It’s no secret I love parties–it is my job after all! What I love most about events is the common ground that brings people together. Bridal showers are such a special time to celebrate a friend and I love hosting events like these in my home. A few friends and I had the opportunity to host one and we did a few unique things to make the gathering extra special.
The bride’s colors are mint and coral. She is using these in decor elements at the wedding. Knowing this, we wanted to use her color scheme as well. One of the hostesses brought her salad plates from her china pattern and her grandmother’s pink depression glass. We had napkins made with her new initials in a seafoam color to add a contrasting hue.
The colorful china paired well with the mint napkins with swirly, gold monogram.
We also used coral in the floral arrangements. I made two centerpieces: a large one for the center of the dining room table where all food was served and a smaller one for living room on the coffee table where the bride would be opening gifts.
All the flowers came from Trader Joe’s and my yard! Nothing says Spring like bright blooms!
We asked the bride for her food and beverage requests. We kept it as a light brunch, but also included sweet treats.
Cucumber and hummus sandwiches are so lady like and fruit with a marshmellow fluff dip is too tasty! Combining the hostesses’ pewter and silver collections made for a beautiful presentation.
We wanted to keep everything “finger food” so all guests could mingle and eat at the same time. The waffles were cut into sticks and placed in parfaits and vintage brandy glasses with syrup at the bottom. The strawberry shortcake served as dessert and was skewered to make for easy pickup.
The real showstopper was being greeted by Blushing Bride champagne cocktail when you arrived. We mixed and match all our champagne flutes and it was beautiful! And this cocktail is so easy. We placed a raspberry in each glass, added a splash of orange liquer, cranberry juice, and topped with champagne. A big bow on the champagne bottle next to the monogrammed mint napkins completed the look.
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Are you hosting a shower in your home soon? Do you have a theme or color scheme? I’d love to know more about your upcoming parties in the comments!