When hosting a shower, sometimes the hardest job is coming up with the theme. You want something that matches the bride’s interests or compliments her wedding colors. When I was trying to decide a theme for my coworker’s bridal shower, the answer became obvious when I saw her gift registry. The majority of her registry contained mostly The Pioneer Woman products. This was inspiration for the perfect theme! These were gifts that could be practical for the bride in her home while doubling as displayed shower decor. The best part was, NO gift wrapping required!
Because The Pioneer Woman is mostly kitchen themed, my other personal kitchen items were easily accessible to toss in with the rest of the decor like wooden spoons, vintage rolling pins, cookbooks and faux fruit. I love when I can save money on decor costs by reusing what I have in my home!
Postal paper with chalk marker lettering was an easy option backdrop. My favorite part about this was the paper flowers. Since I needed specific colors to compliment The Pioneer Woman pieces, I decided to make them myself using a Lia Griffith tutorial. Paper flowers take a little time to make, but are very cost efficient while making a huge statement.
Of course, you can’t have a successful shower without cookies that look too good to eat! The challenging part of planning a shower that hasn’t really been done before is trying communicate your vision when there aren’t many Pinterest pictures to give as your example. But when you find that cookie company like Carly Cakes Sweets that gets your vision without any pictures to go off of, you do a major happy dance! Just look at these cute floral mixers and rolling pins…all heart eyes over here!
And the last touch of decor that make every shower are the faux flower arrangements. While the vibrant colors of turquoise, red and yellow are beautiful, flowers in these colors are no where to be found in my neutral home to use. So instead of buying in bulk just to collect dust after the shower was over, I was fortunate to have a few arrangements rented from my favorite local boutique that often specializes in making faux wreaths and arrangements. Because the color combo was so unique, these were made mostly from leftovers and scraps from the shop’s previous projects, which completely cut down on my costs to rent and I was able to return right after.
As a bonus gift, all guests collaborated family recipe cards to gift to the bride in this cute recipe box. How perfect is a recipe box for a kitchen themed shower?!
This shower will be a hard one to try and top. I truly enjoy collaborating with my friends to celebrate someone we love by decorating and showering them with gifts and support. I’m sure you’re not surprised to hear that I’m already working hard on the next shower this fall. I can’t wait to share it with you!