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Posts tagged bridal showers
A Romantic Parisian Themed Bridal Shower with Confetti

Happy Monday! Yesterday morning, Michelle posted a photo from her bridal shower on instagram and I was immediately smiling. Want to know why? She used my Engagement Themed festive-fetti™ to surround the cake {including the special shiny paper diamond that's included in the bag}. I LOVE seeing photos from my customers! Her caption said "Do you see your confetti? It was gorgeous!!!".

When I saw my confetti with this pretty cake {which is from Sam's Club} I thought it would look perfect to be paired with this Paris (Ooh La Love) Bridal Shower Collection from Hostess Ink {created by Jennifer of Hostess with the Mostess}.

This Paris Themed Bridal Shower Stationery Collection is flirty and feminine with beautiful illustrations of the Eiffel Tower and roses. This suite of paper designs are custom printed and there's even coordinating return address labels. There's even 3 color variations to choose from.

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festive-fetti™ is Here - It's Colorful, Custom + One-of-a-Kind Confetti

As my daughter would say . . . "I'm nervcited today" - this is her way of saying she's nervous and excited. So, I guess we will both be "nervcited" together today as it's a day of firsts for both of us. I'm launching something totally new and my daughter has her dance recital tonight at a brand new location in a fancy auditorium. So . . . without anymore waiting - I'm thrilled to announce that my very first product launch is officially here and The Festive Shop is now open for business. The first collection launching is cute bags of handmade festive-fetti™ {aka confetti}. These fun bags of custom colored confetti are meant for celebrating any day with because sometimes there’s a reason to party and sometimes we just need a little confetti to make us smile :)

Each festive-fetti™ bag contains at least 100 pieces of confetti and there's even sequins for a little extra sparkle. You can request custom colors and even the bag insert can be personalized. Each festive-fetti™ bag is unique to you . . . making it a one-of-a-kind gift. There's even a special bag just to celebrate the recent engagement of couple or the bride-to-be on her shower day {see below}. I can of course, change the wording to celebrate the wedding day if you wish :)

The ideas for these colorful circles of fun are endless - here's just a few ideas for using festive-fetti™:
• surprise a bride-to-be on her bridal shower day with a little bag inserted into her card
• sprinkle the confetti around the bottom of the bride-to-be's dessert at her bridal shower {ps: festive-fetti™ is not edible - just a fun decoration}
• have the bride-to-be either toss the festive-fetti™ in the air or blow it from her hands at her bridal shower or engagement session for a priceless photo
• place the festive-fetti™ inside of a clear balloon before filling it with air
• use the circles to embellish cards, gift tags or your craft projects
• businesses can even use the confetti as a token of thanks to their customers

Top 5 Spring Wedding Favors with Flair

Spring is coming in just a few weeks, which means it's time to start thinking about the next season of wedding parties . . .

. . . like bridal showers and the weddings themselves. Today, I'm sharing the Top 5 Spring Wedding Favors with flair from Kensington Classics {your shop for everything you will need for planning your special day including fine wedding accessories, invitations, favors and gifts at low everyday prices}

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PS: If you leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 5 favors is your favorite, I'll pick one of you to win a fun pack of handmade spring colored gift tags later next week.

The "Nestling" Natural Bird Nest Favor Holder comes as a set of 12 and looks absolutely stunning when packaged with an ombre candy assortment and tied with a pretty satin bow.

The "Love Nest" Bird House Favor Box is sold in sets of 24 and is the perfect way to declare your love as you make a life together. The heart shaped windows give your guests a little peek into the sweetness you've packaged inside.

The "Vintage Floral" Favor Boxes come in sets of 24 with natural twine making this pretty box a little bit rustic.

The "Sweet Butterfly" 3-D Butterfly Favor Box {also sold in sets of 24} features a flitting butterfly on top and is the perfect sweet touch for your spring time events.

The "Pink Pom Pom" Favor Box come in sets of 24 and let you go elegant or casual with the tissue-paper pom-pom top. The pillar-shaped favor box is sure to catch the attention of your guests.

Don't Forget: If you leave me a comment letting me know which one of the 5 favors is your favorite, you could win a fun little gift pack of handmade spring colored gift tags later next week {created by me}. Just be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you {it won't be published}.

Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower Invitations and Printables

Happy Monday! I have always loved this unique theme for bridal showers and it's probably because my bridal shower was also a Tupperware Party and it was so much fun. There are so many ideas you can incorporate into a Kitchen Themed Bridal Shower. One idea is to have the floral arrangements in unique vases - think stainless steel pots, colanders, and even the mixing bowl of stand-up blenders. Here's a few invitations if you're planning a Bridal Shower with a kitchen theme and following them is a great idea for cute displays on the table or even as party favors.

Retro Kitchen Bridal Shower Invitations **** {this invitation is from Minted and starting tomorrow, Tuesday May 20th and running thru Tuesday May 27th, all Minted Wedding Stationery is 15% off with code MEMORIALWED}

Brunette Kitchen Invitation {hair color can be changed to match the bride}

Kitchen Gleam Invitation

If you're looking for something fun and unique for the kitchen themed bridal shower - I'm thinking you will love these kitchen printables. You could frame the prints and have one on each table, include a print-out with your thank you or you could even have them printed smaller and framed for each guest to take one home and display in their own kitchen.

Kitchen Printables from The Happy Housie {different color options available}

Homemade Ice Cream Bridal Shower Ideas . . . Inspired by Scoop Adventures
Today's post certainly has me craving some yummy ice cream with lots of fun sprinkles and whipped cream. With warmer weather approaching I thought it would be fun to put together a bridal shower that incorporated homemade ice cream as the focal point. This idea was inspired by the brand new book by Lindsay Clendaniel called, Scoop Adventures: the best ice cream of the 50 states. Ice cream maker and blogger Lindsay, writes for her blog by the same name, Scoop Adventures. In her new book, Lindsay takes us on her travels across the county sampling ice cream from special shops and restaurants. This special ice cream cookbook includes 80 adapted recipes from her travels that can be easily made with a home ice cream maker . . . like Orange Chocolate Decadence, Lavender Caramel Swirl Ice Cream, Seaport Salty Swirl Ice Cream and many more. Check back tomorrow as I'll have 2 ice cream recipes from this book to share with you. In the meantime, here's my ideas for a backyard homemade ice cream bridal shower . . .
Ideas for Plannning a Homemade Ice Cream Bridal Shower:
1. If you have a backyard deck or patio - how cute would this ice cream bar look?
2. These ice cream cone towel favors are the cutest.
3. An ice cream bridal shower invitation is a must-have.
4. Waffle ice cream sandwiches anyone?
5. How about a fun ice cream pearl decoden as a game prize?
6. Cupcake wrappers around ice cream cones is the perfect little "dress me up".
7. If you're making the homemade ice cream, you will definitely want to serve the flavors in personalized ice cream containers.
8. To combat the sweetness of the ice cream goodies, how about serving fruit salad in ice cream cones?
9. Display your chocolate dipped cones on a tiered dessert tray
10. Instead of purchasing new bowls to place the ice cream toppings in, why not use a muffin tin from your kitchen?
11. The cutest ever ice cream cone tissue paper decorations
12. How about an ice cream scoop with bling for serving your guests?