I volunteered to design the invite and all the little personal stationary and decorative touches for the shower. I left the cooking to the other girls and went to town with a coral and navy color scheme, with touches of chevron.
At the "Something Old" table we displayed pictures of Jackie growing up, with her family and fellow bridesmaids. We also set up a little station where guests could write advice or a little note for the bride to be. The top of the note cards said "...to the future Mrs. Her New Name" and on the chalkboard signage I wrote "Sweetest wishes for the soon to be Mrs."
Before we dove into the gifts, we tucked into all the beautiful foods that the other bridesmaids had prepared. Pulled pork, potato salad, homemade bruschetta, guacamole, just to name a few of the yummy dishes we enjoyed. Pink table cloths, fluffy hydrangeas and mason jars made for pretty tablescapes.
I hoped that no one was sick of the chevron yet because I couldn't help myself with coordinating water bottle labels. I also made a second chalkboard for the dessert table which I was pretty pleased with. One of the bridesmaids made the most beautiful ombre cake I have ever seen. It was almost too pretty to eat and it went perfectly with all our other decorations! We also had a milkshake bar and ice cream chipwiches.
It was a lot of work coordinating everything with 7 bridesmaids but I love how it all came together. It was also a great chance to get to meet her childhood friends and more of her family. But the biggest sign of a good shower is that the bride was properly loved and spoiled! So I'd call this a huge success! Only 3 more months until her big day- I can't wait!
**p.s if you're interested in invitations, menu cards, water bottle labels, or other fun supplies for your own parties, check out my design page and we can chat.