“Love is Sweet” Bridal Shower

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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. The leftover triangle border is genius! I'll definitely be looking up some of those recipes. Oh, and I think the link for the chalkboard lettering is broken.

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