Monday, June 17, 2013

Danielle's Purple Bridal Shower

 This Saturday we had my Step-Sister's Bridal Shower. She's getting married in August and the wedding colors are Plum and Gray so we decorated with lots and lots of purple.

I made this "Miss to Mrs!" banner out of ivory card stock, a variety of purple scrap booking paper, tulle and some purple flowers.
The letters are a free printable from and you can find them 
They have the whole alphabet and more!
I have a feeling this isn't the last bunting banner I'm going to make.


 Calvin helped my soon-to-be brother in law propose to Danielle with this onesie on Christmas Day.
For the custom onesie, I designed the graphic in a word program, added a clip art engagement ring and printed it out on iron-on transfer paper. Then I just ironed it onto the plain white onesie.
It was an adorable engagement and the onesie is now a precious keepsake.

"Auntie Dani, Will you make Michael my Uncle?"

I also packed up the chalkboard I made to serve as a menu and decoration.
Dual Purpose!!


 The bride and her mom and sister made delicious Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Chocolate frosting in these ridiculously cute flower cupcake liners.
They can be found at most craft stores.
Be warned. Should you choose to use these liners you cannot apply the frosting with a knife. A pastry/piping bag is your best bet.

 If you EVER entertain, I highly recommend getting one of these 3 Gallon Beverage Dispensers . They are awesome. 
Better yet, find a friend to get one too then you can take turns borrowing each others.

We decorated the outdoor gazebo with hanging paper lanterns that will also be used at the wedding

The beautiful bride and her mama.

We played 3 non-embarrassing games.
"How Well do you know the Bride?" Download the free printable Here
"What's in your Purse?" free printable Here
And "The ABC Game". I printed the alphabet on card stock and cut them out in 3" squares. Mix them up and the guests have to shout-out a "wedding" related word for the letter you call. Whoever ends up with the most cards at the end wins.

I put together "Summer Kits" for the prizes which included:
A 16oz plastic tumbler with straw
Mini sunscreen
Dasani flavors for water (3 different flavors)
Chapstick with sunscreen
Mini Altoid tin
Everything came from Target.

I think she was pretty happy with how everything turned out.
My Dress and Belt

Calvin stopped by afterward to visit with his Aunt Dani
Calvin's Hat and Polo Onesie


  1. Sara you should be a party planner how fun!

  2. Well thank you! I actually seriously considered being a wedding planner in addition to my normal job. Maybe someday :)