Spring Themed Bridal Shower

I threw a bridal shower for my friend Kelsey last weekend. The theme was meant to be purple and gold, with gold bee embellishments. But in the end it felt more like a Spring shower. It turned out beautiful regardless.

Here’s the breakdown on what I did for the party. Everything I made was easy to assemble, I promise. I bought 2 yards of muslin fabric for the tablecloth. Used burlap I already had in my fabric bin at home for the table runner. Then I laid different hues of purple ribbon and gold ribbon on top of the table runner, to give it a little pop of color. 

I made big purple flowers using scrap-booking paper and hung them from our tree out back (how-to to follow). Then I interspersed them with mini tissue paper pompoms, that my girlfriend, Monica, helped me with. I draped a gold and purple banner on the serving table also made from scrap-booking paper (how-to to follow). And fresh yellow daffodils in mason jars tied with purple ribbon adorned the serving table.

As for the food, we had purple coated cake truffles, purple cake pops (recipe to follow), chocolate cupcakes with purple cream cheese frosting, a chocolate-cinnamon loaf (recipe to follow) and cashew-pecan brittle decorated the table for sweet fixes. Then two types of quiche and fresh croissants with sliced deli meats and cheeses filled the savory slot. Kelsey’s mom made homemade blueberry gin that was to die for when mixed with tonic or lemonade. I really need to ask for the recipe on that one;-)

More pics to follow!

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  • Kelsey
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 4:53 PM | Permalink

    You are the best! It was perfect :)

  • Fran
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 3:09 PM | Permalink

    Wow, it’s beautiful! You have a lot of great ideas!

  • val
    Posted August 2, 2012 at 7:34 PM | Permalink


    I was wondering how you made the scrap-booking paper flowers and the tissue paper pom poms. I’m throwing a purple-themed bridal shower and would love to use those decorations.

  • Posted August 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

    Hi Val,

    Hope this isn’t coming to you too late. For the scrapbooking paper flowers I cut the paper into quarters, then folded each in half and cut a half moon shape out. Once opened it looks like a petal/leaf. Then for the center I cut a small circle out. With some scrap paper I hot-glued one corner of the petal to the center of the scrap paper and continued until it fanned out into a pretty flower. It typically took about 5 petals to complete a full flower. Then with the circle cut-out, that gets glued in the center. For the pom pom I folded 8 sheets of tissue paper accordion-style, about 1 inch thick deep with the fold. Tie the middle tightly with a piece of ribbon or yarn, then gently pull back each piece of tissue paper towards the middle. Eventually it will form a pom pom.

    I hope this helps and please don’t hesitate to contact me again!


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