Bridal Shower Fun!

I won’t be having a traditional bridal shower, instead we’ve requested to have a shower for the both of us together…I think it’s called a Jack and Jill shower? I’m not one to play all the shower games and I haven’t felt comfortable opening up multiple presents in front of lots of people since I was in elementary school. Having Mr. there will be a lot of fun and will help take some of the attention away from just me…and also, is it bad that I don’t want to be in a room with all his family by myself yet?

If I were to actually have a traditional bridal shower, I think this is the best idea EVER. Sarah of Blossom and Branch was featured on 100 Layer Cake for the Bodega Flowers class she teaches in the city. Sarah said, ″I thought, why not show people how to gather some bunches from the local bodega and create something charming in their home? This class teaches women how to shop for, clean/prepare and arrange flowers, using their own container.”

How AMAZING would a flower class be for any sort of shower or party! Pick up some fresh flowers from Whole Foods (maybe even ask guests to bring their favorite container or supply some for them), and hire a florist to teach an arranging class. Who wouldn’t like to know more about flower arranging?


Huge bonus: everyone goes home with something pretty, and not some cheezy prom-type favor.


I love the place settings…So simple, so appropriate, and so pretty!

{all photos above via 100 Layer Cake}

How cute would it be to have pretty aprons like this one from anthropologie for your guests to wear too?


While not a part of the same bodega flowers post, I just love the details from this bridal shower:

{photos by Boutwell Studio via Style Me Pretty}

Has anyone done something like this? How did it go?