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I recently had the pleasure of hosting a Bridal Shower for my little sister in honor of her upcoming wedding. I had so much fun planning a vintage, wildflower bridal brunch that I hope made her feel special. I’ve included all the details to help you plan a bridal brunch of your own.
Invitation by papernpeonies
The invitation design by papernpeonies shop on Etsy is customizable and can be sent right to your inbox. After I receiving the pdf you can use a local print shop for printing.
As guests entered they signed the “guest book” I had set up on the entry table with metallic sharpies. Instead of a traditional paper guest book, use a giant wooden letter. After the shower the couple can hang it in their new home. If they prefer a cleaner look have guests sign the back instead of the front. It will look nice but they’ll know there are sweet messages tucked away from friends and family.
Ice Breaker Game
Next to the guest book was the ice-breaker game I came up with. My sister met her finance on match.com so I thought it would be fun to have an activity that alluded to how they met.
Each guest takes a gold dipped match and tries to find someone who has the same colored dot on the bottom of the match. It’s a great way to get people talking and mingling at the beginning of the shower.
The mimosa bar was so fun to set up. I had water on one end with edible flower ice cubes floating inside. You can order fresh edible flowers on-line and have them shipped to your home.
They look so pretty but once the ice melts the flowers end up sticking to the sides of the beverage dispenser and look rather pathetic. You can also place a few floral cubes in the champagne ice bucket.
On the other end of the table I served sherbet punch in a vintage punch bowl I borrowed from a friend.
For your mimosa bar use an ice bucket with two different kinds of champagne. In front of the champagne include a choice of three different juices: pineapple-orange, orange, and grapefruit poured into glass carafes found in the dollar-spot at Target. Finally, sliced strawberries and raspberries make a great garnish.
The glass champagne flutes are from The Dollar Tree. I’ve always seen bloggers that blog about The Dollar Tree but now I get why. There is so much fun stuff there. I’m glad my friend tipped me off about the $1 champagne flutes, so I didn’t have to use the cheapy plastic ones. After looking at two stores I ended up ordering on-line, instead of going from store to store. They shipped right to your front door.
The adorable Mimosa Bar Sign from PrintablePixels on Etsy walks guests through what to do. Simply purchase, download, print and put in a fun frame.
Use small mason jars of wildflowers to decorate the kitchen and dining areas. Vintage china from a local thrift shop makes perfect serving pieces.
Bridal Brunch Menu
Food is always my favorite part of any party. I was so lucky to have the help of my sister’s bridesmaids to get everything prepped and ready. They were so helpful. To make things easy prep a few things the night before, heat and assemble in the morning.
The menu included:
- Sugared Bacon Wrapped Smokies
- Monte Cristo Sliders
- Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites
- Mini Pancakes
- Fruit Salsa w/Cinnamon Pita Chips
- Cake with Strawberry Filling
This fruit salsa would also be delicious on angel food cake.
Pinterest is a great place to search for games that you can purchase and print from Etsy.
The Here Comes the Bride game from PaperEtiquette on Etsy is a lot of fun. Ask the groom to answer the questions ahead of time. Everyone will have fun sharing their answers and laughing at what others come up with.
The next game we played was the He Said, She Said Game I downloaded and printed from LaurEvansDesign on Etsy. I love the fact that you can edit and create your own personalized questions. To make the game more active, copy and enlarge the mustaches and lips. Then print, cut and attach to a skewer with hot glue. Give guests a mustache and lips. Read the statements aloud and ask guests to hold up the mustache if they think he said it and the lips if they think she said it. It’s a fun way for guests to learn something new about the bride and groom.
After the games we opened gifts. My sister really wanted vintage China and I was so excited to surprise her with our 96 year old grandmother’s China from when she and my Grandfather got married 74 years ago. I had asked my grandmother several months before the shower and it was a hard secret to keep but so worth it!
After presents we had cake. As guests left they were each given a small terra-cotta pot with flower seeds tied with tulle. Write the bride & groom’s name on one side with a gold sharpie and their wedding date on the other. The small flower pots are from the dollar section at Target. They fit perfectly with the wildflower theme.