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REAL PARTIES: “Something Blue” Shower

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For all the fashionistas out there, chances are good that you’re going to LOVE this fabulous “Something Blue” bridal shower created by Arizona Republic reporter Jaimee Rose.

The inspiration for this party? A pair of gorgeous blue heels (destined to make their next appearance at the wedding)!

something blue bridal shower ideas

Read on for lots more pics & all the party details, as told by Jaimee


The entire event was designed around a pair of shoes — in this case, my friend Christina’s “something blue” that she plans to wear with her short wedding dress. These Louboutin lovelies deserve their own party — and they made for a killer centerpiece, to boot.

something blue bridal shower ideas

The party took place at Domestic Bliss (in Mesa, Arizona) – where guests could shop, sip, eat, AND do a craft project in the Blissful Living Studio.

We made these peacock fascinators for our hair, which was great because they pulled double duty as activity AND party favor.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Sinful treats were a must! Stacked Tiffany boxes were used to create a “cake stand” for mini lemon blueberry cupcakes, and blue paper cones held parmesan truffle popcorn.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Fruit and cookies were served in decorative blue & white cupcake liners, and mini ice cream scoops served in nut cups were topped with blue sprinkles.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Mini milkshakes were dressed up with retro blue & white straws that I cut in half. (The straws were purchased at Arizona-based sweet shop, Smeeks.)

something blue bridal shower ideas

Guests also enjoyed Greek salad, grapefruit mimosas, mini bottles of water embellished with personalized labels.

something blue bridal shower ideas

Just a few high-impact, really easy decorations were used. (Dear Martha Stewart, I LOVE you for selling your tissue paper flower kits at Michaels. Truly. I do.)

My mom did the roses for me. She lined the Tiffany box lid with plastic, filled it with Oasis floral foam, and tucked the roses into the foam in rows.

something blue bridal shower ideas

It’s always fun to display the wedding invitation, too. Christina’s invitation was created by my friend Andrea Heser, the local letterpress goddess of Featherpress Design.

I made the shower invites: simple postcards that went out in the mail. On the back, small die-cut envelopes held a card with all the important info on it.

something blue bridal shower ideas

something blue bridal shower ideas

Instead of playing party games, we playedphoto booth” at Allison Tyler Jones‘ AMAZING photo studio across the hall.

something blue bridal shower ideas

We all took turns in front of the camera, releasing our inner models. We laughed & laughed. Allison is one of the most talented photographers on earth, and it was a privilege to play with her. The cute blue props? Her idea.

(Side note: click here for info on how to create your own DIY photo booth)

something blue bridal shower ideas

Allison took this picture. We will treasure it forever.

something blue bridal shower ideas


Studio “photo booth” photos: Allison Tyler Jones
Party photos: nice photos of party by Jill Richards/The Arizona Republic, bad photos of party by me.
Special thanks to Mom, Heidi, and Kapri for playing hostess with me!

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

31 responses to “REAL PARTIES: “Something Blue” Shower”

  1. nang says:

    love those little milkshake glasses! does anyone know where to get those?

  2. melissa irvin says:

    This is SO COOL!!! I would LOVE a tutorial for the peacock fascinators!

  3. paraskevi says:

    lots of respect to you and your party….. and to LOUBI

  4. Gennifer says:

    I have found little glasses like that at the dollar store in the past. Look for the tall shot glasses. I have found them 2 for 1.00.

  5. Jen says:

    I love this theme!

  6. heather says:

    What a great way to feature the bride’s shoes! Love all the custom details!

  7. Jaimee Rose says:

    Hi ladies! Thanks for the love! The milkshake glasses are indeed tall shot glasses — and they were four for $1.79 at Big Lots long ago.

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the theme, and LOVE the photo shoot idea. xxSAS

  9. Lizzie says:

    WHAT a great shower! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Shauna says:

    Fabulous! Now we are beautiful & famous! haha Jaimee – you are brilliant, I love that I call you my friend! HWTM! xo

  11. Jackie says:

    Those shoes are to die for!

  12. Vicky says:

    super cute! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Kerry Arya says:

    So exciting that Christina’s shower is featured on the hostess blog! I am honored to be a friend and guest at this wonderful shower!

  14. TonyaB says:

    where did you get those cool straws! they’re all the rage right now

  15. Jaimee Rose is absolutely fabulous! She is THE style queen here in Phoenix! Great to see her here on HWTM!

  16. Andrea says:

    Thank you Jaimee for making a design element of the invitations I designed for Christina! It is such a joy to see your party on HWTM!

  17. Ashlee C. says:

    Love this! I have done a something blue wedding shower before but it is great to get new ideas. Too cute.

  18. Jenn @ HWTM says:

    TonyaB – Here’s one place I found online that carries the paper straws:

    Hope that helps! :)