This weeks post should be a lesson to you readers. Don’t just think of this blog as the highlight of your day. Think of it as a tool to help you fulfill all of your needs in life. Don’t be shy, tell me what you need from me, and I will deliver to the best of my considerable abilities.
Case in point, two stunningly attractive readers emailed me a few weeks ago asking for bachelorette/wedding shower ideas. And BOOM, here ya go ladies.
All of these inspiration boards were put together by The Party Dress, a great source for party ideas/resources. Head over to the site to find out where to get items/favors featured.
I mean I don’t think you have to reinvent the wheel here. Think of the Bride and try to infuse her personality into the prettiest luncheon/tea/dinner possible.
Just look at those girls, don’t they look like they are having a BLAST?
I know after awhile showers can seem a little same ol’ same ol’, but instead of trying to do something super avant garde (read: Tacky) and making your poor friend be the guinea pig for some new trend in showers, just step it up a notch in personalizing the details.
A good way is with food. Really think about what foods your friend loves and create your menu around that.
If the bride shamelessly loves potato chips, or other junk food, think about serving it in a cute way
OR, as any Southern lady will tell you, there is nothing like a fab monogrammed item to show you care.
Paper House Online is my favorite place to order personalized cups, napkins, koozies etc. for parties and hostess gifts. They have tons of colors, fonts, and graphics- or you can design and scan your own!
Then there is the ever popular…
Think wine and cheese…
Or cocktail party…(Via)(Colin Cowie)
Where everyone brings items to stock the new couples bar…
Step it up a notch by hiring a mixologist to bartend!
Really best suited around the Holidays, but this is a fun shower idea because a) newlyweds have no decorations, which makes their first tree together a serious bummer 2) ornaments aren’t super ‘spensive.
Different than your typical shower in that guests bring gifts specifically meant for use in the kitchen. (Via)
Ideas to step it up:
1. Have guests write out their favorite/signature recipes on pretty recipe cards and compile a cook book for the bride.
2. Have a chef come over and do a cooking demonstration. OR you could host it at a local culinary school/restaurant that hosts demonstrations.
That’s what I got for you on wedding showers, tune in next week for Bachelorette Party ideas (scandy!). I think in the end the shower is really just an opportunity to let the Bride relax and be celebrated. Try to be thoughtful and show her how much she means to you, and she will love it. And if she doesn’t?
Well tell the Groom Good Luck with alllll of THAT!
What are some other great shower ideas? Most memorable shower you ever had/went to? Help these ladies out!