Last weekend, my mom and I hosted a fun kitchen-inspired bridal shower for a family friend who’s getting married in June.
It’s like family to us, so my mom and I were happy to spend time planning a fun shower together. We had fun plotting all the details.
I shared the invites in April, which I think set the tone for a soiree. I stuck with red and aqua throughout. Although, since there was also a lot of black and white going on in the space, I tried to pull that in as well. As I mentioned, we booked a private space at a local restaurant for the event, and the chef actually did a cooking demonstration for guests in lieu of bridal shower games.
He was awesome and it was such a fresh change of pace. He discussed the differences in pastas and sauces, how to make them, and then made each guest a fresh pasta dish to order on skillets in the room (similar to an omelet station at a brunch).
Besides the demonstration, I spent amy time focusing on decor. It’s my favorite part of hosting a party. I’ll share lots of photos here and will try to post later about some of the projects to share more details.
One of my favorite things to do with any shower is to have some sort of welcome display. It sets the tone for the whole party.
The entire space was truly lovely on it’s own. I loved the focal wall and was able to add just a few things to make it really pop and feel personal. I especially love that the shelves and large built-in gave it lots of height – and plenty of places for photos and decor.
(Gift table, with another appearance for the kitchen chalkboard)
(DIY kitchen towel cake)
(Check-in table and cupcakes)
(Engineering prints from Staples, mounted on a black Dollar Tree foam board with vinyl letters)
(Stamped napkins using the same stamp from the invite)
(DIY signature platter and recipe box for recipe cards from each guest)
(Photo booth – banner created with my Silhouette, black and white cards are part of a matching game from Crate & Barrel)
In the end, I think the shower was a success on all accounts. There was a great crowd. We ate well, laughed a lot, and the bride went home with a load of great items to stock her new kitchen.
P.S. Love red and aqua? I’m sharing my monthly idea board over at Houzz today that’s all about red and aqua in the kitchen.
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