How to create a rustic and romantic theme for a spring bridal shower. Food, decor ideas, take-home favors and a free printable included. Also links to a series of posts on Spring entertaining for the first instalment in A Year of Feasting.
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Welcome to the first post in an occasional series titled A Year of Feasting. Lovely Dannyelle from Life Is A Party is hosting this series for some talented Canadian bloggers to inspire you with parties for every season. You’ll find links to all the Spring parties at the bottom of the post!
This past weekend I had the privilege of planning the decor and some of the food for a spring bridal shower. It turned into a fun afternoon of laughter and friendship, and of course good food and pretty decorations too. Here are some of the details….
I was inspired by some inexpensive lace café curtains to make a fabric garland that could be used as shower decor, but also as a great photo backdrop and wall decor too. Besides the lace curtains I used some strips of an old pillowcase, strips of drop cloth, some ribbon and twine for a rustic and romantic combination to set the theme for the decor. Another full-length lace curtain panel was repurposed as a romantic tablecloth. A length of burlap ribbon added a rustic contrast.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen a sneak peek of the cupcakes and the little toppers I made. My good friend baked and decorated the cupcakes, and was even able to source the pretty lace wrappers I had seen while scrolling Pinterest and really really wanted! The cupcakes were just as delicious as they were pretty!
I made this three tiered wood slice stand as part of another project that needs it’s own blog post, but I was happy with how well it suited the rustic romantic theme of the shower with the raw wood edges and pretty glass pieces inside. Also these mini individual cheesecakes in mason jars were a big hit and everyone was asking for the recipe, so I’ll be sure to post that another day too.
Some of the other decor pieces were just borrowed from my home… the white lanterns with battery tea lights inside, the birch log tea light holders, and the little lace and raffia wrapped vases which were filled simply with white daisies and baby’s breath. I used some rustic wooden boxes to hold spring-time chocolates and candies.
On the way out each of the ladies was able to take home a pretty envelope of seeds for their own spring gardens and be reminded to “let love grow”. If you’re interested in making your own similar envelopes, you can download a printable sheet with the text here. If you use a 2 1/2 inch circle punch, it will fit exactly onto the centre of a paper doily. Use a thin layer of white glue, epoxy, or some double sided tape to attach the printout to the doily and the doily to the kraft envelope. Then just place a packet of seeds inside! Simple, romantic, and rustic! (Giant Tiger has a great selection of Easter baskets, grass and candy that were perfect for this vignette.)
Now, please go and pour yourself a second cup of coffee and continue being inspired! Click on the blog names listed below the collage to take you to the other posts. And follow #yearoffeasting on social media too... Enjoy!
I hope you've found some great ideas for spring entertaining! Thanks so much for reading!