Crepe Bar Bridal Shower

Crepe Bar Bridal Shower

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely holiday weekend.  We flew our flag and gave thanks to all the men and women who have served and who are serving our country.  Last week we were able to spend a little  time with our “adopted son” James who just returned from his tour in Afghanistan and are so grateful for his safe return and for his service.  We also drove to Seattle on Monday to see a Mariner’s Game – Jim and his girls.  Safeco Field has great food!

One of the other things I did this weekend was host a bridal shower.  I worked with the bride’s sister to put things together.  We decided to go with a pink theme since the bride loves everything Barbie and has been a ballerina most of her life and is minoring in dance.  We used lots of pink and ballet influences for the decorations.  Thankfully my daughter Tessa has also been a ballerina so her point shows and old tutus came in handy!   I love it when I can use things I already have around the house to decorate with.

I saw a cute idea on a blog (sorry I can’t find the link) for a fun backdrop for the serving table.  I used a collection of pink fabric with a few blue and green thrown in (the colors matched in the invite.)  It was simple and cheap to put together and I think it turned out darling.  Tessa has asked me to make one in colors to match her college bedding so she can hang it on her dorm wall.

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I just tore (I wanted a rough edge) strips of fabric that were anywhere from 2-3 inches wide from the width of the fabric and then tied the strips onto a piece of ribbon.  I used thumbtacks to hang it on the wall.

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Of course we also had to have fresh flowers.  Some pretty pink tulips and then some lilacs and snowballs from the garden.

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Martell Shower

I used the fun new chalkboard I shared last week and hung some of Tessa’s pink point shoes from it for an added touch.  I also used my vintage quilt to cover the windowseat.

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I bought about 7 yards of pink tulle and used it to dress up the table.  I just used ribbon and pins to tie it and fasten it to the table cloth on the corners and tied a big pink bow in the middle.

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I got out all my pink serving dishes too.

The shower was Saturday morning so we decided to do a crepe bar.  It was so fun and a HUGE hit!  Cathrine who was hosting the shower with me has a friend who just graduated from culinary school who made all the crepes for us.  Here is the crepe recipe.

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We had big bowls of berries – raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.  As well as nutella and delicious homemade lemon curd made by the bride’s mother.

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There was also powdered sugar and lemon juice, cinnamon sugar and some sprinkles!

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I made up 3 different kinds of filling for the crepes – a chocolate mousse, cream cheese mouse and white chocolate mousse. No worries, I’ll be sharing all the recipes.  I must say the white chocolate was my favorite but the cream cheese disappeared the fastest!

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We also had some pink and white chocolate dipped strawberries.

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And some lovely French cheese puffs called gougeres.  Just like a cream puff but made with cheese.

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To drink there was Good Water. I love it!  I used one of Tessa’s old tutus around the punch bowl.

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Everyone loved the food and enjoyed visiting with one another.  We let the cute bride go first.

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Martell Shower

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In addition to my collection of pink dishes I picked up some clear glass plates at Ikea – they were less than a dollar each and then just used some clear canning jars to hold the silverware.  There were pink napkins of course (from Ikea)

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Congratulations Annette and Mark!
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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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Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE everything about this party. I love the backdrop, love the pink tulle, and I especially love the iron menu holders you have! I now have a new quest to find some for myself (though my equivalent of a Goodwill generally has pretty lousy pickins). You are so talented. I’m seriously going to remember this for the next party I host. I’m excited for the recipes!

  2. Ellen says

    My congrats to the lovng couple. How lucky was she to have you to host such a lovely shower. Can’t wait for the recipes. I love this idea! Creative and delish! I want the iron menu holders as well. There’s a whole new business :-) I’m going on a search for them at the next gift show in NY. I’ll let you know if I find them. If anyone finds them, can you please share! TY. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabric and ribbon back drop. I’m going to do this in my daughters new apartment bedroom behind her bed and then use one of the fabrics for her curtains. Maybe some matching pillows from another one of the fabrics. Ohhhhhh, you inspired me…….as always! THANKS!!!!!!!! xo

    • says

      If you find a source for them Ellen please let me know!! Love the idea of using the fabric backdrop behind a bed and then adding matching pillows – you’ll have to send me a picture.

  3. Nancy says

    Can I ask where you got the quote on the wall? Is it a vinyl one or did you have someone paint it for you?

  4. Ashley in pdx says

    I would like to know about the quote on the wall too- was it there already or something you did in conjunction with the party?

  5. Mary Kathryn says

    Ohhh!! Come throw me a baby shower with all the same foods. I wouldn’t even make you do any decor just the food! :)

  6. says

    DARLING and OH SO YUMMY!! I can’t wait for the recipes, crepes are on my list to make this year. I hosted a fun party over the weekend, a Favorites Party. I made good water of course and some delicious eclair squares, you’ve got to try. The post is second one down on my blog! Happy Tuesday!

  7. Kirstie says

    I love the pink bridal shower! You are so creative and have such good ideas. Maybe you could suggest a creative way to display 60 cupcakes for a garden wedding I am helping with in July. I was thinking about some terra cotta pots in various sizes in a tiered stand. Let me know if have any good ideas.
    Thanks.

    • says

      I think the terra cotta pots are a darling idea – you could just glue plates to the top of them and make them into cake stands and a tiered stand. So fun! Take a photo and send it to me.

  8. Marm says

    Lots of great inspiration in that party. I’ve been craving crepes so I’ll anxiously await the recipes.

  9. says

    Oh my goodness how cute!!! I love the wall quote and ribbons. The table looks just adorable. What a neat idea with the crepes. Love it all! Thanks for sharing.

  10. says

    I always love when you show a party you have hosted. I think my favorite thing are the food labels you make. Do you make them or do you purchase them somewhere? This is what I need for my parties. Let me know what you do for these. Thanks!!

    • says

      The food labels for this party I just did on my computer. I also have a digital scrapbooking program I use sometimes too. I have lots of fun fonts that I have collected too.

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