We had our daughter's bridal shower the day before the wedding so her BFF, who was flying in, could be there. Even with the BFF's flight coming in late we still squeezed it in between all the setting up.
I'm not much into some bridal shower games. But, living an artsy life, lead me to the idea of having the guests paint little birdhouses (to go along with the birdhouse theme) and leave a wedding wish for the couple's new love nest.
I was surprised at how long everyone spent on them. Just proves to me that everyone has an inner artist. Whether they want to admit it our not. Here are a few up close. Then, we used them at the reception to decorate the cake table.
Then they got to take them home after the reception. What are some ways that you've celebrated bridal showers?
DIY Wedding Favor Table • Birdhouses
Okay, she (Creative Momma Chelsea) just posts better and faster than I do. Which really, it works for me. So, here is the link to more of the wedding stuff we did over at Creative Mommas
. Inside the birdhouse windows I put little votive candles. Some of them had words worthy of use in marriage. And others had sayings.
Loved this little quote, and movie line. Daina, who took this photo, does too.
photo by Daina Steward
More DIY wedding cake info. Underneath all that frosting was this. The bottom cake was 16". I think the others were 14" or 10" and 6". I borrowed the cake pans from a friend. The bottom cake took 3 1/2 cake mixes. The toothpicks were there to give me an idea where I was going to put the roses.
Glazed "dirty" layer to catch all the crumbs.
You can see the plywood base that I had the Boyfriend cut out for under the cake. It also had 1/4" holes drilled into it so I could use some 5" dowels to stabilize the cake. I slid the dowels up through the bottom of the cake. It worked pretty well.
Here it is @ 4:30 am the day of the wedding. And there's the frosting maker, the look on her face says this is serious business. We were relieved to have it done and looking decent.