the perfect bridal shower


Last weekend, my maid of honor, Andrea, threw me the most amazing bridal shower - better than anything I could have ever dreamed up! Everything was perfect, down to the tiny details. Andrea, with the help of her mom Annette, my sister-in-law Allison, bridesmaid Jackie, and Aunt Julie, had the cutest decor, bars, games, favors, food, etc.! I am so lucky to have such generous and fun girls in my life, both friends and family. Here's a glimpse into their creations and the party so you can snag some ideas for planning your next bridal shower.

She had 3 types of bars! One was a mimosa bar for guests to make drinks throughout the party, all with cute carafes labeled with various types of juices. She had cute garland tassels that we made together a few months back hanging from the bar, and her mom made me a special bride champagne glass with a tulle skirt (pictured below!)

Another was a bagel bar; my Aunt Julie setup different types of bagels with different cream cheese options, tomatoes, avocados, onions, lox, capers, etc. It was quite the hit and SO yummy!

And the third type of bar was my favorite - a flower crown bar! Andrea and I discovered our obsession for flower crowns in 2014 at Outside Lands (a music festival in San Francisco), so it was awesome that she incorporated that and is a pro at making them. She made them in advance for me, my mom, my future mother-in-law and my two grandmas, and had a bar with the materials and flowers setup for the rest of the guests to make their own! Everyone loved it and joined in - even the moms and grandmas!

Bridesmaids, besties and cousins!

Aunts, moms and grandmas!