2.07.2011

Something Blue {with a Twist} Bridal Shower

My younger sister Rebecca's Bridal Shower was on Saturday.
As soon as she got engaged & her chose her wedding colors, I started planning this shower in my head. I hosted the shower at my house & I was in charge of the invites, the cupcakes, all the "details" and the decorations. You know how I love those little details! My older sister, Mom & Aunt made the food. It was a total group effort!
Our bridesmaids dresses are Aqua "Tiffany" Blue & she is going to have pops of orange, lime green, red & yellow for our flowers. Because of that, I knew I wanted to incorporate that into her Bridal Shower. I am loving the color combo of aqua & orange right now, so I decided that the "theme" for the shower would be:
Something Blue {with a Twist}
The twist was the splashes of orange that I added for the shower.
Here are the shower details!

Invites that I made:
{Available in my Etsy shop}

Decorations:
Pom Poms!
I love Pom Poms!
On the tables I had flowers along with blue & orange candy:
Nothing says Spring like Tulips! And, on Saturday it was 77 degrees! In February!
At one of the tables, I had dipped pretzels also:
The plates had the favor cookies on them:
I got 2 types of cookies at a local bakery, wedding dresses & wedding cakes:
I made the favor tags with their initials & wedding date:
I also had a bouquet of flowers that will be similar to what our bridesmaids bouquets will look like. The coloras are going to look so pretty with our aqua dresses!
My sisters & I:
And, one with my mom & her girls!
The Menu:
Beverages - We offered mimosas, white white, sparkling water & sparkling lemonade.
The future Mrs. Baker:
{with her eliot necklace}

Veggies & Hummus:
Banana Bread & Zucchini Bread:
We had 3 types of Quiche:
Spinach & Bacon
Ham & Cheese:
Veggie:
Fruit Salad:
Mixed Greens with mandarin oranges, pecans & avocado:
Funny side note, my mother in law brought a sponge to the shower & gave it to my older sister so that they could use it when cleaning the shower dishes.
In case you missed it, I am a sponge-a-phobe.
The tables:
We got to meet my cousin's new baby, Brodie for the first time!
We had about 25 women attend.
The Activities:
When I sent out the invitations, I also included a blank recipe card & a note that said to include your favorite recipe in order to build Rebecca's cooking repertoire.
When I got married 8.5 years ago, one of our family friends did this for one of my Wedding Showers & it was so great to have a collection of great recipes. That is where I got my Taco Soup recipe!
She got some really yummy recipes! I am going to borrow some :)

The game we played was called 20 Questions.
We came up with 20 Questions about Rebecca & Jason's relationship and future.
We asked Jason the questions the day before the shower.
Then at the shower, we asked each guest to write down how many questions they think Rebecca & Jason will answer the same.
Rebecca was getting a little stressed after she missed a few questions. She needed more wine :)
She answered 14 out of 20 questions the same way Jason answered.

Next, it was time for dessert while Rebecca opened presents!
Dessert was 2 types of cupcakes. I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Funfetti (Rebecca's favorite)
Jason's mom gave Rebecca a gift from Victoria Secret (that could have been awkward) but it was a really pretty white satin robe that said 'Bride' on it:
My family room looked like a Crate & Barrel show room after she finished opening all her presents!
The Bride to Be with her ribbon bouquet:
We had so much fun celebrating Rebecca this weekend!
Next up is the Bachelorette party in March & then the wedding in April!
And, today just so happens to be Rebecca's 27th Birthday!
Happy Birthday to the Future Mrs. Baker!

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful shower!! Love the color scheme!

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  2. If I break things off with Shiloh and then we get back together and get engaged would you throw me a shower. Cuz I really want one like this.

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  3. fun! i know how you feel, amanda's shower isn't til july and it is on my mind a good portion of every day. we are so obsessive!! :)

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  4. Adorable decorations! Love the aqua and orange! And loving the pictures of you and your sisters! Must be great having sisters!

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  5. Super cute. Love the colors.
    I'll bet your momma loves that pic of all her girls. How special!

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  6. Beautiful shower Mel! I love the colors with the pops of orange. So fun and cheery. Congrats to your sister!

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  7. What a beautiful shower! I am hungry just looking at your pictures!

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  8. You are so talented! Love how everything came out. So beautiful. I wish I could make the labels you do. Is it all by hand or do you use a color printer?

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  9. It looks absolutely beautiful! I love the colour scheme and how you incorporated it into the shower, clever you!

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  10. Love the colors! Awesome job! That is one seriously impressive ribbon bouquet. And great, now I want cookie dough cupcakes... mmm... :)

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  11. best shower ever Mel!
    you are so awesome!
    I can't wait to plan Maggie's shower/bachelorette party :)
    I MUST make some of those cute pretzels. Love it all!

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  12. Hi again Mel, just gave you a bloggy award. You only accept if you want to (seriously!), I just wanted you to know I love your blog!

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  13. Super cute...I did a shower in October with these colors...LOVE THEM!

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  14. Your sister looks gorgeous and so happy! You did a great job and if you still have those pom poms I know someone throwing a baby shower and an owl birthday party back-to-back who could put them to good use ;)

    Also, what bakery did you get the cookies from? I need milk bottle cookies!!

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  15. I love everything about this shower! It makes me so excited for mine in a few weeks! I do have to admit,I told the girls I don't want this shower to be like a Victoria's Secret fashion show if you know what I mean... ;-) (If they insist,that can be another shower!)

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  16. this shower is so cute. it is my favorite of what ive seen today

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