Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Themed Bridal Shower

I'm a firm believer in celebrating the people you love - birthday parties, baby showers, anniversary outings, bridal showers. I'm also a firm believer in noticing the gifts in our ordinary, every days - but when a special day comes around, how much greater the need to stop & see
Celebrations remind us of the gift each person in our lives is, and for this reason, I try to fill my life with lots of celebrations! 
Last month I got to help throw a bridal shower for one of my oldest, kindest friends. Her wedding is this spring in an old bookstore in New York City so, naturally, we went with a book theme!  If you have an old book you are willing to cut up, the possibilities for decor are endless - napkin rings, flowers, heart banners, fruit skewers, cake toppers & more!
Once Upon a Time...
These sweet heart banners were so simple to make! I used my Cricut, but with a little more elbow grease, you could cut out a few dozen hearts and then simply string them together with a needle and thread. 

The flowers, on the other hand, we never quite perfected. After a few failed attempts at following online tutorials, we finally landed on a method that mostly worked. These were the best of our attempts, made from a spiraled cutout and lots of hot glue. 

We served a GF brunch - a yummy mix of fruit, quiche, lime-blueberry infused water, tea & a three-tiered Rice Krispy cake. 

To make the lime-blueberry infused water, simply slice two limes and add with a cup of blueberries to a gallon or so of water. Chill for at least two hours. I make my infused water the night before an event so that there is plenty of time for infusing.
The beautiful guest of honor - Congratulations, Sarah! 
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1 comment:

  1. You have shared good information on this bridal shower party and hope this will help me in arranging an amazing bridal shower party for my cousin. Already booked one of grand Los Angeles wedding venues and wish to have a lovely party.

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