bubbly mocktails, and indulged in whip cream and fruit filled martini glasses.
As the guests arrived they were greeted by a "place card" table of sorts. Champagne glasses were filled with fruits and sparkling juices topped with gold embellished straws with Kraft paper flags (tutorial on those later!) that showcased each guests name and table number. I loved how this came out and everyone looked so glamorous socializing with such pretty welcome drinks.
Across from the table of drinks was a cozy sitting area complete with a fireplace. I picked up the "You & Me" sign at Target and found the letter "M" (the initial of her soon to be last name - and her current last name for that matter) at Home Goods. Little touches like this are what make a party to me!
As guests rounded the corner they were welcomed with LOVE, literally. I snagged these gold mylar balloons on Amazon and had them filled while helium the night before. They were the perfect backdrop to the breakfast buffet. I ordered tissue paper garland off of Etsy and strung it across the front of the buffet table and also along the gift table. It added a fantastic whimsical touch.
Table numbers and centerpieces could not have been easier to create, and they looked (and smelled) wonderful. The table numbers were frames that I gathered up from around my house, I bought Kraft paper and number stickers (similar) from Michael's. I simply cut the Kraft paper to size, added the appropriate number and they were finished!
Centerpieces were just as simple. My mom and I have been gathering bud vases from Goodwill for the past few weeks and had no problem coming up with 5 per table. We ran them through the dishwasher to make sure they were sparkling clean and filled them with a random assortment of white flowers that I purchased from Sam's Club the night before. They made the perfect statement and added an elegant touch to each table.
We played a fun, lighthearted game of true or false at the bridal shower. All the questions revolved around Kaylee and everyone enjoyed getting to know fun facts about her (like that she has knocked out the SAME front tooth twice). The games were printed on card stock and were set at each place setting when the guests arrived. Each table was also provided a smaller glass vase of gold pens - because obviously the pens HAVE to match the rest of the decor (shown in the picture above).
It is safe to say a fun time was had by all, especially the Bride to be! Congratulations Kaylee, you are loved more than you know and we cannot wait for your big day. You will be a jaw dropper, I have no doubt!