Bridal Shower

I told you it was going to be Party Central here on the blog this week.  But today we are switching gears.  We are moving from graduation party ideas to a bridal shower.

Bridal Shower Ideas

No, that is not the bride but one of our cute little party guests!

The bride is one of my daughter’s high school friends.  It seems just like yesterday she was in high school and I was teaching her in Young Women’s at church.  It probably seems like that because  it really  was – just a few years ago!

Well, every bride to be deserves a party and I was pleased to be able to  hold a party for cute Kara.

I followed some of my own party planning tips and set up my table the night before.

I also created this fun backdrop for the table.  I’ll have a tutorial next week for how we made it.  I also purchased some paper fans from Polka Dot Market for the backdrop.

I added some flowers from my garden.

And then I let food become the rest of the decoration on the table.  These little meringue cookies from Trader Joes were a pretty extra touch.

Food, flowers and a few candles make for a pretty table.

The menu consisted of an array of crostinis.  I’ll be sharing some recipes in the next week but we had a artichoke/spinach crostini with toasted almonds on top, flank steak with caramelized onions and red pepper mayo, Cambonzola cheese, roasted garlic and tomato jam and I mixed together some cream cheese and some roasted pineapple and habanero pepper sauce from Costco for another and added a piece of walnut on top.

For the sweet side we had a selection of mini bundt cakes.

I made the orange poppyseed bundt cakes I shared a few weeks ago.  My friend Meg made some chocolate bundt cakes.  I’m not sure what recipe she used but this is my favorite chocolate cake recipe and the one I would use.

And the third flavor was a White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake.  So good!  That recipe is coming and I think it was my favorite of the three types we made.

I used my big chalkboard as a little decoration and just added the bride and groom’s name.

I decided our guest of honor needed a crown.  What girl doesn’t like to wear a crown?  Especially a crown as cute as this one!
I’ll share how I made the crown next week too.  I’ve got lots of fun goodies for you next week!!!

Be sure to come back next for more of the party details and recipes.


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Janell says

    I’m loving all of your ideas. Our first child is graduating from high school two weeks from today! I’m trying to soak it all in and enjoy this special time. Her party is in three weeks and I can use all the help I can get. Keep the recipes, pictures and ideas coming! I truly appreciate your insight and wisdom in party planning!

  2. Valerie A. H. says

    Leigh Anne~
    Everything looks so great! What a wonderful spread and LOVE the crown too! Fantastic job!!!

    • says

      For the artichoke one I just bought the artichoke spinach dip from Costco. I sliced a baguette and brushed some olive oil on it and then baked them until they started to brown. Then added the dip and sprinkled with almonds. So easy!!
      Basically I used store bought items (from Trader Joes and Costco) and just topped the sliced and toasted baguette with it.


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