Last weekend I threw a lovebirds themed bridal shower for my younger sister who is getting married in August. I created custom invites for the shower to match the colors of her wedding and complement her invitations, which focus on a pretty calligraphy font.
To fit the theme, the table was decorated with a rustic white bird cage that held two little bird candles as my “lovebirds” and was surrounded by moss and small potted garden flowers. The flowers were tied up with twine and tags with the couple’s name on them and served double duty as favors for guests.
A mimosa punch was dressed up with paper straws that held whimsical paper bird cutouts.
Simple salads were the dishes du jour, making it easy to prep food as a hostess. A chicken, grape tomato and bocconcini salad was dressed with spinach and garlic mustard pesto made from my CSA bounty. Served along side it was a mixed greens salad with radishes, pecans and green apples. All dishes were marked with tags that matched the invitations.
Mixed summer berries with a light balsamic mint dressing completed the salad trio.
For dessert, guests were treated to hand-dipped pirouette cookies and homemade Lemon Lavender Cupcakes, a favorite flavor combo of the bride-to-be.