Two weekends ago I co-hosted a bridal shower for my dear friend, Ally, with the sweet Sara from Running From The Law blog. When Sara and I first started chatting about the shower we knew we had to do a Lilly theme for our Lilly loving bestie. We knew two things: One, lots of pink and two, lots of details. Of course I took to Pinterest for some inspiration and ideas on how to throw a Lilly Pulitzer themed bridal shower, and while I found a lot of ideas, some of the things I came up with!
This is a very picture heavy post but I wanted to focus in on a few of the details.
One thing is having something like Lilly Pulitzer quotes in simple white frames (found at Walmart for $3!), I found the quotes online and my husband (God love him) did the Photoshop work to have all the quotes match the decor. Pop them in the white frames and they really add a special touch.
The next small detail was taking pink and orange Starburst candies and putting them in mini mason jars. These were used on my kitchen island and coffee table as extra decor. Bonus, people can snack on them! Funny story though when I opened the 56oz bag of Starburst they all fell all over my kitchen floor. That’s when you pour a glass of wine and keep going.
One of my favorite details were the food cards. Sara and I came up with some cute name ideas like “Lilly’s Lemonade (Sangria)” and “He Cake Popped The Question (cake balls)” to go with each food item. Because Ally also LOVES Kate Spade, we used “Pop Fizz Clink” to describe the mimosa bar.
The shower took place from 2-4 on a Saturday, so food wise we had tons of dessert options like Lilly Pulitzer designed cookies. I have to rave about the cookie designer I used. Her name is Jennifer and she is Dallas based. So if you live in the DFW area and need amazing designed and amazing tasting cookies for an event please contact me for her info because she does AMAZING work. I asked her for pink and orange Lilly dresses and hearts with Ally and her fiancee’s married monogram on it. She went above and beyond.
We also had Petit Fours which are Ally’s favorite, fruit kabobs which were AHHHMAZING, cake balls, and of course lots of cheese and crackers for our cheese loving friend. Then we had Sangria and a Mimosa bar. The perfect amount of food for an afternoon of girl time.
I wanted to keep the decor pretty simple to not take away from how gorgeous the food turned out all matching in our pink and orange colors, so I used pink and orange paper straws, the aforementioned Starburst, lots of pink tulle, pink rose petals, 2 beautiful floral arrangements done at Dr. Delphinium in Dallas and Pink pom poms from the Martha Stewart brand found on Amazon. The flowers turned out incredible and looked great with the decor. I had one large arrangement in the middle of the island with the food and drinks and a smaller arrangement for my coffee table.
One other special touch was an idea that came to me one night. I had a Polaroid camera and thought that it would be cute if Ally took a photo with each person at the shower and then those people would write marriage advice on note cards. We then took the photo and the cards and used washi tape to make a scrapbook for Ally full of wisdom!
The cards for the food, the scrapbook title, the games and the Lilly quotes all used the same Lilly pattern and were done in Photoshop by my awesome husband.
The shower turned out lovely and Ally had a great time. Everyone really seemed to enjoy themselves and we had tons of laughs during the games as well.
Since Ally moved to Baltimore I don’t get to see her as much, but I was so happy Sara and I could throw this special day in her honor. I can’t wait for the wedding in May! Sara thanks for being such a great co-host!
If you’ve ever wondered how to throw a Lilly Pulitzer themed bridal shower, I now have you covered.
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