Rustic Bridal Shower
Rustic Bridal Shower. My sweet friend recently asked me to help her style a bridal shower for her friend. After I agreed, I found out that the bride to be had never had a party thrown for her! So, of course I wanted her shower to be EXTRA special. I knew she loved rustic, I knew she wanted a lot of handmade details.
The shower was hosted at a local painting place, Painting With A Twist, St. Petersburg. We were able to have the whole upstairs room for the party, and there was a fantastic corrugated metal wall I was able to use for the backdrop. I covered two long tables with muslin fabric and draped the mason jar bunting across the front. I also used the ruffled burlap table runner I made in the fall to add a little more texture to the table covering. I gathered boxes, crates, and buckets I had at home for risers, ice buckets, and plate and utensil holders. All the food was served on white service plates, glass jars, or kraft boxes. Ball Canning Jars were used for candy, and the bride to be’s favorite snack, Gushers.
The dessert table was filled with desserts and treats from Trader Joe’s, my local grocery store, Target, and fabulous mini donuts from Autumn Lynn’s Chocolate Sins (They were so fabulous!)
Flowers from Trader Joe’s were put in milk painted glass jars. Straws and candy cups from Celebration Lane were placed in blue Ball Canning Jars. I made custom plates from Create Ur Plate to match the rustic theme, and the guests were so in love with them! Service ware from Foodadz was perfect for this event.
For guest favors, I used my Sizzix to make canning jar boxes and I cut tree disks coasters too. The boxes were made from chipboard and a textured blue card stock paper, and filled with Dove Chocolate candies. I tied a little jute around the top for a little more texture too.
For your Sizzix sandwich you will layer first a Standard Cutting Pad, Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die – Canning Jars, 3-D, your card stock, then the other Standard Cutting Pad on top. Once the pieces are cut, fold and glue them together. Voila! Easy, and adorable!
The coasters were literally cut from a piece of wood in my fire log stack, cleaned, painted, and waxed. I made the bride her own special coaster, and a tree branch photo holder.
By buying most of the desserts locally and making a lot of the decor and all the favors, I was able to do the dessert table and favors for less than $200!