My readers know I am rather challenged in the kitchen but I do like to set the table. We took pictures at our party this weekend and so I am going to be a first timer at BNOTP's Tablescape Thursday and Tickled Pink at 504 Main's party. I hope I'm not the only newbie. For some beautiful table inspiration and creativity join me as I party on.
This past weekend I co-hosted a bridal shower with my daughter for her BFF.
Co-hosting is so much more fun than going it alone.
Liz gave me this inspiration board to work with.
She designed the invitations. You can see more of her work here.
She bought the fun little favor boxes and gift wrap from Paper Source.
and made this memorable little advice book for our guests to contribute little bits of wisdom for the bride.
My job was to pull the setting together.
I started with the front door.
I repainted it yellow and hung this fun shower or spring door candy on it.
I added some DIY artwork to a naked mantel and had the foyer and hallway repainted ... beige not too exciting but even though I love color I knew the eyes needed a place to rest in my colorful house.
We moved all of this furniture out of the breezeway
and set up two sets of tables and chairs.
I've never set up for a party in this room and I was a bit hesitant but I liked it and would do it again. I only need to find a spot for that big old ficus tree.
Brucemore did our flowers and they were exactly what we had envisioned. Thank you Chad.
Aren't they spectacular?
Those who know me know I am not much of a cook.
The fact that Liz, who can cook, but lives two hours away meant I needed to keep the menu simple.
We served a turkey focaccia sandwich with a pasta and a fruit salad.
Sangria and Champagne options rounded out the meal with Jules Cupcakes for dessert.
Tulle was everywhere.
From the chairs tied with shower sponges from Pier 1 that looked like flowers
to Puck's attire in the family room.
Our guests made the event for us.
Opening gifts is always fun and Liz surprised our guest of honor with these wedding color rain boots that Laura had been eyeing the last time she was home. Another "shower" nod that could make a fun photo op under her wedding gown.
The bride is like my other daughter.
How many pictures of her over the years do I have on this front porch?
Add these to my collection.
Yes Liz, we did it
and with your ideas we did it with pizazz.
We are pretty fabulous. :)
Linking up with It's So Very Cheri