Thursday, October 16, 2014

Brunch Bridal Shower

Well, I don't know about you all, but I am really feeling fall this year! I am really excited about the cool weather, wearing sweaters, and bundling up under blankets. This weekend is especially exciting because we get to celebrate the Deep Roots Festival in our sweet little town of Milledgeville. This makes it feel like it's officially fall around here. It is especially exciting because my bridesmaid Ana-Maria and her hubby are coming to visit! 

This fall has been extremely busy so far; Mark and I have been traveling to Atlanta almost every weekend for our wedding events and for Amber and Joe's wedding events! 

One of the wedding events recently, was one that myself and another bridesmaid planned for Amber. It was a brunch shower, which turned out amazing! 

Becca and I started the planning months ago after we settled on a date. The theme wasn't even questionable, considering that brunch is one of Amber's favorite things. 

We decided that I would be in charge of decor and Becca would handle all the food, which only makes sense because we love each of those things (I mean I love food too... but I would rather craft all night than cook!). 

We decided on a theme of burlap, sage, and cream- very simple, yet classy.

Let me just walk you through all the great stuff we did: 
I always have so much fun decorating for a shower or party. I made some fun banners for the gift area and the special seat for the bride. I also create a "Bride" pin for Amber to wear at the shower (which can be seen in the seat). One of my favorite crafts was writing on the chalkboard signs- I think they add a lot of fun to the decor!
Here is the mimosa bar, because what kind of brunch shower would this be without mimosas? After all, "brunch without mimosas is just breakfast." I created the banner from scrapbook paper, some rope, and a gold paint pen-easy as that! We had a few different juices available for guests to mix with their champagne: orange, cranberry, grapefruit, and pineapple. For garnish, we had blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and pineapple. One of the guests was a soon-to-be mom, so for her we provided some sparkling white grape juice instead of champagne (she said it tasted pretty much the same)!
We asked that guests go ahead and write their addresses on an envelope to save the bride the trouble of doing it herself (great idea Becca!). Also, we picked out some recipe cards and asked that guests leave the bride with one of their favorite recipes.
The favors were so cute! We purchased some small jars and filled them with delicious jam. We also made some miniature biscuits to go with them. I attached some tags to the jars that said either, "Jam packed with love," or, "Spread the love." How cute is that?! Thank you pinterest
And here is the beautiful bride-to-be! She was a champ and participated in one of our games- if you said the word "wedding," you had to wear the tiara until someone else said it! Let's just say, it was passed around quite a few times. We also played some bridal bingo, which I like to believe makes the gift opening a little more exciting for the guests!

What are some of your favorite themes for a bridal shower? Do you have a favorite shower game?

 In my opinion, any shower with mimosas is a good one!

Food Menu: 
Grits with cheese, bacon, and chives
Pancakes (plain and chocolate chip)
Lime cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Fruit Tray
Mini Quiche with cheese, spinach, and ham
Homemade cinnamon and walnut bread