Thursday, June 2, 2011

Stock the Bar Bridal Shower...

This past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for one of my dearest friends, Naomi.  She lives in New York City and decided not to register for gifts due to space.  Since you can't really ask for money we had to come up with a theme that would hopefully get her stuff that would be helpful for her wedding.  So we decided a stock the bar theme would be a good idea and we could make a game out of it.  Our friends aren't big on the bridal shower games so this one was different and fun. 

Each person who received an invitation was put into a category (Rum, Vodka, Tequila, Riesling or Chardonnay) of alcohol per the brides choice of what to serve at the wedding.  Each person was to decorate their bottle and they would be competing for best bottle against everyone in their category.  Another one of my girlfriends mom's donated perfume bottles for each of the winners- so the prizes were good.  The bottles were amazing, people got really into it which made it really fun.  One of my moms bottles won and she gave me her prize so I have a nice bottle of Burberry Brit that I'm enjoying!

The shower was cocktail-style.  I made a HUGE beverage dispenser of Sangria and we had mimosas.  The colors were black and white with a splash of turquoise.  Everyone was just mingling and hanging out- which I always find to be the most enjoyable part of the showers.  I got Naomi to walk around to each category and pick her favorite bottle.  Then we announced the winners and they got their prizes.  The weather was very cooperative so it didn't take long for the party to move to the deck.  A bottle of Patron was opened and a round of shots began.  Then one of the other bridesmaid had a great idea to go around the table and everyone say what they loved about Naomi.  It was a really fun, personal and intimate bridal shower. 

Here are some pictures of the decor, theme and details I wanted to share. 

Bridal Shower Favors (The wedding is a beach wedding)- Starfish wine stoppers

Table Set, pre-food

Mailbox for cards


Mimosa table & Oreo Truffles

The Deck Set

Rum Decorated Bottles

Chardonnay Decorated Bottles

Tequila Decorated Bottles

Shots on the deck

Mini Cupcakes