Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Modern Geometric Bridal Shower

My younger sister is getting married this August, and as her Matron of Honor I threw her bridal shower over the weekend!

Chelle

I reserved a private room at a favorite trendy restaurant downtown for a Sunday brunch and it turned out to be a hugely successful, and almost stress-free party.  There were 25 ladies who attended, and I went with a loosely “geometric” theme.  I started with the invites, which I created using a design I found on Zazzle

Modern-Geometric-Bridal-Shower-Invite

I used the geometric shapes as my décor inspiration, knowing that the restaurant already had some louder colors on the walls.  Obviously, the big décor feature were the LOVE balloons, which I ordered online here, and had filled at my local Party City.  They were the focal point and background for the gift table.

LOVE-Balloons

For the tables I created some basic himmeli style shapes using some coffee stirrers and wire.

Table-Settings

They were super simple, cheap, and my mom and I made them together on Saturday, all around win!

I created a menu with selected items from the restaurant’s menu for the guests to chose from, using the pink hexagons to carry the theme.  For favors I made little Mimosa soap bars!  On the back they read: “From my shower to yours, thank you! From the future Mrs. Michelle (her soon-to-be married name)”.  So cheesy, but oh so cute!

Menu

For a “guest book” I created a Date Night Jar, and guests were asked to think of a date night idea for the bride and groom.

Date-Night-Sign-In

Also, on the table were cupcakes made by my sister’s friend, and embellished with gum paste decorations I made using a Cricut Cake.  Its was such a pain, and gum paste tastes like sugary cardboard, but they turned out exactly as I envisioned and looked awesome with everything!

Cupcakes

The food was ordered and served very efficiently by the servers, so much so that we were flying though everything much sooner than I thought!

Guests

We started with a simple game called “Who has the groom?”.  I made cards with actors heads on tuxedo jackets and one with Michelle’s fiancé Keith’s head.  Before everyone got there, I placed an envelope at each place setting, underneath the kraft paper.  Whoever had Keith won!

Who-has-the-Groom-Samples

For the main game, we played “How well do you know the Bride?” while we waited for our food to arrive.  This was a simple game of 15 questions, but it was pretty funny since some of the guests turned out to know Michelle even better than she knew herself!

How-well-do-you-know-the-Bride

After we ate, Michelle opened presents and I set random timers throughout and whoevers gift she was opening when the time went off, got a gift. 

Since I forgot to grab a photo of my sister and I on my camera (doh!), here’s a photo of Michelle, and my future sister-in-law, Kelly who is getting married to my brother in October!

Michelle-and-Kelly

It was really great to throw a bridal shower for my sister, and to celebrate her upcoming marriage to Keith.  Now the countdown is on for the big event, the wedding in August!

1 comment:

  1. Everything about my shower was perfect! Thanks sis!

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