18 May

Sparkly “Spring Bling” Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

This SPRING BLING Bridal Shower is definitely a fabulous way to welcome the warmer weather! Of course, you can really tailor the glitzy details from this pretty party to any time of year though, which is great! Touches of BLING adorned everything… from the floral centerpieces and place settings to the gold popcorn cones and cake. You can never go wrong with a little sparkle, right?!

From a lovely “lounge area” set up for gift opening to adorable mini bites like soup shooters, veggie crudités, hear shaped sandwiches, and oriental salad boxes (just to name a few!), this bride-to-be and her friends definitely celebrated the happy occasion in STYLE!

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Read on for lots more sparkly inspiration and all the creative details…

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

Sparkly Spring Bling Bridal Shower

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SHOWER DETAILS as told by Jihan

SHOWER INSPIRATION:
“My vision for the bridal shower something fun, fresh and classy…just like my best friend, the bride-to-be. And since I was hosting a shower for the bride’s friends, I wanted to make everything pop and “blingy,” without going to over the top. And since its spring time, the decor couldn’t be any more perfect!

SHOWER DECORATIONS:
While keeping her wedding colors lilac, pink & gold in mind, I utilized the lilac & pink as an accent color in the food & florals and took advantage of the gold, with the chivari chairs and centerpiece risers. The linens consisted of coral lamour from Encore Event Rentals and the Black & White floral linens were provided by Pineapple Planet Productions & Event Design. The tables were decorated with gorgeous glass beaded chargers, gold rimmed plates and coral colored napkins. The centerpieces displayed orange, white & pink roses, accompanied by white hydrangeas and simply placed in a bling vase. Bling votive holders were added for extra bling and 4×6 framed images of the future bride and groom gave the table a simple added touch.

I was a bride once and I know when the time comes to open gifts, the process can be well over an hour. So I decided to create a comfy lounge area for the bride for opening her gifts. The white sofa was provided by Pineapple Planet Productions & Event Design, as well as the 4 foot copper vases filled with beautiful spring florals and spring decor (glass birdies, wooden LOVE letters).

FOOD & DRINK DETAILS:
To toast to the beginning of a fabulous celebrating, beverages consisted of red & white wine, martini’s and a signature drink: sparkling wine & cambord. The two make a perfect combo.

MENU:
- Imported and domestic cheeses delicately garnished with fresh fruit- served with baguettes and crackers
- Crudites’ – spring veggies tucked in a tiny glass vessel and dipped with homemade creamy ranch dressing
- Oriental Salad Boxes (“Kiss of the Orient”) that consisted of  crispy Napa lettuce, soba, chili’s and almonds served in a Chinese to-go box with chop sticks
- Red Pepper Soup Shooters with a heart shaped grilled cheese sandwich garnish (creamy…refreshing…with a little comfort on top!)
- Turkey Tea Sandwiches made with little raisin bread triangles, layered with scallion cream cheese, fresh turkey and basil
- English Cucumber and Tarragon Heart Tea Sandwiches

DESSERT MENU:
- White Chocolate Dipped oreos, topped with edible gold sprinkles
- Mini Red Velvet Coconut cupcakes
- Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcakes
- Red Velvet Cake Pops, dipped in white chocolate, topped with edible gold sprinkles
- Caramel Popcorn cones

CAKE:
Two-tiered and “Made with Love” by the bridesmaids and myself, using funfetti cake mix, funfetti icing, faux diamond cake strands and faux diamond bling.

FAVORS:
The guest favors consisted of mini mason jars, filled with sweet jelly beans and finished off with a lilac ribbon, thank you sticker and a touch of bling on top. These simple creations were made with love by one of the bridesmaids, using materials from Michael’s.

The shower went just perfectly! Everything was perfect and it was such a fabulous event! And most importantly, the bride was happy.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
– Photography: Jihan Cerda Photography
– Food & Dessert: Lombardi’s Catering
– Flowers: Pineapple Planet Productions & Event Design
– Event Design: Pineapple Planet Productions & Event Design
– Lounge Furniture vignette: Pineapple Planet Productions & Event Design
– Rentals: Encore Event Rentals
– Location: Private Residence
– Favors: DIY crafts from Michael’s

 

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29Comments

1
Wayne Foster Entertainment SAYS:

I just love this wonderful setup!!!!! So cute

Reply May 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

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Angelique Cowart SAYS:

Is absolutely beautiful! Where did you get that cupcake stand(the one that looks like candle holder?

Reply May 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Jihan Cerda SAYS:

Don’t laugh, but I found the cupcake stand at Marshalls. Random, but they always have fun, little treasures there.

May 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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Angelique Cowart SAYS:

Upss I meant where the veggies are. Where did you get that?

Reply May 18, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Jihan Cerda SAYS:

Angelique, same place….Marshalls. They had different pieces that were part of a set, but everything was sold separately. =)

May 18, 2011 at 2:56 pm

4
Mae SAYS:

I found myself dying from all these gorgeous ideas. I’m making notes!

Reply May 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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valerie SAYS:

the popcorn cones are perfect! but how are they standing up ?? lol

Reply May 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

laura SAYS:

I would love to know as well!

June 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

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Larissa Jaekel SAYS:

Beautifully photographed. All the details are amazing. That would make one lucky bride.

Reply May 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm

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Christine {BestWeddingSites} SAYS:

SO many inspiring ideas, but my favorite is the veggie “shooters”. I love how they are so perfectly displayed….

Reply May 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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Partyfavors SAYS:

Great party favors. I love these new items..

Reply May 19, 2011 at 2:26 am

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Kimberly Jones SAYS:

So gorgeous and glamorous! The color scheme is beautiful and I love all the sparkly details. You can never have too much bling!

Reply May 19, 2011 at 5:03 am

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Deborah H. Bateman SAYS:

Girl, you just went all out for this one. I like all the things you did. I have never seen the vegetables done in individual glasses like that. Cute idea.

Reply May 19, 2011 at 5:12 am

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Chris Komine SAYS:

I really think your popcorn cones and other food dishes are nicely presented. You hit the right note with the ‘bling’ without going over the top. I’m sure everyone enjoyed your efforts! If anyone needs some other ideas for a similar theme, check out my post “Pearls, Lace and Diamonds! Best Friends Forever!”

http//MissPartySmarty.com

Reply May 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

12
Shanel SAYS:

I need this cupcake stand! VERY cute :)

Reply May 23, 2011 at 1:45 pm

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JB SAYS:

This is soooo adorable. Please tell me what font is that you used for the menus?

Reply June 7, 2011 at 6:56 am

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Evelyn SAYS:

Beautiful! How did your get the lovely popcorn cone to stand up so elegante : )

Reply November 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Lombardi's Catering SAYS:

The cones were held up by skewers I stuck into styrofoam and then cut a little bit of the bottom of the cone off and slipped it over the skewer and then filled them. Hope this has been helpful…Have fun we really enjoyed doing the food and food decor for this beautiful bride!!

November 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm

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Kathleen SAYS:

Hello! Everything is beautiful, where did you get the popcorn cones? Did you make them?

Reply February 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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