Over the weekend, I had the honor of throwing a bridal shower for my best friend at my parents' home in Scottsdale! I really wanted the day to be an extra-beautiful celebration of my friend. My mom and I decided to go with a black, white, purple, and gold-themed bridal shower, because they're the wedding colors, and they just so happen to be the color of my parents' decor! (Nice when things like that work out, right?)
I always love Minted's bunting banners, and this one was extra-special once the photos of the happy couple were added! The table confetti gave a fun punch to simple white tablecloths and purple napkins added just enough color to keep the look bridal, but not boring. For favors, we sent guests home with decorated sugar cookies, sealed up with stickers that matched the rest of the party decor!
At the bar, we served up mimosas, iced tea, and the shower's signature cocktail, my lavender champagne cocktail recipe. We used wine glass stem tags to keep guests' drinks straight, and left a note that explained how to make the cocktails in case anyone had questions! I also loved using this Studio Mucci garland over the bar for an additional festive touch!
I've never been a fan of shower games, so as an alternative, I had cards printed up and made a sign asking guests to write a prayer or favorite Bible verse for the soon-to-be-newlyweds, and I put them all into a book for a keepsake for the bride and groom.
For food, we served sandwiches, gluten-free pasta salad, fruit salad, caprese salad, and a green salad, and we labeled each item with a table tent identification card, which was super-helpful for people with food allergies. The real highlight of the food, though, was dessert! I knew I wanted to serve something unique, and since the shower was mid-morning, we created a donut tower, and accented it with flowers, which was a big hit!
I think the shower was a smashing success, and I couldn't have pulled it off without help from my mom, sister, and the wonderful people over at Minted!
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