Monday, October 24, 2011

A vintage bridal shower


This weekend I had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for my best friend Alyssa, along with the other bridesmaids! I will be standing by her side as her matron of honor at her January 7th wedding and I couldn't be more excited. Alyssa and I became close while cheering in high school and even closer when we traveled to Southeast Asia together and ended up rooming our freshman year at A&M.


Although I've had my hand at hosting different birthday and themed parties, this was my first bridal shower :-). Here is a peek into the shower...

I love scrapbooking and crafting so immediately I knew I wanted to make the invitations. 


The theme was vintage so I was sure to check out lots of thrift stores (and Goodwills) for decor. I also made buntings and paper rosettes for to add to the theme. 

I fell in love with the vintage flour, sugar, tea and coffee tins I found at Salvation Army. 


I made this out of a $1 Goodwill frame (which I painted), scrapbook paper and a wooden P from Hobby Lobby



I made lots of yummy foods



Check out the diamond ring shaped cookies...thank you for the help Leah!



Games are my favorite part of any shower and we played 3. I got the idea from my bridal shower decorated an apron with different kitchen/household items. Alyssa walked into the room full of guests for 1 minute while they tried to memorize the items. The person who wrote down the most correct items (after Alyssa left the room) won a prize! For the second game, I asked Alyssa 15 questions about where her and her future hubby will be in 5 years (example, what is your ideal career, will you have any babies, what will you do to celebrate your 5 year anniversary). The third game was my favorite. I teamed up with the grooms mom to get photos of him from birth-current and the guests had to guess what age he was (I made a powerpoint). It was hilarious and fun!



And of course the bride got loads of gifts!


The bride and her mom and future MIL


The bride and her swag

The bride and her bridesmaids :-)


My little sister, Tomi, and the bride!


High school friends :-)


I am not going to spoil the bridesmaids dresses but I just HAD to show yall the gorgeous necklaces Alyssa gave us to wear on her wedding day. I don't ever want to take this baby off. And yes, I am wearing clothes in the picture, the dress is strapless haha


Have you ever thrown a bridal shower? I'd love to hear about it!



28 comments:

Amanda said...

ahhh that looks like so much fun! what a special day and you did an amazing job with the bridal shower! love all the crafts you did! - I want to make one of those frames with a monogram for my mom's shower! LOVE it! xo

Claire-Christine said...

What a beautiful bridal shower! I love the ring-shaped cookies...how perfect! My other favorite is the frame with the heart around their wedding date...I want one of those someday! You have quite the knack for showers, I am impressed! XOXO

kaity said...

you did such an amazing job with the shower! I love the vintage touches - especially the little calender. so sweet. :] and the games were all very clever. with showers often you end up doing the same things over and over and over again.

Heather @ we.are.the.holdens said...

Whoop! Whoop! Ruthie, you did an amazing job with this! You should be soooo proud. All the decorations and the awesome goodies she got... all so great! :) And the bridesmaids necklaces are gorgeous.

Alana said...

This looks awesome, Ruthie! But I knew if you did it, it would be amazing! I love the decor! And I can't even tell your ear was black. ;)

I STILL haven't been a bridesmaid but I've helped throw a couple of baby showers, but they weren't near as cute as yours. But I love games too! I'm way too competitive. haha

Mallorie Owens said...

You did such a great job! I love those frames you made with the P and the calendar in it! So cute...

Here's my post on the bridal shower I threw my best friend before her wedding this summer :) http://mallorieowens.blogspot.com/2011/05/bffs-bridal-shower.html

Courtney said...

Looks like you did an incredible job Ruthie! Everything looks beautiful and full of love. I've only thrown one bridal shower and it was for my cousin; I remember it being a blast to prepare!

Lindsay said...

OMG you did an amazing job on the shower!! I can't believe you made those invitations - they're so pretty! And not going to lie, I'm pretty sure my mom had those flour and sugar cannisters in the kitchen up until just a few years ago. I wonder if she still has them...? haha

Sara, Luke, and Brooklyn said...

This shower is amazing!!! And that necklace is so gorgeous!

Kate said...

This is SUCH a cute shower!!! I love it, you did such a good job! I love the games you picked, too. Sounds like it was a blast!

Meg {henninglove} said...

what an amazing job you did ruthie!! i love all the details you did, and it looks like an amazing time. congrats to your friend on her upcoming day!

Taylor {and} Scott said...

Ruthie how cute are you!! I love this! You're way too creative. Girls like you make uncreative girls (such as myself) look awful. And the necklace is beautiful! Can't wait for the dress! Happy almost wedding to your friend!!

Mason's Mama said...

It turned out great! I love that little frame with their wedding date circled with a heart. Too cute!!!

Leah from Sweet and Sour Showers said...

Can't wait to use guess-the-grooms-age at our next shower. And so glad the cookies turned out!

Carolyn said...

So cute! I love the theme! And that food looks AMAZING!!

Kristin said...

wow! you did an amazing job. i LOVE the vintage theme. and holy smokes, that food looks incredible.

Jen said...

So.. if I ever get married, wanna host my shower? ;)

and you're sooo pretty Ruthie!!

Heather said...

ruthie, you look stunning!
i'm so impressed with all that you did! want to host my one-day-baby-shower!!?!! :)
LOVE YA GIRL!

Amanda said...

You put on the most amazing shower! Will you do mine? Not that that will happen anytime soon, but you don't an amazing job, Ruthie!

Carrie said...

That necklace is gorgeous!!!!

You did such a great job on the shower. I LOVED all the details!

Alyssa said...

Thank you so much I loved loved my shower!! You're the best and I can't wait for the Bach party :) miss/love you moh!

Allison said...

Beautiful shower!! I have never thrown one but I know where to come when I do!!

http://hollietakesnotes.blogspot.com said...

ruthie you did an AMAZING job! it was beautiful!!! both of you girls are gorgeous. i wish i was half as pretty as either of you!

oh, and when you're sick of that necklace...i'll give you my address ;)

Erin said...

You did an amazing job!! It was like this was you 10th bridal shower it was so good! :) Such a fun moment to spend with a best friend!

Claire-Christine said...

Ok, I need to comment again..I love this post!!

Wendy said...

What a fabulous party! Love the decor and the food looks delish! And that necklace is gorgeous ~ can't wait to see the whole ensemble!

julie said...

Such a great theme idea! I just might have to steal it... :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a wonderful party! You did an amazing job... I love how you decorated! I will be planning a bridal shower soon... my sister is getting married next year! :)

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