Create a themed bridal shower that
the bride will love.
From the magazine, Simply Creative
By the Book...
Being a bridesmaid is an
honor -- and a lot of work. One of the biggest jobs is hosting a
prewedding party that your friend, the bride, will love.
best bridal showers take their cue from the personal taste of the
bride. Is she the outdoorsy type or a bookworm? Would she prefer a
mountain of lingerie or a library of special edition
If she's the latter, you can take a novel approach by
incorporating a book theme into your pretty-in-pink
Find more pink party ideas in this article. And, check
out our Bridal Shower Tips article as well, using the link
Pretty in Pink
Pink and green set
the scene for the oh-so-important prewedding party. Cover
utilitarian tables with easy-to-make linen
Circles and rings cut from decorative card stock
shower the room in polka dots. (For hanging, fishing wire is
sandwiched and glued between the circles.)
The no-sew chair
covers mimic an elegant wedding veil and are fashioned from two
yards of white tulle caught up in a pink tulle bow.
expense of professional floral arrangements by using a creative
container. For centerpieces, we filled the bottoms of large glass
bubble vases with candied almonds, then placed a cylinder vase
toting a small bundled bouquet inside.
Simple paper and vellum circles tucked inside dahlia
petals reveal guests' names, above. Ribbon markers tucked inside
purchased journals display each guest's initials -- another clue to
seat designations and a thoughtful guest favor.
The napkin at
each setting displays the bride's monogram and becomes a sweet gift
just launder after the shower and present the set to
d'oeuvres are sure crowd-pleasers. Choose recipes with few
ingredients and quick preparation.
Make-ahead appetizers make
shower day more relaxed. Serving food buffet-style establishes a
casual atmosphere, encouraging guests to chat. You'll save time and
money, and partygoers will appreciate the variety.
of fresh produce nestled in a pesto cream cheese spread, Open-Face
Sandwiches add big bursts of color to the
Serve up meats, cheeses,
and vegetables kabob-style, and you're sure to please even the most
finicky eater. These no-cook Antipasto Kabobs are easy to make, easy
to serve, and easy to eat.
To serve, cut plastic foam to fit
inside a dish, stick in the kabobs, and cover the foam with candy.
Keep the kabobs refrigerated until it's time to
maximize table space, use a pedestal to give refreshments a lift.
Our punch bowl also can serve as a platter when turned upside
Our punch bowl is decorating with an ice ring of
strawberries and limes and pairs nicely with appetizers as well as
Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
A simple white
serving dish makes a striking presentation when topped with
Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts.
Floral place mats keep tabletops
interesting. Use purchased mats that coordinate, or make your own
from decorative papers you've laminated at a copy shop.