06 Jul

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

This week’s first real party feature is a pretty Parisian Bridal Shower that hostesses Becki and Christy threw for their friend Whitney, and I think you’ll find the details to be fun, flirty, and extra sweet… especially the heartfelt party favors. Read on for all the party details, as told by the hostesses…

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“Our dear friend Whitney met her prince charming in the French pavilion at Epcot. The two fell in love and were engaged back in “France’ aka Epcot.  Because her fiancé was French we believed she needed a “Parisian” bridal shower to prepare her for the big day.

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

Invitations:
We found Damask invitations from Target and printed them ourselves to save on printing costs!

Tabletop & party décor:
Most of the party supplies were purchased from Wal-Mart or Michaels in the Martha Stewart section with the exception of the feather boas, which were purchased online in bulk to save money. For the table tops we kept the décor simple by using flowers, candles and damask scrapbook paper.

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

Where possible we tried to use ribbon and the party “logo” that we created in Microsoft Word with an Eiffel tower. The table also included advice cards for the bride that we made out of standard party invitations.

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

Food & Beverages:
We choose to make both beverages pink. The hit of the party were the “Cham-chams” we made by adding a splash of Chambord and a few raspberries to each glass of champagne.

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

We also made a big pitcher of pink lemonade with sliced lemons:

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

We did our best to stick to a “Parisian” theme for the food. We made/bought little spinach quiche, cream puff pastry’s, yogurt parfaits & a brie cheese fondue.  For dessert we opted for cupcakes instead of a cake.

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

Favors:
The bride’s mother passed away from cancer a few years ago so instead of a favor we made a donation to the Susan G Komen foundation.  We created donation cards and wrapped them in tulle so that each guest could remember Whitney’s mother was there in spirit and watching down from heaven.

REAL PARTIES: Parisian Bridal Shower

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Thanks again to Becki and Christy for the party inspiration!

{Photos taken by: Rebecca Johnson}

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21Comments

1
Audrey H SAYS:

Absolutely FABULOUS!!!!!!

Reply July 6, 2009 at 11:38 am

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Amanda SAYS:

This party is so cute! I love all the details! –so thoughtful!!! I am sure the bride to be loved it!

Reply July 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

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Lynn SAYS:

Thanks for sharing your ideas … I plan on using several of your ideas during my next party!!!

Reply July 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm

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Diapers and Divas SAYS:

That is very creative. I love using feathers as accents. It looks so glamorous!

Reply July 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm

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katrina SAYS:

Amazing!

As usual you have out done yourself one more time :)

Reply July 6, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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Emily SAYS:

The party favor was such a poignant touch…and I love the use of the Eiffel Tower logo throughout the party, it seemed to help tie everything together beautifully!

Reply July 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm

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Tommy Bahama Bedding SAYS:

Really pretty & chic theme :) I love that donations were made instead of giving favors.

Reply July 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm

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vaishali SAYS:

Hi Can you tell me where you were able to get the bride boa pin and the boa drink accents.

Awesome decor and theme!!!!
Thank you

Reply July 7, 2009 at 9:45 am

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becki SAYS:

Hi! The bride pin was purchased at Michaels and i added the fur around it with super glue. The boa drink accents were also purchased at Michaels – It is actually a string in the craft section and i cut and tied it around the stems of the glasses.

Reply July 7, 2009 at 11:42 am

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Davids SAYS:

What a sexy shower!

Reply July 7, 2009 at 12:27 pm

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Whitney SAYS:

Hi, I am the bride and I loved everything about the shower! My bridesmaids outdid themselves and it turned out beautifully! This was a perfect theme shower! Thanks Becki and Christy!

Reply July 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm

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Shelby SAYS:

I love this shower! The color scheme is great, the details are so fun! Love the boas! The favors are a great idea, so thoughtful and a great way to remember her mom. Fabulous job!

Reply July 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm

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Marianne SAYS:

it looks great! i love anything parisian!

Reply July 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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Keila SAYS:

Hi! How does one go about submitting their parties?

Reply August 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm

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Cecilia SAYS:

everything is beautiful love every single detail! One question I would love to know where you purchased the pocka dot sheets for the advice for the bride! would luv to use it for my bridal shower! Thank you!

Reply September 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

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