2016 is the year of marital bliss for two of my best friends. It was a hectic start to the new year as everyone was multi-tasking, crunching numbers, and working around the clock to meet deadlines. From eating Eiffel towers cake pops to celebrating in a country theme luncheon, it is an amazing year for my friends and an amazing display of bridal showers.
The first bridal shower of the year was a Paris theme backyard escape. As you enter the backyard you can’t help but notice the beautiful greeting table that contains the initials of the Bride and Groom, a sign-in book and an Eiffel tower. The introduction to this theme began with the entrance where the guests can start feeling the emotions and vibes upon signing in. The tables were decorated with small lanterns and vases with pink roses. A huge sign hung on the wall that said “She Said Oui” and giant posters of the Eifel Tower could be seen all over the backyard. It definitely felt like I was in Paris.
The main event was off course, the Dessert Table – especially the Macaroons. The Table had small Eiffel towers placed in the center and the macaroons were the highlight. They were delicately created and tasted so delicious that I loved all the flavors. A nice touch was labeling all the desserts as there were plenty. The red velvet cupcakes were decorated with the Eiffel towers and beautiful patterns. It also helped that the plates and silverware were pink with the Paris theme and the goodie gifts contained a “Merci” note.
Moving on to Spring, my other good friend just wrapped up her country themed luncheon at Loui’s restaurant in Coral Gables. This theme had elegant touches of rose bouquets and lemon-filled vases throughout the tables. The welcome table was full of mason jars so that everyone can write done a marriage tip for the bride and a beautiful scrapbook. My favorite game was a skittles game to help break the ice with all the guests. We each had to pick a color of a skittle from a jar and based on the color you chose you will have to describe a situation. For example, if I chose the color red then according to the game host I will need to tell the person next to me what I do for a living. It was a nice game to get to know each other and the bridal shower was a hit with the delicious appetizers and desserts.
I can’t wait to attend her wedding later this year as I know it will be a success but more importantly she will be the happiest girl in the world. From macaroons to strawberry filled mason jars, it is a year of happiness for my dear friends and I wish them nothing but the best in their new chapter in life.Tweet & Share