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Vintage Tea Party Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower In Vintage Tea Party Theme

If you are planning a bridal shower in the near future- I have the perfect shower theme to inspire you.  The vintage tea party theme is trending right now for bridal showers.  It’s classic and sophisticated.  Plus all the ladies can dress up and you can encourage all the guests to wear a big hat for the shower. Make it a true soiree with requested dress attire – you could even provide a box of vintage found hats for the guests to wear.  Today, I am featuring some amazing tea party tablescapes.

This is a fairly easy bridal shower theme to put together.  To keep it under budget- ask around to see if you can borrow a family member’s vintage china or visit a thrift store and buy a mash up of old tea cups and saucers.  Yep, a mix and match of china is absolutely fine for this set up and would even look stunning. Add in some vintage mason jars and vintage or new decorative tea pots for your flower vases.

To get the look of the vintage tea party you will want plenty of flowers and most set ups feature fresh roses in light pink and white and accents of baby’s breath.

Although, you can still pull off the look with silk flowers as well.  This shower above features silks glued around a painted decorative wood picture frame and it looks just as beautiful as fresh flowers.  Add in some elements of gold with gold candlesticks or gold plated utensils and of course don’t forget to drape pearls here and there.

Lace is a must for this theme. Use it as bunting, for your tablecloth and even draped it across frames and as a table backdrop. If you can’t find vintage lace linens- there is no shortage of new table linens in lacy patterns and designs – you can even use curtains in sheer lace fabric.  Paper doilies on all your plates will look so shabby chic too.  Most tea parties feature a sweets table but I recommend offering some healthy options too- such as strawberries and raspberries.

Ask the bride for some old photos of herself and the groom, either growing up as kids or the two of them together, and use them at the event.  Black and white is best (color photos can be professionally transitioned to black and white- or you can even photocopy color photos in black and white) and they can be added to picture frames or even hang them up as a bunting.

One last tip for the shower- bring in a bit of violet color in your flowers or shower decor.  This year’s color pick by Pantone is Ultra Violet and the tea party theme is perfect for adding in this shade of color. Be sure to spend some time asking the bride about her likes and dislikes for food and decor as well.  Add in a personal touch and surprise her.  Maybe she loves daisies or strawberry shortcake and would love that you remembered this and included it at her shower.

Come back next week to the The Party Fetti website – I will be featuring big balloons for weddings and for amazing photo shoot ideas!

Fall Boho Bridal Shower

FALL BOHEMIAN BRIDAL SHOWER

Although the autumn weather is getting crisp, its not too late to host an outdoor gathering, as long as you still have mild temperatures in your area.  Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and mild weather while the sun is still shining and before we all have to head indoors for the colder weather coming soon.

Whatever theme you are planning for your soon to be married friend’s bridal shower, be sure to know her taste and style.  A good indicator of this can be found in her home decor or maybe you were old college room mates – so her dorm decor would be a good direction to play off of for helping to plan the bridal shower.  Also, determine her favorite colors and fashion style.  Remember, the bridal shower should be stress free and a celebration of her – so don’t approach the engaged friend with everything about the up coming shower.  Ask basic questions about her dream wedding and favorite colors, without her feeling as though she is having to plan the event for you.

Be sure to stop by the I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS shop for all your bridal shower decorations and to start planning your bridal shower!

This outdoor bridal shower features a soft pastel color scheme mixed with traditional autumn colors or orange, maroon, and tan.  The soft pink and lavender rose style flowers play off the fall colors and pumpkins for a stunning mix of colors.

Adding in a few BOHO or bohemian elements, such as the dream catcher and cattle skull adds to the unusual theme, yet this still works for stylish trendy bridal shower and all these elements compliment the outdoor setting.

A backdrop or background, such as this jute rope curtain, is always a great starting place for planning any celebration.  Once you have determined this main focal point for the event – all other elements for the shower can begin to compliment the backdrop and build off of it.  This backdrop featured above is perfect for an outdoor event because it divides the seating and food serving area, yet still allows for the guests to fully appreciate the outdoor surroundings since it is essentially transparent.

Visit all my other tips and ideas here on my blog for backdrop inspiration by clicking – HERE!

Food is as important as the bridal shower decorations.  Feature your bride’s favorite food- maybe it is cake, pie, cupcakes or cookies.  Or maybe she does not even have a sweet tooth?  There is no rule that sweets must be served at a bridal shower.  Be creative and find out the food she loves and just to be on the safe side, find out what she does not like to eat as well.

