With a sister flying in from JHB and another all the way from London, we knew this bridal shower was going to be extra special from the start. And boy was it! With a great 1950s Glam Housewife theme and a trio of very creative ladies putting it all together, this shower was fun, playful and full of great details. It all started when our good friend Danielle sent us pictures of the shower her, her mom and sister Bernadette had put together for their bride-to-be sister Tina. We're so glad she decided to share them with us, because now we get to share them with you! This shower proves that you don't need to hire professionals, or break the budget, to create something unique and inspired. This shower was all about the details, so sit back and take in all the pretty!
Danielle did a great job designing the invitations for the shower. Don't you just love the added touch on the bridal gown?
The high tea was a plethora of mad cooking done by mother-of-the-bride, Brenda - and it looked like a lot of
hard loving work. Delicious sandwiches, tempting cupcakes, baked goods and jugs of delicious looking juices adorned the centre table, while a separate 'tea table' housed a wide selection of different teas and coffee. Divine! And of course, it goes without saying that we ADORE the flags in the food and the bunting!
Games were played throughout the shower, one being a napkin challenge. Instructions were given on how to make origami style folded napkins. Guests were given a chance to practice the fold that got given to them on a card and then it was a race to see who could fold their pattern the quickest. An icing set was given to the fastest folder and a cupcake recipe book to the most accurate folder. The second game involved a good nose and some spicy knowledge! A variety of spices and herbs were placed in numbered bowls. The bowls were rotated around and guests each had a chance to sniff, prod, poke and smell them. They then wrote down what they thought each bowl contained. The person with the most correct guesses won themselves a cookie cutter set! *Jealous*
We told you that this bridal shower was all about the details and our favourite little details were the favour bags that were put together. Favour bags can be a great and inexpensive way of just saying thank you to your guests - thank you or coming, thank you for the gifts, and thank you for just being there for the bride. These goodie bags were crammed with a lipstick, perfume, flavoured tea, pearl bracelets, a hanker chief embroidered by the bride's mom and a wine glass holder that you attach to your cocktail plate, so you can walk around hands free (how cool is that?!). Our favourite part of the favour bags were the thank you cards that featured a recipe from the many treats that were served at the bridal shower. The bride's mom had also sewn glam aprons that sit below the waist for the ladies to wear at the shower - these were theirs to take home. Don't you just love these people?!
So if you're ever in a position where you need to plan a bridal shower, take inspiration from what these lovely ladies put together. Team work, good taste, creativity and a flair for seeing the details is all you need!
Picture Credits: All pictures taken and copyrighted by Danielle Brock and are not to be used for commercial use.
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