Looking for great bridal shower party ideas this fall? Planning the perfect shower can certainly be a challenging task, but don’t fret; premier hostess and party planner Ricky Eisen, founder of Between the Bread and The Crafted Cookie, is here to give her 9 DIY food, beverage, and party ideas for a budget-friendly, one-of-a-kind shower that the bride will never forget!
Planning a bridal shower? You’ll love this real bridal shower for bride-to-be Amanda, sent in and shot by Our Hearts Photography! Put together by her sister Michelle, Amanda’s shower was full of sweet personal touches and DIY details – from the homemade chalkboard signs to the painted bottles and fabric banners.
Michelle wanted the decorations to be the same color scheme that Amanda picked for her wedding to hubby-to-be Jake, so she created decorations Amanda could re-use at the wedding — talk about an idea worth stealing! Keep reading…
I’m not sure who decided bachelorette parties had to be all about getting decked out in penis-centric attire and getting embarrassed in front of friends and strangers alike, but I’m here to tell you your last night out as a single lady doesn’t have to be embarrassing. In fact, there are tons of games and activities you can play that are just plain fun, minus all the blushing!
1. Questions About the Groom
To play, the bridesmaids will pre-ask the hubby-to-be a set of questions. Then, on the bachelorette night, they’ll ask them to bride-to-be to see how well she really knows her beau. For each one she gets wrong, she takes a shot. For each one she gets right, she passes one out.
An afternoon filled with lovely ladies (and sometimes gents), delicious finger foods and flowing libations, piles of gifts, and a few funny games – the bridal shower is such a fun way to show your favorite bride to be just how much she is loved and cared for. However, if you are the one throwing the shower, it can also be a pretty stressful event. From the guest list to the bridal shower favors to the type of food and drinks to deciding on a theme, it can all be almost as overwhelming as planning the wedding itself. Here are 5 tips that are sure to ease your shower-planning woes and make one of her special days one that she will never forget. Keep reading…
Move over strippers — turns out spending time with friends is the best part about a bachelorette party! That’s just one of the interesting tidbits of information revealed in this infographic from TheHouseofBachelorette.com. They’re also sharing the hottest trends in bachelorette party themes and destinations for 2013, as well as spending data for brides and party-goers.
Every bride-to-be wants a dreamy bridal shower and that’s exactly what event planner Alanna Andes created recently for a Minnesota bride. Alanna’s inspiration started with pinwheels and evolved into puffy clouds suspended above the food table, cotton candy favors for guests and colorful pinwheel garland.
Thanks to event planner Alanna Andes and photographer Jenny Saycocie for sharing your up, up and away bridal shower with us!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: marriage isn’t always the easiest thing in the world, so it’s pretty likely you’re going to need some advice from friends and family every once in a while. That’s why I just adore this fun shower activity as seen on Sweet C’s Designs!
Of course, you can head over there to read more about this sweet idea, but in the meantime, be sure to check out all the great posts you may have missed this week:
In the spirit of this very fun holiday, I was thinking of how cool it would be to have a fiesta-themed engagement party, shower or even wedding.
With a bright color palette and vibrant table settings, you could really make this theme come to life. Utilize the Spanish language in your table numbering. Consider having a live mariachi band or playing some salsa music at the party. Think pinatas, sombreros centerpieces, the works! And really bring the theme home with some delicious Mexican cuisine. Did I mention margaritas?!
I found some very beautiful photos on OnceWed from a Mexican-themed wedding that I just had to share…
From these photos, it’s clear that you really can do this theme well! Have you seen another good examples of a fiesta-themed event?