On Saturday I hosted a Bridal Shower for my dear cousin Joan. She is marrying the love of her life early next month. I have been busy making her a veil and necklace as well as planning this shower. I had so much fun coming up with all the little details. Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of the food table, oh well. Everything I do seems to take on a vintage, diy theme, and this shower was no exception.
I ordered a vanilla buttercream cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop in Long Beach and decorated it with three tiny glass vases holding daisies and a handful of raspberries.
More tiny glass vases (mostly vintage 1 oz. liquor bottles with labels removed) with single flowers. I added the "Joan Loves Keith") with little hang tags that I hand stamped.
I created a little corner where people could write well wishes or notes of advice to the bride-to-be.
The vintage typewriter holds a note written from the groom to his soon to be wife.
Instead of traditional favors, I filled a vintage cart with hand decorated vintage clutches, headbands and jewelry for the attendees to choose from. Simple white paper bags to hold the goodies were stamped with "Thank you".
In place of games, we did a design challenge, a la Project Runway. I showed everyone a vintage clutch purse that the bride would be wearing to her rehearsal dinner. Each guest received a drawing of the clutch purse in which they had to decorate with a variety of vintage ribbon, buttons, etc. The bride chose a winner whose design I will replicate on the clutch for the bride in time for the big event.
The game was a hit! Here are just a few of the designs.
Me and Joan remembering our youth. :)