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Natural-Themed Bridal Shower

We gave a bridal shower yesterday for a friend of Dani’s from Colorado.  Thought you might like to see some of the decorations and food we created.  I will post the recipes on the next post.

These were the take home treats.  The container is from WalMart, found by the seed packets in the garden center.  They are seed starter pots, they were $1.50 for 14.  We used unbleached parchment paper for a little filler and Dani made the flower for the front.  The tag says “Be Happy”, that Dani made on her Cricket. The flower is super easy.  Comment if you want to know how.  We glued it on a pick that we found at World Market.  We bought a big tub of Bob’s Peppermints at Sam’s and put them in the bottom for filler (only $5 for A LOT of them) and then added Hershey’s Kisses on top.  They cost about $1 each to make.  And oh so cute!!!! (if I do say so myself) Karen thanks for showing us how to make the flowers.

We used a burlap natural theme.  I had the flowers done at a local grocery store, (Market Street), only $15 each and put them in these little burlap bags I found for $2 each. Then I bought a few green houseplants and put them in burlap bags also and made an arrangement out of them.    The key is to pick up things as you see them, then you will have them on hand and don’t have to run out and buy the only thing you can find last minute, for twice or three times the cost.  The sign below says, “Today is happier because you are here.”

 When the guests arrived we served them little fruit slushes.  I found the corrugated little cups online from Garnish.  (it is really hot outside so we thought it would be a nice way to cool everyone down) The little disposable demitasse plastic spoons are from Crate and Barrel Outlet.

Yum!!!!!  My friend Karen combined a couple of recipes and came up with these really yummy homemade Hostess Cupcake look alikes, and man are they good.  I will post the recipe.  They are not hard to make just a little time consuming and well worth the effort.

I found the wooden forks online.  Shop around.  These were 100 for $6.95.  While others I saw were 3 times as much.  The only natural napkins I could find were from Whole Foods.  They were in the paper goods aisle with the paper towels.  In a large pack, just like white cheap Bounty ones that you buy for everyday.  The bamboo plates (disposable) are from Crate and Barrel Outlet, but I also saw them at Whole Foods.

We served Grown Up Mac and Cheese.  We put it in little individual paper bakers.  (forgot to get a picture).  We also served Crunchy Romaine Salad in individual little paper bowls. (both from Sur LaTable)

These are the chocolate peanut butter cupcakes.
We made turkey sandwiches on tea rolls with turkey, harvarti cheese and raspberry chipotle. Then we put them in these wax bags purchased online from the Cake Stand.   
 

 We found Izzes at Costco.  Lots cheaper than the ones we bought at Central Market!!!!!!

The gray paper straws were online at Garnish. Hostess with the Mostess is a great site to checkout also.

I made Summer Tea by combining Arizona Peach Tea with Simple Lemonade.  1 jug of tea to 1/2 bottle of Simply Lemonade.

By Cindy, July 31, 2011
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  • Missa J
    August 1, 2011

    The bridal shower yesterday was beautiful! Everying was just wonderful, from food to decor!! Thank you so much for having us in your lovely home.

  • Linda
    August 2, 2011

    Oh my goodness this is so cute! Every detail is perfect.

  • Anonymous
    August 10, 2011

    Love it! Aunt Cindy you're the best hostess ever! You go to so much work and it shows.
    -Emily

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