Shower Ideas

LAST UPDATED: Jan 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2012 | By:
A close up of a decorated cake on a table
 
Sorbet Shower – bright colors with soft peaches, ivories, and oatmeal accented with gold.  This tablescape was a collaboration with Emily of Emmy-Ray and photographed by Amanda Eaton.  Enjoy this inspiration along with my tips for hosting a wedding or baby shower!
 
A set table with gold plates, pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a raspberry cocktail to the side.
 
Cherry blossoms, hydrangea, peonies and garden roses filled the table with color.
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a raspberry cocktail to the side.
 
Leave the favors at each placesetting rather than distributing at the end.  That way you don’t have to worry about catching guests as they leave and it adds yet another decorative element.  Below, colorful meringues were added to muslin bags.
 
A small white pouch with meringue cookies coming out of it on a gold plate
 
Layer.  More layers add interest.  Here we used a tablecloth, placemats, chargers, candy dishes, preset the drinks, and place the cake on an adorable little box for height.
 
A close up of a cake with flowers in the background
 
Petite cakes are convenient and add another decorative element to your tables.  This one is iced in peach buttercream. It’s as good as it looks!
 
A close up of a decorated cake on a table
 
A close up of flowers with a cake in the background
 
The tablecloth is just 2 sets of fabric, each just a few yards of osnaburg draped across the table.  Simple, inexpensive and can be reused later.
 
A close up of a gold plate with a coral place mat underneath
 
Serving a sit down lunch?  Show your guests what’s to come with easy DIY printed menus.
 
A close up a gold plate with of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a raspberry cocktail to the side in the background.
 
A close up of a decorated cake on a table
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a raspberry cocktail to the side.
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers.
 
Doing your own flowers?  Consider petite arrangements in bud vases and glassware.
 
A woman sitting putting pink roses in small, glass vases
 
Below to the right, a simple garden rose with just a little bit of filler makes a beautiful statement and doesn’t take any effort.
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a candle to the side
 
Use a dry erase marker {or set one out for guests if they’re serving themselves} to label glassware.  This also doubles as the place card!
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a raspberry cocktail to the side.
 
A close up of raspberry cocktail
 
A signature cocktail – alcoholic or not, adds color, depth and detail to your party.  Click here for the diy label.  As shown above, it’s served in beautiful pink glassware.
 
A close up of a pink, orange, green, and purple flowers with a raspberry cocktail to the side.
Coordinately yours,
 
Julie
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