Thursday, August 11, 2016

DIY Bridal Shower

About a month ago my Mom and I threw a bridal shower for my future sister-in-law. Of course, I went straight to Pinterest and was presented a massive amount of ideas. Here is our spin on what we saw on Pinterest.

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We held the shower in my Mom's backyard. For the centerpieces we used large mason jars. Inside the mason jars we put a smaller vase to hold the flowers and sliced oranges for an added pop of color. Our theme was colorful summer fun. We also put brightly colored cupcake liners with battery powered votive lights on the tables.

Instead of games we set up a jar, where the guests could leave a date idea for the couple. This was our spin on an idea that I saw on Frugal Elegance.

We grabbed these two drink dispensers from A.C. Moore, they came with the chalkboard tags. One we filled with pink lemonade and lemon slices and the other we filled with water and lemon/lime slices. These were such a big hit that my Mom used them the next day for their annual 4th of July party. 

We used my metal party bin for the wine with plenty of ice. We also included decorative ice balls with flowers frozen inside. Check out this post to see how we created these: Ice Ball Mold Review

I often receive products to test from different companies in exchange for honest and unbiased reviews. Right before this shower I received this wine icicle/aerator and it worked great! We used it in the bride to be's favorite wine, it was perfect because of how warm it was that day. Here is a link to this product on Amazon if you are interested in purchasing.

I had a ton of drink umbrellas left over from my daughter's beach themed birthday party. We decided to create a wreath out of all the leftovers. This project came from Pinterest via Nap Time Reviewer

To add some flare to the table umbrellas, we hung paper lanterns. Since none of the umbrellas matched this gave them some unity.


The shower was a brunch. We served lobster, tuna and chicken salad sandwiches, pasta salad and a quiche. There were also appetizers such as cheese and crackers, veggies, etc...


My daughter and I had fun creating a munchkin tree with donut holes from Dunkin Donuts. This idea came from Pinterest via Tikkido.


For dessert we had waffle cones filled with fruit and a homemade strawberry cake. The waffle cones I got from our local ice cream shop. 

The recipe for the delicious strawberry cake came from Pinterest via David at Spiced. I'll be baking this cake for years to come, it was so good.


Last but not least, for the favors we put together nail polish and a manicure set. I created the tag "Thanks for helping us polish off their wish list!" in the shape of a handbag using Photoshop. Click bridal shower favor tags to get your free printable for personal use only.

We hung the favors using inexpensive bead necklaces, off a piece of driftwood that my Mom had already.

This was a really fun party to throw. It brought out the Pinterest Diva inside of me. Gotta love it!

1 comment:

  1. DIY bridal showers are so fun. Pleased that you shared these photos here. We had great time on last night in a friend’s bridal shower. Now doing preparations for her wedding day that will be hosted at prettiest beachside wedding venues Chicago. So excited!