Showering Fun!

Recently I held a wedding shower for one of my best friends.  Those who have hosted a shower know how overwhelming it can be to plan.  Food, drinks, games, decor….  Here are a few pictures of some fun and thrifty things I pulled together!

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My “Mimosa Bar.”  Because everything is more fun with Mimosas!  Guests could add fruit to their mimosas.  They could also choose to have a champagne free mimosa or just have a juice of their choice.

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I took tine and tied them around different sized pitchers.  We served Grapefruit juice, orange juice and cranberry juice.

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I found some very reasonably priced cupcakes at my local grocery store that were just plain white, then bought these cute cupcake holders at Michael’s for about $2.99 for 10.  They dressed the plain white cupcakes up and gave them a more wedding like vibe.

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And I made this sign with just thick paper, stencils, some paint and glitter.  Then I used more tine to string it up on the mantel and placed one of their engagement photos on the mantel.

I had a BLAST planning this shower and was very pleased with how it turned out.

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My husband had this old dresser that had been in his family for many years.  It was actually his dresser when he was a baby and his brother’s dresser before that.  Considering the sentimental value of this piece, I was quite nervous to take on the task of making it new and fun again.  However, after MUCH consideration…  I went for it!  And I am SO happy with how it turned out!


This is how it looked when I began.  I had done a small bit of sanding at this point and removed the drawers and hardware.

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This was after one coat of milk paint…  I was nervous…  but pushed on.

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After the second and third coat of milk paint, I was feeling a bit more optimistic!!

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Drawers and hardware on and I had begun the distressing process here.  I also re-stained the top of the dresser with a dark stain that turned out lovely.

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My finished product.  🙂  I’m so in love!  I hope I’ve inspired you to make something beautiful!

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