First lets start with the invitations. Here is a picture of the Bridal Shower Invitations. I used a Rose Stencil to emboss the flower, then I colored it with chalks. The main image panel is mounted up on dimensionals. The pink paper behind the main image panel is glitter paper so it is very sparkly in real life. Spellbinders Nestabilities were used to make the tag and adhesive crystals and a ribbon rose were added for embellishments. The designer paper is from JoAnn's and has pink roses all over it. Here is a close up of the embossed rose on the card.
Next up are the party favors. I think these were the hit of the party. Everyone seemed to love and appreciate them. And they were so appropriate to give considering this is the time of the year when everyone is planting annuals in their garden and it was a 'garden party'. I am so ever grateful to Gina K. Designs for providing this FREE template just when I needed it most. This basket was so easy to put together and fits a 4 pack of annuals perfectly. I used two different stamps on my basket, both from Stampin Up! One side of the basket has this Rose stamp:
And the other side of the basket has this 'Thank You' stamp. I put Stickles on both stamped images. The paper is from DCWV 'The Garden Party'.
We had a sit down meal held in my sun room. The room is usually filled with a lot more furniture and plants than this, but we just re-did our floors so we had to move everything out. We didn't see the point of moving everything back in when it will just have to be moved back out again for our daughter's wedding, so we left it. Notice the new patio furniture? That was my husband's Mother's Day Gift for me. He must have felt awfully guilty still about his behavior at my daughter's recital. LOL! Anyway, to decorate this room, I simply filled the room with pink geraniums and petunias in hanging baskets and containers.
Here is a close up of one of the place settings. I made the place cards/tags using Spellbinders Nestabilities. My daughter hand wrote all the names using a white gel pen.
This is a picture of my beautiful daughter and I.
And here she is again in our dining room, along with our good friend Pam, getting her food.
This is the food table. I kept the food simple because I worked everyday this week and didn't have the time to cook. I just did sandwiches, fruits and veggies, and an Asian Salad. My dear friend Bonnie made the cupcakes. She is a professional cake decorator and will also be doing my daughter's wedding cake. I decorated the food table using the beautiful cupcakes as a centerpiece, then I wrapped the extra rose garland around the food and threw on some Bridal Shower Confetti.