We'll start with the entry table. She brought a few framed engagement pictures to help decorate. I created the "Wedding Date" plaque. It's a burlap covered board with metal numbers that I found at Hobby Lobby. Hubs attached the wire hanger & I made the bow. [Not shown was the address book, we used for a guest registry! It worked great, she has everyone's address from the shower!]
Since it was the day after Christmas, I kept with the holiday theme. For table decorations, I filled crystal vases & bowl with purple ornaments, "H" tags & fake snow.
I can't take full credit for the burlap "H"... I actually purchased this from Et Cetera in McMinnville, TN... I didn't want to wait for a custom order, so I painted the purple dots & changed the bow. (it was originally teal!)
I can't find a copy, but I made photo cards for invites. Since they live out of state, most of the family hasn't met the Groom. I wanted them to at least have a picture... plus I loved their engagement pictures.
I actually ordered a few too many invites, but I didn't want the pictures to go to waste. I made a collage on a 8x10 canvas & used mod podge to glue them down. I printed the H on regular copy paper & cut it out (so you couldn't see any of the white). Then glued it over the pictures. I used purple acrylic paint to paint the edges & highlight the H. Then I attached a purple bow.
I found a couple metal buckets at Hobby Lobby for $3 each. I wasn't sure what I would do with them at the time, but they made perfect silverware holders!
I wrapped the forks with purple napkins & tied them with burlap.
I dressed for the occasion too! I checked with Lindsay to make sure I wasn't going too overboard with all the purple & she gave her approval. The shower was a success!
[me, Emily, her Mom, my Mom]
I love hosting parties & it's been a while since anyone close has gotten married or had babies! It was a ton of fun. Maybe next time, I remember to charge my camera :)