Paris Themed Bridal Shower

Paris, and all things Parisian, is a VERY HOT theme for baby showers, bridal showers, and birthday parties!  I’ve got some great bridal shower ideas for you Paris fans today!

From Every Last Detail, check out my inspiration for this post… FAB, FAB Paris themed shower!

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A simple, but fun way to bring a Parisian feel to a bridal shower… a chalkboard menu!  This one from Sips, etc.

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From Moms and Munchkins, some amazing inspiration for favors, decor and more – PARIS themed!

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And from Celebrations.com, a fun DIY Paris Themed Bridal Shower favor box!

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And Diva Entertains also has a beautiful line of Paris Favors - please take a look!

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Cherry Blossom Parties

I love, love, LOVE cherry blossoms.  Several years ago, I was able to go to Washington, DC in spring to SEE the gorgeous cherry blossoms of that area… and I’ve been in love ever since. Today, I’m bringing you some lovely cherry blossom PARTY ideas!

From Bump Smitten, an incredible baby shower, with a cherry blossom theme:  The cherry blossom diaper cake is beautiful!

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Click on over to Creations by Kara for a fab DIY Cherry Blossom tutorial!  These beautiful faux cherry branches are oerfect for party decor… or anytime!

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Martha Stewart has a great recipe for Spring Shower Almond Petite Fours, in cherry blossom theme!  She includes the source for the lovely gum-paste cherry blossoms that grace each bite!

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And while this isn’t specifically Cherry Blossom… I think the PINK Popcorn recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic would make a PERFECT snack at a Cherry Blossom themed event:

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And finally, we offer some amazing cherry blossom favors in the Diva Entertains shop:

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Bridal Shower Games

Do you like to play games at baby or bridal showers?  I have to admit that my least favorite part of a shower is usually the “game” portion of the event.  Not sure why……  Nevertheless, I have been on the look-out for some EASY, FAB, and did I mention FUN games for showers.  Found a few.. and here they are!

From Jane’s Girl Designs, printable bridal shower games.

You can get the answers to all the games here

 

 

 

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From Craftaholics Anonymous, “Staches and Tiaras” a question-and-answer game, with more FREE download/printables to make it easy to prepare.  She provides some great bridal shower game questions and I’m sure it will prompt more of your own!  And the mustache and tiara printables are SO CUTE!

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A similar version of the question/answer game comes from Dear Lizzy:

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Abby over at Normal Activities has some FAB game ideas, including this ice-breaker door prize game, “Who Has the Groom”

In case you miss it in the post, here’s the free printable for the tux cut-out.  Many games in Abby’s post!

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And from Sweet and Sour Showers, a cute “memory” game idea: Well – actually there are several games in this post – all fun!

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Have you planned a wedding or baby shower with games?  We’d love to hear YOUR ideas… send an email or leave a comment and share!

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Thanks to Gloria for her creative use of our shoe place card holders at the recent party she hosted.

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Engagement Party Ideas

He’s popped the question… you’ve said YES!  Or… your best friend is recently engaged, and you’d like to help her celebrate? Now what?  We’ve collected some resources to help with the planning of an engagement party!

First, from Martha Stewart, a great article about the “Etiquette of an Engagement Party“.  Who plans it?  Who is invited?  All your questions answered!

Wondering how to create a registry?  Check out the video and accompanying article from Darcy Miller, the Editorial Director of “Martha Stewart Weddings” magazine:

Click on over to punchbowl for a great list of “how-to’s” and helpful hints on planning an engagement party.


Do you work best with a list?  Check out the Engagement Party checklist from Real Simple

What are YOUR best tips for planning an engagement party?  We’d love to hear about them!  Leave a comment or send us an email!

 

 

Theme Thursday – Red and White Weddings & Parties

We started a new series last week, called Theme Thursday, with a tribute to yellow and gray.  THIS week we are celebrating Red and White together.  Birthday parties, bridal showers, and even weddings – red and white as a theme is hot, hot HOT!

To get us started off with a bang, check out this post from the Ruffled blog – a vintage red and white and black wedding:

And Pacific Weddings shares an INCREDIBLE red and white butterfly theme wedding… scroll through the photos and read their description of how this was styled.  The red bridal bouquet is gorgeous and the little touches of black and red throughout the celebration are knock-out!

I know we haven’t even gotten through Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas and winter holidays.  From the Hostess blog, a lovely and joyful red and white holiday tablescape for inspiration:

I went back to Living Locurto once again, because she has fabulous printables for $15.95 that are so gorgeous, I had to share!

And finally, from Kara’s Party Ideas, a lovely red and white bridal shower.  Lots of great ideas for pulling reds and whites together… love it!

For more fab pictures and inspiration for red and white parties, go to Google.com/Images and type in, for example:

  • red and white wedding cakes (or ‘red and white cakes’)
  • red and white decorations
  • red and white bouquet

What other ways could you use reds and whites together?  We’d love to hear your ideas!

Retro Wedding Ideas!

Continuing with our RETRO theme this week, I have a few fun wedding reception and shower themes for you today!

First, from Elizabeth Ann Designs, a super cute Retro Rockabilly Milkshake Bar:

 

And from one of our favorites, the Hostess blog, comes an amazing Retro 1950′s inspired bridal shower!

Obviously 50′s vintage is super popular… look at this lovely 50′s theme bridal shower from Ruffled blog:

And finally, from Marry You Me, a stunningly lovely Retro Backyard Bridal Shower: