(Hey all- I’ve updated this post with better quality pictures here!)
For my second post in the “Wedding Details” series, I couldn’t help but share my bridal shower. Thanks to the advice of a creative bridesmaid, I made the decision to have a brunch inspired by one of my favorite movies, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” With a lot of help from from friends and family, it came together perfectly. In this post, I’m going to share all of the fun, inspired, and lovely details.
My bridal shower was held at my mom’s house outside. We used my parent’s outdoor tent, tables borrowed from the office where I work, and chairs rented from a local party rental store. My sister-in-law set the table beautifully, using china that she had purchased for me (my bridal shower gift!) In the center of the tent we hung a chandelier that I already had. (You, unfortunately, can’t see it in the pictures.)
We, also, scattered fake pearls and diamonds over the table. The centerpiece consisted of white carnations (from Safeway) in a clear vase adorned with a pink bow, and an adorable little chandelier borrowed from a coworker. The Tiffany blue tablecloth with the white runners was a surprise from my mom and my sister-in-law, made to (of course) look like the signature Tiffany blue box. It was perfect!
Since my bridal shower was a brunch, the menu was important. I wanted simple and elegant menu items. Here is what we had:
- Fruit Tarts
- Mini Pancake Skewers
- Petit Fours (mini cakes)
- Fresh strawberries and blueberries
- Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups
- Cake Donuts
The cake donuts below were purchased from a local bakery. They came plain, so we bought frosting (turned pink with red food coloring.) Pink sprinkles were the final touch! Yum!
The donut tower was an adorable idea I couldn’t resist. I found it from a blog that is full of wonderful ideas for hosting a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bridal shower. Here is the link: Eat Drink Pretty Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower. The bacon, egg, and toast cups were an idea I found on Pinterest. They were simple, delicious, and provided us with something to eat that wasn’t sweet. Our menu was simple, but very tasty. You can never go wrong with brunch!
Next, beverages. One of my favorite parts of the bridal shower was probably the mimosa bar. It was so adorable. And what is brunch without mimosas? Our mimosa bar was made up of three options to have with champagne: orange juice, V8 Splash tropical (makes such a yummy mimosa!) and peach juice (for bellinis.) We also had strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for garnishing our mimosas. We decorated the mimosa bar with my Breakfast at Tiffanys wine glass (with fake diamonds and a tealight) and my Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster. The labels I made by simply printing directly onto pretty scrapbook paper I already had. The other beverage options we had were sparkling pink lemonade, bottles of water, and coffee.
Games are a very important aspect to a successful bridal shower. After all, who wants their guests to get bored? The good news is that there are tons of great games out there that are easy and fun. We stuck to four basic games. The first game was an ongoing game that lasted throughout the brunch. Upon their arrival, each guest was given a pink ribbon necklace and informed of three words that they could not say throughout the shower, or they would lose their necklace. The three words were my groom’s name, wedding, and marry (in any form.) If someone was caught saying any of these words, the person who caught them got to take their necklace. At the end, whoever had the most necklaces won a prize.
The next game was the purse game, one of my favorites. One of my bridesmaids had compiled a list of things that she read off, and we had to look in our purses to see how many of the random objects we had. It was similar to a scavenger hunt. It was so entertaining to see the random things that we all had in our purses. At the end the pair that had the most items in their purse got to pick a prize.
We also played the classic “How well do you know the bride and groom” game. This one is self-explanatory. The last game we played was the “toilet paper wedding gown” game! This was too much fun. The guests broke up into three teams and had rolls of toilet paper to design an award-winning bridal gown on their appointed team model. The best part? Since I was the bride, I got to be the judge! After the teams had five minutes to create their dresses, the models had to strut their stuff for all of us as I decided which team won. This game is a bridal shower must!
I love details. They really can make something good, great. Here are just a few details from here and there that helped make my bridal shower special.
These champagne flutes were favors for the guests at my shower. My maid of honor and I used chalkboard spray paint to spray paint the bottom of the glasses so that we could use them as place cards as well. We put a small bag filled with after dinner mints inside the glass as well. They were adorable and very simple favors! Champagne flutes were a neccessity as well because we had champagne, and since I didn’t want to buy a lot of champagne flutes for myself, it made sense to turn them into favors and let the guests take them home.
Another favor (which was also a dessert item) were rose and salted caramel flavored macarons in adorable Tiffany inspired gift boxes. This was such a special detail that was absolutely perfect for the shower. I love macarons! And these boxes were fabulous. My mom found and ordered them online. They were a great find!
I found these beautiful pink peonies at Coscto. They were very inexpensive and absolutely ideal as they are my favorite flower. They are stunning. These lovelies were decorations for the buffet table.
Here, two of my lovely bridesmaids are making my “bouquet” out of all of the tissue, bows, and ribbons from the bridal shower. The bouquet is for me to use at my rehearsal dinner.
And then, finally, below is a picture of my maid of honor and myself. The last details are fun details for the bride. My maid of honor got this adorable bride to be sash for me which I was to wear at my bachelorette party. Below I am also wearing a giant diamond ring pin, and a cute tiara that says bride to be, both gifts from my mom.
For me, planning an event is just as fun as attending one. I love all of the details and possibilities. Needless to say, I had such a great time at my Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired bridal shower!