Chevron Bridal Shower

When my party planning best friend got engaged and told me she didn’t want bridal shower I decided I just had to throw her one! It was extremely difficult to plan this one because she’s the one I usually bounce ideas off of but this time I was on my own. We decided to throw a couples shower so that John could be spoiled too 🙂 The colors were navy blue, mint green and some peach and chevron was the pattern of the hour.
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Instead of a normal guest book, guest signed the matting around a framed picture of the couple.

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Cake Pops

I couldn’t believe what an amazing job my friend and coworker did on the cake pops that were used as party favors. My cousin helped make these cute tags!

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They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach…that was the motto for the food table. The spread included pulled pork sliders, grilled cheese, drunken meatball sliders some veggie sticks displayed in glass vases.

Drink Table

The groom-to-be loves glass bottled sodas so we made sure there were plenty of those on ice.

Milk Bottles with monogram tags

Guests enjoyed their drinks in milk bottles (thanks etsy) with paper straws. Tags were custom made for the occasion – my cousin does amazing work 🙂

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The dessert table included an oreo brownie truffle, chocolate covered strawberries, fruit skewers, oreo truffles

and a donut tower

Dessert Table

We played games, opened gifts and celebrated the soon to be married couple. My best friend who didn’t want a shower had a fabulous time. The moral of this story? Never take no for an answer :p

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                                                                                                                                                                               – Rubina

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Rustic Bridal Shower Brunch

My cousin Christy is getting married – yay! However, she’ll be leaving the great Lone Star State and moving to the Big Apple – boo! Since I’m an optimist, I’ve decided to focus on the fact that this is a great excuse to throw a party. Christy’s sister and I hosted a bridal shower to send our southern belle off to the city in style. The shower was feminine and rustic and we used burlap, lace and chalkboards to tie it all together.

Welcome Sign

Guests were welcomed with this chalkboard sign that I made using photoshop. Thank goodness I paid attention during that high school computer class that I thought was so boring.

brunch buffetWe served brunch – who doesn’t like brunch?! We had fun making donut hole skewers, nutella berry bruschetta and blueberry croissant puffs (thanks Pinterest). The ladies also got to snack on quiche, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and delicious Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cake. Okay, I have to move on, I’m getting hungry.

drink station

To wash down all that brunchey (I made that word up) goodness, we had a drink station that included a full coffee bar and sparkling cider mimosas.

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Had to get a close up! Milk bottles and paper straws were used for the mimosas

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My cute sign for the drink station. A very easy DIY project! I’m so sad I didn’t get a better picture of this 😦

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Chalkboard signs were used at the coffee station and to display signs around the room.

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One of my FAVORITE details – coffee cup sleeves with the bride and groom’s intials.

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We kept the decor simple and elegant. Navy blue table cloth and sequins runners. I wouldn’t call myself a florist but I think we did a pretty good job arranging these baby roses in pint sized mason jars.

ribbon wall

This ribbon backdrop was so beautiful and easy to make. A PVC pipe and different colored ribbon – bam – you’re done! Whhhhhy didn’t I get more pictures of it?? I got so excited once the party started that I forgot about picture taking.

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Instead of a traditional guestbook we had guests write on doilies and hang them in this DIY frame

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Everyone had fun playing a few games: The Price is Right – NYC edition. Y’all, in case you didn’t know, things are way more expensive up North. The Spice of Life – guests used their sense of smell to guess the spice. Christy got to keep the spice rack and we’re hoping she’ll knock every ones socks of in NY with some good southern cooking 🙂

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As sad as I am to see my cousin move, I’m so happy she found true love. I know she’ll miss Texas but I’m sure she’ll make wonderful memories with her sweet husband to be no matter where they are.

xoxo – Fify