Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Kristina's Alphabet Shower

I had so much fun putting together a bridal shower for my cousin's fiance Kristina. They are getting married in March here in southern California! I based the shower off Martha Stewart's Alphabet theme, which stood out as unique and fun. Let me just say I LOVE themes. I have to have a theme attached to every party I do. It helps guide me. I am one of those people who falls in love with so many cute things, and if I don't have some guidelines, things can get a bit carried away. Themes are my guidelines!

I just wanted to show off a couple of pictures and share some of the ways we used the alphabet theme.
I was lucky enough to use my mom's beautiful home, as well as her help in the decorating process! We chose a green and purple color scheme, and my mom made the amazing flower arrangements. You can find pictures and a tutorial for the favors, appliqued dishtowels, on my post from Monday!Here's a picture of the food table. We did small appetizers and desserts. To go with the theme we made K cookies with green icing to match the color scheme, and ordered mini cupcakes with fondant Ks on them. The cupcakes turned out so cute! I wish I could make ones like that!!

This is a picture of the bar area with a banner strung across it spelling out Kristina. I printed the letters in circles on card stock and backed them in green and purple card stock that matched the invitations, then strung them on green ribbon. We served blueberry bellinis that matched the purple.
This is one of my favorite shower decorating ideas! The clothesline! You can string anything on a clothesline to match your theme, but for this occasion I choose an oven mitt set from Crate and Barrel and two monogrammed dishtowels. If you look closely you can see that two of the clothespins are birds. Aren't those so cute! My mom bought them from Crate and Barrel outlet!!! (They are now being used to dry my cloth diapers ;) )

Hope everyone enjoyed a little peek at the shower. I have so much fun organizing events like these. I have my Sister-in-Law's coming up in May... already planning!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness... I had to comment on this post because I LOVE this theme as well! Any theme could have been equally as successful, but probably not as cute. I'm totally impressed!!!