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When it comes to special occasion parties like baby and bridal showers, one of my favorite things to do is take a popular theme and give it a fresh and unexpected twist. 

It’s so fun to see the reactions from guests when they notice all the playful elements and thoughtful details that went into creating a truly UNIQUE experience for them!

So, when I was recently asked to dream up a party inspired by one of the awesome new Vintage Charm™ Mixing & Prep Bowls, I took one look at the Birds of a Feather design and thought – “Love Birds Bridal Shower!”… but with a modern twist. 

By the way – for those of you that love nostalgia – all of the Vintage Charm designs are inspired by popular Pyrex® designs from the 50’s, 60’s & early 70’s. ;)

A Modern Love Birds Bridal Shower

“Love Birds” is a popular theme that typically leans rustic or “shabby chic garden party” in style, but the high contrast black and white design on the Birds of a Feather bowls instantly had me wanting to go bold and modern for this soirée, with some bright and spunky colors brought in for summer…

Pink and Yellow Bird Bridal Shower Ideas

Modern Bird Themed Lollipops

I also decided to go more “birds on a wire” than “birds in a nest” with this design, and incorporated artsy elements like mod sketched flowers and color-blocked feathers.

Read on for more details + free printables. I hope you enjoy this playful take on the Love Birds theme, and find some inspiration here for your own celebrations!

Love Birds Bridal Shower Candy Buffet

THE CANDY BUFFET

I thought it would be fun to design a creative candy buffet as the focal point of the party and use Vintage Charm bowls as the serving dishes. Since hot pink and yellow were my accent colors, I also incorporated a set of Vintage Charm Golden Days bowls into the mix.

Candy can add up VERY quickly, but you really don’t need to serve up a gazillion different types of it. Focus on 5-7 candy options, and utilize decorative elements and creative styling to help make the table feel full.

I also love re-naming treats to coordinate with the theme. Most people can recognize that a gum ball is a gum ball on their own, but adding a creative label like “Lolli-Flocks” (for lollipops) or “Balls of Sunshine” (for yellow gum balls) will make them smile… plus it looks pretty! ;)

Love Birds Candy Buffet Ideas

You can also use creative packaging to help fill a lot of space on the table without requiring a ton of candy. I embellished these cute heart shaped favor containers with chalkboard stickers found in the stationery section at Target…

Pink and Yellow Heart Favors

Love Birds Bridal Shower Sign

Use signage to encourage guests to take some treats home… this means your candy buffet doubles as the party favors too! You can download this 8×10 sign and the matching flower favor tags below.

Love Birds Candy Buffet and Favor Bags

I used an inexpensive black plastic trim (the kind often used by kids for stringing beads) – to accent my white table with a “wires inspired” criss cross pattern. This same trim was used for the “birds on a wire” design in the wall backdrop.

LOVE Marquee Lights - Pink Yellow Black

I spray painted paper marquee lights and white feathers to match the theme, and used paper bird and flower silhouettes (cut out by hand) as decorative accents for both the table and the top of the cake!

DIY Flower Cake Topper - Pink Yellow Black

I also added a Candyfetti heart to the top of the cake and outlined it in yellow Sixlets. (Candyfetti is also what was used to line the lollipop trays.)

To recreate this design, gently place a heart shaped cookie cutter on top of your cake while the frosting is still wet, then sprinkle a thin layer of tiny candy or sprinkles inside the heart. Carefully remove the cookie cutter, and the candy heart silhouette should remain in place!

Love Birds Bridal Shower Centerpiece

THE TABLESCAPE

This was such a fun tablescape to put together! Again, everything was inspired by the Birds of a Feather bowls, as seen in the centerpiece.

I filled the largest mixing bowl with lemons – an easy and summery filler that already matched the theme – then set a craft marquee light heart on top to further coordinate the tablescape with the candy buffet and play up the element of LOVE!

Paper details also played a big role here… I designed some party flags and a special chair banner for the guest of honor. My favorite detail of the entire table though? Definitely the “bird on a wire” napkin rings! ;)

Love Birds Bridal Shower Table Ideas

The napkin rings are made from paper bird silhouettes hot glued to a thick silver ribbon. One bird reads “Tweet Tweet Let’s Eat” and the other reads “Chirp Chirp Hooray”.

