I'm going to be honest here, one of the first things I thought of when my best friend Erika asked me to be her matron of honor was "oh boy! I can't wait to plan her bridal shower." I was over joyed to start brain storming wedding ideas and support her in any way I could, but her bridal shower would be my baby. It would be something I could bless her with to make this special time in her life even a little more exciting. I wanted it to be fun, beautiful and scream "ERIKA". And that's exactly what I set out to do. Every decision I made was based on what I knew and loved about Erika. First off she is currently obsessed with bows. Who could blame her though? They are so cute! I love them too. As you will see I ran with that idea. Bows, bows, and more bows.
I also knew Erika always thought it would be fun to have a tea party bridal shower. It's a timeless bridal shower theme, but instead of having a typical tea party where you drink hot tea out of fancy cups, I thought it would be fun to provide guests with different flavors of iced tea. From there everything else on the menu consisted of Erika's favorite foods.
Erika's favorite cake is Neapolitan flavored. So of course we had to have chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake balls decorated with her favorite sprinkles.
Along with the shower invitation I sent a recipe card and asked guest to fill it out with their favorite recipe and bring it to the shower to share with Erika. She got a lot of yummy sounding recipes.
One thing I can tell you about Jake and Erika is that they are one hilarious couple. I wanted to share a bit of their humor at the shower so we played a game filled with funny quotes from their facebook conversations between each other. The guests had to guess who said what.
Every guest went home with a tea bag shaped cookie favor as a thank you for coming and celebrating with us.
Photo booths are always fun. I made some silly bow headbands for props.
We all had a fun, relaxing time celebrating with the beautiful bride-to-be. Thanks to the other bridesmaids for pitching in and helping put this together.
Be watching for a post on some DIYs from this party along with some free printables!