A garden themed shower for a beautiful bride to be
Last weekend, I had the honor of hosting a garden themed shower for my next door neighbor, Adrienne’s daughter. Kristen is getting married this Fall and we got together to celebrate and shower her with some love, good food and prayer. Kristen and her fiancé want to make some improvements to his backyard so my previous small group sisters thought a garden themed shower was the perfect idea.
If you’ve been following me on the blog for a while, you probably have heard me mention Adrienne’s name quite a bit. I helped transform her den earlier this year and I’ve also shared her amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe. Ever since we moved in, I’ve been so lucky to call her a neighbor. I consider her my spiritual mentor, close friend and one of my biggest cheerleaders. I think everyone needs an Adrienne in their life and I’m so blessed to have her family living right next door to me.
I decided to do a sit down brunch in our dining room since the room is on the smaller scale. When hosting a shower for around 12 people or less, I love creating a tablescape where we can all sit together. It gives me the opportunity to pay more attention to details. I put this together the night before while some neighbors came over to play cards with Jimmy. I seem to work best last minute and it is somehow very relaxing and fun for me.
Intimate and cozy is how I like it! I brought in a bunch of benches for one side of the tables. These are folding tables from Costco and are super handy! Thanks to my SIL for letting me borrow them.
I love using my blue and white dishes and serving ware. I love a good reason to bring out the pretty china.
I made my paleo double chocolate banana bread and turned it into a cake. I used store bought vegan frosting since I didn’t have time to make a dairy free version. My friend, Tracy made the most delicious, rich cheesecake. Holy cow, it was good!
I added a letterboard and a mix of faux and real flowers to the console table. Speaking of that console table, I actually painted it this past Sunday and gave my dining room a mini makeover. Reveal coming soon!
I threw a faux garland down the center of the table and added some more faux flowers, old vintage books, beads and faux succulents. The mason jars were one of my first DIY posts ever. I cut fresh hydrangeas from my yard and stuck them in the mason jars. The beaded glasses were Target dollar spot finds from a while back. I use them for staging and they are super cute!
The amazing spread! I’ve noticed a pattern in my types of friends. We all like to eat!
My friend, Jill made the most adorable yogurt parfaits. The wooden spoons had painted tips!
Guess what was in this bowl?!!
Bloody Mary popsicles! Thanks, Tracy!
Here are some photos of the beautiful bride to be and friends!
I styled some fun party favors on the table but of course forgot to give them to everyone. HOST FAIL! Ha!
Adrienne bought a bible for Kristen and her fiance, Thomas. We all wrote a little message next to our favorite verse. Such a great idea!
Kristen with her mama, Adrienne.
Get to gardening, girl!
Aren’t they the cutest mom and daughter?
We love you, Kristen! Congratulations on this new chapter and can’t wait to see all these new goodies in your backyard!
Thanks, Jill for helping me host such a fun shower!
All the ladies! We didn’t ask everyone to dress up with the theme but I was loving all the garden inspired clothing choices. #gimmealltheflorals
Thanks for reading! Tomorrow on my Instagram stories, I’m teaming up with a few blogger friends to share shelf styling tips.
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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