Hooray for event planning! I’ll admit that I didn’t really do much of the planning for this event but I did try to make sure that the details were Pinterest worthy! 🙂
Here are some of the little touches that I added to make the event memorable.
The Chalk Board
Writing on chalk boards can be difficult but with a little practice and a special reflections brand chalk stick, I’ve pretty much got it down pat. This was a great way to greet the guests as they approached the venue and also to reassure them that they were at the right place.
The Dessert Bar
I was going for a rustic garden look so I mixed wood with fresh flowers as well as many beautiful desserts and treats. And of course I had to sneak in a little rhyme, “love is sweet please take a treat”.
The Bubbly Bar
Since this venue is an old home, I thought it was a good idea to spruce it up with some more modern and fun decor, thus distracting from the dark vibes in certain areas. I mean, take away the balloons and the banner and this could be a set from American horror story. A little glitter can work wonders!
Check out my last DIY blog to see how I made the banner!
So there you have it, focus on the details and it will be a picture perfect event!
My brothers fiancée had her bridal shower last Saturday and it was a lovely event.
Event planning is one of my favorite things to do, I realized this as I was planning my own wedding. I love to get creative and add my own little touch to things. Since the theme for the shower was a bridal brunch and there were bottomless mimosas, it seemed appropriate to make a banner saying, “Drink up darling”.
So that’s what I did. I bought the banner at Michaels, it was a pack of 11 (I believe) which came with the yarn to hang it. I loved this one because I had never seen anything like it. It had a rustic feel but was also elegant because of the shape. The letters were from the target dollar spot.
The letters that spell out “darling” were originally white but I used a glue stick and some glitter (Martha Stewart brand, from Michaels) to make them a little prettier.
I had to use a hot glue gun to make sure the letters stuck. Then I used a light pink tissue paper to make two flowers, one for each end of the banner. (I’ll make a tutorial for that some other time, as I forgot to take pictures this time)
It was super easy to make aside from glittering some of the letters which was pretty messy. But I’m sure you could find letter that are already glittery at Michaels and skip that step.
If you want to make the banner you’ll need:
- The banner kit from Michaels
- The letters from target
- A hot glue gun
- A glue stick
- Pink tissue paper