• REAL SHOWER: A Sweet Celebration for Lauren

    Posted on September 12, 2013 by in Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Bridal Showers, Events, Real Events, Sweet 16, Sweet Celebration, Themes

    I’m currently enjoying a much needed vacation up in the glorious state of Maine.  I love all of this fresh mountain air, and I love all the relaxing down time.  And of course what do I decide to do during this downtime?  Blog!  I’m so backed up with so much great stuff I want to share, so I figure let the blogging begin! ***Note – I started this back in July – I’m just finishing up today in September – Sheesh, time flies when you are having fun!***

    This very special shower, hosted by moi for my older sister Lauren, was held back in April at The Pop Shop in Collingswood,, NJ.  This was such a fun and laid-back shower – perfect for my sister’s “youthful” personality!

    Ok time to show off all of the details and hand-out some freebies!

    Invitations:

    Sweet Celebration

    I just loved how these invitations turned out!  I always hear my clients say oh I’m getting so many compliments on my invitations – that it was fun to be in their position, and hear from all of the guests how much they loved Lauren’s shower invitations!  These invitations are for sale in my Etsy shop if you are interested – you can purchase them here!

    Bath Sundae Favors:

    Ice Cream Sundae Favor

    The favors were called Bath Sundaes because they had bath bombs (in chocolate, vanilla & strawberry scents) for the ice cream, bath salts for the sprinkles, loofahs for the whipped topping and a heart shaped bath gel for the cherry on top – I scoured the local thrift shops and goodwills for the ice cream sundae glasses – prices ranged $0.50-$1.00 per glass.  Then with the help of my chemist husband we made our own Bath Bombs to be the “ice cream” – this was an easy enough project that you do not need a chemist on hand to do successful, he just got a kick out of mixing the ingredients and seeing the fizzing reactions.  I’ve posted a link to directions & a link to buy everything you need to make these favors.

    Regardless of what you decide to give as favors at your shower you can use the favor tags I designed.  The first PDF is of the front that can be used for any favor, the back is the bath bomb directions.  Enjoy!

    FREEBIE:  FAVOR TAGS (FRONT)

    FREEBIE: FAVOR TAGS (BACK)

    Placemats

    Tablescapes 3

    No bridal shower would be complete without a little trivia -but I simply couldn’t do a regular ‘ole game card – I had to do something befitting of a diner and then I thought custom place mats!  These placemats served a lot of function they had a trivia game to see how well you knew the bride & groom, crossword puzzle, directions on how to instagram your photos (no party is complete these days without a #hashtag) and the menu for the buffet.

    Hidden Mickeys

    Hidden Mickey Game

    The happy couple tied the knot in Walt Disney World – so to prepare guests for the upcoming nuptials we hid Mickey’s around the shower for guests to find.  The guests with the most Mickeys won a door prize.  Guests really got a kick out of this!

    Guest Book

    MadLib Vows

    In lieu of a traditional sign your name guest book I handed out these MadLibs for everyone to fill out to help Lauren “write her vows”.  Such a fun keepsake, some where sweet and some were hysterical – they are sized 5″ x 7″ to fit in a standard photo album.

    Want to steal this idea for the shower you are hosting?  Here is a non-personalized option just for you!  Enjoy!

    FREEBIE: MADLIB VOWS

    Signature Drink

    I of course forgot to snag a picture of the signature drink – but let me tell you about it!  We made Blushing Brides and they were delicious and we ran out of it and had to send some helpers (thank you to my dear brother and husband) to run and get some more ingredients.  I made a cute sign and placed it on the table, we used wine glasses without the stems and stuck striped straws in them for presentation.  I’m hoping to include this sign as a freebie in a few days, just need to get it together.

    Gift Tracker & Thank You List Checklist

    Gift & Thank you Tracker

    I’m sorry but scrap paper or notebook paper just will not do!  I made up these cute little cards to write the gifts down and for her to check off when she wrote the thank you!  My sister-in-law always has me make these when she throws a shower so I had to steal because I think it is such a great idea!

    FREEBIE: THANK YOU LIST & GIFT TRACKER

    Helpful Links:

    Bath Bomb Directions

    Kreativees aStore: A great resource to source all the ingredients you’ll need for the bath bombs

    Pinterest Inspiration Board

    Special Thanks to Prescott Photography for the pics!

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