I was honored to be a bridesmaid at my sister-in-law, Leanne’s wedding. If you’ve ever been in a wedding you know the fun starts WAY before the white dress. I had the most fun planning the Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired bridal shower with my fellow bridesmaids. The theme was a surprise to the bride-to-be and we wanted to make it really special. We wanted the party to scream “Tiffany’s” but, we were on a budget. So, we had to choose where to splurge and where to save. Here it goes…
I created custom invitations for Leanne’s Bridal Shower. To create the invitations, I downloaded a free font that was inspired by the Tiffany & Company logo font. I printed the invites at home on textured teal paper that I bought at Michael’s Craft Store. I used my Michael’s 40% off one item coupon to purchase a 50 pack invitation kit (white cardstock postcard invitations and envelopes). Using a scrapbook taperoller I attached the printed teal paper to the white invitation and added a self-stick rhinestone. With a dab from the glue gun I added ribbon and a white bow on the side of the invitation. Cost of supplies for 40 homemade Tiffany invitations: $28
For the Breakfast at Tiffany’s brunch menu I made a few of my famous quiche :-), waldorf chicken salad sandwiches and ham, brie, apple sandwiches. We ordered bagels, a variety of cream cheeses and muffins from a local bakery. An easy-eat and a fresh menu.
We offered an extensive brunch bar! Mimosas, bloody Marys, peach bellinis, wine and iced tea served with fruit. There’s something about adding fresh fruit to your drink that makes it seem…fancy! Notice how each white dish is bordered with teal ribbon. The ribbon was purchased at Joanne Fabrics and we used a dab of glue from a glue gun to hold the ribbon around the dish. Don’t worry, the glue peels right off the dish once the party is over.
I purchased teal fabric from Joanne Fabrics for $19. Using fabric tape I created a few square overlays for the dessert and food tables. It was a spurge but layering a few pieces of fabric around really transformed the room
Our big splurge was a Tiffany & Co gift box cake made by Cakes & Candies by Maryellen. The cake made a big statement when the guests arrived and it tasted oh so good!
I made Oreo pops and marshmallow pops to compliment the cake. The white chocolate I died with some blue food coloring and the white-ball sprinkles I bought at JoAnne Fabrics.
Making the centerpieces was so easy! We purchased teal wrapping paper from Target and white ribbon from Joanne Fabrics. We bought to-go cake boxes from AC Moore (3.99 for a pack of 10). Wrapping the boxes with the wrapping paper and ribbon transformed them into Tiffany gift boxes. We cut off the top of the box and put a juice glass inside the box. Fill the juice glass with water and flowers and you’re done!
I love posting signs in the bathroom. It’s unexpected and shows your attention to detail. I created the fun sign above and tapped it inside the bathroom on the door.
Using the Tiffany inspired font, I created a sign for the front door, the gift table and for the back of the bathroom door :-). I also made labels for all of the food and drinks. To create a cute detail, I stuck a self-stick rhinestone on each. If you’d like help creating custom signs, labels or invitations for your party, contact me firstname.lastname@example.org or like my page on Facebook facebook.com/creativemelissa
The Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower was so much fun to plan and the bide-to-be was truly surprised. Now it’s time to plan the bachelorette party! Congrats Leanne!
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