This post was sponsored by Chinet® Cut Crystal® but all opinions are my own.
One of my favorite parties to throw is a bridal shower. It is just exciting to be a part of such a fun new beginning. A young couple in love. I love to see the bride’s face as she talks about her fiancé and see and feel her excitement! I recently gave a bridal shower for the daughter of a friend. This was her third daughter to get married. I hosted showers for her other daughters here and here. Until today’s Waffle Bar Bridal Shower, the Crepe Bar Bridal Shower I did for one of the girls has been one of my favorite parties. I wanted to put a spin on the Crepe Bar idea so I came up with a Waffle Bar. We love waffles at our house and dressing them up with all kinds of sweet and savory toppings. I divided the table into two different sections. There was the sweet section with lemon curd, whip cream, Greek yogurt, sprinkles, peach jam, Nutella and granola. And there were also lots of yummy berries – raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. My favorite sweet combination is lemon curd, berries and whip cream. Then there was the savory side which included caramelized onions, peppers, eggs, pecans, brie, basil and bacon. My favorite savory combination is bacon, brie, basil and a little peach jam. So amazing! The guests all had a great time creating their own fun combinations. I just kept the hot waffles coming. I used my amazing Overnight Waffle recipe but you could also use this Liege Belgium Waffle Recipe. I had three waffle irons going! I also had a trio of syrups to put on the waffle – cinnamon, buttermilk and maple. To make the party clean-up a total breeze I used Chinet® Cut Crystal® disposable tableware because it makes clean-up easy—just throw away when done! I just put the napkins in a pretty milk glass container and then I dressed up a few Chinet® Cut Crystal® glasses with some glitter to hold the silverware. The clear design and elegant swirl pattern of the Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates and cups perfectly match any theme or décor. They worked great with my pink, black and gold color scheme. So that everyone knew which cups was theirs, I added a different color washi tape to each of the Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses, which worked perfect for our juice bar. And yes, I have a lot of washi tape. I used my party cart for the juice bar. We had six different flavors of juice and people could mix and match. People loved making different combinations. I created a fun backdrop to the Waffle Bar using my fabric covered backdrop I showed you how to create here. I just added some fun tissue paper flowers I had made for a recent activity at church and made a fun little banner. Then I just added lots of fresh flowers to the table too. You can never have too many flowers!
Here is the cute bride to be! For lots of fun party ideas be sure and check out the Chinet® website (mychinet.com/cutcrystal), which has tons of other inspired decoration, craft and recipe ideas to make your next gathering perfectly coordinated. It seems like these days, we really don’t get together as often as we should. A new bride is always a great reason to get together and Chinet® Cut Crystal® makes serving and clean-up easy, so you can spend more time with friends, family and guests. And yes, Chinet® Cut Crystal® products are made with Polystyrene, a #6 recyclable plastic.
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