This post is going in-depth on all the aspects of my bridal shower. It was such a fun day and I hope to share some tips here that you can use to make your bridal shower a fun day too!
My sweet parents hosted the bridal shower at their home, and the event took place in the backyard. My dad prepared most of the food, along with my best friend and her mother helping out. My mom decorated the patio beautifully and did so much to make sure the party went smoothly.
I love lavender and sage green so that's the theme I went for at the party. We stuck to this color palette for the invitations, signage, goodie bags, and decor.
Emili picked out the games and the prizes that the winners received, and they were all a huge hit! She went with the circle game (click here), he said she said (click here), and a word scramble (click here). She put the prizes in adorable bags from hobby lobby (click here).
My mother-in-law also gave me these cute cards to hand out to everyone so they could write their favorite memory of me on it (click here). I 10/10 recommend doing this and then reading all of the cute memories your friends and family write down!
Food choice is so important at parties because you never want your guests to leave feeling hungry! We went with a menu of fan-favorites, including: barbecue meatballs, sandwiches on hawaiian roles, deviled eggs, pasta salad, fruit, veggies, chips, and mixed nuts.
The biggest hit was the mimosa bar where everyone could pour their own juice and champagne to make their desired beverage! We had orange juice and pineapple juice so there was a variety of flavors available. We also provided lemonade and water for those who didn't drink alcohol.
For dessert we decided to go with cookies instead of a messy cake or cupcakes. We got them from Cheryl's cookies because they are by far the best! If there isn't a location near you, you can order the exact ones I had through their website (click here).
Just like the actual wedding day, nothing will ever go completely to plan. Things like weather, people getting sick, or anything else can slightly change your vision for a party, but ultimately you just have to let it be and still enjoy the day. This day is all about you, so have fun and try not to stress!
In the end, my biggest piece of advice is to take a lot of pictures! Snap a picture with everyone as they arrive, so you don't forget before they leave. I only got a few pictures of that day and I wish I had gotten more.