My younger sister is getting married this August, and as her Matron of Honor I threw her bridal shower over the weekend!
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:
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.
For the tables I created some basic himmeli style shapes using some coffee stirrers and wire.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!