Shades of Purple Bridal Shower + A Fun Bridal Shower Game

Last month was my cousin's bridal shower, hosted by my mom, my cousin's aunt, and my grandma.  It was such a wonderful shower and there were so many fun details.  

The shower was held at Brio, which was a wonderful venue.  Their party room was booked, so they sectioned off a portion of the restaurant for us, which worked out wonderfully.  We had an area that was large enough for 3 round tables, a small table for gifts, and then we were flanked by empty booths on each side.  It really felt private, even though we were in the main dining area of the restaurant!  My mom worked with the Brio staff to set it up, and thought they were really great to work with.  Service throughout was pretty good, and the food was absolutely amazing!

My cousin's favorite color is purple, and it only makes sense that it is her main wedding color!  Knowing that, it was incorporated into the shower details.

For the gift table, my mom made a little banner, using ribbon in different shades of purple to dress it up.  In addition to the banner, a decorated lantern was placed on the table, along with a basket for cards and recipe cards.

My grandma was a florist, and she made the centerpieces.  They turned out beautifully!  She used round vases, a variety of flowers, and then added in ribbon.  The restaurant actually offered to bring in colored napkins, and the light purple color was the perfect option to go with.  It went so well with the varying colors of the flowers and just added in another shade of purple!  At each place setting was the menu, and then a favor - a large mint meltaway from Fannie May with the saying 'mint' to be!

The cake came from a local bakery, and was were my aunt's cookies!

One of the best parts of the shower was the game.  It's kind of funny - I actually am not a big game person at showers, but this one everyone really enjoyed and got into!  It was a game of 'he said, she said'.  My mom had sent off some questions to my cousin and her fiance, and asked them to both respond.  For 'voting' on who said what, my mom printed out little dresses and tuxes (with purple bow ties), cut them into hearts, then attached them to the top of a pencil.  As she read the questions, we would have whichever side we thought was correct, facing front.  Then, using the pencils, we would check / circle either the smiley face or frowny face to keep track of if we got it right or not.  Then at the end, whoever had the most right, won a little prize!  Like I said, it was really fun!

The best part, of course, was being able to see my cousin and celebrate her upcoming wedding.  She lives a plane ride, so the times together are kind of few and far between.  Especially the times when we all (the girls on my mom's side of the family) are able to be together!

Linking up with Erika and Ashley.


  1. I love the purple! They did an excellent job!

  2. Ah, I love all of the attention to detail! You know I'm a details gal so stuff like this makes me happy. I love the purple, too.

  3. Looks like it was a lovely event. I like all the details and colors, especcally the flower centerpieces.