Bright ideas for a Bridal Shower

This bridal shower for my cousin was one of the simplest, but most colorful parties I’ve ever planned. The theme was decided by our choice of invitations, Pear Tree’s Multi Stripes Bridal Shower Invitations. The fun and bright colors, especially on the back, were so fun to play with, and they became the inspiration for most of our bridal shower ideas. The bride’s favorite colors were lavender and dark purple, so we used those as our primary colors and brought in many other colors from the invitation as accents.
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Multi Stripes
Our original goal was to host this party outside, but weather prevented us from doing so. Still, our garden party in the living room turned out great! (Always good to have a backup plan!)

The plan for the décor was simple: use bright colors everywhere! We utilized lanterns, tissue-paper poms, fresh flowers and vases in many, many colors! We also scattered Pear Tree’s coordinating Multi Stripes Bridal Shower Decorations onto the guest tables and used it to create hanging garland behind our dessert table.
Bridal Shower Ideas
Bridal Shower Ideas
Our dessert table became another bright focal point for the décor. We served cookie dough cake pops and cake, both of which were divine. To dress the table up, we used more Multi Stripes Table Décor right on the table, as well as sewn into a garland hanging behind the table, and we added even more color with some brightly painted bud vases. To dress up our cake we attached purple flowers to the tops of skewers and paper straws—so simple and easy but so adorable! Don’t worry, we did serve food other than dessert. :)
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Bridal Shower Themes: Key Trends in Invitations

Planning a bridal shower just got a lot easier with the introduction of our newest collection of bridal shower invitations. The new invites showcase some of the most current trends in bridal shower themes, from bold colors to innovative type treatments and party décor.

Be sure to check out the matching bridal shower decorations, which will make it easy to carry these bridal shower themes through every step of the party planning, from the bridal shower invitations to the bridal shower decorations to the bridal shower thank you cards.

Our new invitations fall into three key trends in bridal shower themes.

Bold Colorful Type
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Golden HuesBridal Shower Invitations -- Pink and Purple BubblesBridal Shower Invitations -- Multi StripesBridal Shower Invitations -- Vintage Couples Affair

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Rustic + Elegant Bridal Shower Ideas

When it came time to planning bridal shower ideas for my future sister-in-law, Katie, it seemed natural to incorporate her wedding theme into the shower. And so, the planning for a ‘rustic elegance’ bridal shower was born.

For the invite, I chose Pear Tree’s Showers Ahead Bridal Shower Invitations. I loved everything about it, and it was an added bonus that it was a ‘You-Pick-Color’ invite that allowed me to incorporate the wedding colors of coral and gray into the invitation. I dressed up the invite by mailing it in a gray envelope which gave it a little ‘pop’ in the mail. The tri-colored return address label also doubled as a seal for the envelope.
Bridal Shower Invitations -- Showers Ahead
When it came to décor, I determined that having one main focal point would maximize the visual impact. I pushed my dining room table up against one wall, which allowed me to create a backdrop out of burlap, purchased by the yard from Hobby Lobby. (Tip, most fabric stores have coupons that allow you to save up to 50% off of one single piece of fabric.) I purchased one larger piece of burlap and cut into two sheets to create the effect I was going for. To get the burlap to hang like I wanted, I hot glued a hem at the top of the two panels of burlap. I then strung them up with jute and secured them to the wall using 3M strips.
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What’s Hot This Month – July

Here’s a look at the top five items others are buying at Pear Tree Greetings this month!

1. Welcome Baby Boy — Picture Baby Announcements
Baby Announcement

2. Monster Bash — Monster Birthday Invitations
Kids Birthday Party Invitations

3. Welcoming Color Block — Whimsical Baby Shower Invitations
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A Slice of Summer Bridal Shower

It all started with Pear Tree’s Sweet Slices Fun Bridal Shower Invitations, which became the inspiration for these refreshingly simple bridal shower ideas by celebrations.com. The simple theme of bright, sunny lemons provided plenty of intense color and flavor for the decorations and menu ideas.
Bridal Shower Ideas
A wire basket filled with lemons and a copy of the invitation greeted guests at the entry to the party. Topiary centerpieces for each table were made out of purchased plants, decorative yellow pots, a handful of lemons and some yellow tulle.
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