Aloha!!! The season for "I do's" is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the bride-to-be than with a Tropical Bridal Shower Brunch?
I mean, palm trees and paradise? It just doesn't get much better than that, y'all.
Take a peek below to see how I used Oriental Trading goodies to create a tropical celebration that rivals any day in the sun & sand...complete with a drink in hand!
I've been wanting to create a palm tree invite for the longest time, and this shower finally gave me the opportunity! Introducing the new "Palm Trees and Paradise" Bridal Brunch invites, now available in the shop here.
They're the perfect way to set the stage for an afternoon of fun, and I have a major crush on the color palette! Kinda Lilly-inspired, don't ya think?
To set the stage and really make the guests feel like they were in a tropical setting, I enlisted my hubby to help me set up a gorgeous floral overhang for the table. Don't you just love it?!!! I wanted to leave it up forever, but hubs has plans to seal the deck floor so I had to take it all down. Sigh...
Anyhoo, making it was suuuuper easy. Hanging it took some creative thinking, but that's what the hubs is for! (He strung heavy duty wire from our house to a temporary pole).
I found a nice, imperfect, sturdy branch from the yard and spray painted it gold. I used fishing line to hang mercury mason jars from the branch, then surrounded the jars with floral garland. A pretty pink hibiscus was tucked inside each jar to lend to the tropical vibe, then we used rope to tie the branch to the wire. Swoon!!!
I literally just laid the leaves out on the table, used glue dots to adhere the balloons to each other, and tucked some plumeria and fern leaves here and there to fill in the gaps. It was really easy to do, and created one heck of a "wow" factor!
To break it up a bit and add some height, I centered a miniature faux palm tree from Target in between two balloon bundles. So perfect! :)
The place settings for the brunch turned out soooo darn cute!!! Fancy That has the most adorable gold-foil-accented palm tree tableware that I've ever seen, and it was the perfect addition to our bridal brunch! The plates, cups, and napkins are all available together in a party kit...talk about easy one-stop-shopping!
I layered the napkins and plates on top of larger rectangular plates and gold chargers for a beautiful layered look. How pretty is that gold flatware? It's metallic plastic, y'all!!! Use it and lose it...no dish washing required! YAY!!!
Mini white pails from Oriental Trading were accented with gold foil pineapple tattoos, and a single pink hibiscus bloom with fern leaves was tucked inside to tie the place setting and the floral overhang together.
I created a tropical brunch menu to coordinate with the party invitations, and they served as the finishing touch to our tropical place settings.
So whaddya think? Easy enough to recreate, right? And sooooo darn adorable!
Stay tuned for more on this Tropical Bridal Shower where I'll show you how to stage a tropical bar cart (pictured above) and create super cute (and inexpensive) little DIY palm tree favors for your guests!
Until then...hugs!!! xoxoxo, Jen
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Oriental Trading Company: Mercury mason jars, metallic gold cutlery, mini white pails, gold foil pineapple tattoos, palm leaves, plumeria blooms, palm tree favor containers, green square plates, pink chocolate candies
Fancy That: Palm Tree Party Kit (plates, napkins, cups), tassel garland (green, fuchsia, gold)
Baby Gabey Cookies: Tropical pineapple, palm tree, and hibiscus cookies
Michaels: White flower garland, hibiscus
Target: Faux miniature palm tree, pink tray (holding ice), gold tray (holding cookies)
Home Goods: Bar cart, drink tray, gold-dipped glasses, melamine leaf plate, gold foil gift boxes (used as risers), ice bowl, faux tropical plant
I was provided samples by Oriental Trading Company and Fancy That in exchange for my honest review on their products. All ideas and opinions found in this post are my own. No other type of compensation was received.