Spending time outdoors, visiting with family & friends and participating in a friendly game of bocce ball is not only a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon…but it’s also a great idea for a Bridal Shower! We put together the following Bridal Shower Picnic for a client who was throwing a shower for a Bride-To-Be that wanted to something low key and casual.
We used the Party Mums Printable Collection by Tonality Designs to help keep the shower casual, yet beautiful. The color combinations in the Golden Teal collection really worked well with our decor and the patterned paper came in handy for some DIY pinwheels.
Food & Drinks
The food was kept simple with a large selection of cold side dishes, such as pasta salad, potato salad & taco salad, served with rolls and butter.
The ‘serve yourself’ drink station offered the guests lemonade, iced tea, champagne and orange juice, with instructions on how to make a number of different concoctions using those ingredients.
Also, mason jars were turned into pretty drinking cups with some ribbon and circle tags.
The entire area was decorated with small mason jars filled with tulips, snapdragons, mums and white stock. Runners of burlap ran down the middle of each picnic table, while turquoise tissue poms floated from the trees.
Pennant flags from the Party Mum Collection were strung with twine and attached around the perimeter.
Natural wooden chairs gave guests ample seating and provided mobility to move with the shade!
Bridal Shower Games
The main event of the afternoon was the Bocce Ball Tournament. Guests were divided into teams and prizes were given out for winners & most improved player.
Before and after Bocce, guests were able to mingle with friends and family while playing Name That Spice and Words of Wisdom.
Jars of spices were labeled with numbers and answer sheets were printed so guests could see how many spices they could get correct, just by smelling ~ no tasting! Guests could also leave their advice to the bride and groom by filling out pretty note cards & attaching them to the decorated birdcage with a wooden clothespin.
Tiny jars of gourmet mustard were decorated with a circle tag (from the Party Mum Printable Collection) and tissue paper, then placed in a cupcake liner and wrapped with ribbon.
Shortbread cookies with jam were placed into white cupcake liners, wrapped in cellophane & tied with matching ribbon.
Items were placed into a burlap bag, then decorated with a custom thank you tag and stuffed with a brown coffee filter wrapped with gold taffita.