Add an element of light, fire, or candlelight too.  If it is still warm for your outdoor shower, that inevitable means bugs- so consider placing citronella candles around the outdoor area and keep your food covered until ready to serve.

These food tents are the perfect way to manage outdoor events – [easyazon_link identifier=”B073GKHVXR” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]FOOD TENTS[/easyazon_link]

Include some natural elements that coordinate to your theme, such as fresh flowers, or for this featured fall baby shower, large and small pumpkins and gourds are tucked in behind the signage and elsewhere to pull in the fall colors and accents from nature.

Finally, make serving the food easy and placed all in one area, like this rolling food cart that is easy to set up inside and then simply roll it outdoors.  Rather than making many trips in and out to bring the food out, putting it all on a cart can make for fewer trips.  Plus, its a trendy and stylish set up, as bar carts are now so affordable, such as this – [easyazon_link identifier=”B01KBKQHRS” locale=”US” tag=”ymazonffiliac-20″]BAR CART[/easyazon_link] that can be ordered online.

I hope these bridal shower tips were helpful and this outdoor BOHO fall themed bridal shower have inspired you to start planning your upcoming celebration of marriage.

 

 

 

Plan Your Party or Wedding Early

JUMP START YOUR PARTY AND WEDDING PLANNING TODAY

Today, I want to help you start planning your party with a FREE printable party planner that you can print out and start getting ready for this year’s birthday party!  Scroll down for the FREE printable planner.

First, let’s talk about what is trending for birthday parties and baby showers for 2017.  Custom prints and personalized party decor is hot!

Oh sure, you could shop at that big box retail party store, but why? If you are planning ahead by at least 6 to 8 full weeks for an upcoming birthday party, baby shower, wedding, or any celebration- why not order in custom or personalized party decorations to coordinate to your party theme?!

Oh whoa!  Did that planning timeline throw you off? It’s actually smart and less stressful to start planning your children’s birthdays right now.  Why not?  At least start thinking of your theme and/or color scheme and ask them for some input! Even if their birthday is not until August, you can start shopping for custom made to order items on Etsy now.  In fact, you should!  

Sadly, I have to turn so many custom order requests away in the spring and summer months because mothers and brides wait until the last minute to plan and organize their birthday party for their little one’s special day.  I think Etsy shoppers sometimes forget that much of what is offered on Etsy is made to order, after checkout and many seller’s on Etsy have a full-time job.  Mine just happens to be my full-time business as a direct vendor for event planners all over the United States.

Yes, in most cases- I can ship many items from THE PARTY FETTI SHOP right away!  Ready to ship inventory is no problem but for my custom made items, I need my full 14 business day production time, so I can schedule orders out.  During my busiest time of year, spring and summer, I generally have 5 to 8 custom orders a day to get done and shipping out by customer deadlines.

However if you plan ahead, as early as now, custom party decor is the way to go!

Did you know that PINWHEEL PRETTIES offers prints in every party theme to coordinate to your event?

 Every party you can dream up, I’ve got you covered!  Prints in every style are available for a Circus party, Under The Sea, Finding Dora, Rainbow, Polka Dots, and we’ll even help out with Disney themes too!  Some of our top requested design are previewed below –

Personalized Party Decorations

Everything from flowers and birds to . . .

Paper Pinwheels

Rainbow brights and Dr. Seuss prints and more. . .

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And some of my most popular prints for summer are gingham, bumble bees, ladybugs, strawberry and cherry, and of course red, white and blue for 4th of July!

I now offer bunting and banners in custom prints and as easy DIY Pinwheel Kits are new in my craft supply shop- READY SET CRAFT KITS

Or I offer stunning solid pinwheels in a mix of bright or pastel colors in any requested color scheme and size of pinwheels too!

Check out all our available designer custom made pinwheels in both our shops below –

PINWHEEL PRETTIES

I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

(My wedding shop will be reopen soon)

Yes, I offer pinwheels for brides and their wedding decor too!  Start planning your 2017 wedding now!

Pinwheel Arbor

 And now for the FREE printable party planner!  Snag your party planner by clicking the image below or the highlighted link below.

Click here to print it for FREE-  Party Planner

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon for more party inspiration.

15 WEDDING SEND OFF IDEAS

WEDDING SEND OFF IDEAS THAT BREAK TRADITION
Throwing birdseed at the bride and groom for their send off is so yesterday.  There are so many new inventive less traditional send offs that create a fun experience for the wedding guests and lifelong memory for the newly married couple.
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SPARKLERS are, by far, one of the the most popular wedding send offs couples choose these days. Followed right behind the new fad of releasing lanterns into the night sky.

