I’m not a professional party planner by any means but one thing I sure love is throwing a good “themed” party. Birthdays, showers, and holiday parties are my favorite. One of the things I love most about throwing parties is getting to spend quality time with my friends and family. Oh, and there’s incorporating my love of all things DIY. So, when my younger sister asked me to be her co-maid of honor, not only was I truly honored but I also couldn’t wait to start planning the Bridal Shower.
In order to ensure that my sister’s bridal shower was everything she wanted I consulted her first on the theme. We decided on an elegantly themed garden party (indoors because in October it’s 95° in Florida) complete with a waffle bar brunch.
The morning of the bridal shower, I gifted Christina a beautiful DIY Bride-To-Be Pin that I handmade just for her on her special day.
Each of the bridal parties wore bright pink “Bride Tribe” pins and the mothers of the bride and groom wore floral pins as well. This helped other guests know who was who.
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As guests arrived at the shower they were crowned with a fun and flirty flower headband that Christina and her bridesmaids handmade. They also donned the windows as decorative garlands.
To get the party started and the conversations flowing, guests were directed to the mimosa bar where they could choose from four different kinds of juices and fresh fruit. I found gold accented LOVE drink stirrers on Amazon and plastic champagne flutes from Party City. The bubbly bar was accented with a glittery gold banner that I also found on Amazon. We lined the top of the bubbly bar with cream-colored doilies that our Baba (means grandma in Macedonian) made. This was our special way to honor her memory on Christina’s special day.
On one side of the champagne bar was a mini donut cake accented with fresh daisies and baby’s breath. Instead of a traditional cake, Christina opted for a donut cake topped with just the right amount of fresh flowers. It was constructed from a variety of donuts including powdered, glazed, and jelly-filled. It was absolutely delicious and so beautifully displayed that no one even missed the traditional cake.
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Behind the donut cake stood the letters C & N which one of Christina’s bridesmaids handmade from cardboard letters and silk flowers.
On the other end of the bubbly bar was a yummy display of mini cinnamon rolls.
After some conversation and mingling, our guests indulged themselves in a delicious waffle bar brunch. We also served finger foods like vanilla parfaits, veggie cups, biscuit wrapped sausages, and mini quiche.
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Following brunch, we dove right into the games because what bridal shower isn’t complete without a little friendly competition. My DIY Bridal Jeopardy brought the most laughs and fun as every team scrambled to be the big winners. By the end of the game, everyone was laughing, reminiscing, and sharing stories about the bride and groom.
After the games, Christina opened her gifts as we nibbled on cinnamon rolls and raspberry stuffed mini donuts. Friends and family showered Christina with lots of thoughtful gifts for her and Nate’s new life together.
To capture the memories, throughout the shower, Christina and her quests took pictures in front of a gorgeous gold and floral backdrop.
We made it from 3 pieces of white and gold striped paper and colored tissue paper to match the garden theme.
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As a token of our appreciation, we handed out personalized bars of soap to each guest.
At the end of the shower, Christina took some time to herself to reflect on her special day and read the bucket list ideas her friends and family left for her.
Overall, we had a nice day and Fun Filled Garden Theme Bridal Shower. It’s always nice to be around friends and family but especially nice to celebrate a happy occasion with those who love you most. There was so much happiness among us that all of the planning, cooking, and crafting was definitely worth it.
Do you like to plan or host parties and/or showers? Tell me about the last party you planned or hosted in the comments below.
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Meagan is in her mid-thirties and has been married for almost 10 years. She is a proud boy mom, happily navigating her way through the toddler years. She met her husband 20 years ago in high school; they got married 10 years later after graduating from the University of South Florida. Meagan currently helps run a family business with her parents and sister, while blogging about her life and taking care of her three-year-old son full time (at work)!
When she isn’t chasing her son around and constantly picking up Matchbox cars, she enjoys spending time with her family on a beach anywhere. She also loves decorating and organizing her home, delving into fun DIY projects, bargain shopping, and eating at unique restaurants. She also loves Barbecue anything and a good show or movie on Netflix.
Wow, the shower looks amazing! I love the parfait tower and the waffle bar — those are such unique ideas.
Gillian Kent says
What a gorgeous event. So many good games, the waffles bar is such a cool idea and all that ways to keep it fun and memorable.
Sincerely Ophelia says
It looks like so so much fun! Bridal showers are so fun and joyous!
Cait Weingartner says
I love so many of these ideas! My sister recently became engaged, and you can bet I’ll be holding on to these suggestions for future reference!
Great! We had a lot of fun planning and even more fun playing games!
I love bridal showers 🙂 Thanks for sharing this article 🙂