Becka’s Bridal Shower: Colorful Bunting Banner & Shower Games

And now for part two of Becka’s Bridal Shower…

As Amy mentioned Monday, we were recruited along with our mom to help with decorations, favors and games for our cousin’s bridal shower. Our centerpieces provided double duty as favors for guests.

We also wanted to have some kind of banner that Becka (who is a 3rd grade teacher) would be able to use in her classroom! Here are our Pinterest inspirations for the banners:

Source: ABannerAffair on Etsy
Source: ABannerAffair on Etsy
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Source: lolaandcompany on Etsy

Supplies:

  • Chipboard
  • Solid colored card stock
  • Patterned scrapbooking paper
  • Sheets of burlap
  • Big letter stickers
  • Ribbon
  • Eyelets

Tools:

  • Self-healing mat
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Crop-A-Dile
  • Scissors

First, we cut triangles out of the chipboard. We covered them with the card stock, burlap and scrapbooking paper. We alternated yellow and orange patterned paper with card stock. Each letter sticker was backed with an alternating color of orange or yellow card stock.

Using the crop-a-dile, we punched holes in the triangles and then added eyelets.

Future Mrs. Bunting Bridal Shower Banner

While Amy came up with much of the design for the banner, mom did most of the execution! We’re pretty happy with how it turned out.

We also were in charge of games for the shower. We found this fun game called “Why do we do that?” The nerd in Emily really enjoyed this game. It was pretty fun thinking about the wedding traditions we have…and why we have them or the history behind them.

Emily retyped it using our favorite fonts:

why do we do that bridal shower game

You can download this game as a .pdf here

Here are the answers:

  1. Q
  2. N
  3. G
  4. E
  5. O
  6. M
  7. C
  8. R
  9. B
  10. A
  11. P
  12. J
  13. K
  14. F
  15. D
  16. I
  17. L
  18. H

The other game we played was bridal bingo. Emily also created this game and listed suggested items for bingo, using Becka’s registry for inspiration.

bridal bingo

You can download this editable .doc here.

These games went over pretty well with the crowd. Bridal Bingo kept many guests engaged during the gift opening, and who isn’t excited to yell “BINGO!”?

Becka’s Bridal Shower: Mason Jar Centerpieces

Our cousin, Becka, is getting married in June. Emily, our Mom and I were recruited to help with decorations, favors and games for the shower.  Of course, Emily and I headed straight to Pinterest for inspiration. We wanted to find something that would provide double duty (both as decoration and favors for guests) and that would be easy to transport from Milwaukee to Minnesota for the shower.

We decided that some variation on the mason jar decorated vases would be best. Mom and I could decorate them here in Milwaukee, and then drive them to Minnesota where Emily would pick up flowers for them. Here are some photos we used for inspiration:

Source: http://lacomunapink.com
Source: http://lacomunapink.com
Source: BlusteryCharm on Etsy
Source: BlusteryCharm on Etsy
Source: PinKyJubb on Etsy
Source: PinKyJubb on Etsy

Supplies:

  • Glass jars of varying sizes (mason jars and other food jars work well)
  • Hot glue gun & extra glue sticks
  • Roll of burlap
  • Lace and ribbons of varying sizes/colors
  • Twine
  • Beads, rosettes and other small items
  • Fresh cut flowers

mason jars supplies

Luckily, Mom had a bunch of jars of varying sizes already, so we didn’t have to find any! We headed to Michael’s with some coupons and scoured the shelves for items that would work with Becka’s rustic theme and her color story of bright pink, yellow and orange. We got home and plugged in the hot glue gun. First step was gluing down the burlap. 

Jars getting started Then we added ribbons, rosettes, pearls and lace. The morning of the shower, we arranged the flowers and packed them up for the shower!  Mason Jar Decorated Bridal Shower Vases I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. The little crocheted doilies underneath the arrangements were just $1 at Michaels, and were perfect for the clusters of vases! I love that they were varied in size – it offered some nice dimension for the floral arrangements.  

Coming soon: A decorative banner and bridal shower games!