Saturday, June 9, 2012

UP! Inspired Bridal Shower

A few weeks ago, my friend Alyssa and I threw a bridal shower for our best friend, Kelsey. We had no trouble coming up with a theme to inspire our decoration since one of Kelsey's favorite movies is Pixar's Up! So, taking our cue from the colorful world of Pixar, we rolled up our sleeves and shopped, baked, and decorated with the goal of creating a simple, yet whimsical shower.

Since the movie Up is very sweet, colorful, and whimsical, we wanted to have our decorations enhance that same environment. Carl's home is full of knick-knacks and vintage decor so we incorporated Mason jars and colorful daisies to create a vintage feel and set them on the tables; we also used really saturated colored tablecloths to mirror the balloons that Carl uses to fly himself to Paradise Falls.

We made a banner out of cardstock and strung it with thread. We placed it on the food table to bring the decorations together. 

I decided to make Bridal Shower Mad Libs for a game, of sorts, and for Kelsey to look over later and have some laughs. We wanted the guests to fill them out with crazy, silly, possibly awkward answers. 

As I mentioned before, Alyssa and I baked until we could bake no more. We made sub sandwiches since the time of our shower was right during lunch time. They were sweet and savory, with spinach, tomatoes, turkey, apricot spread, and gorgonzola cheese. For the full recipe, see here.
We also made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel brownies, herbed cheese bread, cheesy puffs, Nutella cupcakes, vegetable platters, and an assortment of munchies. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies

Cheesy Bread, voila!

Probably my favorite feature on our food table was the Blueberry Lemonade Cocktail.
It was so delicious, and who doesn't love spiked lemonade? Yes, those are mint leaves.

Nutella cupcakes!

We just had people relax, eat, laugh, and, of course, watch the bride open her gifts. 

Credit: All goodies, photography, design, and styling: Elise Martinez and Alyssa Szabo, unless otherwise noted. 
P.S. Love the theme? Check out Hostess with the Mostess for more inspiration! You can find the bridal shower mad-lib printouts here!


  1. That is probably the best thing I have ever seen! That is so sweet and I love the film up too, she must have been delighted :)


  2. Nutella cupcakes and blueberry lemonade cocktails? Sounds so good! Looks like such a lovely party that you threw!


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