For the past few months I’ve been planning and DIYing for my sister’s floral bridal shower. We had to move the dates a few times thanks to COVID-19, and when the venue was closed we moved it to my parents house.
We did a bridal brunch and my mom was in charge of all the food. I was in charge of the decorations. Here are all the details … from the invitations to the party favors.
Floral Bridal Shower Invitations
I purchased printable Floral Bridal Shower Invitations from Design My Party Studio on ETSY. I had them printed at my local Office Depot on heavy cardstock. Then I found THEE most perfect pink and gold envelopes.
The invitations set the whole tone for the bridal shower decorations.
Chalkboard Countdown at the Door
When the guests arrived they were greeted with an A-frame chalkboard I built less than 24 hours before the party. That’s how I roll.
I used the easel chalkboard plans from The Creative Mom but bought a chalkboard panel from Home Depot (under $9) instead of chalk painting plywood.
Here is a picture from when I finished making the chalkboard…
Another picture of the chalkboard after I added some chalk. This greeted guests at the door.
The Mimosa Bar – Star of the Shower
The star of the entire bridal shower was definitly the Mimosa Bar. I think we went through a dozen bottles of champagne and there were a dozen of us in attendance. Good times.
Each guest had a glass with their name on it that they got to take home at the end. I purchased the glasses from Goodwill, washed them up and added adhesive gold vinyl names.
A few weeks ago I posted this quick tutorial to my instagram. Watch it to see how the glasses were made.
I spy a mimosa glass half empty in the photo below. Shame! LOL. We had champgane, three juices (pineapple, orange and guava) and fresh fruit. There were a few expectant moms who did a mocktail with juice and fruit in their fancy glass.
Floral Bridal Shower Brunch Food
As I mentioned my mom was in charge of the brunch food.
- Yogurt Cups with fruit
- French Toast Sticks with syrup
- Mini Quiche
- Spiral sliced ham
In lieu of a cake we did a donut stacked cake with fresh flowers.
Bridal Shower Photo Booth
Since my sister’s wedding decor is greenery, golds and white pumpkins I wanted to pull in the natural elements with the photo backdrop. I sliced a bunch of old limbs and used wood glue to attach them to plyboard.
When I realized how many wood slices I would need to fill the entire thing I had to think of plan B. I did a faux shiplap down the rest of the plyboard. The end result was perfect for all of the pictures we took today.
The huge confetti balloon with the tassle garland was an Amazon purchase. Then we moved the chalkboard around back once all of the guests arrive to use it in photos too.
DIY Sash for the Bride
When not in a wedding dress the bride needs a glittery sash to wear, amiright!? I purchased a three pack of white sashes and then used HTV to pretty this one for the bridal shower. I’ll save the other two for the Bachelorette party.
Bridal Shower Ring Game
We played the ring game because it’s simple and easy. Each guest grabbed a ring when they walked in the door and one girl won by a landslide. To make the rule board I used a scrap peice of acrylic and put the wording on in adhesive vinyl.
Fizzing Bath Bomb Favors
My daughter and I made bath bombs as the party favors. I wrote the Fizzing Bath Bomb instructions in a blog post last week. To top them off I tied thank you tags that coordinated with the invitation.
More Decor from the Bridal Shower
While I bought or DIYed quite a bit of the decorations, I also shopped my house for anything that would go along with the floral bridal shower theme. I have quite the collection of fake greenery.
The Bride to Be hoop was an easy 10 minute DIY >> Easy Hoop Decor Tutorial
The day was a success and I can’t leave you without showing you this gem of the Bride to Be…
Monday 20th of July 2020
What a fun and gorgeous party! The decorations and food !!! You are so creative. Love the Fonts you used..