I've decided to start a list post each week on different topics, practical (not necessarily profound) ideas. I think it's safe to say that we are in the season of bridal showers, and having hosted a number of showers in the past few years (bridal and baby versions), here are my top five plans for each event:
One. Printed invites. Somehow the occasion feels more planned and special with invites crafted specifically for the bride, perhaps recognizing her favorite color or tying in the theme/color scheme for the shower. A host of Etsy shops would provide a lovely product, but this is also a great diy project.
Two. Add a banner. A fabric or paper banner with a "Congratulations <Insert Bride's Name>" is a very cheery decoration. I have attended a baby shower where the mom-to-be liked the fabric banner so much that it became part of the nursery decor.
Three. Fresh fruit. Regardless of the menu, fresh fruit always seems to be a hit with guests.
Four. Favors = Fun. Favors are a great way to thank guests for coming and to tie together the theme/color of the event one last time.
Five. Thank you note prep. I love presenting the shower honoree with a box of thank you notes and printed labels for each guest that attended the shower. Hopefully this will make that responsibility a little bit easier for her.
And that's five. Happy Friday!