A Sweet Bridal Shower

October 25th, 2010

As promised, I’ve got tons of pictures and details to share of my sister Laurel’s bridal shower. To match the invitation, most of the desserts were either pink or white. On the menu; a pink lemonade cake with sugar poppies (the brides wedding flower) I got from a local cake decorator, pink and white marshmallows, mini powered donuts, waffer cookies and peppermint knots. To drink, we had pink lemonade, blackberry IZZEs, Sophia Champagne and gin and tonics with a splash of grenadine.

For activities, I made a Couple’s Pop Quiz and custom cards for adult bingo. The main attraction, was a video my sister Allison made of Laurel’s fiancé answering a series of questions. Laurel then had to guess his response. It was so much fun and definitely the highlight of the night.

Lastly, for favors, I gave raspberry macaroons in boxes that I cut out on my SilhouetteSD. I was planning on making the macaroons myself but they didn’t turn out well (think Pepto Hershey Kisses) so I purchased some form a nearby bakery instead. I also made little cloth envelopes made to look like air mail envelopes with naughty scratch-it tickets inside.

All in all it was a great time and I was so happy to help see my sister off on this new chapter in her life!

27 Responses to “A Sweet Bridal Shower”

  1. Annie @ Marry You Me Says:

    This is so sweet and fun! Love the cake and mini Sofia cans 🙂

  2. Kristi Says:

    Wow! This is just fabulous. So many pretty details. And that pink lemonade cake sounds delicious!


  3. Brancoprata Says:

    Amazing work!! I’m in love with this bridal shower!

  4. claire Gallam Says:

    How gorgeous!! It looks so cute. I love the pink!

  5. postcards and pretties Says:

    love it!! so many adorable details! Congrats to your sister.

  6. Maggie Rose Says:

    What a darling party! Love the personal details and the video sounds like so much fun!

    I have to ask, which bakery did the macarons come from? I’ve been trying to find some in Seattle – so far only have seen them regularly at Le Panier.

  7. Kathleen Says:

    Hey Maggie! I found them at Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle. If you haven’t been there, you should make the trip! AH-MAZING pastries! Yumm yumm! xoxo, Kathleen

  8. Truly Smitten Says:

    Oh wow…this is absolute perfection!

  9. Angie Says:

    pink never looked so pretty!

  10. Kate {domestikatedlife} Says:

    I love all of the stationary accents — the fonts are delicious! And macaroons? Yum!

  11. Jordan - Polkadot Prints Says:

    If you’re looking for a 6th sibling…I’m in!! 🙂 Cute powdery donuts, and I love all the paper and stationery you put together. Loving those boxes, was thinking of something cut out like this for Christmas…great minds!!
    Sounds like it was a lot of fun, nice work!

  12. Nuha Says:

    How incredibly sweet!! I love the pink-ness of everything! I’m sure your sister was so grateful!

  13. Anne-Marie Says:

    Beautiful photographs and I especially like the color combos and how you did the little pencils as cute decorations. Very neat. Your sister is very lucky to have someone as talented as you in her celebrations. =)

  14. Kaitlin Says:

    Everything here loos so perfect! Wonderful work!

  15. Amber Says:

    i love love love the peppermint pretzels!!! [=

  16. Trude Says:

    Just gorgeous!! It always helps to have a theme, and you really fleshed this out to perfection! Not too sticky-sweet or too frothy either, just lovely.

  17. Courtney Says:

    Beautiful! Any chance you can give us more details on the game? What questions were asked….how you coordinated it etc? Sounds like lots of fun!

  18. Kathleen Says:

    Great question Courtney! The groom was recorded answering a series of random questions pertaining to their relationship. Stuff like, “What’s one thing from your wardrobe that the bride would get rid of if she could?” and “What is the grooms favorite book?” etc. Each of the guests were given a quiz card with all of the questions on it and had to guess weather they thought the bride would get the answer right or not.

    Then, we asked the bride the same question and she answered how she thought the groom did. We then played the video of the groom as he responded to each one, pausing in between to ask the bride. Each guest played along and tallied their scores as we listened in. So much fun!

  19. Rich Higgins Says:

    Excellent design, shown off by great photography.

    Question: I’ve been trying to find the font that you as the headline for “BINGO” and “POP QUIZ” on your bridal shower pieces. What is the name of it? What font shop is it at?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,

  20. Kathleen Says:

    Hi Rich! Sorry for the delay. The font you’re referencing is called Cyclone and it’s from Hoeflur & Frere-Jones. Best, Kathleen

  21. Tova Says:

    Gorgeous and so thoughtful. Love the photos – start to finish! Any hints or tips on how you created those amazing cloth envelopes? Would love to hear…

  22. Jennifer R. Says:

    I am speechless….what an amazing party…the details. I have bookmarked this page. Love the pink wafer cookies in a rectangle tray, the pop cans, the peppermint knots! Where did you find those?…I think I now want to decorate with pink for Christmas…:) ~Jennifer @ inieandione.com

  23. Jennifer R. Says:

    Oh, and what are those pink dipped long cookies? Love them!

  24. Cindy Says:

    This is such a sweet, pink shower! I’ve always liked your pop quizzes with the attached pencil. So cute!

  25. Anne Evans Says:

    Beautiful party!
    The long dipped cookies look like Pocky.
    fun little treat!

  26. Cynthia Says:

    where can I find those lovely bingo cards?!

  27. siobhan Says:

    What brad was the beautiful pink lemonade?? It all looks beautiful.