March 13, 2012

showering the bride!

This past weekend I went back to IL for a visit! I, along with the other bridesmaids, hosted a bridal shower for my lovely cousin Hayley! Her colors are yellow and gray; super cute!! I have been itching to make these floral pom poms made out of tissue paper ever since I found them on Martha, so of course I volunteered to take care of the decorations! :) I'm just thrilled with how the floral pom poms turned out! They were easy to make too, and I love how they looked suspended from the ceiling with clear fishing line! was a little humorous driving the 8 hours to IL with the backseat of my car filled with them!

For the centerpieces I just used squares of scrapbook paper (alternating 2 different patterns, one was a gray geometric design and the other was wedding related words in neat fonts in a sort of striped format) on which I placed little flower pots. I made the flower pots using (shh don't tell) pewter colored solo cups with the brim cut off so they didn't look so cup-ish! I just hot glued a piece of floral Styrofoam into the bottom of each cup and stuck in faux flowers that I already had on hand, tied a pretty ribbon around it and that was it! Easy peasy! :)

Above picture: us cousins with our grandma, isn't she precious? That's Hayley in the yellow, wearing the apron I made her! For food we served fruit, spicy tortilla roll-ups (maybe I'll do a recipe post for them, they are SO good), chips & salsa, cocktail weenies, crackers & cheese, beautiful & delicious cake that my aunt made, and yummy punch! It was a lovely day and we loved showering Hayley with gifts and best wishes for a sunny future for her and fiance John!
Love ya Hayley

1 comment:

  1. What lovely pictures of the shower!! You did an awesome job decorating!! I wondered what the floral vases were, now I know, you are very clever!! They definitely were not cup-ish.
    Love you to bits!
    Aunty Beth


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