My baby sister got married Saturday! It's been a crazy couple of weeks... you know how weddings go. But the wedding is done, she is off on her honeymoon, and I finally have a second to breath and catch up on all the happenings.
First up, my other sister and I worked together to throw her bridal shower. She's a food blogger and I'm a crafty DIY blogger, so teaming up was perfect!
We decided to go with the theme "Love is Sweet" mostly so we could eat a lot of treats. haha. Here's the spread:
I used my trash-to-treasure chalkboard as a menu. That thing has come in so handy! I also reused the tissue paper poms and paper lanterns I used at the tea party. Then I bought a girly floral paper pack from Michaels ($5 yo!) and made it into a banner. It says "Love is Sweet" but it's kinda hard to see in the photos.
I found a wire picnic caddy set at a thrift store. It had a big tray, a cup dispenser and a napkin/utensil holder, all for $3. But they were ugly hunter green plastic coated wire. A little aqua spray paint, and you would never have guessed how they looked to begin with:
And aren't those little cups stinkin' cute? I have been collecting them from thrift stores. The chevron spoons and yellow baker's twine are from Joanns.
The food was to die for. Seriously. Bacon-wrapped pineapple with a honey-sriracha glaze, Nutella mousse, oreo cake donuts, homemade churros, chocolate chip cookie cup shots ... are you drooling yet? You can get copies of all the recipes on my sister's blog HERE.
Next up is the gift table:
I am in love with this vintage sheet. It adds so much color and whimsy.
This chalkboard is actually not a chalkboard at all. It's a piece of dollar store black foam core. I used chalk on it and it worked smashingly. How did I get such neat lettering? I just have really awesome handwriting. Ha! Not! Actually, I printed it from the computer and used THIS technique to transfer it to the chalkboard.
The little triangle border? I had all the triangles left after cutting the banners and thought, "Why not use them for something!" I love being able to use something that otherwise would have been thrown away.
The last little thing was the sparkling waters we gave out as party favors. I made a little tag that said, "Love is sweet. Please take a treat." I printed them out, punched holes in the corner, then tied them to the drink with more yellow baker's twine. Easy peasy! And those drinks are yummay.
The party was a success. It was kind of special to be able to work with one sister to throw a party for my other sister. Now all three girls in the family are married women! Love really is sweet.