Real Party: Hawaiian Bridal Shower

My friend Lindsay’s brother is getting married this fall. Lindsay and her mom hosted a bridal shower for Maggie this past weekend.  Because the wedding is in Hawaii the shower was Hawaiian-themed.  What a simple, sweet party they threw!  I know you’ll love the DIY touches.

The shower was held at a restaurant, so Lindsay and Suzanne brought in flowers and some other table decorations.hawaiian shower table

Individual vases of flowers (repurposed baby food jars!) with a name card were at each seat.

hawaiian shower place cards

The cards had a green fringe…a la Hawaiian grass skirts.


So did the menus at each place.

hawaiian shower banner

The bride-to-be’s chair was designated with a “Mrs.” banner.

Dessert were Lindsay’s vanilla cupcakes, topped with a fondant flower.

hawaiian shower cupcakes

Someone sure liked them!

hawaiian shower cutie

Party favors were white chocolate macadamia nut cookies baked by Suzanne.

hawaiian shower diy menus

Best Wishes, Maggie!

hawaiian shower bride

We can’t wait to celebrate with you in paradise in just a few short months!


Venue: Trellis

Cupcake decoration: Fondant Flowers

Photography: Lindsay Little

Real Party: Tying the Knot Bridal Shower

You may remember that I recently helped my friends Megan and Emily come up with a few ideas for the bridal shower they wanted to throw for their sister Katie. (See the inspiration I put together here).
The party they threw turned out amazingly, and I have some pictures to share! 
Lunch was sandwiches and a few varieties of salad.  They tied the sandwiches up with knots! Cute knotty labels were on the water bottles too. 

Megan & Emily set up a candy bar and a had a few other sweets. I love the sugar cookies with knots of icing! Isn’t the color palate beautiful?

Party Favors:
Chocolate and yogurt covered pretzels were the party favors (perfect, don’t you agree?). Cute little labels too!

Congratulations Katie! (in the red)
Thanks Megan & Emily for sharing the photos!