Friday, September 12, 2008

Pink Saturday, Espisode Eight!


Your host is Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. To enjoy more pink, visit her blog for a list of participants~


Today I want to share the bridal shower we held for my SIL last year. It turned out pretty cute for a low budget deal!


I chose DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND for the theme. I asked my mom to do a jewelry box shaped cake, and I shoved a bunch of my old bling inside.
(To see more of my mom's cakes, click here!)


Marilyn Monroe was present of course~
I re-used the candle holders I had made from my wedding, but changed out the ribbons. I found these cute little diamond belt buckles; I think they were three to a package for like $1.50 or so.


I stitched up a quick pink veil and put *diamonds* on the comb.
Each guest had diamond note paper. A copy of THE GOOD WIFE was rolled up and held with a diamond ring.


If you have not seen THE GOOD WIFE before, you must click on it to enlarge! This was one of the games. I didn't tell anyone to read it...but everyone did open it. Later I asked everyone to write down as many things that they could remember from the scroll. It was quite funny since they didn't know there'd be a test!


Another game was a jar full of gems~ they had to guess how many.
We served PINK lemonade, and I brought my PINK handled cake servers. There were cute PINK and black napkins, PINK forks, and PINK place mats. The bride was to carry PINK lillies, so I bought some to give away as prizes. I covered black tables with PINK shiny tulle.
So without further a-do, here is a slideshow. I hope y'all don't get bored, there's about 50 pics!

29 comments:

Tricia said...

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend. Very cute theme. Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Lovely! I would love a pink shower!

Smilingsal said...

Pink looks good with black. Happy Pink Saturday!

Virginia said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Enjoy your post.
Blessings, Virginia

Patricia said...

What a lovely wedding - the perfect color! Have a great day.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great idea for a shower. Wonderful Pink Saturday post, Nikki.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Nikki.

What a wonderful shower. She must have loved everything. And, I love your color combination - stunning.

Katie said...

Oh sad......I have dial up and those slideshows won't load for me.

But Happy Pink Saturday!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Wow! That was great! I also looked at your Mom's other cakes. She's so talented. Loved the Autumn/Fall cake, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. xxoo

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Nikki!

What a cute shower and I LOVE the jewlery box CAKE! Sooooo CUTE! All very clever! Bet you had lots of fun!

Happy Pink Saturday Nikki!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Justine said...

Looks like a great time was had by all, and you did such a good job of tying it all together!

Justine :o )

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Nikki, Love all the pictures of your pink shower. That cake is out of this world!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Love, Ann

Justine said...

Hey girl! Results in about a week, and due for another acid peel now!!!

Justine :o )

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a fun party theme!

KatCollects said...

You had some great ideas for your shower, how fun. Happy Pink Weekend : )
Kathy

Charlotte said...

What a delightful shower. I would have loved to have been there. I really like the Marilyn figurine. I saw "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" when it first came out. Boy - I'm old. I enjoyed this post.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Diamonds definitely ARE a girls best friend. I love it. You seem so fabulous, lady!

Liz said...

Your SIL is a lucky girl! Great part theme. The cake is adorable!

~Liz~

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I didn't get to go through all of the pics, but it looked great!

Omg, that article on how to be a good wife would be so hilarious if it weren't so scary that people actually thought that back then!Wow! No freaking way. Hell would freeze over first, lol.

Thank goodness I didn't grow up in that era! I think I would have made a miserable wifey poo.

Kady

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Good morning Nikki~ What a wonderful idea for a shower! Love the Good Wife list! Guess I should take note of a few suggestions to make my hubby comfie!

Becky
xo

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Nikki! What a pretty shower...I love the theme and all of your creativity. It looks like you made such a special day for everybody. I'm sure the bride will always remember it and I bet it will put a big smile on her face. BTW...thanks for sharing your window story with me....it makes me feel better that I'm not alone, lol! Have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Nikki! What a pretty shower...I love the theme and all of your creativity. It looks like you made such a special day for everybody. I'm sure the bride will always remember it and I bet it will put a big smile on her face. BTW...thanks for sharing your window story with me....it makes me feel better that I'm not alone, lol! Have a great week!
xoxo,
Queenie!

KATHERINELLEN said...

It's Beautiful...Love the black and pink....My daughter use the same color for her wedding. It's elegant to me...conservant... Thank for stopping by and left a sweet comments...Smiles and Hugs Katherinellen

My Maine Cottage said...

This shower looked like so much fun, I love the good wife's guide- I printed it out to give to my friend who is getting married in a couple of weeks. It should give her a good laugh!

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Rue said...

Hi Nikki!

I'm back from hell :) I just finished catching up with you and I just had to say that your son is so cute I could eat him up!! ;)

The party looked like a great success! Your mom is really talented and it must be where you got your creativity.

Loved the Good Wife rules. I've seen them before, but it's fun to see them again. Honestly, the only thing I disagree with on that list is not saying anything about him being late or not comig home at all. Can you say DEAD MEAT?! LOL

hugs,
rue

ROXY said...

How lucky was she!!! What a beautifully decorated party!! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog, I hope to see you again soon:)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a wonderful Pink Saturday post Nikki! Love the shower pictures! Hugs, Maryjane

Raxx - A day in the life said...

The good wife list was a hilarious read! I have to say though, scary as it is, some of it actually made sense!

Lovely party!