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.
22 responses to “Lovebirds Bridal Shower”
Beautiful party, Katie! Question – where do you get your lavender?? I fell in love with lavender lemonade last summer in San Francisco but couldn’t seem to find it back in the Midwest, so I’m growing my own (but still have a month or so to go before anything harvest-able..)
I get it from The Spice House in Milwaukee. Favorite spice place ever. Their location at the Public Market has usually has it.
Thank you Katie! We have a wedding in Milwaukee soon and I’ll be sure to carve some Public Market time into our visit. Love that place!!
aw this is such a sweet idea. i love the birdies and all the cute touches– like the birdcage! happy monday ladies! xo jillian:: ps im hosting a judy kaufmann print giveaway!
Thanks again for hosting, Katie! You did a great job!
Katie: What type of paper do you use for your cupcake liners? It looks so classy compared to the typical cupcake liner.
Whether Bikes or Birdies, you guys always throw a great shower. 🙂
@Natalie – I used just silver Texas sized liners to bake the cupcakes and then dropped them into Wilton baking cups. I think you can bake them directly in the cups if you want. I bought them at a local baking supply store but I think they have them at places like Michaels too. Here’s a link for you:
What a super sweet theme for a shower! Love the little paper birdie cutouts for the straw and that awesome birdcage. Fresh potted plants trump cut flower bouquets every time!
This shower is adorable!! And those cheesecake filled strawberries in the above post look heavenly – you’ve inspired a brand new dessert theme for me with the idea of stuffing fruit!
Wow…those lemon lavender cupcakes look SO SO good!!!
lemon lavender cupcakes?! AH! my heart be still!!!
Can you post the recipe for those cupcakes?!?
@Casey – sure I’ve had a few requests for it so I’ll try to post it in the next week or two!
Everything is so beautiful!!!!! Do you have an ETSY shop (where you sell those little birds on the straws)? Or, would you be willing to send me the bird template? They are so cute!!!!! email@example.com
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Can you tell me how to make the bird cutouts for the straws? Is there a template? Thanks!!
@Yasie & @Louisa – my other sister drafted up the bird by hand and then we just traced it so we don’t sell them or even really have a template right now. I’ll have to see if I still have any left so that I can make one and post it up!
where oh where did you get the invitations?!?!?! i LOVE them and desperately want to use them for my wedding!
@Lisa – I designed them myself. I will email you separately with some details.
I too, am interested in the invitations. Love the white on blue! Please send info. Thanks!
Katie, I’m really interested in your invitations. How did you design them?