My mom and I had such a fun time putting together my sister's bridal shower - with some excellent helpers, Christine, Kate and Bethany. Here are some projects that we did for the event - unfortunately I don't have any shots of the lovely and delicous lunch that my mom prepared, because I was too busy eating to snap pics!
In keeping with our color scheme of gold, white, peach and pale pink, we decided to re-create these centerpieces. It was fairly simple to spray-paint sprigs of faux leaves gold; I had a 2 x 4 piece of wood cut into 36" lengths at Lowes, then I painted each with some translucent coats of silvery-gold acrylic paint. Each board was drilled in 8 spots to hold the branches.
The shower "game" was inspired (pretty much verbatim) by this adorable gamepiece/pencil set spotted at Made Sweet (which is a new-to-me, really pretty blog). I loved how the questions were answered by circling a silhouette of "him" or "her" - so I did the same, and gave Kristen framed, enlarged versions of the his-and-hers portraits as a gift. I covered the mini-pencils with gold on natural marbled paper (which I also wrapped around the rolled-up napkins) using this tutorial.
The party included lots of sweet company - even some long-distance guests! - and concluded with an at-home "s'mores kit" sendoff as favors: two chocolate-covered marshmallows, meant to be quickly microwaved and sandwiched between two graham cracker squares, tied up in a box with a gold cord and "many thanks" tag.
It is still hard to believe my little sister will soon be a bride, but now that her showers are done we are excited to begin the next wedding project - her invitations! Picture a "makeup" palette that incorporates several different handmade, marbelized and silkscreened papers with bright calligraphy...stay tuned!