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Fireworks

 It can be something as simple as a few roman candles for your car to drive through, or guests can use projectiles. Country venues are ideal for this send off.  Be sure to clear it with the venue and make sure to get proper permits and hire the correct staff, and remember to always have a fire extinguisher near by.
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Sequins/Glitter Confetti

Just remember you’ll be finding GLITTER CONFETTI on your body and clothing for weeks after your wedding. Not the most eco-friendly option, but gorgeous nonetheless! And the photos will truly sparkle!  Don’t skimp on the packaging for your confetti, lots or CUSTOM CONFETTI ENVELOPES are available and make the guests feel like they are opening a little gift too!
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​Cap Guns

Really cute idea, especially if you are gun aficionados. The smoke will capture the flash from the photo and can have a cool effect, plus who doesn’t love a good cap gun?
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Snow

Perfect for the winter wedding.  Fake snow will look great in photos and your friends will have a wonderful time playing in the snow.
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Pinata

Okay, this is not really a typical send-off, but is a totally a fun and amazing way to end your wedding. You can fill the pinata with something like candy, or with little liquor bottles, or any fun adult themed favor. If you are going that route, just make sure that there are no kids at the party.
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Balloons

Balloons are the hottest alternative to sending lanterns off. You can put different colored TISSUE CONFETTI CIRCLES , glow sticks or cheap led lights inside the balloons to really let the night shine. You’ll be able to get beautiful photos while they are still on the ground, and then capture the lift off for an ultra spectacular end to your night.
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​Lavender

Lavender, lavender, lavender. Perfect for purple themed weddings, or for those looking out for the environment, or for those who just love lavender in general. Bonus? It smells really nice!

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​Airplanes

I think this idea is super cute for a teacher or a pilot bride or groom, the white paper will shine in the flash of the camera, and you’ll get a amazing action photos. The most important part is that everyone will have a really great time throwing them at you; this is something very unique and memorable.

​Oatmeal

Oatmeal is actually not bad at all for the environment, it won’t get stuck in hard to reach places for weeks to come, and it’s great for hair (in case some lands all up in there).

​Glow Sticks

Glow sticks are super fun and your wedding guests will love waving them in the air long after you leave. You can choose the rainbow colored ones, or coordinate the color to your wedding color scheme.
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​Silly String

This is going to get messy, but what’s more fun to do at the end of the wedding than drowning your friend in silly string. You won’t be able to walk directly in to the limo at the end of the night, but everyone will be talking about this for years to come.
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​Confetti

Who doesn’t want their fairy tale ending with a movie finish? CONFETTI is the original throwing super star and no one can deny how spectacular it looks in photos.  There are a bunch of creative ways to shoot the confetti too, like these PUSH POPS.
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​Flowers

Flower petals are biodegradable and great for the environment and so classy chic.

​Marshmallows

SUPER fun, and the bigger the marshmallows, the bigger the impact in the photos. Beware, this send off will leave behind a gooey mess, so be sure to put someone in the wedding party in charge of clean up after you are long gone.
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Bubbles

BUBBLES create the most whimsical send off. Easy and elegant and clean and beautiful. Giving guests single BUBBLE WANDS is very cost effective, but if you wanted to splurge for a few people, maybe the wedding party, to have bubble guns, your pictures can look purely magical.
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So go on out there, think outside the box and give your friends a billion reasons to never forget your wedding.
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New Year’s Eve DIY Decoration

NEW YEAR’S EVE BALLOONS

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These are a quick and easy DIY New Year’s Eve decoration for ringing in 2016! So easy!  Grab some gold balloons and your paint brush and let’s get started!

TOOLS AND MATERIALS

  • A dozen helium-filled gold or white latex balloons with gold string – SOLD HERE: GOLD BALLOONS 
  • 1 jar gold enamel paint or “liquid gold leaf”  or white paint
  • 1″ chip brush
  • Latex gloves

*These can be white or gold balloons painted with either gold or white paint- either way works, you decide!

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix paint well.

2. While wearing gloves, hold balloon by the tied end.

3. Apply paint in quick, upward strokes toward the top of balloon. Continue until you go all the way around the balloon. Don’t fuss over perfectly even brush strokes – the hand-painted look is the goal here. And keep in mind, you only want to paint the bottom one third of each balloon.

4. Allow to dry, then add some extra ribbon or a tassel for decoration.

Tip: Hi-Float is a great product for making your balloons stay up longer.

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These painted balloons are also stunning at a wedding as a table centerpiece.  Or prefect at any celebration!  Thanks for stopping by the Party Fetti website today!

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