Citrus Themed Bridal Shower

The blog may be lacking a little this week.   Why? This past week-end I made the 3 hour journey back home to host a bridal shower for my best friend since the 2nd grade, Melissa.


(We didn’t plan the black cardigans…I swear.)

We decided on citrus theme for the shower.  I’m not really into themes but showers just work better with a theme.  I’m not really into showers either but I made it through this one…probably because I didn’t have to participate in those horrible shower games.

Here are a few party details…

The Invites: I designed the invites and had them printed at FedEx Office (aka Kinkos).  I had never used Kinkos before.  I highly recommend printing a test invite before ordering 50 of them.  They turned out fine but I would have made a few color changes had I been patient enough for a test print.  Lesson learned.

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Guest Book: In place of a boring ol’ guestbook, I decided to make a photo book where guests could write wishes/advice for the happy couple.  I recorded the gifts the bride-to-be received at the end of the book.


Martha Stewart Poms:  Martha makes them seem easy.  I wouldn’t go that far.  They were kind of a pain.  They did turn out sort of cute though.



And they made fun kites for the flower girl after the shower…


The Food:  The bride’s mom and aunt were in charge of the food and they did a fabulous job.




Table Decorations:  Our options for location in a town of 800 were either the church basement or the Community Center.  We decided on the Community Center.  It is very brown.  I tried to add some color but didn’t want to go too over the top.  Things back home are simple.  It’s one of the qualities of small town life that I miss.


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The Gifts:  The bride received some lovely gifts…


She’s lucky this mixer ended up in her house.

My mom and I purchased her a pintuck duvet from Target.  What can I say?  My friend has good taste!


What are your thoughts on shower themes?  Do you loathe showers like I do?

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