It's probably obvious that I'm still struggling to get out of my funk, and I truly appreciated your encouraging comments on Tuesday. Because I'm diving into a few random work projects, I'm lacking on purposeful blog posts. SO. Here is my latest idea. I've got a few parties on the horizon, so I thought it might be helpful to do a series of posts on ways to make an event special and cohesive. First on my timeline is a bridal shower, so today I give you my tips on planning an event for the bride-to-be.
Themes can be as simple as the bride's favorite color/wedding colors or as elaborate as this Knotted In Love theme—where every detail revolves around the theme. Factors that might help you determine a theme idea can be based around the location, hobbies of the bride, leftover party decor from another event, or a current trend like gingham or bunting. Even a few simple corresponding details make a theme apparent and really add a cohesive elegance to the shower.
Food: One idea that makes party planning easier is to limit food by a theme. Examples include fondue, only sweets, all foods of the same color, different variation of cookies, etc. Personally, I think 2-4 different items/dishes is good range unless you have a team of people helping with food preparation.
Drinks: Having a drink that "matches" the theme of the party adds a really special touch and gives an overall classy feeling. Pink lemonade, cucumber water, a raspberry in the champagne glasses, Jones Soda...so many possibilities!
So hopefully this gives an organized starting point for planning a successful bridal shower. There are a few additional topics I will highlight in part 2.