One of my best friends and roommates got engaged and is getting married in a little over a month. Sooo soon!! I was still able to throw her an elegant and fun shower.
I first found out the amount of guests expected and the colors she would like for flowers etc. Then I chose one of her favorite restaraunts as the location. TIP : when choosing a restaraunt be sure it has a private room available so guests can socialize and you can play games if you choose. That way you‚Äôll have a place to put the gifts as well.
After figuring out the guest list I ordered a darling invitation from the social collection from Carlson Craft.
The favors came next. I chose to order sugar cookies with the bride and groom‚Äôs names on them from one of my favorite bakeries. I put the favors in white chinese take-out boxes lined with designer napkins and a solid colored napkin in aqua. In the box I also included pink buttermints and wedding dress favors filled with m&ms and silver covered jordan almonds.
For the centerpieces I used 2 -6? round vases holding a short, white pillar candle with stemless off -white daisies (her fave) surrounding the candle. I placed these on silver doiles. I also used helium filled balloons in her colors tied to a gigantic wedding ring. Talk about bling! Everyone loved trying on the ring.
At the restaraunt we ordered appetizers for the guests but let them take care of their own meal.
The bride wore a tiara that said "bride to be".
I felt this shower was a huge success because guests were able to talk and laugh and really celebrate the bride. It was a fantastic "girls night out"!