Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2 Showers in 24 Hours

This past weekend I threw a shower at my apartment for one of my best friends for her wedding which is in two weeks!! The next day she threw MY bridal shower at her apartment so we had a lot of showers in a two day period. I had 17 people in my tiny Manhattan apartment but learned a lot about planning for a shower. Check out how I set it up!

It all starts with an invitation (and RSVPing). I found these cute fill in shower invitations at Lee's Art Shop on the UWS.

I got plates and napkins in pinks and greens from Caspari. It was a pink and green kind of event. These are Grosgrain Paper plates.

Linen napkins from Caspari for drinks and larger ones for the bathroom!

I served a light lunch of a grilled Calamari Salad that I found in House Beautiful. Tyler Florence's recipe called for fried calamari but that's not how I roll so I grilled/sauteed them!

You can't toast the bride without a little pink champagne! I added a little raspberry in the bottom of each one.

I made (ordered) mini quiches and put out some brie and crackers for some snacks on my new beautiful green glass plate.


The most delicious part were the petit fours that I ordered from Three Tarts Bakery in Chelsea. I could literally eat a whole box of them they are DELISH.

I was so happy to throw this shower for my friend and I had a ton of fun planning for it. I've thrown parties for my friends before but to throw a party for people that I don't know was a little different. I had to nail it.

I hope you enjoyed but i ALSO hope that you enter my give-away contest below! Enter for a chance to win a super cute dress from Shabby Apple. HIT IT NOW.

Alicia B.

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