My Brunch and Bubbly Bridal Shower was held at Perona Farms in New Jersey and was such an elegant and enjoyable day. We had booked The Gold Room for this special day and it was the perfect space for my guests and me. I had a grand, sparkly, bubbly idea in mind and brought in a lot of my own items to see my ideas come to fruition. Read below to see all of the details!
Fun fact, I went to college for graphic design so I created my own invitations. Since Kev and I do not have our forever home and are not even sure which coast of the US we will end up, we decided to have a Honeymoon Fund through TheKnot.com where people donated to our Hawaii Honeymoon instead of purchasing a gift.
My mom was concerned about not opening anything the day of so we played “the panty game.” This game consists of bringing a wrapped, new pair of panties for me but that best expresses each guest’s personality. Some of them had me laughing so hard and I got a bunch of ridiculous panties with my fiancé’s face on them. Highly recommend this.
I needed to incorporate my dog, Miss Brady, somehow on this day so the panties table was the perfect place:
As people arrived, there were two high-top round tables with champagne glasses on either side of the entry way which served as the seating chart. Gummies, champagne flavored cotton candy & card stock snowflakes were purchased to dress up each glass and then everyone headed over to the bar to get their champagne & then to the bubbly bar to add different juices and garnishes.
This was such an easy way to display photos of my fiancé & I. I sprayed a hula hoop with glue, rolled it in glitter and when it dried, added photos to ribbon and tied the ribbon to the hula hoop. One tip is to use chunky glitter for all crafting. It’s much easier to clean up and sticks better!
My mom also purchased giant letters from Hobby Lobby and frames from Michael’s that I painted with glue and glittered as well. As people entered there were photos of Kev & I as kids and then a Bride To Be banner with more photos.
A sentimental touch that was added was a cross-stitch piece my Grandma made for me when I was younger featuring a young girl looking in the mirror and seeing herself as a grown bride. This bouquet was also the bouquet my mom used in her wedding.
I found this customizable recipe box on Etsy that was perfect for people to put their recipes in. Did I mention I don’t like to cook? This was my mom’s way of trying to help me LOL. Check out how many people this recipe serves 😉
The head table for my bridal party & I was my favorite and fit my sparkly, bubbly theme perfectly. The balloon garland was so easy to blow up and create, anyone can do it!
On the topic of tables, each place setting had a bunch of “homework” as one of my mom’s friends put it LOL. I have created bridal shower games before but when you’re planning a wedding you don’t have as much time as you would like so big thanks to Etsy for all of the downloadable games & Staples for printing! I have linked all of the games below.
The advice cards above may look like diamond rings but that was actually a name tag underneath for everyone’s champagne flute. And how gorgeous is my friend Leah!?
We also played these two games:
My best friends Anthony and Justin launched a home scents branch of their company, Iazzetti Home, so of course I used their amazing candles as prizes for those who won the games. They put so much love in every scent so it was a no brainer! A hot commodity for sure.
The centerpieces were also a huge hit and so simple to make! I of course added glitter to the flower & table numbers 🙂 You can place any bottle of champagne you like. Everything is linked below!
The best part was we hid a photo of Kevin under one chair at each table to determine who gets to take the centerpiece home.
To end the day, I found this amazing bottle service sign and gave mini bottles of champagne dipped in glitter as favors. Because is it actually a party without bottle service?
HUGE thanks for a flawless day to my mom, Roy, maid of honor Jaime, Ashley, Maria, man of honor Anthony, Sam, Ashley & my 4 out of state ladies who couldn’t make it but made it amazing from a far, Gracie, Lindsay & my two sisters Kyra & Kaity. (Bridal Party) ALso to everyone who came and celebrated with me. Love you all so much!