Big happenings this week at Chic Headquarters! As I type, our office is filled with odds and ends and crafts and cake stands and all the accessories that will adorn Melody’s wedding this Saturday!! We all know weddings can be overwhelming, and when produced by me and Mel, for the latter it can reach biblical proportions!!
We’re not overwhelmed by stress mind you, but by the sheer enormity of things we’d like to do, paint, add on, and craft into wedding legend. At some point though (probably around Thursday evening) we’ll both have to let it go and enjoy what we’ve done so far without adding more hand painted picture frames or vintage ribbon to anything! So too was the case a few weeks ago when I hosted Mel’s bridal shower. It was a lovely champagne brunch filled with girls, love and tea sandwiches and we all had a great time. I did want to share a couple of elements with you that I thought turned out so well… maybe you can use them the next time you shower a bride. =)
I saw this shower gift on Pinterest and I loved it! It’s a gift basket filled with bottles of wine for all the couples “firsts”. Each bottle has it’s own adorable rhyming gift tag. I wanted to make this idea my own and needed to craft my own tags.
First of all, instead of wine I did a mix of several spirits. Melody and Jake like wine but they love whiskey quite a bit more so I made these with them in mind.
I did a bottle of red, champagne, whiskey, vodka, and the main ingredient for my famous Christmas wassail for their “first Christmas”.
I packaged the bottles up in a wicker basket filled with excelsior to hold all the bottles in place. Each gift tag was printed out on matching card stock and attached to the bottles with twine. I’ve included a jpeg of each gift tag below. Feel free to print out the tag images and use them yourself so you don’t have to spend hours formatting and trying to figure out what rhymes with vodka.
I also loved this game idea I found on Linen, Lace & Love... it’s called Where’s The Groom??
Melody isn’t really a bridal shower game kind of gal, she is quirky though and I knew she’d think this was as funny as I did. I found the image of a tuxedo online and then got pictures of the heads of men to fill it up with. Some were celebrity crushes, some were her favorite things (like Jaws!) many were inside jokes for the two of us and all were hilarious! Honestly, it took me FOREVER to cut out 22 of these things, but it was so worth it!
After I cut them out I put them each into a separate envelope. When ladies arrived at the shower I told them to choose an envelope but not to open it. When we played the game we went around person by person and opened them. It was so hilarious to see who everyone got.
Finally we got to the person who had the groom… it was actually Jake’s mom! Everyone thought I rigged it but I swear, she must have just felt her son inside when she picked up the envelope.
Once she found a groom she won her gift, though we still continued around to all the other ladies because everyone wanted to see who else was hiding out in those tuxes.
Just a few of the fun things we did at the shower, I can’t wait to show you all the gorgeous photos from the wedding this weekend!!