Trendy Tuesday: Trends that will Help You Throw a Stellar Bridal Shower

Hi y’all!  It was a day of Quickbooks and preliminary inspections for our new food trailer while the kiddos were in school today.  You know, the kind of day that makes your mind a tad numb and your mood just hankering for a glass of wine!  Sam and I made the most of it by snuggling in front of a fire with our computers while her puppies kept trying to bathe our faces with kisses (in an attempt to get us to play, I’m sure).  At least there were giggles in the midst of number crunching and organizing.

Well, tonight I am omitting that glass of wine in my endeavor to cleanse my system….so, to unwind, I have hit Pinterest…..HARD!  With my sister’s pending nuptials approaching this August, it is time for getting a game-plan on for both a bridal shower and bachelorette party.  For a designer/planner/caterer/sister, that spells FUN!

So, my first foray into scheming has involved some trend snooping and I figured you may be interested in a peek, too 🙂

Knowing my sister, I figured it was very worthwhile to check out the influences made by Carrie Bradshaw’s celebratory style in Sex in the City.  Ummmm, yes please.  Who could resist the passionate color-scape and the rich Morroccan influences on textiles and form.

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Another trend that errs on the side of “pretty” is the the vintage, shabby and minty soiree.

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Then, of course, there is the simple, plain truth: everything that sparkles is fabulous!

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Check out more of this sparkly celebration here.

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And, we couldn’t leave out the bohemian vibe!  Gotta love the free flow design of color and texture…..liberating!


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And complete decadence…..


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Phew….my mind is a bit numb with design options.  And then there are all the trends with activities!  I think that these trends are my favorite because they are precisely what makes the bridal shower celebration NOT feel like a mini wedding.  They are the trends that give the shower a personal touch and encourages the vibe that this is all about the girls spending time together in celebration!

1.  Fun cocktails!

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2.  Spa day!



3.  Craft day!



4.  Wine tasting!



5.  Glamping!



6. Team homemakers! (As in, girls….grab some paint brushes, tools, and spades….let’s get busy laughing, eating and getting messy while helping our girl get her new home ready!)



7.  Perfume bar!



8.  Picnic!



Gosh!!!  My brain hurts!  But I am seriously getting excited about planning the most fabulous shower for my little sis!  Can’t wait to narrow things down and get into the nitty gritty!  The planning might even be more fun than the actual party!  Especially the pulling together part!

Happy Trendy Tuesday, lovelies!