Bird on a Wire Napkin Design

I just couldn’t get enough of the paper flower silhouettes either! Here, they’re embellishing a couple of cute wire bird figurines that I stumbled on for less than $7!

Love Birds Bridal Shower Tablescape

Now, I know that champagne doesn’t require a straw, but it sure looks cute with a straw/flag stirrer! These little flags can also be used to dress up food and other drinks.

Bridal Shower Drink Flags and Pink Champagne

The champagne flutes are also embellished with DIY “costume ring” drink markers – made from beads hot glued to plain ring bases – and with balloon bands. (Yes, balloons!)

To make the bands, just cut the top and tail off of a 12″ balloon so that you’re left with a balloon “ring”, then stretch that part over and around the champagne flute for a fun accent.

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LOVE BIRDS – Free Printables from HWTM

Click the links below to download the high resolution PDFs.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Vintage Charm™. As always, all thoughts & ideas are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the companies that make it possible for me to keep the creative content coming your way!

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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.

29 responses to “Modern “Love Birds” Bridal Shower + Free Printables”

  1. I like the vintage charm memory lane set. What a cute party!

  2. Kim O. says:

    The golden days set reminds me of the Pyrex of my youth! Love the party and printables! Thx HWTM:)

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  4. Cheryl H says:

    I love the way you’ve brought vibrant color to Birds of a Feather theme.
    I want to try using brightly colored candies in contrasting bowls to make my next sweet station really pop!
    Thanks HWTM!

  5. molly says:

    I love the Vintage Charm™ Spot On 6-pc Mixing Bowl Set. I am so into polka dots now!

  6. Mimi Radman says:

    I love the Vintage Theme!!! HWTM inspires me to throw more parties and get my friends together!!! Love it!!!! Thanks for posting :-)

  7. I love love love the rise and shine set! All of these sets are so fun!

  8. Lisa L. says:

    I love your modern take on a bridal shower! I love how pyrex took modern twists on vintage patterns… I think my favorite pattern is tickled pink.

  9. Sarah says:

    I love the golden days bowls! They are so bright and cheerful

  10. Tiffani Hernandez says:

    I love the Birds of a Frather Vintage Charm Theme. I’m currently in the process of renovating my kitchen. My cabinets will be white with black granite. This set would fit the decor perfectly.

  11. the pretty aqua of the 'Rise and Shine' set inspires a Breakfast at Tiffany's for Realz party with lots of pastel colored donuts and sprinkles. These bowls are very cute.

  12. Joy Dunn says:

    I love the Vintage Charm “Rise and Shine” design! Your party inspiration is amazing.

  13. Catherine A says:

    Very cute! I love the candy buffet setup

  14. erika sierra says:

    Love the colors and design of all the printables!!!

  15. Maureen says:

    I live this modern twist on a classic theme! The Spot On bowl set would be so much fun to style.

  16. Maureen says:

    I love this modern twist on a classic theme! The Spot On bowl set would be so much fun to style.

  17. I love all of the designs but I think birds of a feather is my favorite. I think you can add so many other colors to it.

  18. Aimee Webber says:

    I love the Rise N' Shine 3-pc Mixing Bowl Set with lids!!! Super cute sets, and LOVELY party!

  19. Renee Smason says:

    I would love to gift the black and white love birds set to my niece who is getting married this summer. I think she would love it.

  20. Emily says:

    I love the spot on design! Will look great in my red kitchen.

  21. Christy Spurlock says:

    Vintage Charm™ Spot On 3-Pc Mixing Bowl Set, Inspired By Pyrex®

  22. Emily says:

    The Rise N Shine one is so cute! I would incorporate the aqua blue with pink florals for a girly bridal shower!

  23. Lori Nyberg says:

    The Vintage Charm “Memory Lane” is just lovely, I love how it can be paired with so many other things I already own!

  24. This is a great party theme. I have not seen this theme done like this before, so loving the original take on this bridal shower theme. Love the choice of the bold colours.

  25. Jenna O says:

    I love the rise and shine set :)

  26. Michele says:

    I like the Memory Lane design! It’s simple and classy! Would go great with my kitchen

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  29. Joan says:

    This party looks like great fun! My favorite Vintage Charm pattern is Golden Days. Its so cheery.

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