My Sister’s Head Over Heels Bridal Shower
Let me start off by saying my sister is my best friend. My husband is of course my soulmate but my sister is pretty damn close. We weren’t always this close, probably not until I was like 16…that’s when she started liking me. I mean you can’t blame her. I stole all her clothes, showed my mom her birth control pills, and gave her zero privacy. We have been there for eachother through everything. Sometimes when I feel like no one in the world understands me..I know she does. She is like a second mother to my boys. She adores them and even comes over every Monday just to spend time with them. What I am trying to say is that I really wanted to give her the beautiful bridal shower that she deserved. She also gave me a beautiful bridal shower & baby shower. I stayed pretty simple with the decor but wanted to share it with you.
I’ll start with the centerpiece.I got the flowers, wine bottle, ribbons, and silver glitter paper all from Michaels craft store. I printed out a shoe shape, traced it onto the paper and cut out the shoe shapes. I then punched a whole in each shoe to tie the ribbon through. They were simple and tall so they stood out. I wanted to do something thin and simple since there are so many dishes that needed to go on the tables.I always love a photobooth or photo props for any event! It’s just fun and gives the guest something to do and is also a good ice breaker for the event. Its super inexpensive and you can pretty much do whatever you want with it. Its also fun to create a hashtag so that when you look the hashtag up you have all the photos from that day. I got a foam board from Hobby Lobby and my husband cut the frame for me (he did not trust me with the box cutters). I got clip on flowers from the Dollartree and clipped them to the sides. I just free handed the writing for lack of time but I do wish I would have used a stencil or sticker letters. Live & learn.
As you can see there was a lattice behind us. I requested 4 of them for each corner of the room because we were not allowed to hang or tape anything to the walls at the country club. I dressed up the two lattices towards the front of the room with these pink tassels. You can also see in the center photo that I made a banner with black wooden triangles and glitter letters that I hung on the lattice of the “photobooth.” They read “#GtotheO” the hashtag for my sister’s wedding. I made some props from Michaels too!
Above you can see I made a bride sign for my sister’s chair. I cut out black cardstock into a square and punched holes on the side. I used silver glitter cardboard letters and hot glued them to the paper. I used a wooden dowel to tie the ribbons to and then punched holes in the cardstock to tie the bride sign to the dowel. Hanging off the chair is the bride to be sash from Hobby Lobby. This was probably one of my favorite things. I told everyone that these crafts took place of my girl nursery crafts since I have two boys lol. I had fun doing it.
You can also see a banner in the background. I got these wooden banner shapes and spray painted them black. Then I used chalkboard marker and stencils to write out “head over heels.” In between the words I cut out larger heels with the silver glitter heels and tied them on with hot pink ribbon. I got picture frames from the dollar store and set out photos of the two of them. You cant really see but I had silver engagement ring confetti and spread out as well as big plastic engagement rings that I also found at Dollartree. My sister &her fiance already live together so they only registered for honeymoon gift cards so I made this cute little card box. The box was from Michaels and again I just used those cardboard glitter letters.
As soon as you walked in to your right I had a table with her invitation in a frame, a wooden O that I spray painted with silver glitter spray paint to sign as the guestbook, as well as a frame with instructions to fill out your address on an envelope for the thank you cards (such an awesome idea to save the busy bride time). Behind the table was a lattice that I hung a banner that had their wedding date on it. I got this banner from Walmart. I also got a plain white wooden sign from Michaels and wrote out the amount of days until their wedding with permanent marker. There is a LOVE light up sign as well as a XOXO sign on the table. I had the LOVE sign, and the XOXO sign I got from Michaels around VDay. Since my sister did not have gifts with ribbons I places a paper plate along with ribbon, tape, and scissors to pass around so each guest could make her own bow to put on the hat for her. It is just not a shower without a ribbon hat!
The balloons were my favorite. They were the center focus and just make the bride feel special. The B and the E were weighted to give an arched look.
I am currently obsessed with letterboards! I was so excited to get this letterboard from Vermillion Drive. I use it for everything.
For favors I put together these boxes from Michaels (yes put together you even had to put together the lids I had no idea when I bought them), with stickers from Amazon. I filled them with hershey kisses and ate way too many as I was making them! The boxes were silver too but you can’t really can’t see in this photo but I did 20 silver and 20 pink and put them on the napkins on the tables.
Instead of a cake we did cupcakes! I love them! So did everyone else. People even bought some home with them.
All in all the day was beautiful, and the shower was a success. It felt so good to see my sister happy. She deserves the universe.
Also want to give a huge shoutout to my amazing husband who helped me set up, picked up the balloons, and most importantly bought me iced coffee.
One last thing…I am OBSESSED with the dress from PinkBlush. I want to live in it.
My next DIY adventure will be Carter’s second birthday…MINIONS!