You’re Invited: A Tea Party Bridal Shower

Last Month I hosted a tea party themed bridal shower for my cousin and it turned out amazing! I originally planned on having it in a venue somewhere in Toronto, but we ended up having it at one of the host’s houses instead. This way, we were able to invest our budget into the event details instead of a venue. I would always recommend spending less on a venue if possible so that more money can be invested in the actual event.

Sophie loves Taylor Swift’s so we based this bridal shower off both a tea party as well as a Taylor Swift T-party. The playlist was all Taylor swift, the invite fonts were based off of her album fonts and the colour scheme was also based off of photos we saw of the Taylor Swift themed T-party.

I had tons of fun decorating for the tea party and making it unique and special for the bride-to-be. She absolutely loved it and so did all the guests.

Here are some photos from the event, enjoy!

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Quarter Century DIY-Confetti-pink & gold & blank & white birthday party

So the deal I made with myself, was to post at least once a month. I am going to say that February kinda short-changed me by only giving me 28 days and that technically, this can count within the one-month range.

On February 2, I turned 25 and it was a bit of a big deal! I considered one of two paths after finally realizing I was hitting the big 2 5. Actually celebrate and have a party or not really acknowledging the quarter-century number change and moving on. I decided to go with the former and couldn’t be happier.

Throwing an event during a Toronto winter can be an unpredictable feat — and having it snow on the day of your party? Not the best idea, but that wasn’t going to stop me. I was lucky that it wasn’t too far from home and had the helping hands of some very good friends to put everything together.

I decided to go with a gold, pink, and black & white colour scheme and a confetti-style theme for a 25th birthday and it was a great choice. Originally, I wanted to go with peach, pink, and gold, but who knew how hard it was to find anything peach? Trust me, you’d be surprised!

I used a lot of DIY skills and ideas for my 25th birthday party decor. I customized my table covers by hand painting black polka dots all over white paper-type covers. I put a bit of gold wrapping paper in between the whites to give a little more gold. I used black as a grounding colour and it worked really well against all the lighter tones of golds and pinks.

I made a piñata with a cardboard box and a roll of mylar gift wrap. It took a really, really long time but it was worth it! I would spend nights watching TV and slowly cutting and taping each strip to each face of the piñata. The best way to do this is to start from the bottom and work your way up. Everyone at my party asked to break the piñata but I just couldn’t let that happen after all that hard work. It deserves one more night out before it’s dead!

I put each place setting to get with plates and napkins and put all the cutlery in small glassine bags. These bags were misted with some Heidi Swapp gold shine mist to give them a little shine and sparkle!

I brought out some trusty washi tape to customize my Ikea Korken bottles and used them for drinks. I also put washi tape to decorate some Ikea Ensidig vases. Those were each filled with confetti pieces (some of which I punched out) and more mylar. I love me some shine!!!

I love fresh flowers and made sure I had some on the table. I wanted the table to be a long dinner table where everyone could sit together. The venue had a pool table to keep people entertained and we made sure we brought the ever-popular Cards Against Humanity!

See below for some photos from the event. I didn’t get a chance to take many photos on my own though I wish I did! I remember a lot of the decor and wish I had more photos to share, but on this day, celebrating totally trumped that.

I’ve shared a few great DIY ideas for a 25th birthday party and may post a few more images of my decor on my instagram account sometime this week!

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