Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Love Is Sweet!

Sorry it's been so quiet around this blog the past couple of weeks. I have been busy crafting like a mad woman in preparation for my sister's bridal shower. I will be back to my regular recipe posts next week but today I am sharing some of the shower details.

When I plan a party I like to have a theme to tie everything together. The theme for my sister's bridal shower was Love Is Sweet. I love any reason to indulge in my favorite sweet treats! 

Shower Parfaits: gifts for the shower hostesses. I took a large wine glass and put a mesh sponge in the bottom and added a shower gel and body lotion from Bath and Body Works. I created gift tags that read "Thank you for making our shower so sweet" and tied with pink and white bakers twine.

Lollipop Escort Cards: I applied ribbon to a block of green styrofoam with a hot glue gun and used a lollipop favor kit from the craft store for the escort cards.

Faux Cupcake Table Numbers: I made these cupcakes to hold the table numbers used to direct guests to the correct table. I cut the hearts and numbers with my Cricut. Please don't take a bite, these sweet cupcakes are are not for eating!

Soda Fountain Centerpieces: each centerpiece had a large and small soda glass with pink and white carnations, glittered cherries and striped straws on top of a charger plate.

Cookie Favors: 3 mini pink ombre heart shaped cookies that read Love is Sweet. I created gift tags that read "It was so sweet of you to come" and packed the cookies in Chinese takeout boxes tied with ribbon.

All of the above pictures were taken with my phone in the days leading up to the party since I foolishly forgot to bring my camera to the actual shower. I hope you enjoyed this peek into my sister's bridal shower!