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Straws Make Me =)

I was looking everywhere for where to buy some striped straws and and found you can buy them here! Thanks to Jordan Ferney for the tip!

milkshake straw, striped straws

I Love the 80’s PART DEUX – Fun & Games

The color theme for Lisa’s 80’s bridal shower was basically a hot pink and black. Our friend, Sarah, only found soft pink carnations, so she spray painted them hot pink and wrapped zebra paper around the vases.

Although the eighties entailed a lot of cheesiness, we wanted to incorporate some chicness. For the balloons, rather than tie ribbon on the end, one of the bridesmaids bought a bulk of black lace off ebay and we used them to tie to the end of the balloons as well as crisscross around on the tables that had a pink tablecloth.

For the tables with a black tablecloth, we reused the magenta masking tape to mimic the invite. These were used for the slambook table and candy buffet. Instead of a standard guestbook, we created a hot pink slambook and had people take Polaroids to put into the book.

Lisa’s signature Warhol looking photo was blown up to poster size. They now sit above her fiancee’s bed 🙂

Eighties music was blasting in the background as “Pretty in Pink” played on the LCD.

One of the bridesmaids came up with an awesome game of pin the glove on Michael Jackson’s hand. She even put rhinestones onto the white glove for that extra bling!

And at the end, there was an impromptu workout with our fearless aerobics instructor. Everyone, strike a pose!

Bridal Shower Party Tip of the Day: Branding is very important! Even in a small party setting. Use the same colors, design elements and even fonts in the decor.

See Part 1 here

Part 1 of Lisa’s Shower – The Outfits & The Grub

We had some crazy outfits at the 80’s-themed bridal shower for our costume contest. Check out some of the best dressed and the inspirations behind them! Lisa, of course, did not get to compete, but we adored her more conservative version of Madonna’s “like a virgin” outfit.

We grubbed on some yummy snacks like mini pigs in a blanket, mini pizzas and a nachos bar. One of the bridesmaids also made Orange Julius and it was delicious and so easy to make. This is the recipe we used.

No, you aren’t seeing things. That is a twinkie cake made of twinkies, hohos and a snowball.

Continuing on with the sugar rush, we had a candy bar for favors.

The hot pink candy bar bags were sealed with a cassette tape label that read
“create your own sweet mix”

More to come including a game involving Michael Jackson’s infamous white glove.

Of What’s To Come

Some of the best 80’s costumes EVER.

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