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How To Throw a Memorable Bridal Shower

There comes a time where everyone realizes they’ve grown up once you start attending to your own friends bridal shower, wedding and baby showers. Who would’ve thought time would go by so fast hey? August 13th was the day I was to throw one of my good friend’s her first and final Bridal & Bachelorette party. With the help of some friends and shops I was able to make my vision come alive! I’ve personally never hosted a Bridal & Bachelorette party but I love planning events and watching it all unfold infront of me.

Being OCD that I am, I preplanned everything in my notebook and in my head over 6 months in advance. You can never be too prepared right? I decided to theme it a gold & black affair. Everyone was to wear black and/or gold leaving the bride-to-be to wear white. I had a friend take her and her son out for lunch. Originally she thought she was going to be taken to her bridal party but then she realized something was up when she was only going to a restaurant.

Decor

Majority of the decor was bought at the dollar store and some at Michaels. We did a lot of DIY to keep the costs down and to also make it a little more personal. I filled the hallway by the door entrance with gold balloons full of helium, with the ribbons hanging down taped with photos of her, the groom and her son.

Shaylo and Lolli was kind enough to send me a “last fling” banner (was not able to take a picture unfortunately…) and some diamond rings cupcake toppers. I used her cupcake toppers to finish off some amazing cupcakes at a local bakery shop in Edmonton. They were a huge hit! Visit her ETSY store here!

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I also collaborated with Tender Love Cardstock on some amazing gold glitter confetti which I sprinkled pretty much everywhere and some diamond cupcake toppers. I used her cupcake toppers for the sugar coated mini doughnuts to which was added to the dessert menu for the day. Also a huge hit! Check out what else this shop has to offer!

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Both of the shop’s decor was the perfect icing on the cake. Everyone was asking about them and how unique it was! Huge thank you to both Shaylo and Lolli & Tender Love Cardstock for helping make this day perfect! More than likely I will be ordering from these two shops for more decor in upcoming events!

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A friend of the bride’s was willing to make her two bridal stashes for the event. One to wear out and the other to keep in her memory box.

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We also decided to create a Polaroid frame for photo taking. We simply cut out a hole out of a white foam board and wrote #GOERTZNOMORE at the bottom. We also created props by printing out some templates and scattered them throughout the house for on going use!

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Food

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As mentioned above, there was a dessert table filled with cupcakes and mini doughnuts. But we also decided to make the event a finger-food potluck. It helped with bringing down the stress of having to feed everyone at the event, besides who doesn’t like a table full of food?

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Even though we said it was a BYOB event, I also made a small area and made it the Mimosa Bar. It had its own juices to choose from (lemonade, watermelon and orange juice) along with 3 choices for fruit (strawberry, blueberry and raspberry). Huge hit and a super cute addition to the event!

Games

Bridal Jeopardy – We split everyone into 3 groups and gathered all the answers from the bride and groom prior to this day.

Toilet Paper Bride – We split everyone into 3 groups and gave at least 10 minutes to pull off creating the perfect toilet paper bride. The soon-to-be bride chooses who takes home the prize!

How Many Kisses – We filled a jar of kisses and everyone had a chance to guess how many were in the jar. Closest person to guess the number wins!

Hot Seat – Bride’s personalized game. We asked the husband-to-be some questions and which ever question she had wrong she had to chew a gum ball. She had to do this game right before opening presents. Unfortunately for her, talking with a mouth full of gum was a kodak moment.

Who Has The Groom? – Using this free template, we printed out a bunch of celebrity heads and the groom himself onto this tuxedo image template. Because we used black and gold balloons, we decided to fill the black balloons each containing one eligible groomsmen. Whoever finds the groom himself, is the winner.

Hump Relay – We were split up into 2 groups with all of us having a balloon tied behind our backs. Being short that I am, I was having problems trying to get the balloon to pop. My team lost, but the amount of laughter that this game caused was memorable.

Pin The Junk On The Hunk – My friend took 2 poster boards and hand drew a ‘hunk’ with a bullseye on where his privates should be. The junks were cartoon printables that my friend also found on the internet. This is always a classic.

Match The Junk To The Hunk – A selection of hunks were chosen on a piece of paper and each person was to guess which pecker belonged to the hunks.

And finally

The Scavenger Hunt – I put together a bunch of tasks that the bride-to-be had to complete before the night was over. Usually with a bunch of alcohol being consumed, most hunts don’t get completed by surprisingly this girl ended up finishing this hunt like a boss

All in all, the event was a huge success! From the decorations to the random people that we met that night, the event in itself was the perfect way to celebrate her wedding the following week! To sum everything up, check out the video below!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Candace

    Great food and decor are definitely my top 2 when it comes to preparations. Even if the guests are boring, both of those can really amp up the party. Fun games are always nice too to break the ice and get some laughs in. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

    September 5, 2016 at 6:18 PM
  • Reply thetravelpockets

    This sounds like such a fun bridal shower. Planning six months in advance really shows the dedication and what a great friend you are 🙂 The party games sound like so much fun. Especially the “Pin The Junk On The Hunk”!

    September 5, 2016 at 7:34 PM
  • Reply Jennifer

    I love how your post covered everything from decor, food, and my favorite part the games. I love the idea of the games looks like they had a great and fun time!!!

    http://dressandrun.blogspot.com/2016/09/ultimos-del-verano.html?m=1

    September 5, 2016 at 8:05 PM
  • Reply Style & Life by Susana

    This looked like such a fun day!!!! I would plan it exactly like how you did, six months in a dance so then you have time and things run a bit more smoothly on the day. Loved the past and awesome, everyday suggestions!

    http://www.susanalopessnarey.com (Style & Life by susana)

    September 6, 2016 at 1:02 AM
  • Reply Laveena Sengar

    Hey. I am glad that I came across this post. This is just amazing. I have a bridal shower to throw for a friend. Will bookmark this post. Thanks a ton.

    September 6, 2016 at 1:13 AM
    • Reply Glenda

      I’m glad this will help you! Definitely reach out to those amazing shops, they’re quick and the decor was just amazing! Hope your shower will turn out great!!!

      September 6, 2016 at 2:03 AM
  • Reply Miss Moore Style

    Wow, you did an incredible job here! So creative, I love the diamonds in the cupcakes!
    – Jessica
    Miss Moore Style

    September 6, 2016 at 1:23 AM
  • Reply Ashley

    Lol this JUST popped onto my feed! Such an amazing day. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls ❤❤❤❤❤. ( also for anyone wondering the little man was well gone before any of the adult games started haha

    December 11, 2016 at 10:33 AM
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