well here it is...the post i've been waiting...to post! for the past month i've been planning my friend anne-marie's bridal shower. you can see my paper cut invitations here, which were quite well received. now that the shower has occured, i can share with you all of the lovely details that went into the day. anne-marie's mother did the cooking (so much food!) but i covered baking and decor. i'll include a little tidbit below each image with details about how to make the same item. this is going to be picture heavy!
at the create curate blogger event we were given a bar of saltspring soap. i liked it so much i bought some more bars and cut them into ten pieces each, and then wrapped it in stamped kraft paper.
i used a friend's die cut machine to press out little paper buttons. so cute!
the finished goody bags, all lined up and ready to go! the yellow polka dot bags are from whisker graphics.
martha stewart tutorial.
i was inspired by this oh happy day birthday surprise idea and thought it would work well as a "wall of well wishes." read the little card to see how it worked!
my inspiration ...but it was still a hit. i used timbits, toothpicks and a styrofoam cone. the ribbons were the perfect finishing touch. oh, you don't know what timbits are? then you mustn't be canadian!
this pink ombre cake was my pride and joy. i mixed the food colouring into the deepest pink level first. that ensured that i could go lighter and lighter with each level. i'm so pleased with how this turned out, though i don't know if it tasted any good! check out this pic of the food dye being mixed in!
above are photos of the beautiful flowers and the final decor in the room. cheers!