Recently I was fortunate enough to co-host a wedding shower for my cousin and his fiance. We loosely based the theme on their wedding colors, her love for all things Disney, and his love for all things Star Wars.
The photo backdrop was one of the easiest projects we made for the shower and easily one of the most fun details from their shower. All we did was hang Dollar Tree table clothes from a string wound through the ceiling tiles. Easy peasy! The bride liked this idea so much, she took all of the tablecloths with her to possibly use at their wedding reception.
We included a selfie station with photo props near the backdrop, and we all had a bunch of fun taking photos in front of the decorations.
We used rented black linens for the food and gift tables, which we positioned around the perimeter of the room. This really helped to define the different functional areas of the shower by grounding the perimeter with a dark color. Plus, the table decorations absolutely popped on top of the black! We placed rows of tables in the middle of the space for guests. These tables were covered with the same purple, Dollar Tree tablecloths used for the photo backdrop. I always prefer to use plastic tablecloths where people eat for easier cleanup.
We attempted to keep the decor simple and reflective of the bride and groom.
I custom ordered the invitations from Etsy, and I couldn’t be more pleased with how they turned out. We loved the custom design of the invitations so much that we added it to the cake!
We had planned on 75 guests, and the menu we planned was definitely was fit for a crowd.
Cake (half chocolate, half white)
Pulled Barbeque Chicken and Pork with Rolls (5 lbs of each meat from Buddy’s Bar-B-Q)
Chicken Tenders and Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Buffalo Chicken Dip, Sausage Dip, and Salsa with Tortilla Chips
Cream Cheese Pinwheels
Chicken Cheese Ball with Crackers
Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods
Sweet Tea and Bottled Water
We had planned on 75 guests, and this menu definitely was fit for a crowd.
This shower was definitely a labor of love for the future Mr. and Mrs., but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Their wedding is now just a few, short weeks away!
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