This bridal shower combines two of our favorite things – tropical flowers and brunch! If these trends are your favorite too, you’re in for a real treat today! This pink & yellow tropical bridal shower brunch transported guests to the islands and let the mimosas flow. On board yet? Beijos Events designer, Abby, threw the special soiree for her sister – so needless to say she went all out! However, that doesn’t mean it cost her an arm and a leg. Quite the contrary. Abby shares a few budget friendly and money saving steps you can follow when throwing a bridal shower.
Abby shares, My little sister is getting married!! I could not be more excited for her, and not mention all the fun I get to have planning all the festivities! When it came to styling and planning her shower, I knew that I wanted to do something that was budget friendly – and it had to be tropical. Since we were little, we have spent our summers somewhere tropical. Our family loves everything tropical so I knew this would be a hit for my sister and all the guests.
Throwing a shower can start to add up, and before you know it… well your broke. But, you don’t have to spend a fortune on design, just stick to a couple of details. I used my budget on the main elements like flowers, food + drinks, and some decor details.
The biggest thing that you can’t put a limit on is flowers and greenery. This makes any party look good. It’s a must in our books. You can totally do it yourself, although with planning the shower yourself it sure does help when you have a florist in your corner. We have Ali from Wild Child flowers, who came in and killed it! Take notes because you can do all these ideas yourself too! She used various clear bottles at each table and filled them with tropical flowers, blush and coral hues of garden roses, and greenery.
We used round tables which were a nice change from the usual rectangle tables you see a lot. Tropical arrangements were placed at the food table and the mimosa bar. If you look closely, you can see the vases were coconuts and pineapples. So cute! (Details everyone!) Ali also created this awesome tropical fern garland for underneath the bar. Another something you can totally do as well!
The tables were a challenge for me. I wanted to keep within the budget but wanted them to look perfectly tropical. An easy and cheap way to add detail and color are placemats. Simply find an image online and print it on a thick card stock. On top of the placemats, I used a wooden charger and a clear plate with each guest’s name on it. I used a food safe marker and bought the clear plates at the dollar store. Add a flower on each plate for an additional wow factor. Little details like this will go far with your guests.
Another budget-friendly aspect was the signage. I used acrylic signs and a white chalk marker so we could re-use the signs again. Further, food tables need some love too. Tropical fruit and flowers in bowls were added to the food and dessert table to give the table an organic tropical vibe.
Now for the yummy part. Dessert! Hilary from The Sugar Studio did a passion fruit cream that was out of this world! No party is complete without cake either! Our local bakery, Susie Cakes made a pink funfetti cake that I placed flowers on top of. Don’t forget, a mimosa bar is a must for a brunch shower. My dad built the bar, and he did such an impressive job!
The day was such a special day for my sister and our family, and we can’t wait for her next special day – the wedding!