6.04.2007

pink bridal shower fun

i hosted a bridal shower for my dear friend this past saturday. i’m her MATRON of honor (i still can’t get over the whole “matron” thing) and had a blast putting together the party with the other bridesmaids. we held a brunch, in honor of the bride’s love for breakfast foods, in a gazebo located in my apartment complex. it was my first time throwing a shower- it was A LOT of work (i basically pulled an all-nighter making all the desserts) but totally worth it! i’m not really a pink girl, but even i wasn’t overloaded by all the pink. ☺


we toasted and cheered the bride's entrance


the gazebo in action


a close-up of the tissue pomanders. they made such a difference in the party ambience despite their time-consuming creation. these are basically a huge version of the tissue flowers i made (though i didn’t make these).


the menu: swiss and mushroom quiche, spinach and jack cheese quiche, scrambled eggs, sausages, mini cream cheese and lox bagels, mini cranberry tuna melts, two fruit platters, berry parfaits, white chocolate raspberry chocolate cupcakes, green tea cheesecakes, french vanilla panna cotta with mango coulis, and cinnamon streusels




hehe, here’s my husband briefly crashing the party for some food. the gazebo is actually about a 5 minute walk from our apartment, so he helped transport some of the heavy items.


harney and sons wedding tea! i bought this in new york 4 months ago for this specific purpose.


i’ve always wanted to make these little food flags at dinner parties but i knew at least half the guests (ahem, the boys) wouldn’t appreciate them. they were really easy to make!








this chafing dish comes in super handy! SO worth the investment!


these plastic wine glasses were 50 cents each! i should've bought real glass ones from the 99 cent store.




pink drinks, of course!


place settings- with my favorite anthropologie napkins!


one of the bridesmaids bought all the flowers at the downtown flower mart and did an amazing job of arranging them. the vases are actually leftover ones from my bridal shower last year!




one of the bridesmaids bought this tablecloth at the FIDM scholarship store for $1 a yard! it was actually my favorite element of the shower. :)


gift table


the favors. the boxes contained thong underwears and the sugar cups contain japanese milkys candies. we had a fun time showing off our cute (and a few really trashy) thongs. wish i had some pictures of them!


here’s my present that i wrapped. halfway through the flowers, i totally regretted making them since the small flowers are hard on your hands, but it was worth it in the end- we used the flowers for her rehearsal bouquet.


the bride and i. we told her to put the wrapping on her head.


with her rehearsal bouquet




bridal party photo (minus one bridesmaid).


having fun with the pomanders.

40 comments:

hiphostess said...

This shower is FANTASTIC!! And I love the little food flags :) Did you make the tissue poms from scratch or were they from a craft kit? Everything looks great - love the table settings, the centerpieces, the flower arrangments...everything. Great job!

Jenn :)

Mandy said...

What a fabulous shower and one lucky bride! I saw your pics on decor8 and had to check out your blog. :)

Mandy said...

Ooops...not decor8...the hostess blog :)

KP said...

Gorgeous! What a great party you hosted. Thanks for the inspiration!

jamiehdesigns said...

What a beautiful bridal shower! You should be so proud of yourself. Everything looks divine.
I'm happy to see the Martha Stewart Poms haning on the gazebo as well. I just blogged about them yesterday, b/c I plan on making a batch for an upcoming engagment party.
*cheers!*

susie said...

woowoo! we are so awesome!

WeezerMonkey said...

Sweet! Nice job, matron.

Helen said...

Congratulations. the food looks exquisite. You should have a 'how to' post about the pomanders and all the food. Very jealous of the setting, too, the gazebo is very stylish!
xx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous job! where did you get the dotted sugar cups? i am in love....
thanks,
lisa chez623@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

This is probably going to make me sound completely stalker-ish, but I was so excited to come across your blog through HWTM. I loved your Knot bio from my wedding planning days, so finding out you have a blog is awesome!

Jess said...

How GORGEOUS! The food and decorations look so perfect. Nice photography, too. :) Thanks for the link!

WeezerMonkey said...

Sorry. Me again. I'm tagging you for a meme. Forgive me.

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penny said...

I am dying for the 'how to' on the flowers, I am sure I learned in art class when I was young right...found you on plum party.com

I am adding you to my links on my site, www.pennypincher.sc

Penny

Suhail said...

That is just the loviest party. It seems like a great succes and will be an inspiration to many I'm sure :). I'd like to add my vote to the 'how to' for the flowers. They are super!!

Ciao,

Suhail
saying hi from London!

Suhail said...

Hi everyone,

I'd just like to let you know I found a tutorial at Martha Stewart.com. (Click link or go to her site and type in search: Pom-poms and luminarias)

Ciao!!

my said...

It looks really nice

greengelato said...

thanks suhail for the tutorial. here's the direct link:

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.3a0656639de62ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=efb9608f8532f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=also_try

you can also try googling "tissue paper pom poms". the girl who made them said she first made them in the 3rd grade. :)

decor8 said...

Oh my god thank you so much for commenting on my blog and pointing me over here because I'm in love with your shower and how adorable you girls all are!!! I love it. Thank you!!

melly said...

hi! i love your blog!!! i'm planning to do a brunch and i would like to know how you did mini cranberry tuna melts! could you share the recipe? where are they in the picture? i think that you are awesome and would love to have a wedding like yours.
i found your blog through the decorat8. and it's funny because i found your wedding blog somewhere else too! i love both :)

Brwn8girl said...

Your shower looks amazing! I am so impressed I am going to borrow the pompom idea. Also, I wanted to ask, do you have the recipie for the mini cranberry tuna melts? They sound fabulous!!!

prosttothehost said...

Love! Great color scheme and menu!

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smarya76 said...

Hi I enjoyed reading your blog. I'm hosting a brunch and I loved your food flags! Can you tell me how you made them? Thanks

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