Monday, June 10, 2013

Monograms and Mimosas/ Pink Ombre Shower

As I mentioned before, my mom and I hosted a bridal shower at my house for the bride-to-be of a good family friend recently.  I went a little "Pinterest crazy" (for me) in the planning and, I must admit, felt a bit overwhelmed with details by Friday afternoon; but, things went off without a hitch on Saturday, and I was really pleased with how everything turned out.  My mom and I really make a good team with this kind-of thing.  :)

Here are some pictures and a few of the details in case you are interested...

This theme was SO much fun!  I absolutely loved planning for it and, I must say, the bride got some awesome gifts - people really got into it!  Especially with all the trends in monogramming these days, it was so fun to see what kinds of creative ideas people came up with.  Plus, the bride should have no trouble remembering her new last name now. ;)

Our cute invitations were designed by the wonderful Erika of Life Unfluffed/ The Fairy Blogmother and pretty well explained the party "concept."  We also used this great design to "set the tone" for the rest of our decorating -- primarily pink ombre/sunset/citrus colors.  There were LOTS of great ideas for this on Pinterest and accessories galore available to fit the theme.

We stuck with a simple brunch menu of quiche, ham biscuits, and a spring mix salad.  We also set up a yummy yogurt parfait bar (we used tiny 9oz. plastic punch cups and pre-filled them with vanilla yogurt) using adorable berry baskets & scoops from Smashcake Studio and lots of fresh berries, granola, and coconut.  We also served Dunkin Donuts strawberry glazed donuts with pink and orange sprinkles (which they just happened to have for this season).   Then, of course, we served lots of mimosas in disposable champagne glasses we ordered from Oriental Trading.

Our friend Sarah G. - who does all of our special occasions - made an INCREDIBLE ombre cake and little monogrammed cookies as favors. Both were a huge hit.

As for games, we kept it simple because our guest list was large (30+ people), and I created a crossword puzzle online with questions about the bride and groom, the wedding location (Knoxville, TN) and general wedding trivia (no photos, but inspired by this).  We gave away one of Target's cool new "Cinnamon Mini Donut" candles to the person who was able to complete the most.

Here's a little round-up of where we got the rest of the goodies:
Chevron Frames - One Kings Lane
Wooden Utensils - Smash Cake Studio
Chalkboard Bunting - Simply Scissors on Etsy
Pink Table Cloth & Ombre Poofs - Martha Stewart for J.C.Penny
Pink Lanterns - Target

Congratulations to Megen & Alex - We can't wait for the REAL party in July!! :)


  1. SO cute!! You guys can throw a party for me any day!!

  2. The pictures do not do it justice!! Such fun!! E is quite the party planner!!! Everything was so fabulous!!!!

  3. I am impressed! You did an amazing job! Definitely pinterest worthy. It kind of makes me sad that all my shower days are over...I guess I will just have to live vicariously through my sister (who is engaged) and my brother's future wife ;-)

  4. Y'all did such an awesome job! What a beautiful party! I'm dying to through a pink ombre party!

  5. What an awesome and creative shower! I'm sure the bride-to-be was tickled pink!:)

  6. Wowza, amazing!!! Beautiful job!

  7. Wow, such a great job! I'm about to host a baby shower so I'm obsessed with looking at showers right now on blogs. :) Thanks for the inspiration! Love the bunting on the chalkboard.


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