Pink and Brown is the New Black

filed under: Miscellaneous on August 23, 2009

This past Saturday I had the distinct honor of being able to host a Bridal Shower for my soon to be sister-in-law Elizabeth.

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We had some beautiful weather… truly a perfect day… and really enjoyed the food, the wine, and the company.

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My MIL sewed adorable pink and brown pillows for every seat outside, including our new bench!  It was so comfy and cozy there.

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My beautiful Aunt Barb.  Doesn't she look like she should be in a magazine??

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I went to the thrift store and bought some old paintings… then just painted them with chalkboard paint.  Looking for romantic sayings to write on them was so fun… they hung on the trees just beyond the patio.

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I made a pistachio cake… Elizabeth's favorite.

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The food was amazing…it smelled good and looked good and tasted awesome.  Thanks Susan and Patty!

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you can never have enough pretty bows right?

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Dear hubby helped make the 'step-and-repeat' banner… it just said "elizabeth and ryan" over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

I kinda wanted her to feel like a pampered celebrity for the day.

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Congrats guys… see you next Saturday! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Janmary, N Ireland says:

    I would love to attend a bridal shower – but we don’t do them here, or baby showers ๐Ÿ™
    I would also love to help organize and decorate for one.
    Maybe it is because we get enough RAIN showers in Ireland!

  • Kami Rude says:

    Holy moly! You throw one very beautiful party! I am in awe of your creativity in decorating .. it’s just fantastic! I’m certain your SIL-to-be was thrilled with the party and truly felt like a pampered celebrity.
    You are amazing. Your heart is beautiful. I’m thrilled to be your friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tina Fisher says:

    Wowie! You rock sister! You are so creative. I love the chalkboards! Do you have any of that yummy cake you can send me? WOW!
    On another note….do you use photoshop? I have some questions to pick your brain on if you do.
    Love all the pink!
    Tina

  • BP says:

    It looks like a nice time! I like the decorations! Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • he & me + 3 says:

    Wow you did an amazing job. Girl you are soooooooo creative. I love the idea of the chalkboard paint on old pictures. who knew? You i guess. Great idea. I think you did an awesome job making her feel like a celebrity. I think she is one. I also think you are a ROCK STAR host. Yum to the cake too.

  • he & me + 3 says:

    Wow you did an amazing job. Girl you are soooooooo creative. I love the idea of the chalkboard paint on old pictures. who knew? You i guess. Great idea. I think you did an awesome job making her feel like a celebrity. I think she is one. I also think you are a ROCK STAR host. Yum to the cake too.

  • Bethany says:

    Umm, WOW! You are truly inspiring. I’m so glad you had good weather for the shower. It looks like everyone had such a great time.
    I would have never thought of doing half the things you did there. Those signs were such a wonderful touch. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Genny says:

    Amanda,
    Wow! I LOVED these pictures. It has been a few years since I’ve hosted a bridal shower and this made me want to host one again! I absolutey love your idea of the paintings on the tree. What a special time it looks like you all had. Beautiful!

  • Jenny says:

    LOVE it! You have such wonderful ideas in that head of yours! Thank you for posting the photos!

  • Karen@SurvivingMotherhood says:

    See what I mean? Your creativity just doesn’t quit.
    Where were you when I was a bride-to-be??? *grin*

  • Amanda Jo says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL shower!!! You’re just full of great ideas! I especially love your chalkboards!!! How sweet!

  • Heidi says:

    Wow you are amazing…can you throw me a party? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Leah says:

    Hey, looks beautiful, you have a knack…
    Sorry I couldn’t be there.
    I’m having a brain freeze, or senior moment or something… is Parker’s birthday today? Or which day, I’m sorry…

  • Liz says:

    I LOVE the chalkboard idea! I will do those in my boys rooms. The decorations were beautiful and the cake looked so delicious. I wish I had even half the creativity you possess.

  • carma says:

    You come up with the best ideas. What a great party! I have never heard of Pistachio cake (I need to get out more) – it looks absolutely delicious.

  • Christy says:

    Goodness Amanda can I tell you how much I wish I had just 1/4 of the creativity that you have? Looks like a beautiful day and that you helped make it very special!!

  • Amanda L. says:

    I am totally stealing some of these beautiful idea’s for my sister’s bridal shower. What an amazing party you throw. Thanks for the inspiration. I want it to be super special. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • ali says:

    I LOVE, love, LOVE!!! those hanging chalkboards! I am totally stealing that idea!! Maybe even this weekend!!!

  • Amber says:

    I love your ideas for the bridal shower. Beautiful and creative. Thanks for the comment I like your blog.

  • Jolene says:

    You are AMAZING! I love the decor! You do such an awesome job! You really need to start your own business!

  • Isa says:

    Hello,
    Impressive !!! how did you do the step and repeat banner? I desperately need one for an event, do you know a website where I could order it?
    May God bless you!!!

  • Amanda Rettke says:


    Hi!  You can create the layout you wantm like the size and font, then bring it into most UPS stores or any copy store and they will print one off for you in the dimension you specify!  My hubby got this one from his design dept. at work… but if he hadn't have been able to I would have brought in a zip drive with the info to my local UPS store! ๐Ÿ™‚
     
    Blessings!

  • BethieofVA says:

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  • Rene'@bargainhoot says:

    such a beautiful shower!!