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Fall Bridal Shower

Fall Bridal Shower

If you are having or hosting a fall bridal shower, here are some simple ideas you just might fall in love with!

-Pick a natural setting and let nature do a lot of your decorating. Host the event in family or a friend’s backyard. The outdoor colors of greens and browns will set the mood of your shower.

-Skip the formal flower arrangements; pick up some planter boxes, potting soil, and rich colored flowers from you local garden center. If you are having round tables then look for round planters, otherwise the rectangular planter boxes work wonderfully for oblong tables. Oh- and if you cannot find planter boxes in the right color, a little spray paint will do the trick.

-Don’t forget the candles! Have candle lighting throughout your shower. Think bathrooms, table tops, even floating in a pool if there is one.

-Serve a deep red or auburn cocktail. Try Bridal Sweet Martini!

Bridal Sweet Martini (serving for 4)

6 oz vodka

2 oz strawberry juice

1 oz cranberry juice

Juice of 1/2 a lime

Combine all in mixer w/ice. Shake and strain into martini glasses.

Baby Shower: Blue & Brown

blue and brown baby shower ideas

Blue and Brown Baby Shower Ideas

Who says baby boy showers can’t be gorgeous too?! Here are a couple photos from my best friend’s shower this past summer. Here are some ideas:

– Think anything blue & brown (you could also try green & brown).

-Purchase many onesies and baby outfits all in blue and/or brown, making sure to mix up the sizes so Mom doesn’t get all newborn outfits he’ll outgrow before he can wear them! String them using clothesline and clothespins (paint them if your the crafty type) and hang them from patio covers, doorways, pop-up shades, anywhere you think the decor will look good. At the end of the shower, remove all the clothes and put in a basket for mom- decor and a gift all in one!

-Make sure your dessert is all blue & brown; cupcakes, cakes, cookies- whatever it may be.

-Serve a blue themed drink (alcohol and non versions).

-If outdoors, hang blue/brown/white paper lanterns from the trees.

-You can also pair blue with yellow for a modern color scheme.

You get the idea, use blue and brown touches throughout the shower (don’t forget the invites and thank yous) and your shower will be simple and gorgeous!

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