Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Red and Turquoise Wedding Shower

I think I mentioned my lovely step-daughter, Kristin.  She is a perfect example of how to draw inspiration from sources such as the Internet and then make them her own.  I met her when she was 12 and had hand painted a dozen Easter eggs for her.  She loved them so much, but later her little brother got into them and broke them all!  I must brag on her, she graduated from college in Social Work, then one year later, got her masters, while planning a wedding.  She is now married, working in a hospital, and is a wonderful little home-maker.  She recently hosted a wedding shower for a friend, and it was adorable.  I wanted to share the pictures with you so that you may draw inspiration from her ideas.  I am so proud of my little grasshopper - she has learned her crafting lessons so well.  She had one bow making lesson, and now wraps the most gorgeous gifts!!

She decided on turquoise and red for her theme.  As I may have mentioned earlier, she is ETSY QUEEN!  She can navigate the site so well!  When I am stuck on an idea, I call upon her magical Internet powers to help me, and it comes right to my inbox!  LUVHERMEANIT!  She went to a store on Etsy called Green Apple Paperie http://www.etsy.com/shop/greenapplepaperie.  It is closed for vacation right now, but let me tell you, she got EVERYTHING you see here from that store.  The lady sent her locked PDF files for invitations, party favors....EVERYTHING!  So take a look, and draw inspiration! 

Kristin made tissue roses and covered a Styrofoam heart with them.  She then added the banner.  CUTE!

These are little windmills that she put on straws...so cute!
She embellished this decoration with a cute paper doily.
This is a picture of the bride and groom to be.  Kristin went to a website called http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ to create this darling block poster! ADORABLE (I am totally going to try this for my niece's upcoming shower! I will let you know how it turns out!)

Cute banner!!!  She printed the letters, cut them out and used a glue gun to attach to the ribbon.  I am about to cry!

She hung hand crafted paper hearts in coordinating paper over her table.

Just cute little plastic ware wrapped in coordinating colored napkins in a bucket over a doily adds to the decor.

This is may favorite, she colored her lemonade with blue food coloring, added a little sign and a BIG BOW to her beverage urn.  SO CUTE.

I think she did a wonderful job hosting her first shower, and I think she was pretty budget conscience on this.  If you are interested in more paper goods from Etsy, please look up Chubby Cheeks on Etsy, http://www.etsy.com/people/Chubbycheeksbysharon?ref=ls_profile.  I know Sharon personally, and she makes ADORABLE paper goods to decorate with. 

Let us know of any shower or party ideas you have, we would love to share!

As always, have a wonderful day.  Luvyameanit, Nee' Nee'


  1. The giant picture is so cool! Bookmarking that site!

  2. Yes, LOVE the giant picture...tried it today but ran out of time! Let me know if you do it!

  3. Oh and P.S -- I'm totally loving faux-painted garage doors right now...Have you ever done one?!

  4. Meagan, I have not tackled that yet, but I LOVE them too. I have been thinking about doing mine for a while. They are really pretty with faux door straps too!