Friday, October 29, 2010

Something Blue Bridal Shower

On Sunday I threw my very soon to be Sister-in-Law, Dana a "Something Blue" bridal shower.  {I think} it was a huge success, and I had a lot of fun planning it!

It all started with a really cute invitation I found on Etsy, by MommiesInk.  She was kind enough to customize it to exactly how I wanted (changing the font, changing the color of the hair on the bride to red, and changing the background color to blue)

I added some Martha Stewart glitter glue on the earring to add a touch of sparkle:

Outdoor decor was very simple.  A light blue, tulle wreath that I made and hung on the door and a $1 garage sale chalkboard that I painted light blue and wrote "Shower Time" on.  I was planning on wrapping our arbor in the same light blue tulle, but it was pouring so I nixed that idea.

Table settings were where the majority of "something blue" took place.  Light blue tablecloths, light blue napkins, light blue flower cut-outs scattered throughout, white plates, champagne glasses with a light blue ribbon tied around them, place cards written in light blue font with pearl beads, words of wisdom cards I made for each guest, plus the party favor (a See's candy truffle inside a white box, with a light blue ribbon and diamond bead)

The bride-to-be had a special place setting, with a Mr. and Mrs. Nest, made by Dear Jes on Etsy.

Words of Wisdom cards were a piece of chipboard, with holes punches in the sides.  Each guest had one at their place setting and was asked to write some words of wisdom for the couple.  I embellished each piece of chipboard with a stamp, some Martha Stewart glitter glue and antiquing ink.  The pages are going to be turned into a small book.

Hanging decor was fun, thanks to my friend Erin who made and let me borrow her fabric ruffled streamer and hanging turquoise ball.  Martha Stewart gets credit for the glittered "Congratulations" sign.

Food was simple.  Dana has Celiac Disease, so I wanted to make sure it was clear what was and wasn't gluten free.  The signature cocktail was one I made up - "Something Blue" consisted of Malibu Rum, 7-Up, pineapple juice and blue curacao to taste.

The adorable "here comes the bride" banner and tulle hangings were made and loaned to me by Erin.  {Thank you, friend!}

We played a handful of games, including a "bridal scramble", "famous brides" - a matching game where you had to match celebrity brides to their mates, and "Dana's Favorites" where guests had to try their hardest to write down things like Dana's favorite song, drink, actor and more!  It got competitive!

Most gifts were wrapped in shades of blue, which made for fun present-opening.  Leila loved helping.

 Leila and Gianna were in on the something blue theme!  Dresses by Old Navy, headbands by yours truly:

Dessert was particularly fun for me.  Notice the tag line of my blog?  "Follow me, Heather of Angel Face Designs.  Mama, wife, jewelry designer, lover of all things miniature."  Well, since I am a lover of all things miniature, that's exactly what dessert was.  Mini muffins, mini meringues and {Dana's favorite!} an assortment of mini ice creams!

I had so much fun throwing this shower, and would like to give special thanks to my mom for helping me set it all up and Erin for the use of her gorgeous handmade decorations!  I can't believe that the wedding is just a few, short weeks away!


Tara said...

i was wondering about that fabric ruffle streamer. i LOVED it. it caught my attention right away. does she make and sell them? id totally buy one.

the shower was fabulous, you did a remarkable job!

and i freakin love coco!!!!!

Jill said...

SOOOOO pretty!!! I LOVE the little Mr.& Mrs. eggs in the nest!! and OH MY GOODNESS!!!- Those sweet baby girls looked precious!!!
Have a wonderful/fun weekend!

Denissa said...

How fun! You did a great job :) Beautiful picture of you and your future sil!

amaya said...

The shower looks amazing! You can tell that you put a lot of thought, time and effort into it. How lucky your sil is to have you (I hope she appreciates it - my in laws are awful!) You made all of those words of wisdom cards? How long did that take? I would locve to see a picture of the book whenyou're finished with it. Great job!

ANd I love the headbands you made. Multi talnted girl!

amaya said...

oh, and I wish we lived close to eachother,, any party with a bucnh of miniature ice creams sounds to good to be true!

Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Amaya - I made 26 of the w.o.w. took a while ;) And if we lived closer I'd definitely invite you to any mini ice cream parties!

Thanks for the compliments, ladies!

Justine said...

Those little girl dresses are super cute!

Just Better Together

Unknown said...

I seriously can't thank you enough for such an amazing shower! Everything was absolutely perfect! You put so much time and thought in to every little detail! The something blue drink was so yummy, the mini ice creams were so me, the games were fun and I can't say enough about all the decorations! Thank you sooo much for making me feel so special! Love you sista!!! 16 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TDM Wendy said...

Can you throw me a shower? I am already married and done birthing children. Is there another way that I am not thinking of? Maybe a "36th Birthday Shower" in February? It doesn't even have to be blue. You can pick any color. Thanks.

Emmy Lou said...

You look so pretty in that picture with your future s-i-l! The jewels are adorable, but I wouldn't expect any less from a S&D gal.

W and J said...

Way to create some fun space and celebrate someone special!!! LOVE it all!!

Kimmie @ Hello Mess said...

I'm pretty sure that I need to fill a cupcake stand with mini ice cream containers immediately. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for linking up to What I Whipped Up Wednesday!


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