Last month I had the honor of hosting a bridal shower for a girlfriend leading up to her wedding. I went with a Brunch and Bubbly theme and it was a hit.
I hosted the shower in my home on a Sunday morning. I love hostessing but one thing I have learned since Madeline was born is how important it is to prep everything ahead of time. So, the night before, I poured myself a glass of wine and then set out all the serving pieces I planned to use and put together my flower arrangements.
I kept the flowers very simple by picking up a mixed bouquet and some blue hydrangeas from Trader Joe's and then cutting some knockout roses from my yard. I arranged them in mason jars and tied a little navy ribbon and burlap twine around each.
For the menu, I chose a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and added flowers to the top myself. I took Madeline with me and let her taste the flavors and we decided on white chocolate raspberry.
I set up a biscuit bar with tea biscuits and my mom's homemade pear preserves, apple butter, and pimiento cheese. I also prepared a few ham biscuits with a dill spread. My mom always makes these for showers and they are always a hit. They didn't disappoint this time, either.
I used the same homemade dill dip to serve with fresh vegetables and prepared a fruit tray with cream cheese yogurt dip.
I served mini frozen quiches from Costco and mini chicken n' waffles. These were for sure the highlight and were so easy to prepare. Simply order some Chick-fil-A nuggets and place them atop mini Eggo waffles. I mixed red pepper jelly with maple syrup to drizzle on top. These will definitely be served at any future morning showers.
We dined on vintage china that was passed down to me by a close family friend who had no daughters. The pink floral scalloped design was so perfect for a shower.
For beverages, I made a very simple mimosa bar of champagne, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grapefruit juice and set it up next to the framed invitation and a pitcher of lemon water.
Aside from the flowers, I kept the decorations to a minimum and just hung a Bride to Be banner from the fireplace that matched the invitation. We showered the bride with so many fun gifts to celebrate her upcoming marriage.
We had a great morning sipping champagne and celebrating our bride.