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Champagne Bridal Shower

Cheers to all the Brides this year!

Well it is officially wedding season for me! I was invited to 2 bridal showers last weekend (I already showed off my current go-to bridal shower DIY gift with these throw pillows) and I had the pleasure of getting to help plan and decorate one of those showers. This bride is a lover of all things Taylor Swift and Champagne, so why not combine those loves into a custom fit Champagne Bridal shower for her?

There are lots of great ideas for a Champagne Bridal Shower on pinterest, and we custom fit some of those ideas for this event. One of the things I try to think about when planning a showers how will this shower fit in with the rest of the wedding events. I want the shower to suit the brides personality and I usually try to pull at least one of the wedding colours into the shower decor, that way if the photos from the shower will go into a photo album with the wedding photos there will still be a cohesive feel to the album. In this case the wedding colour is a soft blush pink and cream, and so for the shower decor we decided on shades pink and gold with a little bit of sparkle thrown in for good measure.

We made the ever popular tissue paper garland with a champagne themed one to go along with it.

Typical bridal shower goodies, including these adorable engagement ring cookies, fed the guests, while a Mimosa bar kept everyone from getting thirsty.

To decorate the table we sprayed champagne bottles (that we emptied while crafting!) gold and added some glitter for good measure. Another of my favourite party decorating tricks is using decorated card stock as either placemats or a table runner. In this case we got a paper pad from Micheals with a 40% off coupon and used the sheets as a table runner.

To incorporate Taylor Swift into the shower, the host had the great idea of using quotes in frames, similar to the Kate Spade Mothers Day from last year, set around the room as additional decor. The background for these quotes was also from that same paper pad to keep things cohesive.

And what shower is complete without games? We had a toilet paper dress competition, a round of shower bingo and then the host had the groom, and the family dog, help her with a fantastic ‘Between Two Ferns’ video that the bride loved! The favours were made by the host, a salt shower scrub and had tags designed matching the invitations and custom decor.

All in all it was a great shower and most importantly the Bride had a blast! If you liked this Champagne Bridal Shower then stay tuned for a very exciting announcement coming in the next week or so!

Happy Partying!


Kate Spade Mothers Day

Wecome! Please excuse my mess while I try and figure out how this shiny new website works! In the mean time here is a flashback Thursday flashing back to Mothers Day for a Kate Spade Dinner Party! Enjoy!

I am a huge Kate Spade fan, and decided that mothers day is a great time to celebrate all things girly. I had a great time crafting all sorts of things for the party, however, I think my favourite craft was the mini balloon letter cake toppers from the photo above.Another super easy, and cheap craft with high impact is the tissue paper tassels that you see pretty much everywhere.

I choose light pink (since that was the table cloth I had on hand.. read: borrowed from my Mom) and added in the bold black and white graphic prints and then tried my hand at the mixed metal trend. I have a few copper things on hand, brass candle sticks and my china has a silver on it. The table runner? wrapping paper from the dollar store! same with the paper on buffet!

I also printed out a few Kate Spade quotes and put them in dollar store frames that I painted silver/copper and gold. They said things like “She leaves a trail of glitter wherever she goes” and added a cute talking point at the table.

Instead of buying two bouquets for the Mom’s, I split up a few little bouquets and put the flowers in my copper mugs that I got for Christmas from my MIL and a few beer bottles that I spray painted silver. Overall it really added to the girly-ness of the table.

But my favorite part…. the bow napkins!

All in all it was a great party with good food and great company! Hope you all had a fantastic mothers day!

Thanks All!