Double Bridal Shower

8 Jul

Both of my husband’s little bros are getting married this summer and I offered to throw both brides, if they agreed to it, a joint bridal shower! They were both more than willing to share their day and it was a huge success!

I turned my screened in porch to the refreshment area.

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I made the tissue poofs out of dollar store tissue, styrofoam  balls, craft glue and twine and hung them at different lengths from my fan.1 1052449_10100583589813467_1003557352_o

and for take-aways I said, “What’s something cheap / tiny /  that everyone loves? …… BOOZE!” 🙂1 1001003_10100583589728637_746334209_n copy

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Desi’s wedding colors are Pink, brown and green, and Jenny’s color is purple, so I did everything in pink and  purple even down to the pink lemonade and grape Kool-Aid and cupcakes in each shade.

The bunting is made out of scrapbook paper craft glue and twine. (I could get 2 12″x6″ diamonds out of each sheet, so I could fold it / glue it in half around the twine)

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I wanted it outdoor, so I borrowed 2 friends’ EZ-Up tents for the gift / game times.

Game prizes

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A special gift for the mother of the grooms because none of us would be here if she didn’t raise 3 perfect boys 🙂2 7984_10100583590047997_1501189555_n

behind the Sbux gift card is this in the frame.

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My present to them: a wedding day basket. A pair of Tom’s for when your fancy wedding shoes start to hurt your feet, a bottle of champagne to sip while you get ready, a frame for your fave pic from your wedding which I promised to take great pics at! Then some smell goods! One bride’s wedding is total “country chic” burlap and lace and the whole nine yards, and the other bride is fluent in French, and I noticed a few Eiffel tower things when I visited their apt last, so she got the Paris scent . That plus their name signs 🙂

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My last idea was a “photo area” with a backdrop and tripod, so I got a vintage sheet from Etsy and a few feet of PVC and some velcro and made my own “photo booth”. And the boys crashed the party at the end just in time for pics!

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One of the major hits was the signs I had made for the girls by The Freckled Owl. I figured I can use them as shower decor; they can use them as wedding decor, and then hang them in their house. What bride doesn’t love something wedding-y and personalized.

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As I was ordering them, I found myself kinda wanting one so I added a third to the cart.

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I wanted to share the super cute invites I designed.

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and a detail I thought would be cute for pictures

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It’s important to me that things match

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and the games were a hit.

We played the “No Groom Name Game” – everyone gets 2 clothespins. You csn’t say “Chris” or “Taylor” or someone can take one of your pins, but if you hear someone say their name, you take their pin. Runs throughout the whole shower. Always a classic.

Then we played a word jumble
(answers: groom, reception, chris and desi, kiss, Jarrell, ring, bridesmaid, bouquet, taylor and jenny, cake, gown,aisle, ceremony)

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and a purse scavenger hunt

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but I think the game that got the most laughs was a game I saw on Pinterest called “Who has the groom?” all it is is an envelope that says “Who Has the Groom?” on the front and 1 will have a pic of the groom – the others are filled with decoys! So I used the 2 grooms and had 2 winners, but also threw in the 3rd Jarrell boy (my husband) and my father in law along with a few of my fave celebrities. I told everyone that their dreamdates were inside.



3 Responses to “Double Bridal Shower”

  1. Nicole August 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    The shower was fabulous!! Please, please tell me where you found that incredible bride paper? I am also throwing a shower and would love to use it.

    • thatswhatshesaidart August 14, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

      I graphic designed it 🙂

      • Nicole August 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

        Do you sell them in your etsy shop? Or would you be willing to? I’m not very good with computer design- if it’s a cake I can do it- but beyon that I’m clueless 😄

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