Shower Ideas

LAST UPDATED: Jan 07, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2012 | By: Julie Blanner
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!
Cherry blossoms, hydrangea, peonies and garden roses filled the table with color.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Serving a sit down lunch?  Show your guests what’s to come with easy DIY printed menus.
Doing your own flowers?  Consider petite arrangements in bud vases and glassware.
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.
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 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.
Coordinately yours,